Programs / Schedule



Kids BJJ Class (Ages 4 – 6) – 4:15 PM

Kids BJJ Class (Ages 7 – 9) – 4:45 PM

Kids BJJ Class (Ages 10 – 15) – 5:30 PM

BJJ INTRO/Fundamentals – 6:30 PM


BJJ Beginners/Intermediate – 11:45 AM

BJJ All Levels – 6:00 PM


Kids BJJ Class (Ages 4 – 6) – 4:15 PM

Kids BJJ Class (Ages 7 – 9) – 4:45 PM

Kids BJJ Class (Ages 10 – 15) – 5:30 PM

BJJ INTRO/Fundamentals – 6:30 PM


BJJ Beginners/Intermediate – 11:45 AM

BJJ INTRO/Flow – 6:00 PM


BJJ All Levels – 6:00 PM


Kids BJJ Class (Ages 4 – 6) – 8:15 AM

Kids BJJ Class (Ages 7 – 9) – 8:45 AM

Kids BJJ Class (Ages 10 – 15) – 9:30 AM

BJJ INTRO/Fundamentals – 10:30 AM

No-Gi/MMA Kickboxing Training – 11:30 AM

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Intro & Fundamentals Program

Our introductory program is perfect for you! This is the best way to get started in realistic martial arts, starting at the same time as other beginners (you won’t be the only new person on the mat!), and learning exactly the things you need to learn when you first get started. This program is the absolute ideal way to get started in BJJ. This 4-week Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Intro Program covers the basic fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with a realistic approach to self-defense training skills in a friendly, safe and positive environment. No martial arts skills or experience required. You can decide whether you’d like to continue training with us at the end of the 4-week program, too! There’s no obligation whatsoever.

Best of all – you don’t need any equipment to get started! The minimum stuff to begin will be provided to you before your first class. This is really an unbeatable deal, and an amazing way to get started!

You will learn easy realistic skills and self-defense techniques that could save your life. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training builds resilience and helps to instill courage and self-confidence. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a lot more than fitness and exercise training. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu enhances strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, cardio-respiratory resistance and endurance.

Registration in this class includes a free Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gi (which you get to keep when you’re done)! And it’s an amazing $99! The BJJ Intro Program fills up quickly and space is limited, so sign up today to reserve your spot! To reserve your spot please call (802) 598-2839, or email

Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes

vermon-brazilian-jiu-jitsu-julio12 BJJ for children promotes self-esteem, self-defense and bully-proofing, self-confidence, character development, a physical outlet with discipline, cooperation with other children, respect for peers and adults, perseverance and a healthy lifestyle.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will help your kids to develop realistic self defense skills; regular Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training builds endurance, patience, discipline, self-respect and helps to instill courage and self-confidence.

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu beginners adults program

vermon-brazilian-jiu-jitsu-julio10Entry-Level Program. No martial arts experience required. No pressure. We will make sure that your experience is safe and fun!

The BJJ Beginners Program teaches basic principles of effective fighting and self-defense to individuals and its structure condenses an immense diversity of BJJ techniques into core fundamental moves combined intelligently and safely to optimize learning.

Along with learning an invaluable form of self-defense skills and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu basic fundamental techniques, students will discover huge improvement in life quality, self-esteem, confidence, discipline and health. Students will also experience results that go beyond gains in strength, flexibility, fitness or self-defense skills. By remaining truthful to the lessons learned in practice, students experience an overall improvement on their focus, energy and well-being.

“Our BJJ Beginners program is value and character-oriented. The character qualities of respect for self and for others, humility, perseverance, self-control, honesty, and cultivation of an indomitable spirit are emphasized and cultivated in every class. Martial arts without these values are missing the essence of true martial arts and the warrior spirit.”

The Vermont Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Beginners Program is designed to teach the overall self-defense strategy of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to students that have no martial arts background and / or need to develop physical and mental skills necessary to successfully apply Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques that could literally save their lives during a real confrontation.

Bjj All Levels And Self-defense

vermon-brazilian-jiu-jitsu-julio13We offer a variety of programs to suit individual needs. From beginner to advanced we cover it all. We encourage a family atmosphere in our Academy and take the extra steps to make sure everyone feels right at home. We have a variety of convenient class times to suit anyone’s schedule. Our students learn fast and in a fun, exciting, and comfortable atmosphere.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a fascinating and sophisticated martial art. Experienced martial artists will be amazed at how fast the techniques can be learned and how quickly they will develop practical skills.

Students review and acquire a deeper level of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu martial arts knowledge and learn a variety of sophisticated techniques, techniques combinations, submission set-ups and advanced combat training and sparring skills.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training strengthens all the muscle groups, improves flexibility, coordination and cardio-respiratory fitness. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training promotes mental toughness, perseverance and builds and helps to instill courage and self-confidence.

NO-GI, Grappling, Boxing And MMA

vermon-brazilian-jiu-jitsu-julio5Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is considered by many to be the ultimate grappling and MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) art; its practitioners have received worldwide acclaim for their success in mixed martial arts competition. Now the fastest-growing martial art in the world, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu owes it’s popularity to its practicality.

Learn the fundamental skills of Boxing – develop cardio-conditioning and lose weight; develop footwork, timing, balance and coordination through the use of simple techniques incorporating proper equipment and easy to follow boxing drills.

MMA striking (punches, kicks, elbow and knee strikes, defense, clinching, counter attacks and footwork) and the fundamentals of wrestling (takedowns, pins, mat control, takedown defense, and escapes), and the world-renown, practical, devastatingly effective submission techniques (chokes, armlocks, shoulder locks,knee-bars, ankle-locks, heel hooks, and neck cranks) of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

All classes are taught in a positive and safe environment. All levels are welcome. Great exercise, self-defense skills, an opportunity for those who would like to compete!

Why choose VT BJJ academy?

julio-foca-fernandez-vermontVT 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.

Julio “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.

To reserve your spot please call (802) 598-2839, or email

Now go train Jiu-Jitsu!!