I've started at Gracie Barra on Lincoln in Chicago back in 06'ish or 07. I've moved to Round Lake and tried other BJJ academies. When I've found out GB was in Deerfield, it was an easy decision to come back. Gracie Barra is truly Jiu Jitsu for Everyone! They ensure you're in a safe and practical environment with the softest mats I've felt to date! Very important especially if you're over 40 ;-) ALL of the coaches are VERY technical and always practice safety concepts for you and your drilling partner at all times. This will help ensure your longevity, and keep it fun and exciting for others that love BJJ and wants to stay healthy for the long run! All around, great classes, great teachers, Professor Marcelo Sauza is THE MAN - THE MYTH - THE LEGEND - And my friend who has been practicing BJJ with the man himself, Master Carlos Gracie Jr. There's no comparison; his attitude, his always happy demeanor is always inviting, especially for those who come to train after a long day of work/life. We all look forward to talking and laughing with him. Overall, I love it at GB Deerfield. If it's always on your mind, then that's the place to be, guaranteed!!!!!