about us

True Prodigy Athletics is a place where kids can get fit

Our goal is to provide our students with a place to grow and be healthy. Our mission is to develop athletes through martial arts and fitness.

As a parent of three active boys, True Prodigy Athletics owner Tony Gutierrez envisioned a gym that focuses on kids and also makes it easier for parents. With the lessons he learned after over eight years of taking his boys to various facilities, he wanted to provide a fun environment with comprehensive programs that do not leave parents wanting more or feeling like they're missing something. Whether the student needs martial arts instruction or exercise with more intensity, True Prodigy Athletics is the place. Affordable prices and no contract or testing fees also help parents make the right choice.

Our martial arts program is set up for kids who like to have (or need) a little more exercise in their discipline; it includes both Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu. The Muay Thai class is curriculum-based so there is structure as in traditional schools - and we added a few different things to keep it fresh, exciting, and current. Thanks to our friends at New Breed Academy Chicago, we have a curriculum centered on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu basics. This is a great opportunity to learn the gentle art of Jiu Jitsu and grow with our white belt program. (Don't forget to ask us about our adult classes.)

Notable Championships

Muay Thai and Full Contact Kickboxing

  • Brawl Room Blitz (IKF Rules) Youth Kickboxing Champion
  • Farang Fight Series 103 lb. Weight Class Youth Champion
  • Muay Thai Classic Boys Jr. Middleweight Novice Champion
  • Muay Thai Classic Boys Jr. Light Heavyweight Novice Champion
  • Muay Thai Classic Boys Jr. Welterweight Novice Champion
  • Muay Thai Classic Girls Jr. Pinweight Novice Champion

 

Pankrase

  • USAFPA Boys Pankration Champion

 

Grappling

  • ADCC Kids Advanced Gi Champion Orange Belt
  • ADCC Kids Advanced No-Gi Champion
  • Five Grappling Illinois Jr. Teens Advanced No-Gi Champion
  • Five Grappling Illinois Women Adult Welterweight Champion
  • Five Grappling Illinois Women No-Gi Champion
  • Grappling Games Teens No-Gi Champion
  • Grappling Games Seniors Gi Champion
  • Grappling Games Seniors No-Gi Champion
  • Grappling Industries Kids Gi Champion (4)
  • Grappling Industries Kids No-Gi Champion (3)
  • Grappling Industries Teens Gi Champion (2)
  • Grappling Industries Teens No-Gi Champion (3)
  • Grappling Industries Men Gi Champion 
  • IBJJF Men Gi Beginners Champion
  • IBJJF Men Gi Master 2 Champion (3)
  • IBJJF Women Gi Beginners Champion
  • NAGA Kids Gi Beginners Champion (8)
  • NAGA Kids No-Gi Beginners Champion (3)
  • NAGA Kids Gi Intermediate Champion (3)
  • NAGA Kids No-Gi Intermediate Champion (2)
  • NAGA Kids Gi Expert Champion (3)
  • NAGA Kids No-Gi Expert Champion
  • NAGA Teens Gi Intermediate Champion
  • NAGA Teens No-Gi Intermediate Champion
  • NAGA Men Masters Gi Beginners Heavyweight Champion
  • NAGA Men Masters No-Gi Beginners Heavyweight Champion
  • NAGA Men Directors No-Gi Beginners Champion
  • NAGA Women Masters Gi Beginners Champion (2)
  • New Breed Ultimate Challenge Kids Gi Beginners Champion
  • New Breed Ultimate Challenge Kids No-Gi Beginners Champion
  • New Breed Ultimate Challenge Kids Gi Advanced Champion
  • New Breed Ultimate Challenge Kids No-Gi Advanced Champion
  • US Grappling Youth Beginners Gi Champion (3)
  • US Grappling Youth Beginners No-Gi Champion (2)

 

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