We are excited to share a simple and extremely effective way to transition to the mount from the side control. When you can’t find a way across the stomach, you can redirect your opponent’s hips and legs away from you, and weave your legs in for a clear path to the mount position!
Good training to you!
2nd Degree Black Belt
Richmond BJJ Academy, Richmond, VA
We are excited to share a sprawling half-guard pass that will give you the opportunity to transition directly to the mount! This series works both with or without the gi!
This is a must-have attack for beginners, and advanced students alike.
Drill this technique a lot, and you will be surprising your training partners and opponents in no time!
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January 2nd, 2013 is our 11th Anniversary! As a part of our celebration, we have released a 2nd technique of the month video, filmed at one of our group classes. Starting with a nice closed guard sweep (when your opponent stands up to open and pass your guard), this video shows four different options from the sweep:
1) Achieve the Mount
2) Attack and Armlock
3) Attack a Triangle Choke
4) Attack an Omoplata (Shoulder Lock)
This video has a lot of great details, we hope you enjoy it!
Julio “Foca” Fernandez Seminar Dec. 8th
On Saturday, December 8th, Julio “Foca” Fernandez, Eric Burdo’s instructor and the co-head of BJJ Revolution Team, will be returning to Richmond BJJ Academy to teach another stellar seminar. This will be the biggest event at Richmond BJJ Academy this year, and a great way to end our 10th year as an Academy! Come and learn from a legend! Julio’s bio is here. Read how he started BJJ and how he received his nickname “Foca”.
Saturday, December 8th, 11 am to 2 pm
Promotions Ceremony starts at 2 pm
$60 pre-pay by Dec. 1st, $70 after Dec. 1st
Contact Liz@RichmondBJJ.com to register and arrange payment.
IBJJF US Nationals, Pan No-Gi, & Atlanta Open Results
Congratulations to Shane O’Hara and Liz Sussan who competed at the IBJJF American Nationals in LA in September. Shane took home a Silver in Blue Belt No-Gi and Liz took home a Bronze in the Gi at Purple Belt.
Congratulations to Shane O’Hara and Brett Millea for competing at both the IBJJF Atlanta Open and the Pan No-Gi tournament in September. Shane took home a Bronze medal in his Blue Belt divison at the Pan No-Gi in New York. That means with 51 people in his division, he’s was in the top 3!
October 27th: US Grappling Virginia Beach (Richmond BJJ Academy will be open that Saturday)
December 1st: US Grappling Richmond Submission Only (Ashland, VA) (Richmond BJJ Academy will be closed that Saturday)
George Pendergrass Class Tournament Results
Matt Tracy: Gold Intermediate No-Gi Medium Heavy, Gold White Belt Medium Heavy
Brett Millea: Gold Brown Belt Lightweight
Andrew Smith: Gold 30+ No-Gi Advanced Absolute
Intensive Positional Study at Richmond BJJ Academy in October: The Mount Position
October’s subject will be Mount. We will work on achieving mount, maintaining mount, and attacking from mount. We will sharpen our attacks, and link them together to be at our most dangerous!
Week 1: Thursday, October 4th from 7-9 pm
Week 2: Thursday, October 11th from 7-9 pm
Week 3: Thursday, October 18th from 7-9 pm
Week Four: Thursday, October 25th from 7-9 pm