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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!

Double Five Jiu-Jitsu

Andre “Maneco” Leite

Andre “Maneco” Leite is a multi-time World, European, Pan-American and National Champion with over 30 years of experience in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Maneco ranks among the most elite fighters & instructors in North America. He received his black belt under the legendary Carlson Gracie Sr. and developed his skills alongside a generation of outstanding fighters on Gracie’s Elite Team. An expert in self-defense and competition training, his approach to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu combines traditional techniques with the latest innovations in martial arts. Inspiring success by example, he passes on to his students the same knowledge and passion for BJJ that his masters once passed on to him.



While you may have many Jiu-Jitsu schools to choose from, we have no doubt that Double Five Jiu-Jitsu is in a league of its own. Don’t believe us? Here’s why:

  • Discipline

    Martial arts is built on self-discipline. At Double Five Jiu-Jitsu, you’ll reach your goals, work hard, and learn skills that last a lifetime.
  • Determination

    In order to be a great martial artist, students must learn to persevere. Giving up isn’t an option!
  • Growth

    Martial arts isn’t just about reaching your black belt – it’s the perfect place for self-growth.
  • Community

    Between our all-star staff, welcoming environment, and dedicated students, you’ll sense our community the moment you walk through the doors.
  • Quality

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

    Who are you when no one is looking? Our school prides itself on the integrity we instill in our student base.


  • 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.