MMA Fundamentals on Thursday, September 19th 11:00 am

To our valued members, please note that our MMA Fundamentals class on Thursday, September 19th at 11:00 am will be canceled due to Instructor Availability.

Our MMA coaching staff will be in Toronto with UFC bantamweight title contender, Eddie Wineland, for this weekend’s big showdown with Renan Barao at UFC 165.

Our MMA Fundamentals class will resume next week on Tuesday, September 24th at 11:00 am!

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding!

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New Website Coming and New Schedule (Effective Sunday, September 8th)

Over the next week we plan on launching our new Website with updated information on our Training Center and all of our programs. We will be uploading content regularly on our Blog with News, Events, and even Videos to keep everyone up to date with the latest and greatest with our Training Center, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, Muay Thai, and Mixed Martial Arts.

With Fall quickly approaching and the School Year upon us, we have made a few small changes to our current schedule to accommodate our Kid’s Program as well as our Adults that need to train at more convenient times. Please note that our New Schedule will be effective SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH.

We have also tailored our schedule to show all on of our Martial Arts programs to reflect on just one page for your convenience.

Please also note that Trial Classes are unavailable for any of the MMA classes and also the sparring classes for Boxing (Monday/Wednesday at 8:00 pm).

Please take a look at our new schedule below:

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2013 Labor Day weekend and holiday schedule

In observance of the Labor Day Holiday, we will be having the following schedule this weekend.

Saturday – Regular Classes as scheduled with Open Mat at 1130 am.

Sunday – BJJ class at 1130 am.

Monday (Labor Day) – No Formal Classes but Open Mat from 10 am to 12 pm.

Tuesday – Regular Classes as scheduled.

As always, we thank you for your patronage and understanding with the changes to our schedule this weekend.

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Fitness Area renovations this weekend 8/24 & 8/25

Improvements to our Fitness, Strength and Conditioning area are being made this weekend. In order to accommodate the renovations, we will need to cancel classes, including Open Mat, for this Saturday and Sunday.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We will be open again with our regular schedule on Monday, August 26th.

Please note that this will affect Kids and A Adult classes, as well as Open Mat.

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August 6th, Niles Night Out!

For the second consecutive year, New Breed Training Center is participating in the Village of Niles’ National Night Out promoting neighborhood safety and community support.

We’ll be at the event this evening promoting our kids program and providing a Kid’s and Women’s Self Defense segment. We hope you guys can make it and we look forward to your support!

For more information on the event, go to 2013 Niles’ National Night Out.

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Q. & A. regarding the change in BJJ Team affiliation to Bonsai Jiu-Jitsu

We have received a large number of inquiries regarding the change in our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team affiliation. In response to these inquiries, we are publishing the following Q. & A. in hopes to answer any questions you may have.

Q. Why Bonsai Jiu-Jitsu Team?
A. Bonsai Jiu-Jitsu (Bonsai JJ) was a team founded by the Souza Family in Brazil. The late Master Adilson de Souza taught BJJ to his children (four sons and 1 daughter) in their youth years. Despite his passing, his children continued on with BJJ, further establishing the foundations of Bonsai JJ and expanding to Japan.

Our BJJ Team was first exposed to Bonsai JJ after Marcos de Souza and Roberto Satoshi de Souza first had a seminar in the Philippines with Origins BJJ. Origins BJJ is a Manila based BJJ team headed by Mike Vives, brother of New Breed Training Center’s head BJJ instructor, Mark Vives. Mike was able to introduce Mark to Marcos and Satoshi who eventually brought the Souza brothers to Chicago in 2012 and 2013.

Both Marcos and Satoshi made such an impact on the Team here both on and off that mats, that joining Bonsai JJ was such a natural change. During their time here, Marcos and Satoshi not only shared their BJJ with us, but also their values, Family, and how BJJ has shaped and changed their lives.

We’re honored to be a part of their Team.

Q. Why the change in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team affiliation?
A. Our head instructors and staff are always looking for ways to improve everything we offer at New Breed Training Center. We have always tried to look ahead to the future and always want to provide the best possible instruction and training environment to all of our members and the community.

Because of this, we felt a change was in order to align with the goals of our BJJ Team. Our BJJ team is always looking to make strides in the BJJ community, both competitively on the mat and off the mat. We feel the change in BJJ team affiliation will help improve in all aspects.

Q. Are we still New Breed?
A. Yes and No. The name of our facility is still New Breed Training Center. We have grown tremendously since our beginnings in 2004 and now offer more than just Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). We have created competitors in Muay Thai, Boxing, and Mixed Martial Arts, which all fly the New Breed ’Training Center” team name. However, our BJJ Team is no longer affiliated with New Breed “Academy;” the BJJ Team. We understand this may cause some confusion, however, our Facility and our Family—our members, have grown to be more than just a BJJ Team.

We still are known as New Breed (Training Center)—Just not New Breed Jiu-Jitsu or New Breed Academy.

Q. Are we changing the name of the Facility?
A. At this time, we there are no plans to change the name of the Facility; however, that is something we may explore in the future.

Q. How does this affect our members?
A. This change does not directly affect any of our Boxing, Muay Thai, MMA, or Fitness members. This is a change which really only affects our BJJ Team. Affiliating with Bonsai JJ will provide our BJJ Team with exposure to different styles and open training possibilities in both Brazil and Japan as well as friends of Bonsai JJ here in the USA. Our BJJ Team will also be the first US affiliate for Bonsai JJ. We see this as an exciting mutually beneficial move for both Bonsai JJ and our BJJ Team. The possibilities are endless and the potential is limitless for our whole Team to grow as a competitive Team and a Family.

Q. Are we changing our logo (Bulldog)?
A. We are not changing our logo. The Bulldog logo was created by one of the original members of our Team in November 2004 and pays tribute to Carlson Gracie Sr. and Jr.—where many of our instructors and students first received their start in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Regardless of what our facility may be called, we are retaining the Bulldog logo.

Q. Is there anything else our BJJ members need to know about the change in affiliation?
A. Please remember that when registering for IBJJF tournaments to register under “Bonsai JJ – USA.” Additionally, please show your support for our new BJJ affiliation by acquiring a Bonsai JJ patch and sporting it on your Gi/Kimono. You can still wear the New Breed Training Center Patch (Bulldog), but you should also wear the Bonsai JJ Patch to represent our new BJJ Team.

Q. What does this mean for our affiliates? (Team East Coast, FloMMA, Arena Training Center, Blackburn Martial Arts)

A. As far as BJJ affiliation because all of these affiliates were affiliated with New Breed Training Center while their BJJ program was a part of New Breed Academy, they too have also changed BJJ Team affiliation to Bonsai JJ. If they have separate patches to represent their respective facilities (Team East Coast, FloMMA, etc.), they definitely represent their respective teams as well as Bonsai JJ – USA and are allowed to fly their individual patches (in addition to the Bonsai JJ patch).

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NBTC’s very own Sam Spiegelman featured on

Our very own Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Samuel Spiegelman, has been selected to be a regular contributor to the

Breaking Muscle is an online resource for the performance athlete. They regularly receive contributions from experts in their respective crafts. They have quickly become a respected name for Performance Athletes looking for an edge on the competition. Some of their regular contributors include experts from different fields such as Crossfit, Kettle-bell Training, Mobility & Recovery, Strong-man training, and Nutrition.

We’re excited for this opportunity for Sam. Sam has been working tremendously on creating Training Programs for each of our Competitive Athletes and on his own brand of Functional Fitness training. Sam believes that everyone can train like an performance athlete regardless of their goals.

We congratulate Sam on his achievements and fully support him on his efforts. We can’t wait to read more of his articles and are glad that everyone will have a chance to see his views on Performance Training! If you want to experience first hand what Athletic Performance and Functional Training is, contact Sam at 847-674-3577. He can schedule a time for you to come in a meet to assess your fitness goals and get you started.

Click Here for more information on Sam and his contributions to Breaking Muscle.

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New Breed Training Center is Bonsai Jiu-Jitsu’s first affiliate in America

We would like to announce our new partnership with Bonsai Jiu-Jitsu.

Bonsai Jiu-Jitsu was first started and by the late Master Adilson de Souza in Brazil. Master Adilson received his training from Octavio de Almeida, who in turn was trained by George Gracie. The teachings Master Adilson received through his years of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training were passed down to his down to his five children. To date, all of his children save the youngest have made their mark on the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu landscape, winning Championships in Brazil, Japan, and the United States. Bonsai JJ has most recently produced two ADCC World Pro Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champions in Marcos Yoshiro de Souza (2013) and Roberto Satoshi de Souza (2012).

We are fortunate to be able to continue on our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey with such a great BJJ family. Not only are they tremendous BJJ practitioners, but they are also tremendous people.

It is an honor to have New Breed Training Center be the first Bonsai JJ affiliate in the United States and we look forward to the opportunity to push forward as a Team and as a Family.

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Important News regarding New Breed Training Center’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program

The Instructors, Coaches and Staff at New Breed Training Center are always looking to improve the quality of the training and training environment that is available at our facility. We desire nothing but the best for our members and for everyone that steps through our doors.

We are sad to announce that our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu affiliation with New Breed Jiu-Jitsu / New Breed Academy has ended. This was an extremely difficult decision as both John Ouano and Johnny Ramirez have supported us since the beginning. We have nothing but the utmost respect and gratitude for New Breed Jiu-Jitsu in Santa Fe Springs, CA.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for us, as with many others, is a life’s journey with many twists and roads. Regardless of how difficult the path may be we have always pushed forward. We will continue to do so.

We wish nothing but success and greatness for both John Ouano and Johnny Ramirez and their respective families. The connection that we have developed through the years have shaped our lives and will always continue to do so. The camaraderie between competitors, partners, and friends both formed through our martial art and our sport bond us beyond labels and team names for which we are honored to be a part of. Regardless of these “labels,” we’re all part of this great martial art, of this sport, of this way of life. We’re all part of the same Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu family.

We invite everyone to be part of that family. Regardless of what walk of life you are from, or the patch on your back, you are always welcome at New Breed Training Center — You are always family.

To our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu members, continue to work to be your best. Work hard, Work intelligently, and work together.

To our friends and those looking to get into Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, we invite you to come train with us. We’re still the same training environment that will continue to offer the best training possible and the best environment for all of us to get better together.

To anyone looking for a place to train in Los Angeles, California area, please visit John Ouano and John Ramirez at New Breed Mixed Martial Arts. They are great people and will always treat you well.

To anyone looking for BJJ gear, please support John Ouano and the Ouano International brand.

Please note that this change will not affect our Mixed Martial Arts, Boxing, Muay Thai, and Functional Fitness Programs.

Thank you for taking the time to read this announcement and your continued support.


Mark Vives
New Breed Training Center

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2013 July 4th Hours

In observance of the July 4th Holiday, we will be officially closed this Thursday. All formal classes will be canceled that day.

However, we will have an additional open mat on Thursday morning from 10 am to Noon which is open to all!

Please come join us before the Holiday festivities. See you guys then and have a Happy Fourth!

We will return to our regular schedule on Friday, July 5th

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