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Rio Jiu Jitsu opened in 2007 to provide the most effective Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instruction in the world.  Chicago native and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt Pete “The Greek” Letsos opened Rio Jiu Jitsu to provide the most effective instruction in the world. Located at the 1 block North of North Ave on Western.

Are you new to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or ever tried other other martial arts training?

If you’ve never tried martial arts, Rio Jiu Jitsu has beginner classes that teach fundamentals and self defense in a professional, safe and personal atmosphere. Experienced practitioners will be pleased to know that advanced classes and private lessons are also available.  Whether you are just starting out or experienced, group classes are lead by black belt Pete Letsos.  As part of the curriculum, Rio Jiu Jitsu emphasizes technique in addition to an overall approach to the application of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

To ensure that each student properly learns the techniques, each student receives individual attention and instruction during class. Furthermore, we provide our students with a well-rounded grappling foundation by providing instruction in not only Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, but in aspects of Greco-Roman wrestling, Freestyle wrestling and Judo.

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Our workouts will make you mentally and physically stronger in addition to learning self defense. As a student, you will be encouraged to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at your own pace, while being pushed to develop your conditioning, coordination, strength and confidence.  Perhaps the greatest aspect of training at Rio Jiu Jitsu is the social environment that can only be fostered through a constant reminder by Pete that ego and overly competitive spirit are the biggest inhibitors of progress.

For the first class, students need only patience and a positive attitude, absolutely no experience necessary. As you learn our approach to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, the progress you make will be a direct result of your efforts.  At Rio Jiu Jitsu Academy, belts and stripes are earned. 

 Now, you maybe asking yourself, "What is a Rio Jiu Jitsu class like?". Well, take a look.

So, if you want full results of your efforts, a friendly environment and the best instruction in Bucktown, Wicker Park, Lincoln Park, and the greater Chicago area, join Rio Jiu Jitsu Academy.

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