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!
Coach Lawrence Dunning earned his second first round submission victory in a row at XFO 47.
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 Achieves 100% Medal Rate Plus 3rd Place Overall Team Ranking
After a four year break our very own Valko BJJ boxing coach, Mark Allen, returned to the cage and won via first round armbar!
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.