"Today I got my second stripe on my blue belt. This one means the most to me. Not because it's the most recent, but because of what I had to overcome to get it. Between my first stripe and my second stripe, I got really bad anxiety that manifested in the form of claustrophobia. I got really bad panic attacks and was pushed to the point of tears. It was so bad I almost quit jiu-jitsu. With the help of my teammates and about a year, I fought through it and got over it. I could not have done it without my instructor and my teammates." -Kyle Salisbury

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is not based on strength;
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"I first met Travis in 1995 and have been seeing him regularly at the Carlson Gracie Team headquarters in Chicago since 2001. Travis is a true martial artist who is as passionate about his teaching the same as has been about his training and competing. Despite Travis having one of the most difficult last names to spell, he is a good guy."

− Jeff Neal ~ Carlson Gracie Jiu Jitsu Team Chicago

"I train BJJ at Travis' school. The classes are well run, the instruction is very good and the mats are clean and spacious. There's no negative buzz like I've felt at some gyms I've visited. The guys and girls there are all trying to improve on their own while helping one another, which makes for a great learning and training environment. I'd recommend coming in and checking the place out."

− Darin Senneff

"I joined Tarpeins Dojo almost 7 years ago because I always had an interest in martial arts. I started off doing muay thai not really knowing what I was getting myself into and not long after it became my life, almost everything I did was impacted by the sport and eventually I got into brazilian jiu jitsu and stepped into the octagon and started mixed martial arts. Tarpeins Dojo is like my second home, it's an excellent training environment with instructors that really know the art and how to teach it."


"I haven't trained in almost a week because my car has been broken down and NAGA is this Saturday. I still believe I have what it takes to get gold. My instructor Travis Tarpein has been putting us through some grueling drills that have made my cardio go up tremendously and I'll have some awesome teammates in my corner. Oss!" -Kyle Salisbury