Welcome to Vermont Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu website

VT BJJ is dedicated to the development of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and producing true champions inside and outside the academy. VT BJJ has been developed as a way to communicate the message about the importance of proper and complete Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction. Safe, Positive and Supportive martial arts training environment. You will learn easy self-defense techniques that could save your life. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training builds and helps to instill courage and self-confidence. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu enhances strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and cardio-respiratory fitness.

About Julio (Head Instructor)

julio-foca-fernandez-vermontJulio “Foca” Fernandez was born in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Julio started training in Judo when he was 6 years old. At age seventeen he started training in Jiu-Jitsu with Carlson Gracie Sr. Julio is the President of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu United States Association (BJJUSA), the co-founder of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Revolution Team, with his friend Rodrigo Medeiros and co-author of the book “Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Experts Only” with his instructor Carlson Gracie Sr. He teaches with great affection, encouragement, he does not criticize and wants his students to feel inspired.

Julio has over 35 years of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu experience and competed in all Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in the 1980’s and competed in almost 200 matches representing the Carlson Gracie Team.

Julio Fernandez is the only Certified 6th Degree Black Belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Self Defense instructor under late Grand Master Carlson Gracie Sr. currently teaching in the USA. Julio Fernandez is CBJJ (Confederacao Brasileira de Jiu-Jitsu), USBJJF (United States Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation) and IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation) Certified Black Belt Belt instructor.


 

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