Ilya Jiu Jitsu

ILYA’S BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a self-defense system that focuses on grappling and ground fighting.  It promotes the idea that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger, heavier person.  BJJ develops coordination, mobility, balance, strength, endurance and self-confidence.  It is great for all ages and genders.  Please see our contact information.  We hope you enjoy Highland Park as much as we do!

PHOTOS

Congratulations to Gabe and Jason on their first stripes. For the past three and a half months these boys have displayed the courage and the willingness to show up, learn and train hard in each class. Dedication is the secret!
Just a reminder our kids class is in full swing. The program is for kids between the ages of 6-13. Kids classes are held on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5-545pm. Learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at a young age has tremendous benefits to a child's physical and mental development. In additional to coordination, strength, and discipline it is a great way for kids to build self-confidence. Email ilyasbjj@gmail.com or call 847-943-9611 for any questions with enrollment.
My dad always schools me in chess. Lucky for me this one ended in a draw! It's the small victories... #chessforjits
Congratulations to Sean for his well deserved first stripe. Keep up the hard work brother! #bjj #jiujitsu #ilyasbjj
Congratulations to my little 🐢's Justin and Alex for earning their 2nd stripe. Super proud of the hard work these two have put on the mats!
Congratulations to my little #turtles that went out there and left it all on the mats. Lots of lessons to be learned from this experience. We'll be stronger for the next one!
In tonight's class the 🐢 🐢 🐢's worked on breaking open the closed guard. Snippet will be on Instagram
Happy and safe 4th to everyone!
Thanks to the Highland Park Public Library for letting me showcase Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the How-To Fest.
Just studying the game with my boy before bed time. #bjj #jiujitsu #artesuave #ilyasbjj
The turtles worked some great DLR options tonight. If you wanna see it hop on instagram @ilyasbjj
Can't train, can't demo 😢 but at least I can suit up and just being on the mats is good enough... The #turtles worked on some more #singlelegx entries #sweeps #straightanklelock and belly down variation finish. #bjj #jiujitsu  #artesuave #slx #ilyasbjj
I am truly sad to announce that I will not be making my @f2wpro debut this Saturday. I suffered a pretty bad knee injury last Friday during training and therefore in this condition I will not be able to put on a show or perform in any way shape or form that resembles my style. I'm very disappointed, as I was really looking foward to competing and putting on a show for everyone. Unfortunately these things happen. I'll be back! In any case I will be at the event to cheer on my professor Jeff Serafin and teammate Blake Klassman #showcasetheart #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #jiujitsu #artesuave #f2wpro #f2wpro33 #chicagobjj #serafinbjj #ilyasbjj
Official poster for my @f2wpro debut! @carlosarchila1 vs @ilyasbjj 205lbs Black Belt Belt Gi Fight To Win Pro 33 April 29th at the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park, IL.

Tickets still available at www.cagetix.com/f2w Please select Ilya Bodnya as your fighter! You can also live stream the event at www.flograppling.com

#showcasetheart #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #jiujitsu #artesuave #f2wpro #f2wpro33 #chicagobjj #serafinbjj #ilyasbjj
With my patented rear naked choke achieve the greatest results with less effort! Great for putting your opponents to sleep and burping! #bjj #jiujitsu #artesuave #ilyasbjj
Match confirmed Fight To Win Promotions 33 - Chicago April 29th at the Odeum Expo in Villa Park.

Ilya Bodnya vs Carlos Archila Black Belt Gi at 205lbs! Tickets available at www.cagetix.com/f2w please select Ilya Bodnya for your fighter! #bjj #jiujitsu #brazilianjiujitsu #chicagobjj #artesuave #f2wpro #f2wpro33 #ilyasbjj
Congratulations to Serega for his excellent performance in his debut and taking bronze! #bjj #jiujitsu #artesuave #ibjjf #chicagoopen #loopchoke #ilyasbjj #serafinbjj
Jen wins gold at the Chicago Open adult blue belt! #bjj #jiujitsu #artesuave #ibjjf #chicagoopen #ilyasbjj #serafinbjj
Reminder that our Saturday morning class 04/01 is cancelled due to the Chicago Open. Good luck to our #turtles this weekend as well as our sloth teammates. #bjj #jiujitsu  #ilyasbjj #serafinbjj
Better get on that!
Another excellent performance! With the bronze in the absolute! #bjj #jiujitsu #artesuave #2017panams #ilyasbjj #serafinbjj

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ILYA’S BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a self-defense system that focuses on grappling and ground fighting.  It promotes the idea that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger, heavier person.  BJJ develops coordination, mobility, balance, strength, endurance and self-confidence.  It is great for all ages and genders.  Please see our contact information.  We hope you enjoy Highland Park as much as we do!

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ILYA’S BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU


ADDRESS

2068 FIRST ST
HIGHLAND PARK IL