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When it comes to Jiu-Jitsu, nothing compares to Double Five Jiu-Jitsu. Not convinced? Come check us out and see for yourself!

Welcome To

Double Five Jiu-Jitsu Chicago

Double Five Jiu-Jitsu in Chicago, Illinois provides the perfect balance between fun, lifestyle, and competition. You’ll find yourself amongst passionate martial artists in a safe environment. We strive to share the benefits of Jiu-Jitsu with people of all ages and experience levels. Our team brings out the best in everyone by improving health, discipline, focus, and confidence. Whether you’re a beginner or a martial arts champion, you’ll find a home at Double Five Jiu-Jitsu Chicago!

What Sets Us Apart

While you may have many BJJ schools to choose from, we have no doubt that Double Five Jiu-Jitsu, Chicago is in a league of its own.

Don’t believe us? Here’s why:

  • Character

    BJJ is a tool to create confidence, discipline, and better perspectives in school, work, and life.
  • Community

    The Double Five Jiu-Jitsu Chicago family is proud of creating a friendly space where everyone feels welcomed and safe.
  • Lifestyle

    Jiu-Jitsu training and exercise promote a healthy lifestyle rooted in physical fitness and mental health. You’ll lose weight while relieving stress!
  • Confidence

    Double Five Jiu-Jitsu Chicago brings out the best in students’ character. Your confidence will translate to leadership skills on and off the mat.
  • Self-Defense

    Thanks to our dedicated instructors and high-quality curriculum, Double Five is the best of the best.
  • Integrity

    Jiu-Jitsu builds a foundational understanding of self-defense techniques.

Learn More About Us:

About Us:

The Double Five Jiu-Jitsu Chicago team aims to better the lives of students on and off the mat. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training improves both physical fitness and mental well-being. Rooted in positivity and words of encouragement, here, you’ll be met with passionate martial arts instruction and supportive peers.

Our team’s unique teaching style has proven to be effective in learning proper Jiu-Jitsu at an accelerated pace. Are you ready to achieve success in every area of your life? Join BJJ classes at Double Five Jiu-Jitsu Chicago for top-quality instruction in a welcoming environment!

Our History:

Owner Andre Maneco has a long history of martial arts training rooted in a passion for competition and perseverance. He first began his journey at 9 years old with Judo training and has studied Jiu-Jitsu for over 30 years. He began teaching martial arts in 2000 and continues to do so after being awarded black belts in both Jiu-Jitsu and Judo.

Andre opened up the doors to Double Five Jiu-Jitsu Chicago in 2012, motivated by the sheer love and passion he has for Jiu-Jitsu. Even after a decade of teaching at Double Five Jiu-Jitsu Chicago, he remains deeply fulfilled living the martial arts lifestyle. Every day he continuously strives to do good for the community by educating his students. This investment into the future of Chicago helps countless individuals discover a better lifestyle.


  • World-class training with some awesome people. Andre made my traveling group feel like we were training at our home gyms.

    Chris C.


  • Great school, great instructors led by 5x masters world champion, professor Andre Maneco.

    Diogo A.


  • The feeling of camaraderie here is high and has allowed me to get over that initial intimidation and end up as a regular student going 2-4 times a week for the last 9 months

    Kyle B.


  • We are extremely grateful to Andre and all of his students for welcoming our boys and allowing them to continue their studies of jiujitsu in a safe and welcoming environment.

    Santiago-Rosa familia


  • I went to five different BJJ gyms across Chicago, and find Double Five Jiu-Jitsu to be the most beginner-friendly gym of them all.

    Tim Y.