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Bryan Stewart reviewed Lake County Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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My 5&1/2 year old daughter and I have been taking classes at Lake County BJJ for a little over six months now. Carlos is a fantastic teacher and coach. His classes are well organized, responsibly run, fun and very effective. Every student I've met and worked with has been friendly and helpful. Before coming here I almost gave up on learning BJJ due to some bad experiences at other schools. If you want a truly family oriented school that teaches safely and effectively without all of the big egos and "tough guy" bull, Lake County BJJ is for you!

Jose R Hernandez reviewed Lake County Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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Lake County BJJ is a great place to get in shape and learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Coach Carlos and Coach Patty are great instructors with adults/kids and happy to answer any questions you may have. My kids and I love training 3-4 times a week and have seen a great increase in flexibility, strength and cardio. BJJ teaches my kids confidence, discipline and respect for others, while at the same time sticking up for themselves and others. So if you ever wanted to try BJJ come to Lake County BJJ and see the difference.

Erviena Jane Pahilan reviewed Lake County Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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Our son has come really far with jiu jitsu & he loves going, especially sparring. Carlos and Patty are incredible and our son really looks up to them - they really make a difference in those kids' lives. It's like a one really big family in there. We don't regret signing him up for jiu jitsu at all. Thanks, you two!

Liz Collins reviewed Lake County Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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My daughter was having so much fun, I got jealous and signed up myself. Awesome instructors with crazy good deals on their website. Can't wait for my next class.

Stephen Wheeler reviewed Lake County Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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I have been attending classes at LCBJJ for about one year now. Coming from zero previous fighting and martial arts experience, jumping into a martial art definitely had me nervous at first. All of my nervousness was dispelled within the first week of class and I was hooked. Walking in, the atmosphere at LCBJJ is friendly and rewarding. Coach Carlos and Coach Patty are incredibly knowledgeable and friendly people who work hard with you to help you succeed. Their fundamentals class is great for people who are new to Jiu Jitsu and for older students who work hard on mastering the many basics of BJJ. Their advanced class is full of seasoned students who do not hesitate to share their vast knowledge with others and help to promote a friendly, fulfilling environment. The variety of morning and night classes help to fit class into your schedule even if you are a very busy person. All of this for me makes this review on LCBJJ an easy 5 star rating.

Vic Diaz reviewed Lake County Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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I started at LCBJJ in October of last year and have held off on writing a review until I had some time training first. I’ve been into fitness for years, but wanted to do something different. I have friends that train at other schools so I had a vague idea of what Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was and really wanted to try it. I started looking for a place to train close to home, but what made me choose Lake County BJJ (despite the 30-40 minute drive) was the convenient schedule. There really aren’t any other schools that offer daytime classes. I am a business owner and mornings are ideal, for me, to get some training in. I like the option of training mornings or evenings, once in a while both!

About the classes and gym – The training is great. I thought I was in decent shape, but have never had a workout as intense as the training at Lake County BJJ. Classes are an hour long consisting of a short warm up, technique demonstration plus drilling, and finally a few rounds of live sparring. Since starting I have lost 20 pounds and gained a higher level of endurance that I haven’t been able to achieve working out on my own. The gym itself is a good size, kept very clean and has plenty of parking.

So now onto what’s kept me going back and will keep me going to Lake County BJJ. Coach Carlos and Coach Patty are great instructors and very knowledgeable. As a 38 year old it’s a little intimidating starting something new that requires your body to move a certain way, but both Coach Carlos and Patty are always extremely patient. They take extra time to break techniques down, step-by-step, in a way that’s easy to follow. Aside from the great instruction the students are all extremely helpful. There is always someone around to answer a question or review a technique. The camaraderie is great and I always look forward to training. There are all kinds of students here, casual practitioners who come for fitness, some who train for self-defense and others who like to compete. Highly recommend going in to check the place out if you’re interested in training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Emile Perez reviewed Lake County Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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I travel a lot for work and have seen my fair share of academies. Lake County is extremely clean (so important), incredibly warm and welcoming, and also had some very high class BJJ. I highly recommend this academy and will be back!!

Sean Kaulike Baumann reviewed Lake County Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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I've been going to Lake County Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for over a year now. I couldn't have found better mats to step onto to learn and train jiu-jitsu. Coach Carlos and Patty are amazing at teaching jiu-jitsu. However it's not just that which makes them great. They build a better community around them. The support they share with you off the mat as well as on the mat is invaluable. Everyone around them is better because of them and it shows through the students that are in the gym. I really enjoy jiu-jitsu but I don't think I would love it as much as I do if it was not for Carlos and Patty.

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5 Skills Your Child Gains at Lake County BJJ.

5 skills your child gains at Lake County BJJ.


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has had a huge impact on my life. I started practicing a little later in life, but I still gained the benefits of training it.


When my wife and I decided to open up Lake County BJJ, we knew one of the main focus of our kids’ program was building the confidence of every child that walked in through our doors.

We have narrowed down 5 important areas and skills your child will gain and improve in.




Self Defense

Jiu-Jitsu is not only an effective self-defense system, but it also a great workout for your child. Their will become more agile, increase balance, and increase overall motor skills. Also, they’ll become stronger and just be more fit overall. Even as adults when we feel better physically our confidence increases.

Knowing how to defend yourself increases confidence as well. Every child gets a game plan on how to confidently and effectively deal with a bully. The techniques taught in our kids’ beginner classes teaches how take control of a situation with minimal risk to themselves or the aggressor.
Believe it or not we teach our kids that protecting themselves physically is the last resort. We utilize our rules of engagement and 3 T’s. Talk, Tell, Tackle.

Talk-Confidently ask the bully to stop

Tell-we tell a teacher or adult about a bully

Tackle-we tackle a bully with verbal jiu jitsu and only when a bully physically attacks us, we can tackle physically.


Problem Solving-

Jiu-Jitsu teaches students to remain calm in high pressure situations and look for the solution. Kids in our classes are put into sparring or sparring like situations to help develop this skill. Techniques in jiu-jitsu have a lot of moving parts. Skipping a step in a technique will often result in poor execution. As instructors we challenge the children to go back and try to figure out where they skipped a step and correct. Kids will learn they need to focus during instruction. Kids learn that focusing will lead to success in jiu-jitsu and that will eventually transfer over to school, and grades will improve.


Grow Emotionally-

Jiu-Jitsu will be challenging for kids. It’s not an easy martial art to learn, they will struggle at times, we teach kids how to deal with challenges. This is very important. We help them deal with their frustrations, and channel them into something more positive, determination.
At Lake County BJJ will preach the growth mindset in kids and adults. there is always different way to execute a technique. We try and find the appropriate way for you. This in turn is one of the best parts of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Everyone’s’ jiu-jitsu is different, and we do our best to find your child’s jiu-jitsu.


Improve Socially-

Jiu-Jitsu is a very social martial art. Kids are consistently talking and giving each other feedback on the techniques. Camaraderie is built during jiu jitsu. The conversation turns from jiu-jitsu to other topics, and kids become friends. The more social setting kids are able to make friends the more confident they become when approaching new social settings. I myself have made lifelong friends in jiu-jitsu. It gave me the confidence to be a little more open in social settings as well.


Life Skills-

At Lake County BJJ, we have a life skills program that is unique to our school. We call it the Code of 26.  Each week your child receives a different code. We discuss the importance of the code and how it relates at school, home, and jiu-jitsu class.

Kids get a homework assignment on the codes that they must turn in to receive credit. Work towards their Code of 26 patch.

Our goal with our life skills program is to have your child understand that the martial arts is a way of life, and good decisions must be made on and off the mat.


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370 Townline Rd

Mundelein, IL 60060