Brazilian Jiu Jitsu/Grappling Submission Wrestling

A system developed to bring on-board the Submission/Grappling Arts as another tool in your ground came.  A blend of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Shooto, and other styles.  The classes are not taught as a rank-based or certification system, but an overall appreciation for the Arts.  High School wrestlers, we will make a difference in your overall performance. Train with people in your age bracket, and older more experienced students.


David Greco - Guro Dan and Professor Jean Jacques Machado










BJJ classes are structured utilizing the controlling arts simultaneously, balance, stability, redirection of mass, hip placement, focus, development and connection of upper and lower base, and grappling strategies in and effort to school the student who is taken to the ground.  Brazilian Jujitsu techniques provide a framework for understanding the "ground" game.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu  and  Submission Wrestling Program

- Past 2015/2016 Affiliate School - Jean Jacques Machado


- Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)


At the Midwest Academy of United Martial Arts, our Jiu Jitsu and Grappling/Submission Wrestling Program is second to none.  We are honored to have Professor Jean Jacques Machado as one of our mentors, and have had the opportunity to be an 2015/2016 past Affiliate school . Having one of the best in the world provide a truly amazing atmosphere for learning sets the stage for future growth.  We are a great family of practitioners !!  Our mission is simple in that we provide quality instruction and education for beginner level students, up through higher level training for those advancing on into the MMA circuit.  Take a moment to read about our program below and how you can improve your ground game regardless of your experience.

We provide a safe and structured environment utilizing a small group setting where the student can maximize their learning experience. The fear of being overlooked typically occurs in much larger class sizes, and in schools that focus strictly on the sport aspect of the martial arts.  At the Midwest Academy, we take pride in watching your improve your skills and therefore we make it our business to learn from some of the best in the business.  The curriculum is a week-to-week, year round program that is packed with some of the following:

  • Focus, Balance, Coordination and Awareness skills
  • Mount  - Offensive and Defensive
  • Closed Guard - Offensive and Defensive
  • Leg Lock Aeries
  • Arm Bar Series
  • Clinch Series (Intense!)
  • Pummeling
  • Underhook and Overhook Techniques
  • Evasion Techniques
  • Vale Tudo Guard Passes, and the list goes on.

By employing the above into our curriculum, we become a well-rounded school for the high school and collegiate wrestler looking to advance in their game.  We teach strategy from other systems of Martial Arts taught at the Academy, and we take what we have learned from out teachers and introduce them into our curriculum to add value to your experience.  With 40+ years in the martial arts industry it is not just about kicking and punching, it is about enhancing the lives of every student so they can become confident in themselves, and someday make a valuable contribution in their life, or someone else's.

If you believe that you have the time to train hard, between our Muay Thai and Grappling/Submission program you can advance at your own pace without worrying about what RANK you are, because it has no bearing on the STREET.  Give us a call at get ready for and exciting venture into hard-core fun!


Were On!  Stop procrastinating and join our Academy today and start to build up your ground fighting skills little by little.  We guarantee you won't be sorry.  Just be PATIENT...there is a lot to learn and it takes time.  People who are in a hurry to learn won't perfect their training, and your ground skills will be flawed.


  Saturday (private session training) by appointment only.

Classes may be cancelled for seminars, vacations, holidays, staff training, lack of participation.

Contact Sensei David today at 708-646-1006 or email us at to enroll in one of our programs.

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