We were present at this Grappling tournament with a small group of competitors from Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Haarlem and managed to win the ‘Best Team’ title! Next up are the BJJ Dutch Open and the NK Grappling on October 10th.
We have opened a new school in Rotterdam South. A new sports facility with free parking spots and walking distance from metro station ‘Zuidplein’. Kenan Bajramovic, a black belt with over 10 years of experience in BJJ & Grappling, teaches every Monday and Wednesday. Besides this, he will also continue to teach the Tuesday Grappling class at our center location. With these extra classes you can now train BJJ & Grappling 5 days a week with us in Rotterdam. Rotterdam … Read More
Interview Augusto Ferrari – 22 May 2015 PERSONAL Why did you start training BJJ and what’s your training background regarding BJJ, Grappling and other martial arts? I started training Jiu Jitsu when I was 14 years old because I was a little fat and I had long hair so people sometimes confused me for a girl. I was sad with that so I shaved my hair off and I started training Jiu Jitsu like a mad-man. I was already doing … Read More
James Verschuur has been a black belt for some time now, keeps on evolving and is quite busy teaching in Den Haag. Check out the interview below for some of his thoughts. PERSONAL Why did you start training BJJ and what’s your training background regarding BJJ, Grappling and other martial arts? I started BJJ because of my older brother (Aron Verschuur, Gracie Barra black belt) He used to show me armbars and leg locks. My background is Karate (Kyokushin) and … Read More
Mauricio Cristo seminar This week Team Agua once again had the pleasure of attending a seminar from Mauricio Cristo! For those of you that do not know him: Maurico Cristo is a BJJ black belt and super heavyweight from the Cicero Costha team in Sao Paulo. This team is famous for it’s many champions such as Leandro Lo and the Miyao brothers. Mauricio is the current European No Gi champion and also a two time CBJJE world champion. He currently … Read More
Here’s an interview with Maurico Cristo an upcoming BJJ champ, who will teach a seminar tonight in Amsterdam! PERSONAL Why did you start training BJJ and what’s your training background regarding BJJ, Grappling and other martial arts? I started because a friend of mine invited me to do 1 class just to try, I liked it right away. I`m currently training in Abu Dhabi where I live and teach I have many partners who help me a lot to get … Read More
Yasmin Sewgobind, who has been training with us in Amsterdam for over 10 years, will head to Abu Dhabi to spread the art of BJJ. Below you find a pic taken after her last class before travelling. Good vibes!
Kelly Kilarcyan and Chango Eersel flew from Amsterdam to Lisbon to compete at the annual Europeans Open BJJ. This was the biggest BJJ competition ever with almost 3500 competitors! Their preparation paid off they flew back to Amsterdam with 3 medals: gold, silver and bronze. Kelly fought at blue belt and had three fights winning one by submission,, one by points and one by advantage. Eventhough Chango came home with two medals, the outcome could ‘ve been even better. In … Read More
Flavio Silva, originally from Sao Paulo, has been a BJJ brown belt for a very long time and it was about time he got upgraded to black belt. Flavio is an assistant instructor who can be found sharing his knowledge on the mats at our schools in Amsterdam on Tuesday, Rotterdam on Thursday + Saturday and Den Haag on Monday. He is known for his lasso guard and his kimura finishes.
Competing for a ticket to go to Abu Dhabi to fight in the World championships, Jesmine lost her fight in the finals by a referee warning in the last 20 seconds while ahead on points. No ticket, still silver though. Chango got 1st in his weight class and third in the Open. Our white belts beat several blue belts resulting in gold for Robert Wijtsma and bronze for Falko Evers.