Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Big Apple BJJ Open : 5.17.14 -- Save the date!

Hey guys,

The Big Apple BJJ Open is happening again!

When: May 17, 2014

Where: 122 Amsterdam ave. New York, New York 10023 (Martin Luther King High School)

Contact Info:


Monday, February 17, 2014

Something Old + Something New

Something from the past accompanies something brand new.

First, lets go back in time to when Shaolin fought Paulo Filho in a blue belt absolute division.

Thanks to GracieMag for the article!

Next, Shaolin had a huge turnout to his new school in New Jersey -- BrawlHouse (

Thank you to everyone who showed up, here are a couple of pictures:



Monday, February 3, 2014

Nova Uniao + Arm Triangle

The arm triangle is a submission that many members of Nova Uniao have had success with.

These days, the major standouts of Nova Uniao in MMA are such names as Jose Aldo, Marcos Loro, Renan Barao and Marlon Sandro.

A few years ago, Vitor Shaolin had quite a few submission victories with the arm triangle choke. It is very simple, and very effective.

Take a look at This Article (Click Here) to read about some history as well as see examples of Shaolin using the arm triangle in some of his fights.

Enjoy, and we hope your training in the new year is going well!


Monday, January 20, 2014

Huge Congratulations to Association Member Dave Tester!

Dave Tester has been training in the martial arts for over 35 years. He is a well rounded martial artist who holds black belts in several different martial arts including Tae Kwon Do, Kempo Karate, Ki Do Kwan as well as Ao Denkou Kai Jitsu.

To add to his already impressive resume, Dave recently attained his black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Vitor Shaolin.

Dave has been training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since the year 2000, and has joined Vitor Shaolin's affiliation in 2009.

We send Dave a huge congratulations and know that he will be representing well with his new belt.

To learn about Dave and his academy, please visit the website below:

If you are ever in Ohio, make sure to stop by!


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

5 BJJ Practitioners which every white belt should know : Vitor Shaolin

Shaolin was featured as one of the 5 practitioners of the sport that should be known.

Thank you to BJJ Rants for this article, which is composed of some interesting videos as well as pictures. Please check it out below!

Click here for the article!


Thursday, January 9, 2014

Winter Series is back at VSBJJA

We hope you join us for our Winter Series. For more info, you can visit the front desk or call the school at 212.957.4045.


Thursday, January 2, 2014

Vitor Shaolin BJJ Academy featured in Fight & Life Japanese Martial Arts Magazine

In this month's issue of famous Japanese Martial Arts Magazine Fight + Life, Shaolin has four pages dedicated to pictures and interviews about his NYC Academy.
Having many fights in Japan, Shaolin is well respected over there and we are very proud to be in this magazine. If you speak Japanese, be sure to pick up a copy!

Monday, December 30, 2013

New Blue, Purple and Brown Belts -- Big month!

Hey guys,

We  had a huge month with two very successful belt tests here at the home academy. We now have many new blue, purple and brown belts.

Take a look at some of the pictures below!