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
Bring your mate, join together!
If you are looking to join our club, this is specially for you. As we do every month, we are offering a great deal for new members. If you and a friend join us this month, both of you will get our Silver Membership for only £65 rather than £75! It’s is a huge saving. Over the year, up to £120off per person. And don’t forget, from Monday, October 5th we start our new timetable with MMA and No-Gi classes, this membership includes all classes!
Hurry, there are only 6 memberships available on this deal. £65 for unlimited classes!
Vitor Shaolin Seminar / Brazilian Jiu Jitsu / MMA / No-Gi
Less than 10 days for Vitor Shaolin Seminar. We are SOLD OUT! A few people haven’t confirmed the payment yet, so, if you are one of them, please pay ASAP to avoid disappointment.
We are also getting ready for Dorset and Hants BJJ Comp. From our team, there are over 15 names already confirmed! We expect to reach at least 20 names for hopefully as well as the medals get one of the trophies back home! Let’s train hard, this is one the best competitions in the calendar, the team needs you, together we are stronger!
Last Saturday our team went to one of the best tournaments in the UK: Bournemouth Open. This year again the organizer Alex De Souza and his crew done a fantastic job from the beginning to the end, great atmosphere, good schedule with fights happening exactly as announced previously on their website and much more. There were over 300 competitors from the UK and abroad which increased the level of the competition. BJJ Academy once again represented Brighton and East Sussex, and despite having few athletes out due to injuries and other commitments, we manage to get to Bournemouth with 6 competitors (3 white and 3 blue belts). The result was good, at the end four of our athletes manage to the to the podium. Check out bellow few pictures, videos and the official result.
Jacek Krawczyk – White Belt – Medium Heavy – Gold
Simon Williamson – White Belt – Heavy – Silver
Simon Staples – White Belt – Feather – Silver
Lee Wright - Blue Belt – Medium Heavy – Bronze
This is a phase which all BJJ’s practitioners should know. The translation to English would be something like: “Only Jiu Jitsu saves you”. I’m not sure who exactly created this expression, however for the Brazilians (BJJ guys) it became very special, and the symbol for this was Minotauro Nogueira. Big Nog used to get beaten up during all fight and came back at the end with some sick submission to win the fight (Rocky Balboa style), like those of his fights back in Pride against Bob Sapp and maybe the most important at the time: Against Mirko Cro Cop when Mirko was on top of his game knocking people out with some crazy high kicks. Triangles and Arm-bars, it was maybe the most special time for BJJ in MMA beside Royce Gracie’s UFC’s victories.
So, this is the meaning for the “Só o Jiu Jitsu Salva”, check out the video below, it shows our head-coach Ivam Maciel on his second professional MMA fight using pure BJJ to end that fight: Only Jiu Jitsu saves you!
See you on the mats!
Last Wednesday evening, the BJJ Academy team had the honor to receive the 6th Degree Black Belt Ricardo De La Riva. The seminar was held at MSMAS in Haywards Heath and it was a great 3 hour master-class with full squad on the mats. Alongside De La Riva, we had also the visit of 4th Degree Black Belt Leonardo Specterow, who’s De La Riva’s long time student and friend. Another special guest on the mats was Sensei Roger Payne, who supported once again IMBJJ Team and helped us to make this amazing evening happen. Thanks to all students who made it, your support is much appreciated, it encourage’s our crew to keep bringing seminars and looking forward for more events at your BJJ Academy. More pictures to follow next week. Oss!
We made little changes on the timetable regarding the morning classes:
From today (Monday-May 21st) morning classes are at 10am (every Monday-Wednesday-Friday)
Once again we are working together with our students to improve our timetable and training sessions. The aim is to make things even better for those who live far from the gym. Now they can put together two sessions (10am and 12pm) and make the most of it. At least 3 hours of pure BJJ training!
De La Riva Seminar
Last few days to confirm you entry on the most wanted seminar of the year. Train with the legend himself! Don’t miss this opportunity!
Meet and train with the legend Ricardo De La Riva!
BJJ Academy is proud to announce, the 6th Degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt’s Seminar late this month at our Dojo. He is one of the most creative guard players in BJJ, having created the the famous “De La Riva” guard having also become an important instructor with several important black belts under his tutelage such as Rodrigo and Rogerio Nogueira, Eduardo Brigadeiro, Walter “Broca” and many others.
De La Riva in Detail
Full Name: Ricardo De La Riva Goded.
Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Ricardo De La Riva
Most Famous Fight: was against Royler Gracie for the “Cantão Cup”, were Ricardo won sweeping the Gracie Master with his trademark guard. This was Royler Gracie’s first competitive defeat as a Black Belt.
Favourite Technique/Position: De La Riva Guard.
Weight Category: Super Featherweight (64Kg – 141lbs).
When: Wednesday, 30th of May, due to start at 7.30pm
Where: BJJ Academy Dojo (90 Boundary Road, BN3 7GA – Hove)
Investment: £40 (discounted) before 23/05 and £45 (full price) after 23/05
How to buy: At BJJ Academy reception or http://delariva.eventbrite.co.uk
Info / Private Lessons: 01273 411486 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are the results of our 3rd In-House Tournament. This competition was once again a great success. Congrats and thanks to everyone who made part of it. Our goal on those in-house comps is to get the team ready for the bigger events, talk and learn about the rules and also add a bit of experience.. We hope that it has been achieved.
Check it out below, results & photos… Just a quick remind, Saturday 16th of June we will be attending the Bournemouth BJJ Open, the training for this competition has just started…
White Belt / Lightweight
Champion: Bobby Winder
2nd Jon Fitzgerald
3rd Paul Marsat
White Belt / Middleweight
Champion: Simon Williamsom
2nd Martin Aragona
3rd Joseph Pepa
White Belt / Heavyweight
Champion: Gavin Hanmer
2nd Hussein Seis
3rd Andy Taylor
Blue Belt / Absolute
Champion: Justin Mcgibon
2nd Dan Lepadatu
3rd Simon Figah
Five days until our 3rd In-House competition. All the brackets and timetable will be done by Friday. If you haven’t signed up yet, do it ASAP. Download the app form below and deliver at the reception. You have until Wednesday to do it.
Members and non-members who are not competing, still welcome to come along to watch. It will be a good day!
If you live in the Brighton area and are looking to start a martial arts program for you or your children, BJJ Academy is definitely the place. With a full time Dojo we offer over 20 classes per week, you’ll be amazed at all you can accomplish in short period of time training the worlds most efficient martial art: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.