Posted on August 19, 2013

Julio “Foca” Fernandez BJJ Camp October 2013

Julio “Foca” Fernandez, Eric’s instructor & 6th Degree Black Belt under Carlson Gracie, will be traveling to Richmond to offer a weekend camp at Richmond BJJ Academy October 11-13.  The camp will be Friday night, all day Saturday, and half of the day on Sunday.  Mark your calendars now and be ready to reserve your spot.  This camp WILL sell out fast with only 30 spots available.  Sign-ups start Monday, August 12th! 

January 2013 News

Richmond BJJ Academy 11 Year Anniversary

On Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013, our Academy celebrated our 11th Anniversary! 
We had packed Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes, as well as a brief speech by Head Instructor Eric Burdo, a group photo, and Academy Manager Liz Sussan even baked a wonderful cake for the students and staff! Richmond BJJ Academy student Brian Rule filmed the BJJ class, and we have just released a 2nd Technique of the Month video with the footage! Our Bonus Technique of the Month video and January Technique of the Month video are linked below in the newsletter.

Training Focus

With the New Year upon us, now is a great time to focus on our goals for 2013.  Whether it be to train more and/or be more consistent with training, get in better shape, eat a more healthy diet, be a better & to be a more supportive training partner to your teammates, work toward achieving a higher rank, and/or setting competition goals, now is the time to plan out how you can achieve those goals.  Eric, and the rest of the staff at Richmond BJJ Academy would love to hear from you and be a part in helping you.  Our Academy strives to be a positive, healthy part in our students’ lives.  Please plan out a course of action, touch base with our Instructors, and let us help you!  Every action starts with a thought.  Thoughts become actions, and actions produce results!

Congratulations to Promoted Students

Promotions are evidence that hard work and consistency pay off. Congratulations to the following students who were promoted to Blue Belt in December: Anh Vuong, “Big” Jon Antonelli, Matt Tracy, Lance Patel, & Ahmad Fanahi.

Women’s BJJ

Women’s BJJ classes are offered twice a month on Saturdays from 1-3 pm.  In January, the classes were offered on January 5th & 12th.

Richmond BJJ Academy is also hosting a women’s open mat on Saturday, January 19th from 1-3 pm.  This event is open to any woman, regardless of affiliation, and is totally free of charge.  We are expecting 20-30 women, including women from North Carolina and Maryland, to attend for the opportunity to train with a large group of women.

Julio “Foca” Fernandez Seminar Dec. 8, 2012

Julio “Foca” Fernandez taught another spectacular seminar on Saturday, Dec. 8th at the Richmond BJJ Academy.   Julio started the seminar with self-defense positions, and then showed guard passing, guard attacks, and specifically some omoplata attacks.

At the seminar, Eric Burdo promoted Anh Vuong, Jon Antonelli, Matt Tracy, Ahmad Fanahi, and Lance Patel to Blue Belt.  Congratulations to these students!

Click here to see photos from the seminar and the promotions.

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