Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts will present Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar This Weekend

Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts will present a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 9 and 12 noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 10. The seminar will be taught by 4th degree BJJ Black Belt and 5 time BJJ World Champion Robson Moura. The seminar takes place at Degerberg Academy, 3596 N. Milwaukee Ave.

The cost for attending is $30 in advance, $40 at the door for Friday’s 1-hour session and $80 in advance, $95 at the door for Saturday’s 3-hour session. Call 773-728-5300 to register in advance. Participants are required to wear Jiu Jitsu Gi.

About Robson Moura
Robson “Robinho” Moura is a 4th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and a 8X World Champion. He is from Teresopolis (a small town in the mountains of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), and currently resides in Tampa, FL. where he established The Robson Moura Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy. Robson has been competing in BJJ competitions since the age of 13. With an excellent martial philosophy, hard working style and love of the game, he is among the greatest of the world’s Jiu-Jitsu players. Robson holds his black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under world renowned Master Andre Pederneiras. Robson attained the rank of 1st degree black belt at the age of 18 under Andre!

The History of Robson “Robinho” Moura.
The sport history of this ‘Carioca’ begins in 1988 at the age of 10 when he started training Jiu Jitsu in his hometown of Teresopolis (a small town in the mountains of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). His first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teacher was Jucao. Robinho was supported and encouraged by his family, especially his father.

Robhino quickly grew his skills, becoming a champion of many competitions, and collecting a number of regional titles. When his instructor Jucao moved to Rio, Robson started training under Master Andre Pederneiras and Wendel from their elite team.

He continued to grow his skills and abilities, achieving national and international titles, becoming very well respected and esteemed. He is considered to have a very proficient and competitive way of fighting. By 18 Robson had achieved his greatest dream by becoming a Black Belt and today his is one of the most valued players in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

About the Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts
The Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts, founded in 1980 by Grand Master Fred Degerberg and his beloved wife of 32 years, Katie Degerberg, is one of the world’s most famed schools of martial arts. The Academy offers daytime and evening classes Monday through Saturday for children and adults. Disciplines taught include Jiu Jitsu, Karate, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Savate, Kali Silat and Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do. Classes in Mixed Martial Arts and XTreme Fitness combine techniques from several of these disciplines to build all-around fitness and martial arts skill. DAMA’s most popular and effective experience is the Degerberg Blend of Martial and Fighting Arts, a hybrid self-defense lifestyle that incorporates the best of more than 300 styles for the participants’ enjoyment.

Classes are available for children ages 3-7; 8-13 and adults from teens to 90s. Classes are ranked by skill level, beginners, beginners-intermediate, intermediate, intermediate-advanced and advanced. DAMA hosts monthly seminars in a variety of martial arts, yoga and fitness with their instructors and guest instructors from all over the world. Students range from moms and dads, to tech, engineers, lawyers, doctors, architects, actors, carpenters, electricians, policemen, firemen, etc.

There are two locations: 4717 N. Lincoln Avenue in Lincoln Square, Chicago, IL 60625 (telephone: 773-728-5300) and 3600 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Old Irving Park, Chicago, IL 60641 (telephone: 773-545-3423). For more information about the Academy, its programs and instructors, please call or visit the website,

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