Address: 401 W. Ontario Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: 1 312 944 4961
Jiu-Jitsu black belts Andre “Negão” Terencio and Hannette Staack founded the Brazil-021 School of Jiu-Jitsu. It began with the vision of unifying its staff and creating a solid team, not only to train champions, but also to help its members become good citizens and family members. It is not a place reserved solely for the “tough” and powerful, but also welcomes women, children and people who are unsure of their abilities.
The name and logo were inspired by Brazil and the state of Rio de Janeiro. The numbers, 021, signify the telephone area code for Rio de Janeiro where Jiu-Jitsu was initially most strongly developed. Jiu-Jitsu is now practiced worldwide, and because of this globalization, the school was given a name with an English foundation: BRAZIL-021 SCHOOL OF JIU-JITSU, or BRA-021 for short.
The Team is composed with schools in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) and in the United States (Chicago and Arlington Heights – IL, Houston – TX, Jacksonville – NC).
Brazil-021 Jiu-Jitsu’s foundation was developed by Grand Masters Carlos Gracie Sr, Helio Gracie and Francisco Mansor.