From tonight until Saturday, June 11th students will be able to order their 2016 Paramount BJJ competition team t-shirts. These shirts are a hybrid 65% polyester/35% cotton with a softer feel, comparable to the IBJJF shirts. You can find a size chart on the bulletin board, and order your shirts at the front desk. You will need to pre-pay for the shirt, cash only please. They are $20 each – $16 for Combat Gold and Black Belt Club students.
Congratulations to all of the winners, and a round of applause for all those who stepped on to the mats to test their skills. Competition offers an experience unlike anything else, and is guaranteed to accelerate your progress. Although you may not notice it, your competition experience has undoubtedly made you a better Jiu-Jitsu practitioner (“Jiu-Jiteiro”), and in fact a better person for having conquered the anxiety and doubt that accompany it.
The Spring 2016 In-House BJJ tournament was a resounding success, thanks to all of the participants and staff, as well as the supporters- friends, fanily, fellow students- who came out to cheer on the competitors.
Here are the results:
Kids – Bracket 1
Jason “Bubba” O’neill
Kids – Bracket 2
Kids – Bracket 3
Kids – Bracket 4
Kids – Bracket 5
Kids – Bracket 6
Kids – Bracket 7
Kids/Teens – Bracket 8
Kids/Teens – Bracket 9
Kids – Bracket 10
Kids – Bracket 10a
Kids – Bracket 11
Kids/Teens – Bracket 12
Adults – Bracket 13
Adult – Bracket 14
Adult – Bracket 15
Adult – Bracket 16
Adult – Bracket 17
Adult – Women – White belt
Adult – Men – White Belt LW Absolute
Adult – Men – White Belt HW Absolute
Adult – Men – Blue belt LW
Adult – Men – Blue belt LHW
Adult – Men – Blue belt Absolute
Once again, congratulations to all of the medalists. Our next In-House will be held in November!
Paramount BJJ head instructor Brad Court was promoted to 3rd degree black belt by TAC Team BJJ founder and leader Jared Weiner. Brad is now the highest ranking BJJ black belt in Chester County, PA and one of the highest ranking black belts on the East Coast.
For more info on training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Paramount click HERE or call 610-269-1127 and ask about our 7-day FREE Trial.
Yesterday the PABJJF held it’s first Submission Only tournament. There were some great battles, and great performances from the Paramount BJJ team.
Head Instructor Brad Court took on Charles Gomes from Gracie Barra in the featured “super fight.” Coach Brad used an omoplata to sweep and get on top, passed the guard and tapped his opponent with an ezekial choke.
Phil Mento returned to competition for the first time in 2016 and won Gold in all 3 purple belt divisions, gi and no-gi. He showed off his takedowns, sweeps, guard passing and of course some slick submissions.
AJ Discianni won Gold in his gi and no-gi divisions, another solid performance from an up-and-comer who shows strong potential.
Rob Cullen, Mike Discianni and Stephon Nelson also had some back-and-forth wars and showed grit and determination. Most importantly, they gained the experience and mat-time that can only improve their skills and their understanding of Jiu-Jitsu.
In the kids divisions, which were regular bjj rules and not submission-only, Rileigh took Silver and Jack placed 3rd.
Next up for our competitors is next week’s In-House tournament. Check back soon for full details and schedule for the event, which will take place on Saturday, May 21st.
This Saturday the PABJJF will hold it’s first “Submission Only” tournament, in which adult competitors will go head-to-head without any concern for points. Paramount BJJis bringing a team of competitors, PLUS head instructor and 2nd degree black belt Brad Court will be participating in a “super-fight.”
For more info visit pabjjf.organd you can still register for the event! Make sure to register under the team name “TAC Team BJJ.” Don’t forget to use the discount code 20OFFADULTS and 10OFFKIDS for a discount, PLUS adult competitors of the PABJJF tournament get to compete free at our In-House tournament (the very next weekend).
Anthony Pacinelli is one of the most consistent students at Paramount, and the 2014 Student of the Year. He trains almost daily, despite being a father of 3 with a very busy schedule. His sons Brandon and Cole also train at Paramount. He’s referred countless students, including his fiancé Abi (keep an eye out for her student profile soon).
Anthony also holds the distinction of becoming the first student to medal at the IBJJF Pan American Championships, something he’s now done two years in a row. He’s an excellent role model for students of all ages and it’s an honor to have him as part of the Paramount BJJ family.
The Paramount BJJ spring in-house tournament will take place on Saturday, May 21st! The in-house tournament is a great opportunity for students to test their skills in a friendly and super fun environment. It is highly recommended for students with 3 or more months of training.
The in-house tournament is also the perfect chance to get a realistic sense for how a real-life confrontation feels, both physically and mentally. The excitement, the adrenaline, and the sense of accomplishment after the match is over are unlike anything else- it’s an incredible experience.
Divisions for children, teens, and adults (White through Purple belt).
Double elimination for kids and teens – guaranteed 2 matches.
Open division for adults.
$30 up to May 14th – $40 until May 20th
No day-of registration.
Weigh-ins will take place during the week prior to the tournament.
Registration for the tournament will open on Monday, April 25th. You can find the rules and more info on the bulletin board by the front desk. Make sure you register ASAP to be a part of this awesome event!
ATTN: all Paramount BJJ adult competitors! On Saturday, May 14th the PABJJF will be holding their first “Submission-Only” event. This is a great opportunity to test your skills in a completely different scenario that the typical BJJ tournament.
You don’t have to worry about points, or losing by ref decision. You’ll have plenty of time to find out who is the “better man,” which means you’ll be able to assess your strengths and weaknesses so much easier.
Not only will you have this unique opportunity to compete, but you’ll also be able to watch head instructor Brad Court compete in a black belt submission-only superfight!
On top of all of that the price to compete in both Gi and No-Gi is only $80 if you register before May 14th. You can find all of the info on the PABJJF website right HERE.
The IBJJF New York Spring Open is the toughest tournament on the East Coast, and this weekend we had two great performances from Dave Landgarten and Greg Hagner.
Dave was coming off a knee surgery and had lost both of his matches at purple belt last year. This time he was on point, putting in his best competition performance to date. He won two very tough matches for Gold.
Greg won Gold in his weight class and entered the Absolute division (all weights combined). He won his first match 7-0, then had one of the best matches of the day in the semi-final. Down 3-0, Greg came back to score 10 unanswered points to win 10-3. In the final Greg was winning comfortably but suffered a serious injury to his hand. Hopefully it’s not too bad and he can get back to training soon.