Providing training and consulting for individuals and organizations who need to perform at their best under duress.


Instructor Derek is a nationally recognized and certified firearms instructor with the NRA and the USCCA as well as a practitioner and teacher in various forms of hand-to-hand self-defense.

He shares his skills, experiences, and philosophical mindset with his students at his martial arts school located in Lake Geneva, WI, also known as “Devine Jiu-Jitsu Lake Geneva”.

Instructor Derek became affiliated with “Devine Jiu-Jitsu” due to their focus on realism, practical applications of the techniques, and rivaled lineage to the art.

Devine Jiu-Jitsu was established in 1988 with approximately 20 schools lead by 37 black belts and combined knowledge of some 500 years. LEO, DOD, DOJ, FBI, AIR MARSHALS, former, future and current MILITARY PERSONNEL, etc fill the upper ranks.



KIDS CLASS – 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
ADULT CLASS – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


KIDS CLASS – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM


12:00 PM to 1:00* PM



KIDS CLASS – 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
ADULT CLASS – 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM


By Apointment Only

IL CCW – 9A – 4P (Range Day Qualifications)


Our Instructors

Meet our team

Instructor Derek’s hand-picks his instructors for their skills, experience, and character. When it comes to our training, it’s important for my Instructors to practice what they preach to ensure the training material is being taught consistently to the highest standards.


Instructor Derek

Self-Defense Instructor (Firearms & Martial Arts) Certified through NRA & USCCA

Instructor Chris

Lead BJJ Instructor for Devine Jiu-Jitsu Lake Geneva

Instructor Jeff

Firearms Instructor - NRA Certified

Realistic Training

Directly from our lineage, Relson Gracie understood the importance of training for the real world. With that in mind, our techniques are deeply rooted in real world application and its effectiveness to stabilize any situation. Beginning with building a healthy mind and body, you can expect to build strong foundational skills that when pressed by stress innoculation, you respond in a well trained prepared manner. Self-Defense can be pretty ugly in the real world, so its absolutely necessary to train your mind, body, and spirit for it.

Friendly Atmosphere

We've all been there and we understand how intimidating it can be for a new student to enter these types of training environments. We focus on providing a safe and neutral environment for all walks of life to come learn and grow. You can expect our staff and students to treat you like family, because of the principles and values Instructor Derek teaches.

Personal Development

Jiu-Jitsu is without a doubt one of the most rewarding activities you can find. All the way from your character, health, and social skills, you will begin to conquer obstacles you never dreamed you could have done before. Additionally, with more new gun owners in American than ever, its important to understand and continually train firearms safety and development to ensure you become a responsible firearms owner. It's now important than ever to understand our 2 amendment rights so that we can protect ourselves and the ones we love from those who pray on the weak and innocent.

About Us

Instructor Derek & Devine Jiu-Jitsu Lake Geneva

The Origins of Devine Jiu-Jitsu

Master Scott Devine | III Degree Black Belt

Devine jiu-jitsu Lake Geneva is an affiliate of the Devine Jiu-Jitsu organization. Master Scott Devine has been practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu for over 30 years. Scott Devine has earned his 3rd-degree black belt under Grandmaster Relson Gracie (9th-degree black belt).

A two year study conducted by the NCBI found many beneficial factors for personal development, especially children.

Social Development

A Brief History. . .

In 1925, the Gracie family opened the first Jiu-Jitsu academy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, taking the first steps in what would be a worldwide revolution that would change the face of martial arts, fighting and self-defense forever.  Working with the roots of Japanese Ju-Jitsu / Judo that they learned, the Gracie brothers (most notably Hélio Gracie) transformed the traditional Japanese martial art into the most effective form of self-defense and fighting in the world – emphasizing leverage and technique over speed and coordination, such that the art could be effective for people of all sizes.



Firearms Skill & Development

Our Testimonials

What they saY

Jeff Sperandeo
Jeff Sperandeo@jeffsperandeo
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Jiu- Jitsu changed my life by supplementing bad habits with new great habits. A great positive and healthy outlet which ultimately began to help me with putting the pieces back together.
Kyle Tripp
Kyle Tripp@kyletripp
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Devine Jiu-Jitsu is ran very well by trained and professional instructors. Throughout your time with this group, you will learn you will need to not only protect yourself in the real world, but also in an athletic and competitive world. For me its been a journey that has been nothing I've ever done before and slowly changed my outlook and mentality in my everyday life. You become more empathetic and not to judge a book by its cover. I would highly recommend Instructor Derek to anyone looking for a positive transformation in life.


Devine Jiu-Jitsu Class Prices

First Introductory Week is Free to Try!









*DISABLED VETERANS DISCOUNT – A Disabled Veterans discount will be applied to your tuition when you sign up for classes. Your discount is your disability rating from the VA. Please provide a copy of your rating when you sign up. For example, a Disabled Veteran with a disability rating of 100% will pay $0 in tuition fees. FIRST RESPONDER DISCOUNT (FIRE, LEO, EMT, ER personnel) will receive a 20% discount off tuition cost.


Just the Basics

You know it’s funny everytime we learn something new that we sometimes develop this desire to get right to the “fun stuff” subsequently moving past all the “meat and potatoes”. Firearms is no exception to this theory, nor should it be. It’s important to find a firearms instructor that recognizes this and encourages it by ensuring students understand and demonstrate the foundational firearm skills to begin with.

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Hands on CQB

When closing the distance to defend an assault becomes the better option, it’s important to know how to control your adversary. This is why it’s crucial to diversify your self-defense “tool belt”.

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Call Us Today

(262) 325-6467

Instructor Derek is affiliated with Devine Jiu-Jitsu. Devine Jiu-Jitsu was established in 1988. We have over 20 schools lead by 37 black belts with a combined knowledge of some 500 years. LEO, DOD, DOJ, FBI, AIR MARSHALS, former, future and current MILITARY PERSONNEL etc fill our upper ranks.