Seminar Wrap Up at Lancaster BJJ Academy

Thanks go out to Brian Fisher and Keith Neff from Lancaster BJJ Academy in Ephrata, PA for hosting a seminar with Rosendo Diaz.   Congratulations go out to Mike Plesnarski for earning his blue belt.


Check out this demonstration of a takedown shot during the seminar.


Train Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Program Starts Now!

Mixed Martial Arts is a combination of several styles of martial arts and has become the evolution of modern day martial arts.  Starting Monday, February 7, 2011 we are happy to announce that we will be holding an MMA class at our academy.


This class is for everyone, regardless of experience or level of fitness.  All you need is the determination to become more prepared to defend yourself all while getting in a total body workout.  Our Mixed Martial Arts Program is designed to give you the tools you need, all in a safe and clean enviornment.


Please contact us today and take advantage of our new member offer:  Two (2) weeks of unlimited training in all of our programs for free.

Omoplata Shoulder Lock – BJJ in PA Technique of the Week

The omoplata is perhaps one of the most adaptable submissions in the art of Jiu-Jitsu.  It doesn’t take a great deal of flexibility to apply and is a great attack for all body types.  In the following video technique demonstration you will see a basic set up for the omoplata submission as well as a variation commonly used when your opponent attempts to fight the downwards pressure.  Enjoy!



Rosendo Diaz Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy – Chalfont, PA

Gold Medal Finishes at the US Open XV



Congratulations to Fadi Khouri who took first place with no points scored against him in the medium heavy division, brown belt at this weekend’s US Open XV Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament held in Santa Cruz, California. 

Fadi also entered the brown belt open division and brought home 3rd place. 




William Alford also competed at this tournament in the purple belt division, taking home first in the super heavy weight division with no points scored against him and 3rd place in the purple belt open division.

Congratulations to both, they are top competitors!

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MMA and Self Defense Training/2 Weeks Free

The summer is over!


It’s time to get back to training!


So call now and take advantage of our 2 weeks of free training offer.



Mater De La Riva Class

Ricardo  De La Riva and Rosendo Diaz

It was an honor and a incredible learning experience having the opportunity to train with Master Ricardo De La Riva on Saturday during a small group class held at 127bjj in Manayunk, PA.  Master De La Riva gave us an amazing amount of detail about the techniques he uses and he spent a lot of time answering the group’s questions. 


Thanks to Master De La Riva and Vicinte Junior for making the trip out to Philadelphia.

Harrisburg BJJ workshop

It was a blue belt promotion bonanza at Harrisburg BJJ on Saturday, during the Rosendo Diaz workshop.  Congratulations go out to the following individuals that have worked hard to earn their blue belts.


Matt Falvey
Darnell Ginger
Scott Cooke
Paul Watson
Sam Watson
Jon Moore
Dave Brogan


For more information on training at Harrisburg BJJ, please go to


Rosendo Diaz Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy

27 W. Butler Avenue

Chalfont, PA