Eight competitors from Paramount BJJ along with head coach Brad Court traveled to Boston this past weekend to participate in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation’s (IBJJF) 2015 Boston Summer Open. Check out the photos and results from the event below.

Brett on the podium

Brett Landrum earned a Gold medal in his division. This after reaching the top of the podium just 5 weeks ago at the IBJJF New York Summer Open.

Anthony on podium

Anthony Pacinelli took Silver, although most in attendance believed he deserved a Gold medal for his hair. Anthony will be heading to Atlanta this week for the next IBJJF event.

Abi on podium

Abi Durrant submitted both opponents for Gold in her weight class, then came away with Silver in the Open weight division. She’ll also be making the trip to Atlanta to claim more Gold.

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Phil Mento submitted his first two opponents and finished with Bronze. This was Phil’s second IBJJF tournament as a purple belt and the second time he medaled.

Greg on the podium

Brand new purple belt Greg Hagner won Gold in his weight division, then defeated 3 opponents to take Gold in the Absolute division as well. An impressive debut for Greg at purple belt.

2015 IBJJF Boston Summer Open

Paramount BJJ head instructor, 2nd degree black belt Brad Court, defeated two opponents to win Gold in his division. He is now a 3X IBJJF Boston Open Champion.

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At last weekend’s IBJJF 2015 NY Summer Open, Paramount Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belt Phil Mento did something that no one in Chester County, PA had done before. He took home FOUR medals in 1 weekend at an IBJJF event. He medaled in his Gi and No-Gi weight classes, which qualified him for the Open Weight divisions (AKA “Absolutes”). Then he proceeded to win medals in both of the Absolutes!

The International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) is the biggest and most prestigious organization in the world, and the host of the World Championships, Pan American Championships, and many more.

2015 NY Open Mento

But perhaps most impressive is the fact that Mento has been a purple belt for only 1 month! Of his 8 victories, he submitted 6 opponents and defeated the other two by a combined 20-0.

Best of all, there are 10 months between now and the 2016 World Championships (AKA “Mundial”), which means Phil can continue to gain more and more experience in preparation for the ultimate goal: An IBJJF World Title. Stay tuned to this blog to follow Phil’s journey to the 2016 Mundial, as he competes at the NAGA, Boston Open, No-Gi Pan Am, NY Pro, and many more. Click HERE for more info on training BJJ in Chester County, PA.

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Watch Paramount Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’s head instructor, 2nd degree black belt Brad Court, teach a basic sweep from the Knee Shield guard position. Then watch him execute the sweep at the 2015 IBJJF Atlanta Open.

 

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Here’s a subtle variation on a basic sweep from closed guard. After the instruction you’ll see a clip of the technique being used in competition by Paramount BJJ student Eric Desmarais.

 

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Check out this video with highlights from each of the black belt finals from this past weekend’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championships:

 

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Check out this extraordinary comeback from Paramount Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt Kevin MacMullen at the 2015 Boston Open:

 

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If you want to reach the elite level of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) in Downingtown PA or any sport or endeavor, it’s critical that you observe those at the top to see exactly what they do. In 2014 black belt Lucas Lepri won his 2nd IBJJF world title, and just last week he won the Abu Dhabi World Pro Championship. Watch his submission win in the final and learn:

 

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The “up-kick” is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) technique taught in the Basics classes at Paramount BJJ in Downingtown PA. Check out this fantastic highlight video of the up-kick being utilized in MMA:

 

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This month at Paramount Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in our Intermediate BJJ curriculum we’re focusing on escaping submissions. In this video from multiple-time World Champion Robson Moura, he demonstrates how to get out of the Brabo/Darce choke- a very common choke in both grappling and UFC (MMA or mixed martial arts). Check it out:

 

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Watch Paramount BJJ blue belt compete against UFC fighter and Matt Serra purple belt Al Iaquinta at the NAGA (2/7/15):

 

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