New Breed Training Center
First established in 2004, New Breed Training Center initially started out as a small Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team with the goal of bringing together a group of friends and changing the way we trained. We loved Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and wanted an open environment in which everyone had a voice and everyone was able to contribute—As a result, New Breed Training Center was born. As a new Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team, we quickly became one of the most prominent Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Teams in the Chicagoland area and in the Midwest, winning 3 consecutive North American Grappling Association (NAGA) Team titles, a Titan Grappling Championship Team title, and producing many individual accolades. Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team has produced numerous International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Medalists.
Eventually, we moved from our modest roots in Evanston and Skokie to our current Niles facility in January 2011. Throughout the years, we have become more than just a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team; we’ve become a Family. We believe that in order to best achieve everyone’s goals, the most important component is your training environment. We have always dedicated our efforts into maintaining the quality of the environment in which all of our members train; ensuring that everyone “gets better together.” New Breed Training Center is the culmination of what has been years of dedication, hard work, and friendship. We are happy and honored to share what we’ve learned with you. Come be a part of our Team… Come join our Family.
Bonsai Jiu-Jitsu Academy was first founded by Master Adilson de Souza in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Master Adilson was awarded his Black Belt by Octavio de Almeida, who at the time was one of the prominent figures in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community in Sao Paulo. Using the space behind his parents’ house, he started Bonsai Jiu-Jitsu Academy where he would begin sharing his knowledge in both Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. During his time, Master Adilson went on to pass his teaching to his 5 children; Maurico, Marcos, Cristiane, Roberto, and Murilo. Through years of training under their father, the four eldest siblings (Maurcio, Marcos, Cristiane, and Roberto) were awarded their Black Belts by the late Master Adilson. Through the years, the Bonsai Jiu-Jitsu Team expanded its teachings outside of Brazil’s borders to the Far East in Japan. Currently, Marcos and Roberto Satoshi head up the Bonsai Jiu-Jitsu Family in Japan and have brought the Team to the forefront of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu movement in the region. While in Brazil, the main Bonsai Jiu-Jitsu Academy is led by Maurico and Cristiane.
Bonsai Jiu-Jitsu Team has become an up and coming name in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition scene. Within the past years, they have developed fast rising competitors who have been impacting the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world. Notably, both Marcos Souza and Roberto Satoshi Souza have won World Pro Cup Championships in back to back years (Roberto Satoshi – 2012, Marcos Souza – 2013). Despite the recent success of the Bonsai Jiu-Jitsu Team, the Souza Family and the rest of the Team remains true to the center of why they first began their journey in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… Family. New Breed Training Center is honored to become the first Bonsai Jiu-Jitsu affiliate in the mainland United States. We are grateful for the opportunity to share in the growth of the Bonsai Jiu-Jitsu Team and grateful that the Souza Family has trusted their Family’s legacy with our Team.
Marcos de Souza
Bonsai Jiu-Jitsu Japan
Marcos de Souza is an accomplished Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under his father, the late Master Adilson de Souza. He is one of five Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu siblings who have helped spread their brand of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu through out the world. Along with his accomplishments in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, he has also competed in MMA, quickly obtaining a middleweight title in Asia to go along his recent 2013 ADCC World Pro Championship.
Below is a short list of some of Marcos’s accomplishments:
• World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Cup Champion 2013
• Asian Champion (2010 weight & absolute, 2009 absolute)
• DUMAU Cup Champion (2010 weight & absolute)
• All Japan Jiu-Jitsu Champion (2010 weight & absolute, 2009 absolute)
• West Japan Absolute Champion (2010)
• Aichi Open Champion
• DUMAU International Champion (2010 weight & absolute)
• World Pro Cup Asian Trials Champion (2010, 2012, 2013)
Roberto Satoshi de Souza
Bonsai Jiu-Jitsu Japan
Roberto Satoshi, also known as Roberto “Toshi”, along with Marcos are two of five successful grappling siblings: Mauricio Dai de Souza, Marcos Yoshio de Souza, and Cristiane Yukari de Souza, all children of the late Master Adilson de Souza. Roberto Satoshi is widely considered one of the hottest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu prospects in the world, hitting the international scene in 2010 after successfully winning titles in Brazil for years. Having achieved so much in so little time, Roberto looks to be a name to remember in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Below is a short list of some of Roberto Satoshi’s accomplishments:
• World Pro Cup Champion (2012)
• European Open Champion (2012 black, 2011 brown)
• Asian Open Champion (2010 absolute)
• World Champion (2006 blue weight & absolute, 2009 purple, 2010 brown)
• Rickson Gracie Cup Champion (2008 purple, 2010 brown open weight)
• DEEP XGP Champion (2007)
• Sao Paulo State Champion (2007)