Claudio Calasans Seminar in Macau

We are very happy to announce that MacauBJJ is now officially under the teachings of Professor Rodrigo Caporal #RCJJ, Team Atos #Atos. 

Last week we had the great pleasure of hosting a seminar with 2015 middleweight IBJJF and 2015 ADCC Absolute Champion, Professor Claudio Calasans. During this event with five top Black Belts, Vitor Toledo, Marcelo Toledo e Makoto Oga, we graduated some of our students and we unveiled our two new banners. #AtosMacau


Loads of changes!

Macaubjj no longer runs under the Nova União flag or Daniel Charles. The older members of Macaubjj decided it was time to part and follow a different pass. 
Meantime the gym has grown like never before, new amazing mat area with official IJF approved mats, loads of seminars, with the likes of World Champion Bruno Amorim (Gracie Barra), Makoto Oga (Taiwan BJJ), Fernado Fernadez, Diogo Gomes (Rio Combat) and others. 

We have also organized and equipped the gym, to provide our members a bigger range of exercises to improve their mobility, cardio and ultimately their BJJ. 
So if you want to try BJJ in Macau make sure you pay us a visit and remember visit class is free!


UFC back at our door and Macaubjj more involved then ever!!!

Like most of you know the UFC was back in Macau on the 1st of March, with the main event between John Hathaway vs Dong Hyun Kim and the Final fights of TUF China. Like in 2013 UFC Macau, this year we had a lot of visitors has well, from all over Asia with the usual culprits from Bangkok, Taiwan, Hong Kong and mainland China.

But this year’s event was a bit special for Macaubjj with two of our guys, Tiago and Max, cornering two fighters from China that are managed by our long time friend Bill.
Jumabieke and Wang An Ying both fought their hearts out with different results! Juma lost in a 3 round grinder on judge’s decision and Wang won his fight with a 1st round doctor’s stoppage. Can’t wait to see them fight again and of course help out in anyway we can.
On behalf of MacauBjj thank you Bill for this great opportunity. We would also like to say thank you to Boyed Clark, owner of Phuket Top Team were a bunch of us went to train last May and would recommend to anyone, a great guy and head coach for the two fighters. It was an honor and pleasure cornering with you.

Big thanks also to Melissa Wang and the UFC crew for hooking us up with a few tickets. Our guys, Logan Zhang, Francisco Delgado, Ji Zhao and Robert Cai really enjoyed helping out in all the pre-show production work and being part of the whole UFC experience.

Even dough we were helping out at the fights, we still had time to do the usual Saturday 11:30 open mat with all our guests from abroad. Makoto Oga and Makoto Aramaki making the honours, plus Tomi, Kaise and Brad and a few more guys joined us for a roll, plus the usual pre fight burger at Morton’s.
Hope all off you had a blast! We sure did and can’t wait to see and roll with you all again in the near future.
Leave you with some videos and photos from this memorable week! 

Videos from our youtube channel

Juma trying to close the triangle
Boyed and Bill
Wang delivering a devastating left 
Albert Chong eye stoppage injury  
Tiago, Wang and Boyed celebrating the W!

Photos courtesy of Asia MMA!


Happy year of the Horse!

Short post to let you guys know that we now have open mat every Saturday  11:30/13:00.

Check out this video from one of our Saturday open mats.


News update!

Sorry for the long, long time since our last post…

We had a big graduation with an insane turnout! Our friends from Gracie Barra and Epic showed up and we had a record of 6 black belts on the mats. Big thanks to Professors, Rodrigo Medeiros, Silvio Braga, Mike Powers, Alberto Mina and Sandro Silva for showing up and making this an extra special graduation.

During these last few months we have also had the pleasure of hosting at our academy some really good friends. Prof Makoto Oga from Taiwan BJJ, Prof Makoto Aramaki from Hong Kong BJJ, Prof Diogo Gomes from San Francisco, BJJ Photographer Kinya Hashimoto and Prof Edison Kagohara from Japan and our old friend and one of the founders of Macabjj Patrick Goodwin from California and many others.

Meantime in the gym our MMA class on Fridays is getting some good numbers and our lunchtime rolls are getting bigger and bigger.

Hope you are all still training and enjoying the jiu-jitsu lifestyle!

See you and the mats.

Ps- leave you with some photos from the last few months

Prof Rodrigo Medeiros teaching a sweep at our graduation 
Group photo graduation day
Two new brown belts
New Purple Belt Max (left)
Four new blue belts
Visit Prof Makoto Oga
Visit Prof Makoto Aramaki
Visit from Kinya Hashimoto and Prof Edson Kagoara
Visit from Patrick Goodwin one of the founders of MacauBJJ