While most students training at the Paramount Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy- located right outside of West Chester at the Trestle Bridge Business Park- are not competitors, those that do compete are among the best in their field. Check out a few of the most accomplished students:

KEVIN MACMULLEN – Black Belt
– Pan American No-Gi Champion
– Boston Open Champion
– New York Open Champion
– Houston Open Champion
– US Grappling Champion
– NAGA Champion

PHIL MENTO – Brown Belt
– American Nationals Champion
– Boston Open Champion
– Miami Open Champion
– US Grappling Champion
– NAGA Champion
– Tap Cancer Out Champion
– New Breed Champion

GREG HAGNER – Brown Belt
– World Masters Silver medalist
– Boston Open Champion
– New York Open Champion
– NAGA Champion
– Tap Cancer Out Champion

ABI PACINELLI – Purple Belt
– World Masters Champion
– Pan American No-Gi Champion
– Atlanta Open Champion
– Boston Open Champion
– New York Open Champion
– Tap Cancer Out Champion
– 2x Fight to Win Pro winner

ANTHONY PACINELLI – Purple Belt
– Pan American Silver medalist
– Pan American Bronze medalist
– Atlanta Open Champion
– Boston Open Champion
– NAGA Champion
– Tap Cancer Out Champion
– UGC All-Stars Winner

In addition to the competitors above, we have a many up & comers training hard day in & day out to reach their goals and get to the top of the podium at the most prestigious tournaments in the world.

Come see how to best train, visit us in Downingtown today!

530 Trestle Place
Downingtown, PA 19335
PH: 610-269-1127
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Quickly becoming one of the toughest of the IBJJF regional tournaments, the New York Pro was held this weekend. Chester County Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitors Abi Pacinelli and Phil Mento, who train in Downingtown at Paramount BJJ, both reached the podium.

For Abi, a disappointing match in the weight class was a minor set-back, that she put aside before putting on a great performance in the absolute. In the final she lost to this year’s World Silver medalist at adult purple belt super-heavy, who won last year at blue, by just 1 advantage (Abi fought at featherweight).

Phil stood upon the podium for the 3rd time in 3 tournaments at brown belt- he won US Grappling and Tap Cancer Out (going 6-0) before this, and he’s only been a brown belt for 5 months.

For more information about training at the most pretigious and decorated BJJ school in the West Chester and Exton area click HERE or call 610-269-1127.

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A “coachable” student automatically has an advantage over the stubborn or lazy student. Here are 3 ways you can be more coachable, and thus more successful at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu:

  1. Ask Questions. Your instructor, if he or she is any good, wants to answer your questions and help you progress as fast as possible. Do not listen to that voice in your head that says it’s a stupid question- ask the question!
  2. Hear and Listen. To hear is to “perceive with the ear the sound made by someone or something.” To listen is to “give one’s attention to a sound.” A student must truly listen to grasp the concept, technique, or advice being given.
  3. Implement Immediately. Sometimes a student asks a question (“What should I work on?”) and gets a direct answer (“Drill the hip escape from mount 50x before Saturday”), only to procrastinate or worse, disregard the instructions. Before you know it they’re back asking why they keep getting submitted from mount. Do not be lazy.
  4. Trust Your Coach. If you do not have faith in your instructor’s knowledge, 1 of 2 things may be the reason. First, perhaps you have realized that your instructor is not qualified – Find a new instructor. Or maybe you’re a bit arrogant or stubborn and want to do it your way – Listen to the people who’ve accomplished what you want to accomplish (like becoming a BJJ black belt).
Follow these 4 guidelines and you’re off to a good start. Or, correct these areas and watch your skill set improve faster than ever.
Train at Chester County PA’s largest and most prestigious Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy, click HERE or call 610-269-1127 for more information about the 7 day Free Trial and 30 days of Free Training.

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Paramount BJJ purple belt Abi Pacinelli won the IBJJF Washington DC Open this past Saturday. She submitted both of her opponents with armlocks. Check out some pics of the action below, and call 610-269-1127 or click HERE to train at the most decorated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy in Chester County.

We have more International medals than all other BJJ schools in Chester County combined. Visit us to see for yourself what we have to offer!

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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.

For more info on training at Paramount BJJ click HERE or call 610-269-1127. Paramount BJJ offers a full 7-day FREE Trial with 3+ classes every day, 6 days a week.

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