This coming November 17th, Bangkok BJJ Academy is proud to host Eric Burdo, head BJJ instructor of Richmond BJJ and BJJ Revolution Team representative. 

BJJ black-belt under Julio "Foca" Fernandez (Carlson Gracie BB), Eric Burdo has been training Brazilian Jiu-jitsu for well over 15 years. Prof Burdo has trained with some of the very best: Carlson Gracie Sr., Carlson Gracie Jr., Renzo Gracie, Royler Gracie, Rodrigo Medeiros, Marcus Soares, Ricardo De La Riva, Felipe Costa, Caio Terra, Hannette Staack, Toco
Albuquerque, Murilo Bustamante, Mario Sperry, and many more.

All are welcome!!!

LOCATION: Bangkok BJJ Academy (Sukhumvit Soi 1)

DATE: November 17, 2012

TIME: 11am-2pm

FEE: 1000 baht

full bio:
Eric Burdo started his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training at the beginning of 1998, training in Burlington, Vermont with his instructor and mentor, Julio “Foca” Fernandez. On October 13th, 2007, Eric was awarded his BJJ Black Belt from Mr. Fernandez, after almost ten years of consistent training. Mr. Fernandez awarded Eric with his 1st degree in October 2010. Mr. Fernandez is a 6th Degree Black Belt under the legendary Carlson Gracie, Sr. During his ten years of active competition for the Carlson Gracie Competition Team, Mr. Fernandez went undefeated in over two hundred BJJ matches. For more information on Julio, please go to: www.vermontbjj.com

Eric has competed at the highest levels of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, including the 2002, 2003 and 2009 Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championships, as well as the 2004 BJJ World Championship Mundials held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, the 2008 International Masters in Rio, and the 2009 US Nationals of BJJ where he placed 2nd in his Black Belt division.

As a Black Belt, Eric won his invitational Superfight match in March of 2008, competed in Brazil in the summer of 2008, took 2nd place at the 2009 US Nationals in Los Angeles, as well as 2nd place in a Submission-Only Black Belt invitational division at the end of 2009.

Mr. Fernandez has honored Eric with the opportunity to teach the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the Richmond area, under the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu United States Association (BJJUSA), of which Mr. Fernandez is president. The Richmond BJJ Academy is also an official school of the BJJ Revolution Team, who are the 2005 and 2006 Brazilian National Champions of BJJ, as well as the 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2010 US National Champions of BJJ. Please visit BJJRevolutionTeam.com

As well as his passionate love for Jiu-Jitsu, Eric has also been formally training in Muay Thai Kickboxing (the national sport of Thailand) since April of 2002 under Jarrett Church, who is Richmond BJJ Academy’s Head Muay Thai Instructor. Jarrett is also a Black Belt under Julio, and an Assistant Instructor in our Jiu-Jitsu program.

Eric’s teaching style is one of the stressing technique through detail, and drilling until the techniques become muscle memory. Eric works hard to foster an open and positive learning environment through encouragement and support, not criticism. Eric is a very experienced and accomplished Instructor, honing his teaching style and methods since January of 2002. You will always find Eric on the mat, working hard with his students, and drilling side by side with them.

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