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Abi Pacinelli, of West Chester, medaled for the 3rd straight year at the IBJJF World Masters Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships in Las Vegas. She is a 6x medalist and a 2x Champion. Pacinelli trains out of Paramount BJJ in Downingtown, PA.

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Anthony Pacinelli is now a 3-time IBJJF Pan American medalist, after reaching the podium at the 2016 edition held this weekend in Irvine, California. Once again he has represented himself and his team at Paramount BJJ well. Congrats Anthony (second from the right)!

Anthony Pan 2016 Podium

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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.


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.

The first big tournament of 2015 is in the books, here is how the competitors from Paramount BJJ did:

  • Brad Court: Gold after two tough matches in his black belt masters division. Brad is the head instructor at Paramount BJJ and is a 2nd degree black belt.
  • Abi Durrant: Silver in blue belt open weight, Bronze in featherweight. This was Abi’s blue belt debut, and she’s only been training BJJ for 13 months total.
  • Phil Mento: Bronze in blue belt middleweight. Phil won 3 matches by submission before losing by points in the semi-final.
  • Anthony Pacinelli: Bronze in his blue belt division. Anthony won his quarterfinal match with a choke in under 30 seconds.

Next up for the competition team is the NAGA Philadelphia Championships, which will be held this weekend in Broomall, PA. Paramount will be sending around a dozen competitors, make sure to check back for results!

The next world champion could be somewhere in this video, released by Paramount BJJ, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai academy based out of Downingtown PA- just minutes from West Chester and Exton.


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Top 5 Sweeps of 2014 | BJJ in Downingtown PA

Check out the very best sweeps of 2014 from the Paramount BJJ adult competition team based out of Downingtown PA:


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JT Torres Wins Nationals *Video*

2x IBJJF World Championship black belt medalist and friend of Paramount BJJ, Jonathon Torres (AKA “JT”) was on fire this weekend at the 2014 IBJJF American Nationals.

JT won both the Middleweight and Open weight division in impressive fashion. Check out the Gold medal match at middleweight, against Francisco “Sinistro” Itarralde:


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The 2015 IBJJF World Championship of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (AKA “Mundial”) is over 9 months away, but to the athletes dreaming of a world title it’s right around the corner. It will take more effort and more sacrifice than most people will ever realize. One of the athletes preparing for a run at the 2015 Worlds is Paramount BJJ student Phil Mento.

Mento won the IBJJF Boston Summer Open just 10 days ago in impressive fashion. He finished 3 of his 4 opponents with chokes to win Gold at middleweight. He then beat 4 more opponents and took Silver in the open weight division. Check out his Gold medal match from the middleweight division:


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The Road to the Master Worlds

This weekend the IBJJF held the 2014 New York Summer Open, one of the toughest regional tournaments in the U.S. Among the competitors from Paramount BJJ was Scott Cook, who operates his own academy, Deep Water BJJ, along with Cameron Mitchell in Harrisburg PA.

Scott competed at purple belt in the master middle-heavy division. He submitted each of his 3 opponents to win GOLD. Not satisfied, Scott then entered the Absolute (all weight classes combined) division and submitted 3 more opponents for a second GOLD medal.

Brad and Scott

Scott is the third competitor from Paramount BJJ to win double GOLD at the NY Open. While this is a great accomplishment, in true champion form Scott has set his sights on a bigger goal: The 2014 IBJJF Masters World Championships.

The Master Worlds will be held on November 1st and 2nd at the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach California. After submitting all 6 of his opponents in NY, Scott is a clear contender for the title of 2014 World Champion. For more info on training BJJ in Chester County PA click HERE or call 610-269-1127.





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