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Copa Virginia Jiu Jitsu Tournament – Ages 17 & Under

On Saturday May 19th, Copa Virginia will run a jiu jitsu tournament in Sterling, VA for athletes ages 6 – 17 years old. This is the first Copa Virginia exclusively focused for all Ju Jitsu practitioners under 18 years old. There will be regular and Grand Prize Divisions. For more info please click here.

Copa Virginia Ages 17 & Under


DCJJ Students Winning Some Medalware!!

In the last month or so we had two DCJJ students, Will and Jon, winning Gold medals at various jiu jitsu tournaments. Congratulations to both of them, they made us all very proud.

Jon – 1st place at Good Fight in Delaware


Will – 1st Place at IBJJF’s DC Open


April Special: Sign up & Get a FREE Month of Training & a FREE Gi

If you sign up in the month of April for our full-annual-membership (only $125 a month for unlimited training), you will get a FREE cool-looking-Gi and a FREE month of training! Don’t miss this opportunity, come and check out our classes now!

Kingz Basic 2.0 Gi


DCJJ Members Have Fun & Win Medals at Copa Virginia

It was great to see a good number of DCJJ students competing at the last Copa Virginia tournament in March. It was also great to see the rest of the team on the sidelines supporting and cheering for their teammates. Congrats to everyone who competed and put it on the line….and of course to all the medal winners….we had more than a few! Keep up the good work everyone!

DCJJ Crew at Copa Virginia


Morning Classes Start Next Week

Starting next week (Tuesday 27 February), every Tuesday and Thursday we will offer a jiu jitsu class 5:15am – 6:15am (drilling and sparring), for all early risers! Everyone is welcome – all affiliations. For non-DCJJ students there will a $10 drop-in fee. Please note that we might modify the starting time depending on demand.


Copa Virginia Jiu Jitsu Tournament

Don’t miss this great event! DCJJ will be there in full force!

Click here to register.



January Special Offer

Are you interested in learning Jiu Jitsu for the first time? Have you trained Jiu Jitsu in the past and would like to start practicing again? Sign up in January and get your first month for FREE! Our academy welcomes and accommodates all students, from beginners to the most advanced. Learn in a friendly and healthy environment that will push you to achieve your goals, whatever those maybe (fitness, weight loss, competition, self defense, etc.). Come and try out for a week for free.


DCJJ and BJJ Revolution Teammates Compete at Fight to Win 53

DCJJ’s own, Nic Furst, was selected to participate at the Fight to Win 53 pro-event in early November, in Frederic, MD. He had a very tough fight and made us all very proud. Also, congratulations to our BJJ Revolution teammate, Scott Dance, for winning his fight at the same event – in a very convincing fashion – a fight in which he had Dimitri coaching him! We are all very proud of both of you!

Nic Right Before His Match

Nic on top

Scott Dominating

 


October Special: Up to Two Months of FREE Training

First-time DCJJ members that sign up for our annual membership get some FREE training! All white belts that sign up in October get 1 month for FREE, while all blue belts get 2 months for FREE. Don’t miss this, visit us now!


September Special: Free Month of Training – Free Gi When You Sign Up

Our most popular special is back – only for the month of September!!  Become part of the DCJJ team and get a free month of training and a free gi. Affordable prices, quality instruction, great teammates, free month of training and a free gi…can’t beat this!

Free Gi WIth Membership


DCJJ/BJJ Revolution Wins Copa Arlington

DCJJ came first among all academies that competed at the Copa Arlington Jiu Jitsu tournament in July accumulating the most points. BJJ Revolution was also first among all other teams. A big thank you goes out to all DCJJ students who put it on the line, and the rest that came out and supported their teammates. Congrats to all! Keep up the good work!

John and Dimitri

Blue Belts Fighting

Medal Winners


Copa Arlington: A New DC Metro Area-Based Tournament

We are glad to have a locally based Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament again that offers Gi and No Gi fights. Dimitri Chrisos Jiu Jitsu Academy will be training hard for it and we are looking forward competing against the best jiu jitsu competitors the area has offer on Saturday, July 29th. Click link to register for event. Good luck to all involved!


May Special: FREE Month of Training and a FREE Gi When you Sign-up

Only for the month of May: Sign up for the a year and get a Free month of training and a Free gi. Over $260 in savings. Applicable for new students only. All levels are welcome!

Tatami Gi


Visitors & College Students: Short-Term Memberships Available

Are you visiting the area for a few weeks and looking for a place to train jiu jitsu? Are you a student who is back home for the summer and looking for a place to train as well? Are you looking for a place that is welcoming and affordable?

DCJJ Academy is the place for you! We offer short-term, customized, and affordable memberships that fit your needs. Don’t have a Gi with you? No problem. We will give you one for the time that you are here.

Please stop by or contact us for additional information.

Here is one of our testimonials.

 

Interview with one of our visitors, Stirling:

– What was your initial goal in finding a Jiu-Jitsu gym in the area?

– I just wanted to find the closest place to where I was staying to be honest with you. I just stumbled upon this place.

– How did you find it exactly?

– I found it off the Internet. I think it was 4 miles away, not even. I just showed up and I was welcomed in by Nick who told me to put on a gi immediately and I did. I was extremely out of shape out at the time and it was a little awkward too but, Dimitri could not have been any nicer, as well as Nick. I could tell it was a good group of guys from the beginning. Also, I had a goal to lose a lot of weight.

– Did you have any experience in Jiu Jitsu?

– Yes, I had some…I had some about 7 years ago.

– How long did you train for?

– I want to say a year-and-a-half

– So, you were a white belt?

– Yes, I was still a white belt.

– How long did train at Dimitri’s academy while you were visiting the area?

– I was there for 3 weeks.

– Did you need a gi or did you bring one with you?

– They provided one for me, which was huge. I showed up they immediately gave me a gi and I was good to go.

– What kind of an academy was it? Was it one that was based mostly on competition, or was it based mostly beginners? What did you think?

– I thought the academy and Dimitri in particular was accommodating to everybody, absolutely. The more you showed up and the more you committed, the more you got out of it. That was huge for me!

– Did you manage to hit your weight-loss goal?

– I lost 15 pounds in 3 weeks…and yes, I was able to compete as well and at the weight division that I wanted to.

–  Speaking of competing, did decide with three weeks of training to compete in a local tournament?  How come you decided that? Did you want to challenge yourself?

–  I wanted to challenge myself and I wanted to lose weight so I thought that was going to be a good incentive. Nick just planted the idea in my head from the beginning and Dimitri as well. I was questioning it but eventually I committed and they could not have been any better at catering to my positive sides and hiding my weaknesses.

– So how did you do in the competition? How was the experience overall?

– I won both my divisions no-gi and gi.

– So, I guess it would you won gold, double gold!!

– Yes, I could not have done it without Dimitri; that’s a hundred percent for sure. He was in my corner…he was on my side the whole entire time, coaching me to beat the other opponent. It was really impressive to see how committed Dimitri is.

– Do you think you were well taken care of for the time that you spend in the academy?

– I think I was spoiled!

– That is great! That is good to know.

– Is there anything you want to say to anyone that might be interested in visiting the academy in the future just like yourself? Anyone who might be visiting for work or for a vacation?

– Yes, come to Dimitri Chrisos Jiu Jitsu Academy and take one of Dimitri’s classes. Bring a gi or if you don’t have one, he will have one for you. It’s a lot of fun! Very welcoming people – good group of guys.

Stirling (on the left) with one of his gold medals


Multiple Time Pan American Champion Sharing his Knowledge

Rodrigo Medeiros shared all of the latest and greatest techniques that made him a multiple time Pan American Champion during his seminar at DCJJ. Looking forward to the next time Rodrigo visits us.

Spider Guard Pass

Leg Drag

Post-Seminar Group Photo


Rodrigo Medeiros Seminar

On Friday 27 January from 7 to 9pm, Dimitri Chrisos Jiu Jitsu Academy (DCJJ) along with Fighter’s Garage will host a (Gi) seminar with Carlson Gracie’s 5th degree Blackbelt, Rodrigo Medeiros. Don’t miss this seminar for all levels, full of the latest moves, from a world renown instructor of champions. Everyone is welcome. There will be rolling/sparring after the seminar. Location: DCJJ. Cost: $70 (New student special: Sign up at DCJJ and attend the seminar for FREE)

Rodrigo Winner

Rodrigo Winner

 


January Special for White Belts: Free Gi & Free Month of Training

Open to all white belts (new students only): Sign up during the month January for the year, and get a Free Month of Unlimited training and a Free Gi. You can’t beat this deal! Hurry-up before you miss this great opportunity to get a head-start with your Jiu Jitsu training!

Tatami Gi

Tatami Gi


2016 Review: Promotions

Here were some of our 2016 promotions. Once again congratulations to all who got promoted this year!

Nic to Brown

Nic to Brown

Joaquin to Purple

Joaquin to Purple

Chuck to Purple

Chuck to Purple

AJ to Blue

AJ to Blue


Women’s Self-Defense Seminar

Don’t forget about our women’s ONLY self-defense seminar on Sunday 25 Saturday! Please join us for this physically and psychologically empowering seminar, where you will learn how to defend from the most common attacks. No-prior experience in martial arts/self-defense is needed. All women are welcome. Please contact us for any questions.

Women's self defense seminar 25 Sep 2016

Women’s self defense seminar 25 Sep 2016


The Coach of Champions: Demetrius Ramos Seminar – Friday 19 August

Third degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, Demetrius Ramos, has made several world champions and has a champion pedigree himself. Visiting Virginia for the first time in 2016 he is ready to share his knowledge with all who will attend his seminar.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of the best coaches at a very affordable price.

Dema Ramos - The Coach

Dema Ramos – The Coach with is Champions

What:   Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar (with the Gi)

When: Friday 19 August, 2016

Where: Dimitri Chrisos Jiu Jitsu Academy, Chantilly, VA

Time:   7:00pm – 9:00pm

Other:   $55 per person. Open to all students from all academies. For any questions please email dchrisos@hotmail.com


Special Deal for Visitors (long term and short term)

If you are visiting the area for work, tourism, or any other reason and you are looking for a place to train in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, then, DCJJ is the place for you! Our academy welcomes all visitors and we’ll even provide you with a gi if you didn’t pack one. First of all if you are only visiting for a few days or so please come in and roll/train for FREE. If you are visiting for a few weeks or months, we have special DISCOUNTED prices for you, no contract – no commitment necessary. Please stop-by or contact us for additional details. We guarantee that you will have very affordable jiu jitsu experience of high quality that is fun as well! We welcome all visitors from all academies. No prior experience in Jiu Jitsu is necessary for this deal.


Medals Keep Pilling Up for DCJJ Students

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!

Dimitri with the champions Stilring (L) and Joaquin (R)

Dimitri with the champions Stilring (L) and Joaquin (R)

Joaquin with a strong side-mount

Joaquin with a strong side-mount

Stirling smashing his opponent

Stirling smashing his opponent

Stilring winning his first match of the day

Stilring winning his first match of the day

Joaquin getting his hand raised at the finals

Joaquin getting his hand raised at the finals


Great Results for DCJJ Students at the Last Copa Nova Tournament

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!

AJ, Joaquin, Dimitri and Nic (Lto R)

AJ, Joaquin, Dimitri and Nic (Lto R)

Joaquin getting ready to shoot

Joaquin getting ready to shoot

Joaquin getting his arm raised

Joaquin getting his arm raised

Dimitri with medalists AJ (on the left) and Joaquin (on the right)

Dimitri with medalists AJ (on the left) and Joaquin (on the right)


Great BJJ Visit in Brussels, Belgium

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!

Dimitri and the Malicia BJJ Team

Dimitri and the Malicia BJJ Team

Dimitri with a couple of Malicia Team Black Belts

Dimitri with a couple of Malicia Team Black Belts

Dimitri with the "young guns" of the Malicia Team

Dimitri with the “young guns” of the Malicia Team