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, www.BigAppleBJJOpen.com, 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!