QUICK! Judo Seminar @ Valko BJJ 4/19/11

This upcoming tuesday, April 19th, starting at 7pm, Valko BJJ will host a special Judo class!  Teaching the class will be Olympic Judoka Andreas Toelzer and RJ Cohen.

This is an extremely rare occasion and should not be missed!  The cost is $10 for Valko BJJ students and $15 for guests.  Don’t miss the rare opportunity to train with one of the best Judo practitioners in the world!

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Interview with Nick Mitria of Subculture!

When I went up to visit New Breed BJJ, I had the chance to sit down with Nick Mitria, the owner of Subculture.  You’ve probably seen his gis at every single tournament and in every single gym in the Chicago area.

I really wanted to interview Nick because I think that I am the only person at my academy who doesn’t own a Subculture gi.  Thankfully, he had a while to sit down for an interview.  Thanks again Nick!

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Gustavo Pires seminar! (GB Chicago – 4/13/11)

I caught word from my buddy Mark Braceros (MBGracieBarra on the Sherdog Forums) that everyone is welcome to attend a seminar they are having next week with Gustavo “Siri” Pires. He’s the black belt that won his weight and absolute at the Chicago open. He’ll be teaching some stuff for both closed and open guard on the 13th of april from 6-730 (closed guard), 730-9 (open guard).

Space is limited, and I’m not sure what the cost for non members are but its 60 for both sessions for GB guys (maybe it will be the same but I don’t know). Just call the GB Chicago office for more info! ((773) 334-5189).
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New Breed Chicago on Wednesday!

Unless something else crazy happens, I will be visiting New Breed Chicago on Wednesday!

HUGE thanks to Mark Vives for being so accommodating and e-mailing back and forth with me.

Great to see yet another Chicago instructor who cares so much about Jiu-Jitsu!


If you train at New Breed, make sure you find me and say hi on Wednesday!

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Gym Review: Valko BJJ (3/8/11)



Valko Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
820 N. Orleans inside HiFi Fitness
Chicago, IL

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Valko BJJ review forthcoming!

I had an excellent experience last night at Valko BJJ.  Big thanks again to Jay, Allen, Allen, TK, Matt, George, and the rest of his team for graciously allowing me to visit.

A proper review will be posted this weekend.


Battle of the Allens!

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Valko BJJ tomorrow!

Tomorrow, I’ll be visiting Valko Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Looking forward to 2 hours of BJJ and an hour of Judo!!


Jay Valko HL (courtesy of Naledge)


Sparring @ Valko BJJ

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