For the first time in history, the two top styles that redefined martial arts, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Sityodtong Muay Thai, have joined forces in Chicago. Over nearly 100 years, the Gracie family has developed a grappling-based fighting system that enables a person of average size and strength to defeat a much larger, much stronger opponent. Sityodtong Muay Thai kickboxing, the art of eight limbs, was founded in 1959 and continues to produce the most world champions in the history of the sport. To develop more complete martial artists with skills in grappling and striking, Chicago MMA now offers classes in both arts.



Martial arts teaches children about teamwork, leadership, and self-confidence. Our program is based on the Gracie System that has been developed over a century. This play-based approach to learning is designed to instill a love for the art form while teaching skills necessary to be healthy, strong, and safe


Today, traditional martial arts have been replaced by Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, systems that incorporate the most effective techniques, both striking andgrappling, into one art form. Whether it's for self-defense or competition, students have the opportunity to study all aspects of martial arts. Find out more about our programs in Chicago MMA.


Chicago MMA has the city’s only High School MMA Program designed to introduce students ages 11-18 to the sport of Mixed Martial Arts in a safe and fun environment. Students will learn the various disciplines of MMA while getting in shape and learning self-defense. The best part of our program is that it's free.