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! 

August 2013 News

Julio Fernandez BJJ Camp Oct. 11-13

Julio “Foca” Fernandez, Eric’s instructor & 6th Degree Black Belt under Carlson Gracie, will be traveling to Richmond to offer a weekend campat 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! 

Congrats to Jake Majeski

Congratulations to Richmond BJJ Academy student Jake Majeski for his fantastic performance at the US Grappling Grapplemania XVI in Henderson, North Carolina on July 20th! Jake won five of six matches– four of the wins by submission! Jake won a Gold Medal in his No-Gi division, and Silver in his Gi division! We’re proud of you Jake!

Women’s BJJ

Women’s BJJ classes are offered twice a month on Saturdays from 1-3 pm.  We had a 2-month hiatus in the summer but classes will resume in September.

The Mid-Atlantic Grappling Girls open mat series had a well-attended event in Virginia Beach on August 3rd.  The next event will be in Maryland in September.  Go here on Facebook to stay up-to-date on the open mats.  The open mats are always free, and open to any woman, regardless of affiliation or experience level.

August 2013 Technique of the Month Video: De La Riva Guard Back Take

We are excited to share a fantastic back take from the De La Riva guard, which is a continuation of last month’s technique of the month video.

Check out the July 2013 Richmond BJJ Academy Technique of the Month video first: click here to watch.

Drill this back take a lot and you will be surprising your training partners and opponents in no time!
These De La Riva guard positions are must-haves, for beginners and advanced Jiu-Jitsu players alike!

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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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