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Camp for Bournemouth BJJ Open 2013
Our preparation for one of the best competitions in the UK’s calendar is on! From now until Saturday 15th June, all our attentions are focused on this competition. Our Saturdays Competition Training is a must if you are planning to compete. As well as physical and technical, we will be working a lot on IBJJF rules and competition situations. We will actually compete between us every Saturday until the day of the competition. All members of all our affiliates are invited, starting this upcoming Saturday at 12pm at our HQ in Brighton. Don’t miss this out!
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Brighton at ZT GYM
We are very happy with our new affiliate in Hove, ZT GYM. Classes are busy with great response from its members. We already have four athletes from there getting ready to compete in Bournemouth with our Competition Team. So, once again here is our invitation. If you are looking to start in BJJ or already train and wants to compete, come try a class with us, you won’t regret.
British Open Champion
Also in this edition of BJJ Academy Insider, we would like to congratulate one of our most special members: JP Hamilton, who won his 3 matches last Saturday in Birmingham at British Open 2013 and added one more Gold for his collection at Blue Belt. Good job JP, the future is bright (ops.. maybe Purple?!) Osss!
Great news for Brighton’s BJJ/MMA enthusiasts!
We are glad to announce our newest affiliated! Sol Gilbert’s ZT GYM is now part of IMBJJ family! Classes are due to start next week – Wednesday 1st May – and will be held every Monday and Wednesday from 1.30pm on regular basis. Coach Ivam Maciel says: “It’s a pleasure for me to be back teaching at ZT! It makes sense, both teams will gain from it, making both of us much stronger. I’m looking forward to be sharing my skills with great bunch of guys and also learn from them.” This deal benefit students from both associations: ZT and IMBJJ members can now cross train BJJ classes UNLIMITED and FREE of charge. A new timetable will be available yet this week, bringing extra classes, we hope you all enjoy! Osss
Last Sunday IMBJJ massive went to Gillingham, Kent for one more edition of TUFF Grappling Challenge. Our Brighton based team had also support from our recently new affiliates from Guildford and Haywards Heath. The competition was tough, clubs especially from London came strongly well prepared and with a nice crowd behind them. These plus great matches made a great atmosphere inside and outside the mats.
Personally for us, another great day at the office. Thanks to a hard work and effort put on practise by every member of the team – we had done very well! We reached the TOP 3 on team’s results once again! It shows that we are in the right way and we got to keep it up. It’s hard getting there, even harder to hold.
Congrats to every member of Ivam Maciel Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team! Check out results, photos and videos below.
1ST: Carlson Gracie Team = 151
2ND: London Shoot = 81
3RD: Ivam Maciel BJJ = 65
1st Yutah- London shootfighters
2nd Amy Richold- Ivam Maciel BJJ Haywards Heath
Female/adult/white middle -69kg
1st Clarissa Thompson- CIA Paulista
2nd Nikita Mayfield- Ivam Maciel BJJ Brighton
Male/Adult/White/Middle – 82.3kg
1st Joe Gilmartin – Ivam Maciel BJJ Guildford
2nd Jose Baena – Ivam Maciel BJJ Brighton
3rd Marcus Luxton – Ivam Maciel BJJ Guildford
White masters ultra-heavy +100.5
1st Abdulraheem bigz- submission fighters
2nd David Rintal- Ivam Maciel BJJ Brighton
3rd Lutaz Nojai- londonshoot
White superfeather adult -64kg
1st Parv Marway- londonshoot
2nd James Davis - Ivam Maciel BJJ Brighton
3rd Jake Schofield- Gracie Barra Essex
1st Charles Francis- londonshoot
2nd Fraser Cook- Ivam Maciel BJJ Brighton
3rd Sebastian nadal- Carlson Gracie team
1st Miguel Santos- Ivam Maciel BJJ Brighton
2nd Luke Lofters – ninenine
3rd Justin mcgibbon- Ivam Maciel BJJ Brighton
1st Jamie Henderson- Carlson Gracie Revolution team
2nd Tim Clemens- Ivam Maciel BJJ Brighton
3rd Adam Larkin- the MMA clinic
1st jacek Krawczyk- Ivam Maciel BJJ Brighton
2nd Adam baggaley- Carlson Gracie Essex
1st josh turner- Carlson Gracie
2nd Sam Samogh- Ivam Maciel BJJ Brighton
3rd Lewis renney- CFS BJJ
1st Julian adjane- Ivam Maciel BJJ Brighton
2nd Richard loureiro- Carlson Gracie
Male senior 2/ blue light – 76kg
1st Kevin layne- nova geraca
2nd Simon staples- Ivam Maciel BJJ Brighton
Marcelo Horikawa at BJJ Academy
We are very pleased to welcome to BJJ Academy, Marcelo Horikawa, Black Belt under Eduardo Brigadeiro. Marcelo used to be coach Ivam Maciel’s team-mate when they both started training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, back in the days in Brazil. Marcelo will be spending a few weeks training and finishing his camp for his MMA fight at SnA in Portsmouth on March 9th. Coach Ivam says: “It’s a pleasure to have a great friend of mine, who has grown up in this sport with me, today at my Dojo meeting my students and training with them. I always talk about having roots, It’s important not to forget where you came from and this shows how special that is. Marcelo and I started training together in the same place where we still go back and train today. Every time I go to Brazil I visit there, and now it’s a pleasure to welcome my old team-mate to my own Academy. It’s priceless”.
De La Riva Interview
We are preparing something very special for next week, an interview with Mestre Ricardo De La Riva specially for BJJ Academy’s students. Coming soon!
Last Sunday coach Ivam Maciel made his first visit to Guildford Martial Arts Academy for a two hour class. We are teaching BJJ there twice a week with Justin Mcgibon. The club is growing well and the level is really good and we are expecting great things from Guildford BJJ Team. Keep it up!
We are very pleased with the number of ladies starting in Jiu Jitsu recently at BJJ Academy. They are attending to our Beginners Program (MON-WED-FRI at 6pm) which is ideal for all women looking to begin their martial arts journey; absolutely no experience is required, just an open mind and the desire to get FIT in the process!
Our primary goal is straight-to-the-point and simple: To significantly improve your conditioning, strength and flexibility in order to provide you with the confidence and fitness-level necessary for successful, realistic and effective martial arts training. Students will learn numerous and practical self-defence applications; drills and exercises to promote body coordination; introductory aspects of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition; the relevance of BJJ training for women with minimal or no experience.
Of course, a positive and encouraging team-oriented environment is of paramount importance to us. We believe that this focus is what makes us truly unique at IM BJJ Academy. Our classes are energetically-driven, motivational and (with your consistency) progressive. No need to be shy, nor to worry about not knowing what to do, we will demonstrate everything and ensure that YOU WILL SEE RESULTS! Once again, the key is an open mind and the DESIRE to take your fitness and skills to an exciting next level.
Please contact us today on 01273 411486 if you think you are ready to take it to the next level. Classes are taught by 1st Degree BJJ Black Belt, Professor Ivam Maciel, from Curitiba, Brazil. You will learn straight from the source!
The weekend brought us a freezing surprise: Loads of snow and temperatures below 0º. Never mind, we still up for a lot of rolling (no excuses) and we done great sessions! We opened normally on Friday (despite the heavy snow) and had busy classes – specially beginners. On Saturday as previously arranged we traveled 100 miles west to Alex De Souza’s for a 2 hour session with his boys at De Souza Dojo. Great training, hard sparring. Once on the mat you will definitely forget what’s going on outside. Snow? yes. Excuse for not training? Nooooooo!
See you on the mat!
Join Ivam Maciel BJJ today!
We are very excited about our three first weeks of 2013. The training sessions are busy, loads of new faces joining the team. We already have the first competition planed, so, we will be already training even harder!
If you are beginner and are wondering if we have space or class for you, the answer is YES! Our beginner class is the busiest class on our schedule, you will be most welcome to start your journey in BJJ as soon you step intro our Dojo. You will make friends by interacting with people, get fit, add more confidence to your day to day basis… The benefits of adding jiu-jitsu to your life will be endless.
Join us today! Call 01273 411486 or came straight to our Dojo in Hove!
Christmas and New Year’s opening times
Monday 24th Christmas Eve – Closed
Tuesday 25th Christmas Day – Closed
Wednesday 26th Boxing Day – Open Mat session – 4pm
Thursday 27th December – Normal hours
Monday 31st New Years Eve – Closed
Tuesday 1st January – Closed
from Wednesday 2nd January – Normal hours
Click here to see full timetable
Once again in 2012 we had full house for our last event of the year. What a great year for our team. It has been amazing so far. Looking back, we had the legend himself Ricardo De La Riva for a visit earlier in May. In August we had the pleasure to welcome Vitor Shaolin for a BJJ/MMA seminar, which has also started our MMA classes.
In competitions our students represented well showing that we are in the right way. White, blue and purple belts doing the homework and the results show our competitive side in all those belts. It makes believe that the future is definitely bright.
Our team is growing in number, but, also in experience. Last Saturday, our grading went to another level. Our first ever (in-house) brown belt! Congrats to Edward Wynn who got awarded his belt after over 3 years as purple belt. As well as Ed, congratulations to the 2012 IMBJJ Academy Blue Belts: Rich Hill, Jurijs Lapainis, Jacek Krawczyk, Mick Griftins, Frazer Cook, Tim Clemens and Joe Pepa.
All those results in 2012 shows that, hard works pays off!
From coach Ivam Maciel and all BJJ Academy crew, have a good Christimas and great 2013!