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Top 10 jiu jitsu classes in Park Ridge, IL

Students agree: these instructors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Slick City Boxing

Slick City Boxing

5.0(4)
2 hires on Lessons
2+ years in business
Serves Park Ridge, IL
Peter C. says, "Great at holding pads. Positive mentality during training and does his research. Reassuring even on an athletes bad days which goes a long way in the sport. " Read more
Martial Science  Boxing/Kickboxing Fitness

Martial Science Boxing/Kickboxing Fitness

5.0Exceptional(10)
9+ years in business
Serves Park Ridge, IL
Christopher D. says, "The class are ideal enough for beginners, but also teaches enough advanced techniques to really increase confidence in your abilities." Read more
Illinois Shotokan Karate Clubs

Illinois Shotokan Karate Clubs

New on Lessons
46+ years in business
Serves Park Ridge, IL
We have been teaching karate for over 40 years and teach children and adults all over the Chicagoland area become more confident and learn to protect themselves. All instructors have 15+ years of experience, all CPR certified and have a passion and love for karate. We love teaching students respect for themselves and others as well as confidence. We love seeing our young students become community leaders.
Underground Fitness Street Defense

Underground Fitness Street Defense

5.0Exceptional(16)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves Park Ridge, IL
Nicole I. says, "Sergio teaches in a way where anyone can pick up useful defense skills very quickly. I also love that he incorporates multiple fighting styles and methods." Read more
Carson Wing Tsun Academy

Carson Wing Tsun Academy

5.0Exceptional(5)
40+ years in business
Serves Park Ridge, IL
Boris says, "Having experience with various types of martial arts I’ve been enjoying Wing Tsun classes from my first day. Personally, I like Wing Chung concept that can be used as part of self-defense in close-range combat. Carson Wing Tsun Academy has great teachers and provides seminars to help students to improve their skills." Read more

Your jiu jitsu questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do jiu-jitsu classes cost?

The average cost of jiu-jitsu classes is $50 to $200 per month, depending on the class age range, number of classes per week, your commitment or contract length, and the instructor's expertise and reputation. Jiu-jitsu gyms and academies are more expensive if they have well-known instructors who are national champions on staff.

In addition to the monthly class or gym fee, you'll have extra costs for gis and belts. A jiu-jitsu gi costs $60 to $120 on average, while belts cost $15 to $30. Some gyms also charge a fee for belt promotion. However, this is frowned upon by reputable academies and is often considered a warning sign of a low-quality gym.

What is jiu-jitsu?

Jiu-jitsu is a self-defense martial art based on grappling and ground control, focusing on the skill of taking your opponent to the ground and wrestling for a dominant position. jiu-jitsu uses the principles of leverage, pressure, grip, timing, and angles to subdue your opponent.

Jiu-Jitsu classes provide:

  • Self-defense skills
  • A fun and exciting way to improve your fitness
  • Increased focus and concentration

Where did jiu-jitsu originate?

Japanese martial arts expert Mitsuyo Maeda was the first to bring grappling and groundwork-focused jiu-do demonstrations to other countries. In 1914, Carlos Gracie became one of Maeda's first Brazilian students. Carlos and his brother Hélio Gracie, along with fellow students Luis França and Oswaldo Fadda, later went on to develop Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Is jiu-jitsu a good workout?

Jiu-Jitsu is an excellent full-body workout that improves strength, flexibility, conditioning, and endurance.

Is jiu-jitsu good for self-defense?

Jiu-jitsu is a highly effective self-defense martial art. Jiu-jitsu teaches you how to control a stronger and larger opponent, allowing smaller or weaker individuals to defend themselves and increasing their ability to escape dangerous confrontations.

Is jiu-jitsu dangerous?

Though jiu-jitsu is a contact sport, when practiced with proper technique and form it is safer than many other martial arts because it doesn't focus on striking your opponent with punches and kicks. In statewide competitions, jiu-jitsu resulted in fewer injuries than judo, Taekwondo, mixed martial arts, or traditional wrestling.

Is jiu-jitsu good for kids?

Jiu-jitsu can be extremely beneficial for kids, helping them to:

  • Build confidence and self-esteem
  • Improve discipline and focus
  • Increase strength and resilience
  • Develop respect for themselves and others
  • Foster new friendships
  • Improve coordination and body awareness

Where can I find the best jiu-jitsu classes near me?

Follow these tips to find jiu-jitsu academies and gyms near you:

  • Look for a reputable academy that focuses on jiu-jitsu rather than a mixed martial arts gym.
  • Research the instructors' competition record and reputation.
  • Read academy and instructor reviews on Lessons and Google.
  • Confirm the academy offers classes for your experience level.
  • Visit the academy in person to confirm it is clean and well-maintained and the staff is professional.
  • Take advantage of their free day or week-long trial membership to ensure the school is a good fit for you.
  • Get a copy of the contract in writing before making any payments.

What questions should I ask jiu-jitsu academies?

When researching new jiu-jitsu academies, be sure to ask these questions:

  • Is the gym beginner friendly?
  • What kind of contracts do you offer?
  • Do you offer a free trial class?
  • What is your class schedule?
  • How many students do you have?
  • How many students are in a typical class?
  • What is the instructor's lineage and competition record?
  • What kind of uniform is required? Do you offer no-gi classes?
  • Do your students and instructors compete regularly?
  • Do you charge for belt promotions?
  • How often do you clean your mats?

Reviews for Park Ridge jiu jitsu classes

Recent success stories from people in the Park Ridge area.
Yasmin C.
I was coach Jeremy’s first student and I can say it has been a great journey to have him with me from the start of my career to where I am now. I knew nothing but I was very determined and he took the time to coach me from the ground up. Being a female fighter there are so many more challenges and obstacles you face but Jeremy was patient and tailored every training session to my strengths and weaknesses. He trained me for over a year and was in my corner for my first Muay Thai scrimmage and my first Muay Thai fight. The confidence and trust I have with Jeremy is unparalleled. If you want a coach who is knowledgeable, patient and doesn’t sugar coat anything - Jeremy is the coach to go to. I wouldn’t be the fighter I am today without him in my corner.
Slick City Boxing
Dionna I.
Very knowledgeable, great attention to detail.
Martial Science Boxing/Kickboxing Fitness
Crystal G.
I loved all the knowledge and confidence I took away from working with Sergio and his team. They made sure to answer all the questions I had and remained patient until I understood. I will definitely continue to work with them and highly recommend.
Underground fitness Street Defense
Donaldray
Excellent instructions and patients
Carson Wing Tsun Academy
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