“There is no one here training at our academy with the end goal being only to improve their jiu jitsu . Obviously, we all want to get better. And this is my goal: to have you learn and improve in your jiu jitsu. However, jiu jitsu is just a piece to the bigger picture. It is a tool to improve and grow in other areas of our lives. Seeing all my students progress and achieve their personal goals from one day to the next is the most rewarding thing. The jiu jitsu journey is painful and tough physically, but even more tough mentally and emotionally. To maintain and continually push through the ups and downs is the challenge. It is in this consistency and perseverance where we achieve our goals and progress on and off the mat.” – Professor Tony Passos, during Friday’s class
Check out our July 2015 update to see what we have been up to this month and what’s in store!
Thanks again to everyone who made it out to our Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening celebration. Looking forward, Team Passos will be competing at the New York Open this weekend. The following month, Tony will be coaching the ADCC competition in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Later this year we will be hosting another special guest seminar and will also hold the Brazil training camp in Tony’s hometown of Recife. A lot of big things in store for the remaining of 2015!
What an honor to have our first ribbon cutting ceremony this past week and our grand opening this weekend! There was such a great turnout. Thanks to everyone who came out and showed support. We are honored and proud to have you as our BJJ family and we look forward to this new journey we have now embarked upon! Check out the Grand Opening Celebration photo album here. And here are a couple photos from the ribbon cutting. Our honored guests were Tony Howard, President of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, Vanessa Jozwiak from Loudoun County Economic Development, Chairman Scott York and Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio from the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors. We are happy to be a part of the Loudoun County community and are looking forward to all that is to come in this new season.