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.
Our Weekly Schedule
Coach Sarah Scantlin
ICP6, ICP6_Revisited, CPR
Coach Sarah started training in 2016 and is currently a blue belt under Professor Marcelo Souza. She is a military veteran that has spent several years training to develop the necessary skill sets to effectively mentor students and brings a positive and adaptable approach to young minds, and to ensure the success of students of …
Coach Sean Bjork
Purple Belt As a member of the coaching team at GB Deerfield my goal is to have fun, be safe and bring energy and a thorough understanding of the fundamentals to help students and fellow team-mates realize their goals on and off the mats through their experience with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I am thankful for the …
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 …