MMA: coming up at Ivam Maciel’s Dojo in October!
We are very excited about our new classes in October. Our team is already working hard to get everything sorted to offer great training also in Mixed Martial Arts. New equipments, new clothing, even our logo got up to date! The official timetable should be out by beginning of September. It will bring at least 5 extra classes per week. A lot more coming up soon. Watch this space!
To attend requests, we will extend our July promotion until the end of this month. Join us and get your uniform (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gi + belt) absolutely FREE! To participate you will have to mention the password ‘ARTE-SUAVE’ when you join. But hurry, first come first served!
We are looking forward to see you on the mats.
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
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!
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
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!
The BJJ Academy will be opening this weekend! Check below the opening times, all members, any belt as well as non-members are welcome.
GOOD FRIDAY –> Open Mats from 6 to 8pm
SATURDAY –> Open Mats from 12 to 2pm
SUNDAY –> Easter, closed.
EASTER MONDAY –> Open Mats from 6 to 8pm
If still any question please give us a call 01273 411486 have a good one! Oss!
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.