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Announcement: Yobe Jiu Jitsu has moved locations! We are now located at:

295 N. York St.

Elmhurst, IL 60126

Come check us out!

Why Choose Yobé Jiu-Jitsu?

At our Academia, Gracie Yobe, we promote the most original concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using proper technique and leverage. This is the preserved roots of Self-Defense.

Professor Soisani was taught by Relson and Helio Gracie, a world-renown jiu-jitsu family, and Yobé Jiu-Jitsu is the only academy in the Chicagoland area to employ the Gracie style of training.

How does Gracie jiu-jitsu differ from other forms?

The Gracie style of training emphasizes self-defense and how to defend yourself against a bigger or stronger opponent.

Today, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is one of the fastest growing martial arts in the world; almost every MMA fighter uses his training style, as well as military and police academies.

Our main focus is the real-life situation not only for defending in a street fight, but being able to tackle life’s hardest dilemmas.

What We Offer

At Yobe Jiu Jitsu, we offer classes for everyone regardless of age or skill level.

All classes are taught by Professor Soisani, who has trained directly under the Gracie family, the most renown family in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Here is some of what we offer:

  • Kids classes for kids that range anywhere from 4-12 years old
  • Teen classes for teens 13-17
  • Adult basics classes
  • Adult advanced classes
  • Private 1 on 1 lessons with Professor Soisani himself

We also have multiple time slots throughout the week, so whether you prefer to train early in the day or at night, we have a class that will accommodate your schedule.

Check out our class schedule here to learn more.

Kids and Teen Classes

Kids and Teen Classes
At Yobe we have classes for kids and teens of all ages. Our goal with kids is to not only teach them self-defense techniques just in case they ever need them, but we also believe jiu-jitsu wil[Read More]

Adult Classes

Adult Classes
  Yobé Jiu Jitsu offers 2 separate classes for adults. We have our basics classes for white belts, and we also have our advanced classes for blue belt and up. Interested in trying 3 [Read More]

Women's Self-Defense Classes

Women's Self-Defense Classes
This is a brand new offering here at Yobe Jiu-Jitsu. We believe it's important for women to know how to defend themselves against a stronger assailant in the unfortunate event that something e[Read More]

Professor at Yobé

Professor at Yobé
Professor Soisani Shivagiri has amassed more than 20 years of experience as a student, competitor, and instructor of Gracie Jiu Jitsu. He is a well-rounded fighter with expertise in Gracie[Read More]

Helio Gracie

Helio Gracie
Helio Gracie is arguably the most important figure in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. One of the first Gracie Jiu Jitsu representatives in the 1930′s and 1940′s he was also the father and master of man[Read More]

Relson Gracie

Relson Gracie
Relson Gracie is the second oldest son of the late Grand Master Helio Gracie. He is also a jiu-jitsu red belt (9th degree) who pioneered the sport. Professor Soisani, the instructor here [Read More]

Where Are We Located?

Yobé Jiu Jitsu is now located in Elmhurst, IL – a suburb just west of Chicago.

Our address is:

295 N. York St.

Elmhurst, IL 60126

Phone: (630) 433-2399