Our team showed up and went to work for the Houston Open this year. We took 2nd as a team, coming close behind Gracie Barra. Our fellow students from Louisiana traveled to Houston and competed as well. Thank you to all the coaches who supported and fought for the two day tournament. We couldn’t have done it with out you! Our fighters looked great out there!We had some first time competitors who showed their stripes and amazingly! Revolution Dojo is so proud of all of you! Now it’s time to get back to the gym and train for the next tourney!!
Dr. Ian Veary from Airrosti Katy and one of his assistants will be holding a free foam rolling seminar on Friday, February 15th at 6pm. The seminar will be held at our Katy location. Dr. Veary will go over the proper and safe way to stretch out muscles and break up lactic acid and scar tissue using a foam roller. He will also go over stretching and muscle maintenance to improve physical performance and promote fast recovery. Those competing at the Houston Open may find it extra beneficial to roll out those aches and pains a day before the tournament. It’s a great opportunity to have Dr. Veary and the staff at Airrosti Katy helping our team get the most from our bodies. Come by for the free demonstration and leave with the knowledge to change your life!!
This year we will have some new attractions as a Visit to Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf, Rio Botanical Garden, Tour around the wonderful beaches of Rio, attend a live soccer game for the Brazilian Seria A League, and a special training day at both the legendary Carlson Gracie Headquarters in Copacabana Beach and elite MMA team Brazilian Top Team.
The final day of camp will be celebrated at the top Churrascaria in Rio with world famous Brazilian BBQ!
Join us in this unique experience to visit the birth city of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, home of the 2014 Soccer world cup, and 2016 Olympic games.
Space is limited and a pre registration is REQUIRED.
The following steps must be taken in order to secure your travels to Rio and BJJ Revolution Camp:
- Obtain a passport.
- Obtain a Brazilian Visa. Find a Brazilian consulate next to your city by going online at Brazilian Consulates.
- Book your flight.
- US Continental, United, American Airlines and Delta have good flights to Rio. US Airways, Korean Airlines and Copa Airlines offer flights as well.
- From Asia, Air France and Emirates offers the best options.
- Simply shop around to find the best deals. The sooner you book the cheaper it will be.
- Book a Hotel, Apartment, Hostel or Bed & Breakfast.
- Leblon Beach has plenty of options, from 5 Stars Hotels to Hostels.
- We suggest a hostel. Visit LeBlon Spot Designer Hostel or for a large group or couple stay at Mercure. Simply google Leblon and you’ll find lots of options.
- Staying in Leblon Beach is highly recommended.
- Send camp fees to BJJ Revolution in order to reserve your spot. Max 20 people [14 spots open]
After these steps we’ll also need the follow information from you:
- Airline itinerary; arrival & departure schedule (day and hours).
- Hotel address; check in and check out day .
- Emergency telephone contact with area code.
Travel insurance is recommended.
The Masters/Seniors Worlds International and the Rio International Open will be in Rio one week after the camp. This will be a great opportunity to experience competition in Rio.
Let me know if you have any other question
Thank You and we look forward to an AMAZING camp!
Rodrigo Medeiros, Julio Fernandez, and Francisco “Toco” Albuquerque
Make sure to check out the Phil Cardella Seminar Next Thursday! Hey guys, Phil has been my friend for a long time. A seasoned veteran in MMA and JiuJitsu. He has the knowledge to help your game whether you enjoy stand-up or ground game. Please show your support!
Also go read the article at TXMMA on how we teach students with disabilities at Revolution Dojo “Messina believes jiu-jitsu can be beneficial to almost anyone based on his experience teaching “people with head injuries from combat, people with missing limbs” and various “people with other mental and emotional” type of disorders. He teaches BJJ to young and accomplished competitors right along with children diagnosed with ADD, ADHD and autism.”
If you haven’t had a chance to train Muay Thai at our Houston location, make the time to do so! Classes are getting full and training is intense. Loose weight and get confidence by learning a real Martial Art from practicing Muay Thai fighters. Start today!
Thank you all for the amazing support you showed our team leaders this passed Sunday. Over 40 people showed up for the Julio Fernandez seminar. We had 5 Black Belts at the school helping all the students with the positions and giving their undivided attention to those in attendance. Julio went over some practical take-downs as a warm up then moved into more advanced transitions. Foca taught us some leg locks from half guard and helped us polish up our passing game. Andre Monteiro was also there to share his knowledge of half guard with us. Many people received belts or stripes on that memorable day. After all the technique, Julio and the other Black Belts stayed and rolled with all the students. What an honor it was to roll with one of the founders of BJJ Revolution Team and someone so closely knit with Carlson Gracie Sr. Julio shared with us an inspiring speech about training hard and helping those around you to get better and train for competitions. He sparked a new fire in those wanting to take their training to a new level and compete in the bigger sanctioned tournaments. Lets get ready for next year’s IBJJF tournaments and start training hard now to represent our team in a HUGE way! Osss!!!
Special event coming up Sunday December 2nd 2012. The highest ranking black belt on the BJJ Revolution Team, Julio “Foca” Fernandez will be hosting a seminar at Revolution Dojo Katy from 2pm-5pm. Julio is a 6th degree Carlson Gracie Sr. Black Belt and the Co-founder of our team. Learn some great time tested, tournament proven techniques from one of the best in Jiu Jitsu. Learn first hand where the competitors from our team get their aggressive style. We will also have a belt and stripe promotion. I expect a large showing out of respect to our Team and founders. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn from one of the legends in our sport. 40$ prepay to Jeff Messina or 50$ day of.
Big congratulations are in order for our team mate Domingo Pilarte who crushed his opponent with a huge K.O. this passed November 14th. Domingo has been working very hard for this fight and proved it in the cage that night. If you get a chance to roll with Domingo in class, take advantage of the opportunity. It’s always a fun roll with his speed and agility and he’s downright hard to submit. We are all very proud of Domingo as a great talent in the sport of MMA and Jiu Jitsu and as a strong Christian with unbreakable values. Stay tuned for updates on Domingo Pilarte’s upcoming fights and events.