This class features grappling techniques from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that are mainly used in sport Jiu-Jitsu and street self-defense. This class was designed to accommodate all students from those with little to no grappling experience to professionals and even champions.
Through hard work and determination, students can also earn stripes and belt promotions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Wrecking Ball MMA to signify their progress. Belt promotions will be given based on attendance, work ethic, skill development, and competition.
To find when next Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class meets, visit our Class Schedule
No Gi Jiu-Jitsu
This class features grappling techniques from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (as well as American Freestyle Wrestling, Sambo, and Judo) that can be used in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) as well as submission grappling and street self-defense.
Unlike the BJJ class, in addition to cutting edge Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques, the no gi class also features techniques that are allowed in more open style grappling competitions (NAGA, Submission Only, Submission Challenge, etc.) such as leglocks, neckcranks, and spinelocks.
No Gi refers to the removal of the traditional gi (or kimono) uniform. No Gi Jiu-Jitsu is seen as more practical for Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) as one does not learn to rely on gripping the lapel, sleeve, or belt, as is the norm in traditional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. No Gi also breaks away from the traditional belt system made popular by Asian martial arts and instead ranks competitors by years of experience and performance in competition.
This class features striking techniques from Muay Thai (as well as Western Kickboxing and Boxing) that can be used in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) as well as kickboxing and boxing competition and street self-defense.
This class is designed to accommodate all students from those with little to no striking experience to professionals and even champions. One of the most commonly cited concepts at Wrecking Ball MMA is the idea that there is no technique too simple or too difficult for ANY student to practice.
This class focuses on blending the various elements of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) into one concise class. Special attention is given to the transitions between striking and grappling which is prominent (yet often undertrained) in MMA.
The MMA program is what separates Wrecking Ball MMA from other MMA schools in the surrounding areas such as Lake County, McHenry County, and Cook County. While other schools often subscribe to traditional yet outdated concepts of martial arts, our team is constantly working on new and revolutionary concepts to further our performance in competition as well as our knowledge of self-defense.
It is highly recommended that all students participate in this class and it is required that any student who is serious about competing in MMA takes this class consistently.
At Wrecking Ball MMA, we teach the necessary skills for children to defend themselves, while also teaching them verbal skills to be able to avoid conflicts.
We offer the opportunity for young students to jump start their way into martial arts competition as well. Similar to the adult program, the Wrecking Ball MMA's kid program features classes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Boxing, and Mixed Martial Arts.
Through hard work and determination, youth students can also earn stripes and belt promotions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Wrecking Ball MMA to signify their progress. Belt promotions will be given based on attendance, work ethic, skill development, and competition.
This class focuses on beginner to advanced striking techniques from Boxing that can be used in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) as well as boxing competition and street self-defense. Although this class was created to accommodate students with limited striking experience, it is recommended that students of all experience levels participate as well.