brazilian jiu-jitsu

Jiu-Jitsu has often been compared to chess, forcing practitioners to think several steps ahead and to be clear-headed under pressure. So in addition to fortifying the body, it fortifies the mind. 

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 Anthony Kalina, who is a black belt in the Redzovic program. This program will start at Highland Park, Glenview, and Park Ridge, and will eventually be implemented at our other dojos. We are excited to teach the Redzovic BJJ curriculum at our dojos.

  • Ages 4+
  • Class time: 60 min

the programs

Little Dragons Jiu-Jitsu

The Little Dragons Jiu-Jitsu Program  was created to provide children ages 4 to 6 with an environment that allows them to experience and understand core values such as  focus, discipline, persistence, cooperation and respect.

We provide a challenging, yet safe environment for a child to mature towards character development, confidence, and self-defense skills.

Youth Jiu-Jitsu

The Youth Program  was created to provide children ages 7 to 15 with an even deeper understanding of jiu-jitsu as an art, while also emphasizing those core values instilled in the Little Dragons program.

Jiu-jitsu is a great way to give children the tools to deal with bullying or other dangerous situations in an emotionally mature, non-violent way.

Adult Jiu-Jitsu

In the Adult Program for ages 16+, 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 Adult Program is to teach you how to use Jiu-Jitsu techniques from a Self Defense perspective.