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!
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!
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