At Gracie Barra Decatur in Decatur, Illinois, our school kids, young adults and adults can train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) for self-defense, fitness, competition or personal well-being. We welcome new students from beginners to experienced practitioners who want to learn these styles of martial arts. Our instructor, Professor Lisa De La Rosa, is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and a current student of Professor Marcos Barros of Gracie Barra Springfield.
Our brown belt and head instructor Lisa De La Rosa trains under Professor Marcos Barros. Lisa has competed and trained with many Gracie Barra Instructors including the legendary Master Carlos Gracie Jr. Lisa has trained the Gracie Barra techniques repetitively, and believes in and teaches every detail of this system that is taught consistantly at all Gracie Barra academies. Lisa is the only instructor in Decatur, IL who has been given permission by Master Carlos Gracie Jr. to teach Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu.
Our school is for everyone and anyone who is looking to get in shape, learn self defense, and improve the overall quality of their lives. In addition our family-oriented environment is a perfect place to teach your children to feel safe everyday not only when they are at school or outside playing, but also in developing their self-confidence and discipline. If you are interested in learning more about the great benefits that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can bring to your life, call today to schedule your free trial class!