Sunday, August 24th, 2014: Belt Test at Las Vegas Academy
The previously scheduled belt test has been moved to Sunday August 24th.
The seminar portion will be from 9:30-11:00 AM, belt test 11:00-12:00,
rolling from 12:00- 1:00 PM, and the belt ceremony from 1:00 pm onwards.
As always all Zenith BJJ students are encouraged to come roll and support your teammates! See you there!
Saturday, August 23rd 2014: NAGA Tournament
NAGA will be back in town Saturday August 23rd at the Sports Center of
Las Vegas. Everyone is encouraged to go register and compete so we get
the team trophy! Good luck!
Saturday, August 9th, 2014: IBJJF Las Vegas Open
The academy will be closed Saturday August 9th to show support for our students competing in the Las Vegas Open. Come show your support! Good luck to all competing!
Wednesday, July 30th,2014: Allen Antonoweicz promoted in Judo! Allen Antonowiecz was awarded his 2nd degree in black belt in judo July 30th! Allen has worked hard and studied and trained the art vigorously,
his promotion is very well deserved.
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Saturday, June 14th, 2014: Saturday Judo Classes Begin
The judo program is growing! What started off as a twice-a-week class, turned into three days a week, and now four! The new class starts on Saturday, June 14th at 11 a.m. What's better than having judo classes four times a week? There's no additional cost! All current members will have this class already included in their membership. For any questions, call us at 702-258-0048.
Tuesday, June 17th, 2014: Kids Summer Morning Classes Begin
School's out! Why not bring them to the gym? In addition to the evening kids classes, we'll also be offering morning classes for the summer time. This class will run every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. All current members will have this class already included in their membership. For any questions, call us at 702-258-0048.
Sunday, July 6th, 2014: Robert Drysdale's UFC Debut
The time we've all been waiting for is almost here! Robert's long-awaited UFC debut is scheduled for the TUF 19 season finale on Sunday, July 6th at the Mandalay Bay. He'll be facing off with Keith Berish. The card will also be featuring the third bout between BJ Penn and Frankie Edgar. Be sure to tune in and cheer on the General!
Monday, May 19th- Sunday, May 25th, 2014: World's Training Camp
The World's Training Camp has been set! The rigorous, two-a-day camp will begin on Monday, May 19th and wrap up on Sunday, May 25th. We're expecting many high level competitors in town including Rodrigo Cavaca, Gilbert Burns, Diego Borges, Rafael Domingos, Kit Dale and more! For more information on the camp, e-mail us at email@example.com or call us at 702-258-0048.
Saturday, April 12, 2014: Belt Testing
The time has come, and belt promotions are in order! Belt testing will be held on Saturday, April 12th at the Drysdale Jiu-Jitsu Las Vegas Headquarters. Stop by the academy to see if your name is on the list to move onto the next level! As usual, seminar is at 9:30am, followed by testing at 11am, then the rolling at 12pm, ending with the ceremony. As usual, all Zenith BJJ students are welcome to join the hour-rolling portion! See you all there!
Wednesday, March 26, 2014: Women's Only BJJ Class Begins
Sophia Drysdale's Women's Only BJJ Class will begin Wednesday, March 26th at 5:30pm at the Drysdale Jiu-Jitsu headquarters of Las Vegas. All female students, from beginners to advanced, are invited and deeply encouraged to join. The class will be held each Wednesday there on after. Hope to see all you girls there!
Monday, March 10, 2014: Judo Classes 3 Days a Week Begins
Our Judo program is growing! Due to the high volume of students in classes and demand for more training sessions, we've added another judo class into the schedule! Starting Monday, March 10th, we'll be offering Judo classes three days a week- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 5:30pm-6:30pm. All students interested in practicing judo, from beginners to advanced, are welcome to join!
Monday, March 3rd- Monday March 10, 2014: Pan-Am Camp
Our annual Pan-Am Camp is just around the corner! But this year the camp will include Zenith BJJ competitors coming in from all over the world. Rodrigo Cavaca will be flying in to teach alongside Robert, and will be bringing a few students of his own, too! We're expecting it to be the largest camp yet with students flying in from Brazil, Europe, Canada, Australia, and all across the United States! For more information, view the flyer above.
Saturday, February 1, 2014: Zenith BJJ In-House Tournament
Our in-house tournament has been postponed. The competition will be held at our Las Vegas HQ on Saturday, February 1st. Registration ends on January 26th at midnight, so be sure to do it soon! Visit www.fightblok.com for more information and to register.
Saturday, December 14th: Charity Seminar
Help us give back to those less fortunate all while improving your jiu-jitsu game! Come to our first ever charity seminar, where you can donate $10 worth or greater of toys, food, or clothing to join! We're also accepting checks payable to: Childfund International, where your donation will go towards a "Barnyard Blessing" for a less fortunate village. For information view flyer above, or contact us at 702-258-0048.
Friday, December 6th: Belt Testing
We've set a date for our third and final belt test of the year! You've still got some time to get additional training in and show the coaches that you deserve to make the cut onto the belt test list! The list will be posted around the academy, so keep an eye out for it!
Sunday, November 17th: Rodrigo Cavaca Seminar
As many of you have already heard, team Drysdale has partnered up with Cavaca's team to form Zenith BJJ! It's a very exciting time for our entire association, and we thought there's no better way to solidify the relationship than by hosting Cavaca's seminar at the Las Vegas HQ! Many of our students have heard of Cavaca, but have yet to meet him. Now is the perfect time. Rodrigo is the current black belt world champion, and a tremendous co-leader for our new team. We encourage everyone to come out and meet him and see what our newest coach and mentor has to offer!
Saturday, November 16th: Grappler's Quest
As a reminder, the academy will be closed Saturday, November 16th do to that Grappler's Quest tournament taking place at the Sports Center of Las Vegas! As always, we encourage all students to compete since it is a local tournament. If you haven't registered to compete, you may register at the door. If you're not competing, then rock your Drysdale Jiu-Jitsu gear and help support your teammates! It takes a lot to get on the mat and compete, so let's go out there and show them so love! Good luck to all of our competitors!
After our rigorous camp, the competitors will have a couple days to relax before traveling out to California for the competition. The tournament will be held in the Pyramid at California State University in Long Beach. Registration cut off is October 25th, so you better get to it if you haven't done so already! Good luck to all of our competitors!
Tournament season for this season is almost up! Prepare for this year's No-Gi Worlds competition with us! The two-a-day sessions will be coached by Robert Drysdale and Abmar Barbosa, both very experienced, accomplished competitors. With their experience, they'll be able to guide you in the right direction to get into that competition mode. For more information on the camp, view the flyer above!
Sunday, October 13th, 2013: Robert's Next Stop- Minnesota!
Robert has a very busy weekend ahead of him. After Colorado, he flies directly to Minnesota to visit our affiliate, The Cellar Gym, out in Minneapolis! So if you can't catch him in Colorado, then you've got another shot. For those in the Minneapolis area and want to improve your ground game, now is your chance! See flyer above for further details.
Saturday, October 12th, 2013: Kids Movie Night at Drysdale Jiu-Jitsu HQ!
We are proud to announce that we will be hosting our first Kids Movie Night at the Las Vegas HQ! This is open to all members plus their friends and family. Kids Movie Night is an opportunity for parents to drop their children off from 6:30pm to 10pm with us, to then go and have a romantic night out in the town! For $20 per child, your children can watch a movie, play games, and have dinner. As mentioned previously, it's open to friends and family, so if you and your other "parent friends" want to go out with, their kids are more than welcome to hang out with us! See flyer above for details.
Saturday, October 12th, 2013: Authentic BJJ Seminar with Robert
Robert's coming to Parker, Colorado! If you live near the area, it's the perfect time for you to learn from a 6x World Champion and undefeated mixed martial artist! Robert will be visiting our affiliate, Authentic BJJ, where he will be teaching a gi and no-gi seminar. Three hours of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from a world renowned grappler and UFC fighter coach? Doesn't get much better than that!
September 9, 2013: Abmar Barbosa Begins Teaching
The time you've all been waiting for is just around the corner! Abmar will begin teaching at the Las Vegas Headquarters starting on Monday, September 9th! His schedule will go as follows:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 12pm to 1:30pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 6:30pm to 8pm
We are very excited to add Abmar to our teaching staff! Be sure to spread the word!
September 7, 2013: NAGA Grappling Championship
The academy will be closed Saturday, September 7th due to the NAGA Grappling Championship! Every year we have multiple students participate in their local tournaments, and this time will be no different! If you are not competing, we urge you to come out and support your teammates! Good luck to all of our competitors!
August 31, 2013: Belt Testing at the Las Vegas HQ
The time is almost here for yet another belt test! A list will be posted at the Las Vegas HQ of all the students testing. The schedule goes as follows:
9am - 10:30am Seminar
11am - 12pm Testing
12pm - 1pm Rolling
For those who aren't testing, bring your gi and join us during the hour-rolling portion! Belt promotions are very important, and we'd like you all to be a part of it!
August 10, 2013: Las Vegas Summer Open Championship
IBJJF returns to Las Vegas for the second time this year!The tournament will be held at the Sports Center of Las Vegas, and we encourageall the participate! We're expecting affiliates from California, Arizona,Canada, and even students from Poland to participate! Registration closesAugust 2nd, so don't wait!
July 5th and 6th: Grappler's Quest at UFC Expo
The academy will be closing at 1pm on Friday, July 5th and will remain closed for the entire weekend due to the Grappler's Quest tournament. We have numerous students from the Las Vegas Headquarters competing along with other affiliate academies: Mix It up, Fasi Sports Performance, Excel Defense Studios, and Cage Combat Academy. We even have our very own instructors Kyle Griffin and Kristian Woodmansee scheduled for super fights, so we encourage everyone to come out and support!
July 4th: School Closing Early
In honor of Independence Day, the academy will be closing at 1pm on Thursday, July 4th and will not re-open for evening classes. We will still be holding the morning classes: 9am Drilling Class with Sonny Nohara followed by BJJ at 10am. James McSweeney's Professional Thai class will begin at 10:30am, making it the last class of the day. We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday!
July 1- July 26, 2013: Kids Summer Camp
Because our Kids program has been doing phenomenal, we would like to host our first Kids Summer Camp! However, it's not a definite. In order for this camp to happen, we'll need the numbers! For those who are interested, please place your name on the list located at the front desk of the academy. For further details on the camp, please see the flyer above!
June 29, 2013: Marco Sharpei Seminar
This month, we decided to host a seminar with Marco Sharpei at the Las Vegas HQ! Sharpei is a multiple time Brazilian champion, as well as an American National Absolute Champion! Competitors have different experiences when it comes to competing in tournaments, and we encourage all to come pick his brain about the sport! For details, please review the flyer above.
May 29- June 2, 2013: Worlds Jiu-Jitsu Championship
As usual, IBJJF will be hosting the Worlds Jiu-Jitsu Championship in Long Beach, California! The tournament is scheduled to go from Wednesday to Sunday with competitors flying in from all over the world to put their skills to the test and be dubbed the best in their weight class! For more information on the tournament, visit: www.ibjjf.com . Good luck to all of our competitors!
May 25, 2013: Abmar Barbosa Seminar
We are proud to present Robert Drysdale Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, Abmar Barbosa, as the host for this year's Worlds Training Camp seminar! Abmar and Robert have worked together for a long time, and after being promoted to his black belt, Abmar branched off to create a career for himself. Since then, he's been spreading his knowledge through teaching, as well as participating in numerous tournaments all while representing Drysdale Jiu-Jitsu. He's a phenomenal asset to our association, and we can't wait to see what he's going to show us!
May 20- May 26, 2013: Worlds Training Camp
We are proud to announce that we will be hosting our fourth annual Worlds Training Camp! Previous years have been a huge success with students participating from all over the world, including: Poland, Australia, Canada, Brazil, Greece and all throughout the US. Drysdale JJ participation in IBJJF tournaments has been increasing every year, and we expect this to be the biggest Worlds Training Camp yet! For more information, see the flyer above or contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call us during business hours at: 702-258-0048.
April 27, 2013: Las Vegas Spring Open
The first of two Las Vegas IBJJF tournaments will be held at the Sports Center of Las Vegas on Saturday, April 27th. The academy will be closed all day, so we encourage all students and coaches to come out and support their teammates! For more information on the tournament and to register, visit: http://ibjjf.com/
April 12, 2013: Robert's MMA Fight
Robert is scheduled to fight again on Friday, April 12th out of Allen, Texas for Legacy Fight Championship! His fight is scheduled to air live on AXS TV. If you don't have a place to watch it, feel free to stop and show your support with fellow teammates at the Las Vegas HQ! The card will start at 7pm and Robert will be the main event. Currently, Robert holds a record of 5-0, all ending in first round submissions. We are very excited to see what he has in store this time around. Good luck Rob!
April 6th, 2013: Leo Vieira Seminar
We are proud to announce that Leo Vieira will be conducting a seminar on Saturday, April 6th! Everyone is welcome from kids to adults, affiliate students, and non-students. Kids are $25 and adults are $50, but only if you pre-register! At the door, kids will be $40 and adults will be $70. Be sure to stop by the academy as soon as you can to book your spot! Leo Vieira is a legend in the brazilian jiu-jitsu world and also gave Robert his black belt! So make sure you take advantage of this opportunity to learn from the legend himself!
March 30, 2013: Belt Testing
We are proud to announce that at the end of this month we will be hosting the first belt test of the year! A list of students belt testing will be posted throughout the gym. For those students testing, please advise front desk personnel on your belt size. For students who are not testing, we encourage you to come out and participate in the hour-rolling portion. All Drysdale JJ students and affiliates are welcome! The schedule will go as follows:
9:30am to 11am- Seminar
11am to 12pm- Belt Testing
12pm to 1pm- Rolling
Followed by Award Ceremony
March 16, 2013: Lucas Leite Seminar
We are proud to announce
that the special guest for this year's Pan-Am camp will be
world-renowned black belt, Lucas Leite! For more information on the camp
or to register, please email us at email@example.com or call
us at 702-258-0048.
March 11, 2013: Pan-Am Camp
Pan-Ams are just around the corner, so it's time that you all start preparing for it. In previous years, we have put together a rigorous camp to help you sharpen your skills for the tournament, and this year will be no different. Affiliates from all over the world, including, Canada, Australia, and Brazil will be joining us for the camp, and we encourage all others to attend.
March 9 2012: NAGA Las Vegas.
NAGA is coming back to Las Vegas next month, March 9th. The tournament will be held at the Las Vegas Sports Center, and registration is now open! Visit www.nagafighter.com to register or get more information. If you're not competing, be sure to come out in your Drysdale JJ gear and support your teammates!
Februrary 10 2013: Kids Pan Ams.
Pan Kids IBJJF Championship is right around the corner and we couldn't be more excited for it! Not only have our instructors, Matt Villiatora, Gaspar Agabin, and Kristian Woodmansee, been prepping the kids throughout the weekly training sessions, but we have extended our Saturday Kids Competition class to three hours! We plan on having a huge team of kids from the Las Vegas headquarters and affiliates from Pahrump, Fasi Sports, Excel Defense Studios, and Cage Combat Academy! The kids program has been growing quickly, and we're excited to see their hard work pay off. Good luck to our competitors!
January 26 2012: Strength & Conditioning Workshop
Here you'll be receiving cutting edge instruction from highly
experienced fighters and trainers, Karina Taylor and Ryan Silver. This
work shop will run from 9am to 12pm, with each hour covering a different
aspect in training, and is open for all! Be sure to bring your ID to sign a waiver (under 18 must have a
parent/guardian to sign for them), wear athletic attire and shoes.
December 9 2012: Sophia and Robert's baby shower.
We are proud to announce
that Robert and Sophia are expecting their next baby, and it's a girl!
Their baby girl is expected to come this January, and we are celebrating
the occasion with a baby shower! The details for the shower are below:
Where: Drysdale Jiu-Jitsu Academy
2000 S. Rainbow Blvd. #108
Las Vegas, NV 89146
When: Sunday, December 9th 1pm-3pm
*Registered at Babies R Us under Robert Drysdale and Sophia Drysdale
BBQ and pizza will be provided!
For any questions, feel free to ask front desk personnel.
Robert's coming to Austin, Texas!
Our affiliate, John's Gym, in Austin, Texas will be hosting a seminar with Robert on November 18th from 10am to 1pm.
It will be a mixture of gi and no-gi techniques, and a great
opportunity to learn from a renowned UFC grappling coach and 6x world
champ to improve your game! For more information, please contact John's
Gym at (512)547-6739 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Next Belt Test- Saturday, December 8, 2012
It's time for yet another belt test! This time it'll take place on Saturday, December 8th. The seminar will begin at 9:30am and end at 11am. The testing will begin directly after, and the rolling with start at 12pm. The list of students testing will go up in mid-November, so be sure to keep an eye out for it.
Robert's Tour Continues: Oklahoma Martial Arts Academy Dec. 1st & 2nd
Robert will be in Edmond, Oklahoma to do a seminar at our affiliate, Oklahoma Martial Arts Academy. It will be a two-day seminar with a total of six hours of great instruction! For more information and to register you may:
The General's Next Battle: November 16, 2012
Robert is scheduled for his 5th professional fight on Saturday, November 16th against Chris Reed. This is Robert's second fight for Legacy Fight Promotion based out of Houston, Texas. You can catch his fight live on the AXS TV, formerly known as Versus TV
Ladies Only Training Session- November 10, 2012
We are proud to announce that we are starting a training session for ladies only! This event will go on once a month to help you, girls, build a strong network of good female training partners. The first training session will be held on Saturday, November 10th from 11am to 1pm. To register please email: email@example.com or contact Karina at 702-769-3552.
No-Gi Worlds- November 3rd and 4th, 2012
It's that time for yet another IBJJF tournament! No-Gi worlds will be taking place at the California State University campus at Long Beach on November 3rd and 4th. Registration closes October 26th, so be sure to take care of it as soon as you can.
Robert's coming to Arizona!
last seminar of the month will be held in Arizona at our affiliate
academy, Sanchez BJJ on Sunday, October 28th. Space is limited, so be
sure to contact them for more information at 480-491-5199 or email them
Next stop: Spring Hill, Tennessee!
will be running a seminar at our affiliate academy, Tennessee BJJ, on
Saturday, October 27th. For more information please call: 719-480-2257
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert's USA Tour: First Stop- Victorville, CA
Robert will be doing a 3-hour seminar in Victorville, California on Saturday October 20th. Because space is limited, you must RSVP for this event. Please call: 760-669-0926 to RSVP or for more information.
Robert may be coming to an area near you! - October 2012
This month Robert has a series of seminars coming up throughout the United States. This month includes seminars at:
Cage Combat Academy- Victorville, California
Sanchez BJJ- Mesa, Arizona
Tennessee BJJ Academy- Spring Hill, Tennessee
Oklahoma Martial Arts Academy- Edmond, Oklahoma
More details to come...
Gracie Mag Photo Shoot- October 7, 2012
Robert will be participating in a photo shoot on October 7th, which will be featured in a future issue of the Gracie Mag. The articles will include a series of techniques by Robert, and an inside scoop on his training. It'll be a great read, so if you haven't already subscribed to it, be sure to pick it up once it hits the stands!
US Open XVII- October 6th-7th, 2012
The next tournament coming up is the US Open XVII taking place in San Jose, California. It's another great opportunity to get more experience with tournaments, so take advantage of it! For more information on the event and to register, visit: www.USOpenBJJ.com.
No-Gi PanAms- September 29, 2012
Looking to compete in an IBJJF tournament? The next one coming up is the No-Gi PanAms taking place in New York on the last weekend of the month. People from all over the world will be flying in to compete with the best, so if you can afford it, definitely try to make it out there. Good luck to all of our students and affiliate academies who will be taking part in it!
Best of the West Tournament- September 28th-29th, 2012
Alright guys, the last Las Vegas tournament of the month is coming up... its the Best of the West during the Mr. Olympia Expo! Registration closes the Wednesday before the tournament, so make sure you get to it soon. It should be a very exciting event. The academy will remain open... As always, if you're not competing, please come and cheer your teammates on!
NAGA Salt Lake City- September 22, 2012
Team Drysdale will be sending fifteen kids to compete this weekend in NAGA at Salt Lake City, six of which will be competing in the expert divisions. We are very excited to see all their hard work pay off. Good luck, kids! Bring home the gold!
NAGA - West Coast Championships, September 8 2012
We are proud to announce that the team will be participating in the upcoming NAGA West Coast Championships in Las Vegas. The academy will be closed, so if you're not competing make sure you come in your Drysdale JJ gear and support your teammates. For those of you who are competing, bring your A game so we can show everyone why we are the number one school in Las Vegas!
Belt Testing/Promotions Saturday September 1st
It's that time again! Belt testing/promotions are around the corner. If you are going to be testing make sure you study. If you need some extra help you can also ask a Drysdale Instructor for private lessons! Regardless if you will be getting promoted or not, it is a very special and important day for the team and we would like everyone there!
IBJJF Las Vegas International Open August 11th 2012
It is that time of the year again when IBJJF will be hosting an event right in our backyard. It is a great opportunity to be able to compete and such a high caliber event, and since it is affordable and so close it will be an incredible learning experience if it will be your first international event!
We will have a lot of people there supporting, coaching, and competing. It would also be great to bring home the team title to Drysdale Jiu Jitsu where it belongs, to do so we will need a lot of people on the mats representing!
If you havent signed up yet you have til August 3rd and can do so on IBJJF's website.
Legacy Fighting Championships 12 July 13th 2012
Robert Drysdale will be fighting in Houston, Texas on July 13th on the Legacy FC 12 event. He will be putting his undefeated record to the test against Villanueva as the co-main event. This event will be on tv, if you would like to see first hand!
UFC 148 July 7th 2012
At UFC 148 our General Robert Drysdale with be cornering 2 fighters. John Alessio who faces off against Shane Roller, and Forrest Griffin who fights Tito Ortiz, will both be representing Drysdale Jiu Jitsu at their fights at UFC 148.Be sure to show your support and check out these fights!
Tuff N Uff FestiBrawl July 6th
Drysdales own Tolin Garcia will be defending his flyweight title at the upcoming Tuff'n'Uff Festibrawl event. We also have Andrew Stramler fighting on the same card for the 205lb title as well! You do not want to miss this show!
The event will be held at the South Point casino and will surely have a great and entertaining card!
Las Vegas MMA D-Day June 15th 2012
Drysdale Jiu Jitsu will be represented by 4 of its own in the upcoming Las Vegas MMA D-Day event. Andrew Stramler is the main event, while Ranson Sheperd, Stephen Wilbert, and Kristian Woodmansee are all fighting on the main card!
If you would like to go and support please contact one of the fighters to get tickets. The event is being held at the LVH (the old Hilton) and starts at 6pm!
World Championships Training Camp
"Drysdale Jiu Jitsu is hosting yet another training camp in preparation for the World Championships which starts on May 21. Our recent Pan Am Camp was a huge success with athletes attending from all over the world and we anticipate that the World's camp is going to be just as successful.
The camp is hosted by Professor Robert Drysdale and there will be two training sessions per day. Everyone is welcome to attend the camp regardless of academy or affiliation.
Hey guys! Students will be testing this Saturday, April 7th at our headquarters in Las Vegas. The seminar will begin at 8:30am and go until 10am. At that time, the grading will begin. The hour-rolling session will begin at noon. We ask that students who are not testing participate in the rolling portion. Please be sure to bring your gi if you decide to come.
Please note: All scheduled classes for that day will be cancelled due to belt testing.