Because of the close proximity required to practice jiu-jitsu, we have placed this program on pause for the time being. Please subscribe to our mailing list to receive updates about the jiu-jitsu program.

brazilian jiu jitsu

due to the nature of BJJ and the close contact needed to practice it, FMA has paused all classes until future notice.

Fonseca Martial Arts and Redzovic Jiu Jitsu have partnered up to offer FMA Students the opportunity to learn the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu from Professor John Fonseca, who is a black belt in the Redzovic program and has been training since 2003. This program has begun at our Glenview Dojo, and will eventually enter the Chicago Dojo and beyond. We are excited to teach the Redzovic BJJ curriculum at our dojos.

  • Ages 5+
  • Class time: 45 or 60 min

the programs

Youth Jiu Jitsu

Redzovic Youth Programs  were created to provide children ages 5 to 13 with an environment that allows them to experience and understand core values such as  focus, discipline, persistence, cooperation and respect.

The Youth Program  is divided into two age groups: 5 – 8 and 9 – 13.

We provide a challenging, yet safe and caring environment for a child to mature towards character development and self defense skills. The outcome of continued childhood practice goes far beyond the accomplishments on the mats. The discipline and excellence demanded by our instructors often carries over to the child’s behavior at home and at school.

Adult Jiu Jitsu

The Core Program is a beginner level entry program for adults. In this program, you will learn the worlds most effective, most complete Self Defense style, Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in a fun, safe, and cooperative learning environment. The primary focus of the Core Program is to teach you how to use Jiu Jitsu techniques from a Self Defense perspective, when strikes are involved . There is no live sparring in this class.