We are very pleased to be part of the Deerfield community and the expanding Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu legacy. We are in the northern suburbs of Chicago, offering world-class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction for the individuals, families, and Law Enforcement officials. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a reference for fitness, wellness, character development, self-defense, martial art, and brotherhood.
Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Deerfield opened August 2014. We have classes for kids, teen and adult. Check out our full schedule and the classes to be added. Feel free to call for more info 847-504-7213.
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Coach David Landmeier
Purple Belt David Landmeier grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and currently resides in Highland Park. He earned a BS in Analytical Geography from Eastern Illinois University and worked in International Freight Logistics before eventually becoming a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor. He first learned about Jiu Jitsu the same way many did, by …
Coach Luis Henriquez
Blue Belt Luis Henriquez was born in Venezuela and raised in the Dominican Republic. At 4 years old he started playing baseball and grew a love for being active. When he was 15 years old he moved to the US, with a baseball scholarship to finish high school. He continued to play baseball at Trinity …
Professor Marcelo De Souza
ICP4, ICP5, ICP6, ICP6_Revisited, CPR
4th Degree Black Belt Professor Marcelo De Souza was born and raised in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. He began training in 1994 at the legendary Gracie Barra headquarters in Barra da Tijuca, Brazil under Master Carlos Gracie Jr. and Prof. Marcio Feitosa and was mentored by them to eventually teach at the school. He …