Rio Jiu Jitsu Academy
In October 2007, Chicago native, Pete “The Greek” Letsos, opened Rio Jiu Jitsu Academy to provide Chicago with the most effective Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instruction in the world.
Rio Jiu Jitsu Academy offers Chicago’s most complete array of instruction in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, with classes ranging from the absolute beginner to advanced practioners, as well as private instruction. As part of the curriculum, Rio Jiu Jitsu emphasizes technique in addition to an overall approach to the application of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
To ensure that each student properly learns the techniques, each student receives individual attention and instruction during class. Furthermore, we provide our students with a well-rounded grappling foundation by providing instruction in not only Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, but in aspects of Greco-Roman wrestling, Freestyle wrestling and Judo.
Our workouts will make you mentally and physically stronger in addition to learning a great way to defend yourself. As a student, you will be encouraged to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at your own pace, while being pushed to develop your conditioning, coordination, strength and confidence. Perhaps the greatest aspect of training at Rio Jiu Jitsu is the social environment that can only be fostered through a constant reminder by Pete that ego and overly competitive spirit are the biggest inhibitors of progress. For the first class, students need only patience and a positive attitude, absolutely no experience necessary. As you learn our approach to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, the progress you make will be a direct result of your efforts. At Rio Jiu Jitsu Academy, belts and stripes are earned. So, if you want full results of your efforts, a friendly environment and the best instruction in Chicago, join Rio Jiu Jitsu Academy.
Get ready for a new experience.
Pete got his Black Belt from Carlson Gracie Jr.