We had an amazing seminar by Professor Andre Galvao today. It is always a privilege and honor to share the mat with him and learn from him. He dropped some incredible knowledge about Jiu Jitsu, competing and life. He truly embodies courage and leading by example through serving and treating everyone with integrity.
Congratulations Professor Josh Pike on receiving his black belt today. This is a huge milestone accomplishment. The end of one cycle and the beginning of another. Here’s to a mind blowing new season.
A special shout out to our affiliates. To Professor Louis Armezzani and the Armezzani Jiu Jitsu crew, Professor George Wehby and the Lionheart Jiu Jitsu crew, and Coach Heriberto and the 804 JIu Jitsu RVA crew for making the drive/flights here from such long distances. To Professor Jeff Gordon and Infinite Fighting Concepts for hosting. And The Winchester Jiu Jitsu Academy for coming out to represent so well as always.
Thanks to every single one of our students whom made it out today; for your support, commitment and trust in what we do and making this such a special BJJ community and family. There are no words to describe how grateful we are to each of you. You all make this truly a special place.
Our kids did another amazing job yesterday at the U.S. Grappling competition in Richmond! Each of them fought well, had great results, and showed incredible sportsmanship. We couldn’t be more proud of them!
And a huge thanks to the parents and all of the Coaches who came out to support these little warriors. As Coaches it is our role to support not just the students but also the parents to enjoy the competition experience. Days like yesterday, in watching how the kids interacted so humbly, seeing how well they fought, and how appreciative all the parents were truly touched our hearts and taught us a lot. We are super grateful for you all. We love our team!
What a fantastic seminar by Professor Leo this past weekend! His understanding and teaching is a true representation of the art at the highest level. Just to new a few, Lara won the Pan-American Championship, World Championship, and ACB Championship this year. He is a rising star and we are grateful to have him sharing his Jiu Jitsu at our academy.
Thank you to all the students for coming out to this event!
This summer marks the third year anniversary of Team Passos opening it’s doors at our current facility. To celebrate we’ll hold our annual potluck BBQ at 3:00 pm on Saturday, July 14th at Claude Moore Park, Pavilion 1.
Invite friends and family and come out for a fun afternoon of hanging out off the mat. We will enjoy games for the little ones plus volleyball and soccer matches. Be sure to bring a side dish to share; we’ll bring the meat.
Location instructions: Pavilion 1 is located directly across from the Visitor’s Center. There are two entrances to Claude Moore Park. If you are coming from route 7, take the first entrance (less prominent)
Ladies, join us for a Saturday morning women’s BJJ class on June 16th at Team Passos HQ! This class is open to any women who trains Jiu Jitsu, regardless of team affiliation. We will train from 9:00 am to 10:00 am and then after you are welcome to stay for our regular 10:00 am all-levels (co-ed) class.
We always have a great time reconnecting with friends and sharing our Jiu Jitsu during these events. Looking forward to seeing you there!