Congratulations to Stirling and Joaquin for an amazing performance on 2 April at the US Grappling tournament in Laurel, MD. Stirling with only 3 weeks of training, won double-gold and in adult gi and no-gi, executing the custom-made game plan we made for him, to perfection. Joaquin once again dominated the over 30 age division winning a gold medal in gi and a silver in no-gi. Both men had multiple submission victories. We could not have been more proud of them!
DCJJ students, AJ and Joaquin, were very successful at the last Copa Nova tournament in March in Chantilly, VA. AJ won silver in his teens Gi division, while Joaquin won double-gold at his weight division in Gi and No-Gi in the over 30 category. Three medals – two competitors, not a bad day at all and great way to defend our home turf! Congratulations to both!
While visiting Brussels, I decided to train at the Malicia Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team. The team was very welcoming with a number of back belts and brown belts among others. Their hospitality was second to none and I really enjoyed all my super-technical rolls there. If you ever in Belgium please stop by and visit them. You’ll not regret it!
If you are you looking for a FREE no-gi jiu jitsu open mat in the Washington DC metro, join us every Saturday at 3pm at Dimitri Chrisos Jiu Jitsu Academy in Chantilly, VA. No matter your focus in jiu jitsu (gi, no-gi, MMA, etc), your academy affiliation, or your martial art background, you will find a welcoming hassle-free environment with lots of no-gi rolling and plenty of technique exchange. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!