This weekend the Abu Dhabi USA Pro Trials takes place in Jersey City, NJ. The Abu Dhabi World Cup is a professional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament which is held each year in the United Arab Emirates. Winners are awarded cash prizes and the title of ADCC World Cup Champion.
As with every major tournament Team Lloyd Irvin is bringing a team of the top competitors to the Trials, including three of the top competitors from Team Paramount. At purple belt we have Kevin Macmullen, who’s coming off of his Bronze medal performance at the World Series of Grappling in December. Kevin defeated 3 tough opponents at that event, and we expect big things from him this year. at blue belt Eric Desmarais will be looking to keep his win streak alive. Eric took Gold in his division at the World Series of Grappling and will be competing at this years Pan American tournament as well. Also making his 2011 debut is young Ed Westermark, who continues to improve and impress.
Here is a match from the Brazilian Trials featuring reigning World Champion Michael Langhi:
The 2011 IBJJF European Championships is officially in the books and Team Lloyd Irvin did what no American team had ever done before.
Blue belt Tim Spriggs won Gold at his weight class and Silver in the Absolute. In Purple belt the standout was De’alonzio “DJ” Jackson, who won Middleweight and Absolute bringing home the doubel Gold. Willie Leonard took Gold at Superheavy and Silver at Absolute, while Jon Delbrugge and Jordan Sullivan took home Bronze medals. Sijara Eubanks brought home the Silver in the Womens Purple belt Absolute.
At Brown belt Roberto Torralbas took Bronze in his first tournament at the new belt, while Jimmy Harbison won Middleweight. Black belt Jonathan “JT” Torres beat 2 world class black belts before barely losing the Lucas Lepri. JT had submitted Lepri last time they met, but this time Lepri was able to edge him out by advantage.
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The weekend of the Superbowl will bring us not only the biggest football game of the year, but also on of the biggest UFC and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) cards in a very long time.
UFC Middleweight king Anderson Silva defends his crown against former champion Vitor Belfort. Both are Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belts with lightening fast and accurate striking. Silva is coming off a 5th round triangle choke submission over Chael Sonnen, a fight in which he displayed the heart of a true champion and pulled off the win with a classic BJJ move.
On the undercard are two potential barn-burners as former champs Rich Franklin and Forrest Griffin go head to head, and up-and-comers Jon Jones and Ryan Bader clash to see who is the next big name at 205.
One of the very best tools for learning is studying video. For a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) practitioner this means intructional videos and tournament footage. You can find both at the Team Paramount Youtube page. Footage of our instructors and students competing, as well as footage from classes at our Downingtown, PA location. Check it out HERE and make sure to subscribe to get updates on new videos as soon as we post them.
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Do a quick youtube search for the following BJJ Champions and spend some time watching how they move:
Wilson Reis (Team Lloyd Irvin)
JT Torres (Team Lloyd Irvin)
Mike Fowler (Team Lloyd Irvin)
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The tournament season begins this weekend with the IBJJF European Championships in Lisbon, Portugal. Team Lloyd Irvin has sent the top competitors to represent the USA with pride. The schedule and brackets (divisions) have been announced and can be found at the official IBJJF website.
Keep an eye out for the following Team Lloyd Irvin names:
At Purple belt De`Alonzio “DJ” Jackson, Willie Leonard and Jon Delbrugge look to add more international medals to their already impressive collections. Newly promoted Brown belt Roberto Torralbas will attempt to take home Gold at Light Heavy, while 2010 Pan American medallist Jimmy Harbison will put his impressive game on display at Middleweight.
And of course, Black belt phenomenon Jonathan “JT” Torres is in the absolutely STACKED Lightweight division alongside multiple world champions. His very first match is against an opponent he’s met twice before, and this match will be the tie-breaker!
Follow Paramount BJJ on twitter this Saturday and Sunday for updates on Team Lloyd Irvin results at the European Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships.
One thing we’re very serious about at Paramount Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is building a strong foundation when it comes to grappling and BJJ. That’s why I’ve created the “BJJ Basics” classes, specifically designed for the beginner who wants a solid understanding of Jiu-Jitsu.
The BJJ Basics classes consist of a rotating curriculum of all the “must-know” techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and it’s the reason why our students always medal at tournaments. Here are a just few of Team Lloyd Irvin’s recent competition titles:
2010 Rupture Northeast Championships Overall Team Champions
2010 World Series of Grappling Overall Team Champions
2010 IBJJF World Championships Youth Team Champions
Grapplers Quest Team of the Decade 1999-2009
2009 Northeast Team Challenge Champions
None of these titles would be possible without a complete grasp on the Basics, something that Paramount BJJ and Team Lloyd Irvin have specialized in for years now.
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If you’re looking for Mixed Martial Arts training (MMA) in Chester County, PA then look no further. Team Paramount is the #1 MMA school in the Downingtown, Exton, West Chester, Frazer area and the ONLY academy in Chester County with real MMA fighters.
In 2010 we posted a record of 8-1 overall in MMA, and all 4 of our fighters who debuted won their fights.
With undefeated MMA fighters training on the mats every day, you won’t find training like this anywhere else. Whether your goal is to lose weight while learning life-saving self defense techniques or train alongside some of MMA’s rising stars, Paramount is the place for you.
What we have at our academy is hard to explain in words, come by and see for yourself.
Just so you can be certain that Paramount’s Mixed Martial Arts program is right for you, we have a 30 Day Free Trial where you can come in and train for a full month, ABSOLUTELY FREE!
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