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Rener in Chicago, Lakewood & Springfield Illinois

July 25, 2013

Don't miss Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Gracie Bullyproof Seminars in The Prairie State

Rener Gracie will be in Illinois on October 12-13 for a series of adult and children Gracie Jiu-Jitsu seminars. The seminars will be open for students from all schools and all experience levels. In Chicago, he'll be teaching his famous Triangle Mastery Seminar at Team Redzovic BJJ. In Lakewood he'll be teaching his Triple Threat Guard Submission Mastery Seminar at the Illinois Martial Arts Academy. On Sunday, October 13, he'll be in Springfield for the first time teaching two GJJ Master Seminars and one Gracie Bullyproof seminar at Geyston's MMA Academy! Make your move and make sure you get to these seminars!

Chicago, IL Seminars (Saturday, October 12, 2013)
Focus:Triangle Choke Mastery (All Levels) @ 10am-12pm
Location: Team Redzovic BJJ
4900 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, IL 60625
Attire: Gi Required
RSVP Today: Call Adem Redzovic at (773) 334-5189 or email

Lakewood, IL Seminars (Saturday, October 12, 2013)
Focus: Triple Threat Guard Submissions @ 2:30pm-4:30pm
Location: Illinois Martial Arts Academy
8505 Redtail Drive Suite A, Lakewood, Illinois 60014
Attire: Gi Required
RSVP Today: Call Chuck Masny at (815) 477-4622

Springfield, IL Seminar (Sunday, October 13, 2013)
1) Gracie Bullyproof Seminar (Kids, all levels, ages 6-12) @ 9am-11am
2) Armlock Mastery (Adults, all levels) @ 11:30am-1:30pm
3) Triangle Choke Mastery (Adults, all levels) @ 3:30pm-5:30pm

Location: John Geyston's Martial Arts Academy
3231 West Iles, Springfield, IL 62711
Attire: Gi
RSVP Today: Call 217-546-6762 or email

Cost Per Seminar: $75 pre-register, $85 @ the door

Notes for Adult Participants: Each seminar is designed for all skill levels and is guaranteed to take your game to the next level. No video taping. Gracie Gear will be available for purchase (cash/checks only) at the conclusion of the seminars.

Notes for Parents of Child Participants: The Gracie Bullyproof seminar is designed to give kids (ages 6-12) the verbal, physical, and psychological techniques to overcome bullies without violence. Whether the child is brand new to jiu-jitsu or an experienced grappler, this seminar will provide much more than the physical self-defense techniques. Kids should wear a martial arts gi if they have one (if not, comfortable P.E. attire like shorts/t-shirts are okay). No previous experience is necessary to participate. Parents of child participants are invited to participate/assist during the seminar (optional). The class will be EXTREMELY fun and engaging for all participants - you won't want to miss it!