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Welcome to

The Academy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

We are a world class Jiu Jitsu school in Northfield, a suburb of Chicago. We offer world class jiu jitsu instructions for both kids and adults in a healthy, clean, and safe environment. We trace our lineage to the founders and masters of Jiu Jitsu such as Master Mitsuyo Maeda, Master Carlos Gracie, Master Helio Gracie, and Master Carlson Gracie.


Experienced Training

Ashur Darmo will guide you in the right direction to achieve the best version of yourself, inside and outside of the mat.


Iron Mindset

Where the mind goes, the body follows. Watch yourself change from the inside out to become the strongest version of yourself. The iron mind brings an iron body.


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Our Program introduces young students to the martial art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In this process, we help our students develop several physical and personal skills. Among these skills are, flexibility, muscle strength, coordination, and a full set of self-defense techniques. These physical skills lead to developing confidence and self-discipline in our students. With these skills, the student is aware that they have the ability to restrain themselves and at the same time being aware that they can apply the techniques learned at our gym to protect themselves should the need arises.


The fundamental jiu-jitsu program focuses on giving our students a foundation of principals that will allow them to have a general understanding of the sport of jiu-jitsu as well as the comfort of knowing how to deal with very common street scenarios anyone can face. Instruction, repetition of technique, feedback, and live training leads our students to retain these principals.

Besides the physical benefits, students carry these principals off the mat and into their lives. Overall, students have more confidence, focus, and general well-being.

Experienced Training

Jiu Jitsu is best learned in a group setting because of the diversity provided in having different training partners. However, private classes are definitely an essential supplement for anyone that is serious about elevating their skills in an intensive setting. The one on one focus of a 30 or 60-minute private session will provide much more insight into any problems or challenges you may be facing in your Jiu Jitsu. To help you improve in a much faster timely fashion, it’s highly recommended that every advanced student take one private lesson per month.


Join us for a full week of free training in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and learn the best self-defense system.

Elite-Level Professors

Surround yourself w/ a team of instructors that care about your goals.

Comfortable halls

State of the Art training environment, with an elevated mat for safer combat. Truly pristine.

Impeccable Leadership

Whatever your goals are on and off the mat TABJJ will be a tool in your life to help propel you forward.

Effective workouts

Training jiu jitsu is not only a real simulation of a fight, it comes with a full body workout like you’ve never done.

Individual approach

Regardless if you’re training to learn self defense, lose weight, or for competition, TABJJ will prepare you for it all.

Tac team Affiliation

Be part of a bigger team, not only recognized by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation, also a team that took Gold at the IBJJF Chicago open!


Ashur Darmo began his serious training in the different martial arts when he was first introduced by a friend in high school to wrestling. This sparked an interest in other martial arts that propelled him to find the nearest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy. At the age of fifteen, he began training Jiu Jitsu with an intense commitment to the point that he started competing nationally against adults at the age of sixteen.

Seven years later, Ashur received his Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Thereafter, he moved to Los Angeles for one year to train under the legendary, Romulo Barral at world-renowned Gracie Barra Northridge Academy. Being exposed to the highest level of training and competition.

Ashur gained tremendous knowledge and expertise throughout his journey thus far as a black belt and he loves to share it with everyone in the Midwest, especially in Chicago.


FIGHT 2 WIN Professional Jiu-Jitsu Record: 3-1

2018 San Diego International Open IBJJF
Jiu-Jitsu Absolute Vice-Champion (Black Belt)

2018 San Diego International Open IBJJF
Jiu-Jitsu Champion (Black Belt)

2018 Chicago Spring International Open IBJJF
Jiu-Jitsu Champion (Black Belt)

2018 UAEJJF Mexico National Pro Champion (Black

2017 Pan Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi
IBJJF Championship Champion (Brown Belt)

2017 Chicago Spring International Open IBJJF
Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Champion (Brown Belt)

2017 Pan-American Jiu-Jitsu
IBJJF Championship Bronze Medalist Weight & Absolute (Brown Belt)

2017 Modern Flow Absolute Champion (Brown Belt)

2015 Chicago Summer International Open IBJJF
Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Champion (Purple Belt)

2015 Chicago Spring International Open IBJJF
Jiu-Jitsu Absolute Champion (Purple Belt)

2014 Five Grappling Chicago No-Gi Expert
Absolute Champion

2014 Chicago Summer International Open IBJJF
Jiu-Jitsu Champion (Purple Belt)

2014 US Grappling Submission Only Weight &
Absolute Champion (Purple Belt)

2013 Chicago Summer International Open IBJJF
Jiu-Jitsu Absolute Champion (Blue Belt)

2013 Chicago Winter International Open IBJJF
Jiu-Jitsu Champion (Blue Belt)

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(224) 250-9035


193 Northfield Rd
Northfield, IL 60093