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 email@example.com
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.
I will list bellow why I believe the BJJ Academy is the ideal place to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Sussex:
When you are looking to start learn something, your first concern should be the legitimacy and experience of the school where you will be learning from. You should be looking for a school with a certified Black Belt instructor on hand who teaches regular classes and has done so for some time. The practice of people teaching at lower ranks was a necessity about five years ago due to a high demand and so few Black Belts to teach the art, but at this point in time, most areas of the UK have Black Belt instructors within a reasonable distance. Another important thing about learning from a Black Belt as opposed to lower ranking people aside from the obvious issue of experience and ability to give rank when deserved is that you want to be your teacher’s student, not his training partner. People under the rank of black belt are still working on personal goals and may be a better training partner than teacher.
The BJJ Academy is the only place in Brighton where you will find a Brazilian-born, BJJ 1st Degree Black Belt: Professor Ivam Maciel, from Curitiba, Brazil. Ivam has over twelve years of experience. Has been training also in Vale-Tudo and Muay-Thai under the UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva. Inside the octagon (MMA) Ivam’s professional record is 4-0-0, with three fights finished with his signature move: Triangle.
Well, nothing better to learn from a Master straight from the source!
FULL TIME DOJO
Our timetable is flexible, no matter if you work shifts, you can always fit one training session to your schedule, the BJJ Academy will be your second home. From Sunday 1st of April, we will start our new timetable. It will be over 20 classes per week available, inclusive on Sundays! The Dojo is opened 7 days per week, 12 hours per day!
BJJ Academy is also a great place for kids! If you’re looking for something fun, educational and constructive to keep your kids out of trouble after school, you should look into our Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Your kids will be entertained but they’ll also learn valuable life skills that they’ll never be without, so there is no reason why you shouldn’t get your kids involved in martial arts today!
BJJ ACADEMY WELCOMES ANY AGE
We have students of all ages from all walks of life, and each one of them will gladly tell you how the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has changed their outlook on life for the better. Children and young adults learn how to socialize with other kids in a healthy way, learning about the right way to deal with competition and other issues they may face as kids. Martial arts can literally help change anyone for the better, but you don’t know that until you give it a shot. Call 01273 411486 and JOIN THE CLUB TODAY!
We had a busy start of the year at BJJ Academy. New faces, new blue belts, new website and of course, our Dojo got improved the inside space. The atmosphere during the classes is better than it’s ever been, everyone learning, sharing new techniques and having a good time.
In February the BJJ Academy wants to welcome you, who are thinking to start new sport activity. To show how much we care and support about your decision, we will give you your starter pack (kimono + belt) absolutely free (saving £80).
Start training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu today! This promotion is valid for the first five (5) people who sign for our silver membership. More info call BJJ Academy 01273 411486
Have a great week, roll on!
Three weeks already gone intro 2012. Have you started your New Year’s resolution yet? If your as many other’s New Year’s resolution is to start a new sport activity or simple: get fit, I will tell you what you should “have a go”: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the world’s fastest growing martial art. Let’s find out how to get there!
FIRST STEP: It is important to find the right school. Your first concern should be the legitimacy and experience of the school’s instructor. You should be looking for a school with a certified Black Belt instructor on hand who teaches regular classes and has done so for some time. The practice of people teaching at lower ranks was a necessity about five years ago due to a high demand and so few Black Belts to teach the art, but at this point in time, most areas of the UK have Black Belt instructors within a reasonable distance. Another important thing about learning from a Black Belt as opposed to lower ranking people aside from the obvious issue of experience and ability to give rank when deserved is that you want to be your teacher’s student, not his training partner. People under the rank of black belt are still working on personal goals and may be a better training partner than teacher.
SECOND STEP: Make sure the school has good mats and good people. No egos or bad attitudes; the students are a reflection of the teacher. If you feel like the students are going too hard on you, they probably are and you shouldn’t go back. People more experienced than you ‘beat’ you at some point; after doing so they should show you how they did it so that you can learn and progress. Remember that you are there to learn, not get hurt; it would be ironic to get hurt trying to learn Self Defense.
STEP THREE: Go for it! Done your researches now is time to find out if BJJ is for you! I would recommend at least 5 classes to start with. As everything in the life, the beginning may be a bit difficult, but give the chance for things to happen!
Good luck and have a good roll!
This is Natalie, I hope you like the BJJ Academy’s new website! From now on, watch this space!! I will be with you every week talking about what’s happening on the combat sport, specially BJJ and MMA world.
First of all, I would like to congrats our head-coach at BJJ Academy, Ivam Maciel for his 1st stripe on his Black Belt, received at De La Riva HQ in Ipanema, Rio from the legendary Ricardo De La Riva and Eduardo Brigadeiro. Also during his time in Brazil, Ivam spent time training in his hometown (the Brazilian MMA’s capital) Curitiba, getting back to the roots!
Congrats to Ivam and, this is one more reason why you should come down to BJJ Academy to train with “The Coach!”
Official IBJJF/CBJJ Referee & Rules course
As you all should know, the IBJJF has changed few rules on the game this year. If you want to see what has changed and understand a bit more of competition and general rules, don’t miss out the Referee & Rules course. It’s a “must have” at any BJJ practitioner’s CV! It will be hold by Muzio de Angelis, IBJJF Vice president of Referee department. More info below!
19,Ebenezer Street,London N1 7LU, London, United Kingdom
Sunday, January 22, 2012 / From 10:30am until 3:00pm
OPEN TO ALL BELTS!
Official IBJJF certificate for Purple, Brown and Black Belts.
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07966364927