Monday, October 20, 2014

Huge congratulations to Vitor Shaolin on his victory at World Jiu Jitsu Expo

On 10.18.14, Vitor Shaolin was in the main event for a superfight with Nino Schembri.

Both are former champions who now run successful academies in America.

Shaolin was able to come out victorious with a score of 8-0.

Jiu-Jitsu Global Federation had this to say about the fight :

"This match was scheduled for 15 minutes under IBJJF rules.  In the final super fight of the night, Vitor "Shaolin" strategically pulled Nino into his classic half-guard position with the one knee shield.  During the many half-guard passing attempts by Nino, Vitor went on the attack to make the first sweep in typical Shaolin fashion quickly transitioning from the half-guard sweep position to a standing takedown gaining the first 2 points.  The rest of the match was mostly closed guard action for Nino having Shaolin opening and attempting to pass.  Vitor racked up points in the stand up position with additional takedowns.  The final score after 15 minutes was 8 to 0 with Shaolin's hand going up by the referee."


Photo Credit: Gracie Mag for both pictures
Also, big congratulations to Shaolin's good friend Robson Moura who was able to win in the co-main event with a beautiful choke.
For those of you who have been training in the main academy, you may have taken a few classes with guest instructor Caju. Caju flew out to California with Shaolin and competed in the Long Beach Open where he won his division.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Congratulations to all who tested today!

We are so proud to have such a talented and supportive family at VSBJJA. And a special shout out to all those from Bronx Jiu Jitsu who shared in the celebration! Congratulations on a job well done and a belt well deserved. Let's keep training hard and keep taking it to the next level! 
Check out the rest of the pictures below!

VSBJJA Belt Test Oct 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014

Check out VSBJJA's very own Stan Parish!

Purple belt and long time student and friend of Vitor Shaolin's BJJ Academy, Stan Parish, is very dapper in Harry's Magazine, Five O' Clock!

Check out the article below:

The Method: Stan Parish

Contributors: (Author) (Photographer/Illustrator)

Monday, September 15, 2014

IBJJF Rules Seminar at Vitor Shaolin's Academy -- 9.26.14

Hey guys, we are happy to announce that the main academy will be hosting the IBJJF Rules Seminar.

At Vitor Shaolin's academy, we abide by the rules set by the IBJJF. For safety purposes, some things are deemed illegal so if you are ever wondering what to do or not to do, this will be a good opportunity for you.

Hope to see you guys there!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Self Defense Seminar

Hey guys,

Last week Shlomi conducted an amazing self defense seminar. It dealt with awareness as well as knife and gun defense.

Shlomi is a very well rounded martial artist who has been training for over 30 years and we were lucky enough to have him share some of his techniques with us.

Here are some photos:

In the end of the seminar, in front of over 40 of those in attendance, Shaolin suprised Shlomi with a brown belt! Those who have trained with him know how well deserved it is. 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

World Jiu-Jitsu Expo 2014: Shaolin faces Nino Schembri in a superfight of Jiu-Jitsu legends

Hey guys, Shaolin is back to competing. This time in a super fight against legendary fighter Nino Schembri. Shaolin and Nino are BJJ fighters who also were successful in MMA and have since opened up academies to continue their legacies.

This superfight will be at the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo in California.

For more info, take a look at this link from GracieMag below,

Monday, July 21, 2014

New York Summer Open -- Results

On 7.19.14, the IBJJF held their New York Summer Open

Several athletes from the academy did well.

Charles "Chuck" Christy
Erika Taggart
Andres Poveda

Folana Miller
Hannah McGuckin

Yanitza Osorio