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Our ever growing Team at Valko Brazillian Jiu Jitsu. We are always welcoming new teammates so please feel free to contact us today!The team preparing a sparring session at Valko BJJ. Sparring is one of the best learning experiences. At Valko we encourage learning from the earliest beginner to the most advanced belt. At Valko we learn together.Every week Jay focuses on the teaching of a specific technique to ensure everyone has a chance to learn and practice until practice becomes habit

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Eduardo de Lima Seminar featuring AJ Agazarm

Eduardo de Lima, Jay Valko's instructor, will be traveling up from Florida to host a seminar at Valko BJJ on Saturday, December 7th. Eduardo is a 4th degree black belt under Professor Carlos Gracie Jr.: A multiple-time Pan American champion, owner and head instructor of one of the first Gracie Barra academies in the US, and one of the original recipients of the Gracie Barra Legacy Award. We are extremely happy to be bringing Eduardo back to Chicago! 

*UPDATE* Fresh off the heels of competing in ADCC in China, AJ Agazarm will be accompanying Eduardo to Chicago and showing some of his favorite techniques. 

We will also be having a belt promotion immediately after the seminar. The seminar will be $60 for members of Valko BJJ and $75 for non-members. REGISTER HERE!



Relson Gracie Seminar


On June 8th, 2013 Valko BJJ was honored to host a seminar by the legendary black and red belt, Relson Gracie.  There was over ten black belts from all over the country in attendance. 

Coach Lawrence Dunning wins at XFO


Coach Lawrence Dunning earned his second first round submission victory in a row at XFO 47.

Instructor TK Oates wins Pan-American Jiu-jitsu Tournament


On March 23rd, 2013, coach TK Oates became Valko BJJ's first Pan-American Jiu-jitsu Champion, winning gold at the 18th annual event in Irvine, California. 

Valko BJJ Instructors Win Gold at Chicago Winter Open



All three of our brown belt instructors who competed in the Chicago Winter Open walked away with gold medals.  Congratulations TK Oates, Lawrence Dunning, and Allen Causevic.

NAGA Great Lakes


Valko BJJ Achieves 100% Medal Rate Plus 3rd Place Overall Team Ranking

Mark Allen Successful Return to MMA

After a four year break our very own Valko BJJ boxing coach, Mark Allen, returned to the cage and won via first round armbar!

Christian Reynoso Wins Professional MMA debut!

After a long and decorated amateur career, Christian "the Rainmaker" Reynoso finally made his pro MMA debut on 3/5/2011, defeating Ray Grindstaff by armbar in the second round! Christian is the head instructor at Valko BJJ North in Like Forest, IL.

Valko BJJ at Extreme Grappling Open

Congratulations to Jay Valko and Mike Cornille for thier wins at the EGO. Jay won the brownbelt gold medal and Mike won the advnaced no-gi silver medal!