Keith Neff Seminar

Keith Neff, Lancaster BJJ, will be at Harrisburg BJJ Academy on Saturday, July 31, 2010.  The seminar will run from 11:30am.  For more information about this Team 3rd Generation event, please visit


See you on the mats!

Rupture NE Championships Super Fights

The Rupture North East Jiu-Jitsu Championships is only a couple weeks away, so far we have some really exciting super fights set up. 


Jared Weiner (BJJ United) vs. Tony Passos (De La Riva)
John Wilson (Delco/Balance) vs. JoJo Guarin (Lloyd Irvin)
Rick McCauley (East Coast MMA) vs. Rustam Chsiev (K Dojo)
Sheri Hockman (3rd Generation Jiu-Jitsu) vs. Maggie Bertonazzi (Team Maxercise)
Joel Roberts (Rat Pack) vs. Pete Shoemaker (Precision Jiu-Jitsu)
Mike Bannon (Team Maxercise) vs. Rob Greenwich (Precision Jiu-Jitsu)


Don’t forget to take advantage of the pre-registration price, go to and also the pre-weigh ins being held at the Rosendo Diaz Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy on Friday, July 23, 2010.


Rosendo Diaz Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy
27 W. Butler Avenue
Chalfont, PA

Tournament Wrap Up

Tournament Wrap Up


Members of the 3rd Generation Jiu-Jitsu Competition Team competed in two events this past weekend.

The Maxercise In-House Tournament held in Marlton, NJ.  Thanks to John Disimone from Team Maxercise for extending the invitation.
Zack Hockman – 2nd place pre-teen division.
Eric Grover – 3rd place pre-teen division.
Bill Mann – 2nd place blue belt division.
Jessy Ringquist – 1st place blue belt division & 3rd place absolute no-gi division.
Chrissy Foster – 1st place female blue belt absolute and awarded most technical female trophy.


Ocean city classic 2 was held on Saturday, May 22, 2010.
Rick Royce – 1st in the advanced 150-159lbs. no-gi division
Rick Royce – 1st in the take down tournament
Dylan Royce – 1st in 150-159lbs. blue belt division
Dylan Royce – 1st in the blue belt absolute division
Dylan Royce – 1st in 150-159lbs. no-gi intermediate division.
Special congrats to Colin, Kevin Shannon’s son, who placed 2nd, in his first submission grappling event, in the 83-113lb 11-13y/o division


Again, a great showing by all of our members.

How to Learn

Recently I was on the phone with someone and they asked me who I learned my Jiu-Jitsu from, my immediate answer was to give the names of my instructors.  But that got me thinking, did I really learn everything I know from my instructors… or is there more to it than that?
So after spending way to much time thinking about it, I came up with what I think is involved in the process of really learning the art.  For me, I think it comes in thirds…
One-third I learned from my instructors for sure.  They taught me the techniques, helped me understand the mechanics of movement and helped me find crucial errors in my game.  They also gave me the skills I needed to be able to pass on the art to my students.
The second-third I learned was two phase.  First and most importantly was mat time.  I have spent more time rolling/sparring with my training partners than I ever have or will drilling moves.  You need to roll with people better than you.  They will exploit your weaknesses and give you a sense of where your game needs to go.  You need to roll with people of equal level to your own. They will assist you in developing strategy and timing.  And you need to roll with partners that have less skill than you, they will allow you to improvise and fine tune new techniques you are working on. 
The second phase was exploration…whether its YouTube, instructional videos, training with other black belts, or just coming up with my own sweeps, attacks, and defenses.  Watching videos, training with others outside your academy and just spending time coming up with your own stuff, whether it works or not opens your mind and often gives your game that much needed spark.  But don’t go out and buy every instructional or spend your day watching YouTube, that can lead to information overload.  Be specific in your exploration, if you want a better guard, find a good series on the X-guard or butterfly guard.  Don’t be lulled into buying or watching every position.  If you have a target in front of you and you want to hit the bulls-eye, don’t throw a basket ball at it because it’s guaranteed to bounce back, you want to hit that bulls-eye with the point of a dart.
The third-third, was teaching.  Regardless of whether you have your own academy, teach a class, or are just helping your training partner during class, nothing cements the information than passing it on.  Teaching forces your mind to truly understand the details of a technique. 

To this day, after 16+ years of training and teaching jiu-jitsu I will find myself learning a new detail or find new understanding of a technique while I’m actually showing it to the rest of the class.  As often happens to me, during the lulls in my training, when I feel like I’m not getting better I will focus on my teaching to help me find new ways and cement what I already know.
So, learn from your teachers, roll as much as you can win or lose, explore and pass on the knowledge, those are the keys to learning the art of Jiu-Jitsu.

3rd Generation Team Promotions

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It was a big weekend for promotions during the workshops held at Harrisburg Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Berks County Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  Congratulations to all!


Tom Whiston, Brian Whiston, and Jared Pritchard from the Submission Factory earned their blue belts.


From Harrisburg Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, congratulations to Monica Cary, Eric Hopkins and Harry Ness for receiving their blue belts.   Two new purple belts Tyler Gustafson and  Kyle Braun.  And the big one; Gregg Anderson earned his brown belt.

On to Berks County Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, they had Dylan Ekis and Zach Lydon promoted to blue belt. Also, after many years of hard and consistent training Darren Terell and Don Conner were moved up to brown belt.
Awesome everyone! is online

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Two New Blue Belts

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Congratulations to our newest blue belts, Anthony Caruso and Dean Lewis.  Both have been training for a little over a year and half, overcoming many hurtles to reach this point.  Well done guys!

Harrisburg and Reading Workshops

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Rosendo Diaz will be holding workshops on Saturday, February 27, 2010.


Harrisburg Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy
Saturday, February 27, 2010 – 10:00am to 12:00pm


Berks County Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Saturday, February 27, 2010 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm

3rd Generation Jiu-Jitsu Team



With the start of a new year comes some exciting news, we are proud and excited to announce the formation of the 3rd. Generation Jiu-Jitsu Team.

3rd Generation Jiu-Jitsu academies and instructors are committed to empowering their students with the knowledge and tools necessary to master the art of Jiu-Jitsu.  Our overall goal is to develop within our students;

  • A healthy lifestyle of fitness.
  • A sound mind and body.
  • Techniques required ensuring proper self-defense and conflict resolution.
  • The confidence and self-esteem to take control and live happy and fulfilling lives.

Through this you will come to find that each and every 3rd. Generation Jiu-Jitsu academy provides state of the art training in a clean, safe and friendly environment.  We invite you to join us and begin your journey in the art of Jiu Jitsu.


We are in the process of creating our new website;, keep checking back for more updates.

Royler Gracie Seminar Wrap Up!



It was a great turnout at the Rosendo Diaz Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Chalfont, PA for Royler Gracie’s seminar on October 17, 2009.  With over 52 participants, the seminar ran smoothly with Royler covering many positions including his philosophies and techniques for self defense.


At the end of the seminar Royler presented twelve participants with promotions to their next rank;


Paul Abbot – Black belt

Gavin Enck – Black belt

Keith Neff – Black belt

Rick Royce – Brown belt

Kevin Shannon – Brown belt

Chaz Horner – Purple belt

Nick Ortiz – Purple belt

Dylan Royce – Blue belt

Brian Goldstein – Blue belt

Chris Hall – Blue belt

Rob Shover – Blue belt

Erik Faust – Blue belt


Congratulations to all those who were promoted and thank you to all those who came out to support this event.  We will be posting pictures in our gallery that is currently under construction.  Keep checking back for updates.


Rosendo Diaz Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

27 W. Butler Avenue

Chalfont, PA  18914

New Academy in Pennsylvania

Congratulations to Harry Albanese on the opening of his new academy in Hummelstown, PA.  Harry has been training in Jiu-Jitsu for many years under Rosendo Diaz, David Adiv and Royler Gracie and has been an instructor at Harrisburg BJJ for the past 4 years.


If you live or work near to Hummelstown, please take a visit to the Submission Factory and get your started training today!


Submission Factory

30 E. Second Street, 2nd floor

Hummelstown, PA  17036


Adiv workshop wrap-up

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A good time was had by all during last night’s David Adiv workshop held at the Aaron Morris Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Holmes, PA. 


Congratulations go out to Mike Siani who was promoted by David to brown belt.  Also, Tom McAuliffe, who after many years of dedicated training earned his well deserved purple belt.  Big congrats to both.

Diamond State Games

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With the Summer comes competition season in the sport jiu-jitsu world.  This past weekend three of our members competed at the Diamond State Games in Delaware.  We are proud to report that all three did very well.  Congratulations to the following RDBJJ Academy students:


Rick Royce – 2nd place, purple belt
Bill Mann – 1st place, white belt
Dylan Royce – 1st place, white belt

UGC Team Champions

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Congratulations go out to the following RGDA-PA team members that competed this past weekend at the Ultimate Grappling Challenge held in Broadheadsville, PA.  All of our competitors walked away with a first or second place finish and helped to secure us the team trophy, fnishing us out in first place.

Rick Royce – RDBJJ Academy
Jim Little – Harrisburg BJJ
Chrissie Foster – Harrisburg BJJ
Bill Mann – RDBJJ Academy
Roy Stoflet – RDBJJ Academy
Jeff Gelnett – Harrisburg BJJ
Dave Blum – RDBJJ Academy

Dylan Royce – RDBJJ Academy

Summer Membership Program

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Student Summer Membership Program


It’s that time of year again…sun, fun and the best time to work off those extra pounds.   Training in the art of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu can provide you with an unparalleled level of fitness.  No matter what shape you’re in, you can count on our training programs to get you back to where you want to be.


You can also take the opportunity to learn from our self defense programs.  These programs provide you with the tools you’ll need to stay safe and be confident. 

Contact us today and get started on your new path.

RDBJJ Rupture T-Shirts

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The new Rosendo Diaz Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy T-Shirts are here!  The RDBJJ shirts were designed by Rupture Clothing and feature the affliction style.  Only $25.00 per shirt plus shipping and handling, to order; Contact us or pick up your shirt at the Academy in Telford, PA

Benefits of private lessons


The Benefits of Private Lessons


Private lessons, while not typical in most styles of martial arts, has become a major part of training and development of the overall jiu-jitsu game. For the beginner, the private lesson provides the student with a strong base from which to expand his/her training. Your instructor will focus on the specifics of the basics and will give you the tools to enable you to self correct your game.


For the intermediate or advanced student, private lessons give them a chance to work on developing a specific game. It can also be beneficial for working on problem areas. Overall private lessons with your instructor, regardless of your training level, will give the tools to super charge your training!


Our instructors are available for lessons Monday through Saturday at our Chalfont location.  For more information on one on one lessons, Click Here!