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Welcome to SBG Illinois

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The premier training facility for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MMA and Fitness in Elgin Illinois. SBG opened its doors in Portland over 25 years ago, the goal was to create a university of fighting, where the truth of what does and does not work could be explored – an academy where ‘best practices’ could develop – where form would follow function. Since that time, the organization has grown exponentially.

What is SBG?

SBG now has over 50 locations around the world, and can be found on every continent. It has produced multiple UFC fighter’s multiple BJJ world champions, including black belt medalists, the biggest UFC Champion in History and currently stands as the world’s leading organization for functional martial arts, combat sports, law enforcement, military hand-to-hand, and self-defense. In addition to a consolidated business structure and curricula – there is a strong bond of shared philosophy, and loyalty, that unites all of the SBG locations. It is reflected in the organizations moto – One Tribe One Vibe.

Can You Be SBG?

The most common SBG member is your everyday human being who works full time, has a family, goes to school, and is looking for fun, fitness and community. In short SBG truly is for everybody. The arts typically taught within a SBG Academy are all functional martial arts systems. This list includes Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, with some of the highest-level instruction available in the sport. Our curriculum is designed for families of all ages looking to get in shape, interested in self-defense or just love to train in a healthy, fun and family friendly environment.

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Martial Arts Classes For Kids in Elgin Illinois ?

For children, we have a world-class program designed by SBG headquarters first BJJ black belt. We’ve coined this program Growing Gorilla’s its main focus is to instruct children in the values of respect, confidence, and leadership skills, so they can be successful on the mat and in life. It has been developed using the best practices around for helping your child learn, mature and grow in these arts.

Women’s Martial Arts Classes in Elgin Illinois ?

For women, we understand that getting started in a co-ed class can be difficult, and even intimidating. Our program has some of the world’s top female competitors and coaches. We have specially designed women’s only classes – that are specifically so they can learn in an environment that is comfortable.

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For athletes, no matter what level they are entering the sport, we have coaches with experience. In fact, SBG has some of the top coaches in the world for MMA, and BJJ. But more importantly they can be confident in the fact that our staff is primarily concern with not just performance and growth, but also safety and wellbeing. Everything we do is designed with that in mind.

What Does “One Tribe, One Vibe” Mean?


The goals of SBG Illinois is focused on community, benefits for all and obtaining results. We have a simple goal, build strong and a vibrant community with the student’s best interests and goals are supported and real connections are made. Benefits of our programs is to teach self-care and be the best you can be, and we can help the students achieve their goals, no matter their age. SBG prides itself on results, when the student pushes themselves they are better equipped in all aspects of their life’s. The opportunity of growth increases, when that growth is nurtured, the growth becomes results.