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!
What a week!
Last week Head Coach Ivam Maciel went away for three weeks in Brazil. During this time, the assistant coach Raul Rodrigues is the man in charge for the club. In his first competition as coach and athlete Raul and the team done very well: 4th place at Dorset and Hants BJJ Tournament and for Raul even better: his first Gold as Purple Belt!
Another great individual results for Aftab Miah, Sam Samagh, Jacek Krawczyk, Daniel Cummins, Darel Bushby, Tim Clemens, Tom Bish and Kane Streggles. Congrats to all team who took the challenge and made it, we are already training looking forward for the English Open, early in November.
Ivam Maciel’s trip in Brazil
It’s been a week since our Head Coach Ivam Maciel landed in Brazil for training at his old school in the Parana State. Ivam is training daily under his coach Tyan Donomai and sharing the mats with old team mates. Next week Ivam will land in Rio de Janeiro to train with Ricardo De La Riva and Eduardo Brigadeiro in Copacabana.
Mission given means mission accomplished!
Saturday was a great day at BJJ Academy, it seemed like we were in Brazil! Outside the sun was shining and inside our Dojo were a great bunch of students learning straight from the source, 3x World Champion Vitor Shaolin. Teaching the best of the gentle art and answering all the student’s questions, Vitor also had the time to share the facts and history of his career back in Japan, USA and Brazil… It was brilliant!
At the end of the seminar our team got together once again and headed to Preto Brazilian Steakhouse, where we finished our day having an authentic Brazilian BBQ. Well done to everyone who made it, this encouragement helps us to keep bringing legends of our sport to train with you and provide you with great experiences. We at BJJ Academy hope everyone enjoyed the seminar and we are looking forward for the next one. Who do you want us to bring next?!
Mission given means mission accomplished!
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!
Bad Boy now sponsors Ivam Maciel BJJ Academy
We are delighted to announce our new sponsor: Bad Boy, one of the pioneers in the sport will be now supporting our MMA and BJJ team. It’s a big step for our Academy, it shows how much we are growing over the years. It’s a priviledge to have someone like Bad Boy to associate it’s brand with us. Hard work pays off!
Vitor Shaolin Seminar
Less than four weeks for the master class in BJJ and MMA with the phenom Vitor Shaolin. This seminar will bring much more surprises. It will definitely be unforgettable, more news to come soon. Sign up today don’t miss out this great opportunity!
After the huge success of De La Riva’s seminar, BJJ Academy brings to Brighton another notorious BJJ artist: 4x BJJ Worlds and MMA Champion Vitor Shaolin Ribeiro.
Vitor Shaolin (born February 24, 1979 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) specialist and mixed martial artist (MMA). He holds a professional MMA record of 20 wins and 5 losses.
Shaolin has won the CBJJ Mundials (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championship) four times, once as a purple belt in 1996 and three times as a black belt in three consecutive years (1999, 2000, and 2001). He competed in the ADCC World Championship, the most prestigious no gi grappling competition in the world in 2000 and 2003.
For many years Shaolin was considered one of the best lightweights in MMA. He has fought several organizations all over the world, including Shooto Japan, Shooto Hawaii, Rumble on the Rock (Hawaii), Cage Rage (England), and K-1 HERO’S (Japan). He has held the Shooto welterweight (154 lb) title, as well as the Cage Rage World lightweight championship.
Don’t miss this out. This is high recommended chance to write a new chapter in your BJJ life experience.
When: Saturday, 15th of September 2012
Schedule: BJJ at 1pm and MMA from 2pm
Where: BJJ Academy Dojo (90 Boundary Road, BN3 7GA – Brighton)
Investment: £20 for members and £35 non-members
Info / Private Lessons: 01273 411486 or firstname.lastname@example.org