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!


Thursday, December 19, 2013

New Purples and Blues...

The past belt test was a big success. Candidates now had to show some new physical activities in order to pass the test. Everyone trained hard for this test and it showed!

Welcome to the new belt, let's keep at it!

Shaolin with the recent graduates

Training partners who came to support

Friday, December 13, 2013

Vitor Shaolin Academy at Long Island Pride

We sent out a few competitors to Long Island Pride this past weekend and a few medals were brought back!

We even got first place in the female division, to read more about it you can read about it on GracieMag:

Thank you to everyone who fought, win or lose, we are very proud of everyone.


Friday, November 22, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Some tips about self defense and self awareness regarding the new "Knockout Game" from Vitor Shaolin.

Guys, please watch this video. This is in reference to the new "Knockout Game" that is causing great harm to innocent civilians around New York and New Jersey. This game is also spreading to other states and areas so please be aware.

You can read more about the game here,


Friday, November 8, 2013

Save the date! November 23 + 24 Tacfit Workshop and Certification

If you ever wanted to enhance your strength and conditioning, you have a great opportunity to do so now. Tacfit is a revolutionary system which will help you attain your goals.

There is a certification course as well as a seminar, for more info on either or to RSVP to attend, please email


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

November is a big month for VSBJJA fighters and affiliates:

November is right around the corner and we are anticipating a great month of fights.

On November 9, well rounded Ryan LaFlare out of Long Island MMA is fighting in the UFC. Ryan is not only one of the toughest guys in the sport but also one of the nicest. We will be cheering for him!

You can watch his fight on FOX, for the full card (he will be on the main event), check out :

You can also read about Ryan here:

On November 15, VSBJJA student Sergio Da Silva will be making his Bellator debut. Sergio has been training for several years under Vitor Shaolin and Marcos Loro, and has been training MMA with Long Island MMA to prepare for this fight. He will be fighting at 135 on the preliminay card.

On the same date, VSBJJA instructor Marcos Loro is making his return to New Jersey to fight in Bellator. Loro is coming off a TKO victory in Brazil, and we are very happy that he is fighting in New Jersey again so that we can come support him. The fights will be at Revel in Atlantic City.

To view Loro's biography and highlight, check out:

If you would like to support the fighters you can purchase tickets on ticketmaster or talk to the fighters personally.



Go to the above link of the fightcard and press buy tickets.


Monday, October 21, 2013

Huge and successful belt test -- 10.18.13

With over 50 people on the mat, this was one of the biggest belt tests yet!

Everyone testing showed not only a lot of technique, but also a lot of heart.

Shaolin was very proud, and we also want to give a special thank you to association instructors Julio Rivera and Junior Ortega for producing hard working up and comers.

Thank you to everyone for the support! These guys would not be where they are without their training partners!


Monday, October 7, 2013

Titles and Promotions!

Vitor Shaolin accompanied several members of the academy to the annual Masters + Seniors World Championships.

We are happy to report back incredible results, with several medals as well as new belts.

Big congratulations to the following medalists:


Catherine Seto 
Evor Guevarra
Sarah Muhlrad


Angelo Cruz
Jen Sung
Wyman Chu

Catherine, Sarah and Angelo were promoted to purple belt on the podium, congratulations!

The fighters who did not place still made us proud and we are happy they fought hard!


Thursday, October 3, 2013

See what our members are saying about their training at Vitor Shaolin's Home BJJ Academy.
Although new into their training, they are all getting very tough!


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

BJ PENN at Vitor Shaolin's Academy 9.17.2013

Long time friend of Vitor Shaolin, BJ Penn stopped by the academy for a seminar.

The seminar was so popular and sold out so quick that we decided to open up a second session.

Take a look at these pictures, a group shot as well as a picture with instructor Van Allen Flores and Shaolin himself.

Thank you for coming BJ!


Monday, September 16, 2013

Family Day at VSBJJA a huge success!

Hey guys,

We hosted the first ever Family Day in which the whole family got to train together.

It was a huge success that left both the kids and parents smiling.

We also have a brand new Saturday morning kids class, to view the complete schedule please look below:


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Bruno Bastos successful in recent MMA fight, thanks Vitor Shaolin for the cornering.

On August 23, Bruno Bastos of team Nova Uniao was successful in his MMA fight against fellow Jiu Jitsu black belt Gabriel Garcia.

The fight was in Legacy FC and one of Bruno's cornermen was none other than Vitor Shaolin Ribeiro.

GracieMag wrote about this event, which can be found here :


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Team VSBJJA / Nova Uniao NYC at Boston Summer Open

The team did exceptionally well at the IBJJF Boston Summer Open.

Nova Uniao NYC helped the overall team Nova Uniao USA to reach third place out of all the teams competing.

Angelo Cruz
Alex Ecklin
Hannah McGuckin (trains with us as well as our affiliate school Long Island MMA)

Bratislav Glisic
Van Allen Flores
Folana Miller

Christopher Lackhan
Sumit Bose
Russell Martello
Giyeol Tak


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

BJJ New York City : Vitor Shaolin blast from the past picture w/ Leozinho (plus others) !

Take a look at this throwback pictures between two guys who have had some WARS!

Vitor Shaolin teaches BJJ in New York City and Leo Viera has since created an outstanding team named Checkmat.

These two legends both want to have one more fight, and have both expressed interest in this recently.

Also, can you spot any other legends in this picture????

Friday, August 9, 2013

Vitor Shaolin BJJ Seminar in Ohio with Dave Tester -- Success!

Shaolin had nothing but good things to say about Dave Tester and what he is doing with his students in Ohio.

You can view their BJJ program here:

Here are some pictures from the seminar / Belt grading --

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Leo Vieira Wants Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro At Metamoris 3!

Hey guys,

Leo Viera and Vitor Shaolin have had some wars in the past, it would definitely be cool to see them fight again and they both want it.

Check out this interview with Leo from this week:

Monday, July 15, 2013

VSBJJA / Nova Uniao USA at New York Summer Open :

As part of team Nova Uniao USA, we took third overall in the amount of points (113) scored by all competitors. Inching closer and closer to the top spot!

Members from the main academy who medaled included :

Nuno Pereira (Got promoted to Brown Belt by Vitor Shaolin after his incredible performance).
Alex Ecklin

Jen Sung
Andres Poveda

Angelo Cruz
Chris Lackhan

Special shoutout goes to Bronze medal placers Samuel Lard and Hannah McGuckin who train with VSBJJ affiliate schools.

Nuno Pereira getting promoted to Brown Belt with coaches Vitor Shaolin + Marcos Loro

Friday, July 12, 2013

Brand new VSBJJA Women's Classes! Thursday at 7:30

From white to brown, these ladies are training hard!

With the growth of female members in the academy, we have decided to make an exclusive women's class that goes on at 7:30 on Thursday's. (Same time as the master's class).

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Classic Fight : Vitor Shaolin vs. Fernando Terere

Guys, check out this classic matchup between Fernando Terere and Vitor Shaolin. Please enjoy!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Vitor Shaolin vs. Leo Viera!

Guys, this is the breakdown of Vitor Shaolin's classic fight against Leo Viera.

To see the original fight, please follow the link below:

Enjoy, and who knows, perhaps we will see another rematch from them one day!!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Vitor Shaolin vs. Marcus Aurelio Break Down!


In this video, Vitor Shaolin breaks down one of his older fights against Marcus Aurelio.


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Vitor "Shaolin" vs. Marcus Aurelio

Guys, check out this classic matchup between Shaolin and Marcus Aurelio.

On Friday 6/21/13 Shaolin will break down exactly what happened in this fight and the positions that were going on. Check in then!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Classic Fight: Vitor "Shaolin" Riveiro vs. Bruno Fernandes

This is a classic fight with a lot of beautiful transitions and positions happening. On Friday, 6.14.13, Vitor Shaolin himself will be telling everyone about what happened within this fight along with the positions and the strategies that made this match what it was.

Check back Friday!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Big Belt Test -- 6.8.13

Congratulations to both the juniors as well as the adult classes on a superb performance through the belt test.

Everyone worked hard and it showed!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Jiu-Jitsu is simple, but it is not easy!

The seminar was a great success. Thank you to our Italian friends for coming and of course to Federico for showing his positions!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Team VSBJJA at the Big Apple : Results!


The third Big Apple BJJ Open was a huge success. Vitor Shaolin BJJ (VSBJJA) was able to take home the first place team award. It would not be possible without the team work of everyone involved. 

These are the following people who helped the academy take home this award. A big thank you goes out to you for coming out to fight hard, win or lose. To those who did not take home a medal, thank you for coming to fight as well and let's come back to training stronger then ever and fix that for the next Big Apple BJJ Open!

Also, thank you very much to the rest of the teams, including the association members (Omni, Bronx BJJ and Long Island MMA) who came through very strong and competed under their own banner. Their members are not listed here, but many did exceptional. Look out for the official results on the website,, soon.

Amanda Wood
Catherine Seto
 Alex Ecklin
Van Allen Flores
Chris Lackhan
Andres Poveda
Jamaine Manuel
Wyman Chu
Jason Grechanik
Ron Lehman
Shlomi Diana

Sarah Muhlrad
Kelly Devine
Shaun Gumbs
Nuno Pereira
Lukasz Gogolewski
Eric Rabei
Meir Winkelstein
Eric Anthamatten
Russell Martello
Stan Parish
Martin Fahrer
Raul Rodriguez
Ted Blatt

Marcus Kronvquist
Alex Chasteen
Alex Honcharenko
Daniel Lee
Yesenia Batista
Jemsix Ayala
Edison Lopez
Gi Yeol Tak
Mario Hernandez
Charles Christy
Jon Bamel
Hrvoje Kralj
Pedro Escoboza
David Leitas

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Vitor Shaolin in Ohio

Vitor Shaolin flew out to Ohio to do a seminar for Jorge Gurgel. The seminar was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who came, including association members Dave Tester and his students who came to show support.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Vitor Shaolin technique : Butterfly sweep with the lapel. Look inside!

Hey guys,

Check out this video of Shaolin demonstrating one of his favorite sweeps, a butterfly sweep with the lapel. He shows some variations as well. We hope you enjoy, and give it a try in your next class!!

It can be viewed for free right now on his online video website:

Vitor Shaolin BJJ

Friday, May 3, 2013

Guys check out this fight from the finals of the past Masters and Seniors World Championships.

Shaolin said Marcos was very tough, and had an extremely dangerous guard.

Take a note how patient Shaolin remains and how he keeps his posture and stays active while passing the guard. Many lessons to be seen!

Monday, April 22, 2013

New York Open Results

After a lot of hard training, the end was all worth it. We brought back several medals :

Raul Rodriguez : Gold
Shlomi Diana : Gold
Christopher Lackhan : Bronze
Junior Ortega : Bronze
Alex Ecklin : Gold
Van Allen Flores : Bronze

Students of Association members under Julio Rivera and Gregg DePasquale/Ryan LaFlare did well as well:

Demir Long : Silver
Frank Sforza : Bronze

The guys who did not medal still fought hard, and remember you have another chance to get some victories at the Big Apple Open which is on May 18th. Www.BigAppleBJJOpen.Com

See you on the mat,

Vitor Shaolin BJJ

Friday, April 19, 2013

Spring 2013 Vitor Shaolin BJJ KIDS Newsletter

Dear Members, we have recently launched an exclusive BJJ Kids program. We teach kids ages 3 and up!

This summer, we are also hosting a summer camp.

For more info on the kids programs and the summer camp, use the contact info on the bottom of the flyer.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Do you like medals?

These medals look good in this picture, but perhaps they would look better on your neck?

We hope you are training hard and getting ready for the biggest Big Apple yet.

May 18, 2013 -- Exactly a month away from today.

All divisions are filling up, reserve your spot NOW by registering at :