Sunday, December 20, 2009

Rio Claro - Atos Jiu-Jitsu

photos c/o Macaca

Rollapalooza 4: Advanced Featherweight Division - Richard Lasprilla (Gracie Barra Philippines) versus Eros Baluyot (Atos-VPF)

Friday, December 11, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

ROLLAPALOOZA 4 Tournament Results

DAY 1: Gi

Yellow Belt:
G - Eros Baluyot (VPF)
S - Ram Fransisco (Newbreed)

White Belt

G - Gian Dee (VPF)
S - Eros Baluyot (VPF
B - Pinggoy Danguilan (VPF)
B - Rytz Nunez

G - Ricky Poblador (VPF)
S - Jose Marie Rodriguez (Davao)
B - Justin Danguilan (VPF)
B - Patrick Gambe (Stanley's)

G - Aldo Vergel de dios (VPF)
S - Rey Joson (Newbreed)
B - Luis Nazareno (VPF)

G - Isaiah Ordiz (Team Paranaque)
S - Sam Santiago (Gracie Barra Phils.)
B - Allen Oblena (Newbreed)

G - Matt Jao (VPF)
S - Jan Habana (Gracie Barra Phils.

Blue/Purple Belt:

G - Jan Cortez (VPF)
S - Carlo Pena (VPF)
B - Richard Lasprilla (Gracie Barra Phils.)

G - Nestor Ponce (VPF)
S - Raymond Varilla (Gracie Barra Phils.)

G - Macky Siazon (VPF)
S - Francis Uy (VPF)
B - Kyle Kapunan (Gracie Barra Phils.)

Absolute White:
G - Rey Joson (Newbreed)
S - Luis Nazareno (VPF)
B - Aldo Vergel de Dios (VPF)
B - Patrick Gambe (Stanley's)

Absolute Blue:
G - Nestor Ponce (VPF)
S - May Masuda (de la Salle BJJ)

Most Technical Fighter Awardee: Gian Dee (VPF)



G - Christian Quismundo (Newbreed)
S - Pinggoy Danguilan (VPF)
B - Chris Caangay (Strike & Shoot)

G - Jok Gumiran (Submission Sport/VPF)
S - George Vlayee (Yaw-Yan Kampilan
B - Morris Uy (Yaw-Yan Kampilan)

G - Diego Nepomuceno (Gracie Barra Phils.)
S - Rey Joson (Newbreed)
B - Dit Reyes (VPF)

G - Remand Lazaro (Hybrid Yaw-Yan)
S - Jonz Sandoval (Yaw-Yan Kampilan)
B - Allen Oblena (Newbreed)


G - Carlo Pena (VPF)
S - Richard Lasprilla (Gracie Barra Phils.)
B - Eros Baluyot (VPF)

G - Nestor Ponce (VPF)
S - Martin Tiu (Indepedent)
B - Aldo Vergel de Dios (VPF)

G - Luis Nazareno (VPF)
S - Francis Uy (VPF)
B - Macky Siazon (VPF)

Absolute Basic:
G - Diego Nepomuceno (Gracie Barra Phils.)
S - Sam Nepomuceno (Gracie Barra Phils.)

Absolute Advance:
G - Richard Lasprilla (Gracie Barra Phils.)
S - Luis Nazareno (VPF)
B - Nino Sanchez (VPF)

Most Technical Fighter Awardee: Diego Nepomuceno (Gracie Barra Phils.)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Tokyo International Open 2009 - Ralph Go (VPF) featured in the Bull Terrier Brasil Website

Photos c/o Kinya Hashimoto, BT Brasil

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

JT Torres and Mike Fowler at Purebred Omiya

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Rollapalooza 4 - Early Registration

To avail of the early registration discount for ROLLAPALOOZA 4, simply fill in the form below and hand it in along with your payment at the Ateneo Judo Dojo, 2/F Blue Eagle Gym, Ateneo de Manila University on Monday (November 30, 10AM-12PM), Tuesday (December 1, 4PM-9PM) or Wednesday (December 2, 4PM-9PM) this week. For any further inquiries, please send us an e-mail at and place "Rollapalooza Inquiry" as title.

Academy Name
Instructor's Name

Last Name
First Name
Date of Birth
Actual Weight

Weight Division
Belt/Skill Category


Monday, November 23, 2009

Gilbert "Durinho" Alexander NOGI Seminar @ Submission Sport Phils

Friday, November 20, 2009

Worlds' 2009 Adult Blackbelt Silver-medalist Gilbert Alexander

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

ROLLAPALOOZA 4 Tournament Information

The Categories:

We will be having GI divisions for WHITE, BLUE, PURPLE and BROWN on the GI day (Saturday, Dec 5). Then NOGI divisions for BASIC and ADVANCED (all colored belts will be required to register for the advanced division) competitors on the NOGI day (Sunday, Dec 6). Weight divisions for WHITE, BLUE, BASIC and ADVANCED categories are as follows:

Featherweight: 139.9 and below
Lightweight: 140 - 159.9 lbs.
Middleweight: 160 - 179.9 lbs.
Cruiserweight: 180 - 199.9 lbs.
Heavyweight: 200 lbs. and over

Entries for the GI competition must weigh-in with the kimono on. Entries for the NOGI competition weigh-in without the kimono. If you are competing in both competitions you will only need to make weight once, on the morning of Saturday (December 5)

For PURPLE belts, we will have three categories: the LIGHT, HEAVY and OPEN divisions. On the day of the competition, all purple belts will be weighed and split into the light and heavy divisions according to their official weights. BROWN belts will have one OPEN division. Finally, we will have one WOMENS division for each GI and NOGI.

The Venue:

The Martial Arts Center (beside the College Covered Courts), Ateneo de Manila University Campus, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City. The venue opens at 7:30AM and official weigh-ins from 8:00AM to 9:00AM. Competition proper is scheduled to begin on 9:30AM on both days.


Early Registration DEADLINE is on Wednesday, December 2, 2009. Entries received on or before the deadline can avail of a discounted registration fee of PHP600 for one event and PHP900 for both events. LATE and DAY-OF-EVENT entries will cost PHP800 for one event and PHP1100 for both events. We will be following the IBJJF rulebook for this event (No foot locks for NOGI BASIC divisions, only straight foot locks for NOGI ADVANCED divisions)

We at are very excited to bring you our year-ender event and look forward to even more for the coming year. For any questions and inquiries about ROLLAPALOOZA 4, please do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail at or call the tournament organizer at 0917-8588230. Also STAY TUNED to for more announcements. Thank you for your support!!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Frank the Crank wins UFC105 fan contest

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Irmaos Mendes @ Purebred, Guam

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Rollapalooza 4: The Big Sha-bang

Calling all grapplers: get ready for the next installment of the Rollapalooza tournaments this December 5 and 6, both gi and nogi divisions will be included. We will do our best to make this the best Rollapalooza yet!!! More detailed announcements to come soon here on!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Open Door-Open Mat Training at Team VPF

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

BJJ-Asia Kimonos

Monday, October 5, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009

10/28-10/29: Tokyo International Open Jiu-jitsu Championship

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Monday, September 28, 2009

ADCC 2009: Rafa Mendes defeats Cobrinha and is the new ADCC King at 19 years old

thanks to J-Sho for the pics.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Congratulations May Masuda, 2009 Mundials Gold Medalist!!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Guilherme Mendes (Atos) versus Sebastian Lali (CheckMat)

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Functions of IBJJF Scoreboard

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Campeonato Brasiliero 2009

ATOS BJJ, Rio Claro - SP

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Rollapalooza 3: SUPREMACY Competition Results

A big THANK YOU to everyone who supported Rollapalooza 3! Peace and Love, people!

Another successful Rollapalooza was held last May 17, 2009 at the Martial Arts Center in the Ateneo. The organizers would like to thank all the teams who participated and supported the event: Submission Sport Philippines, Hybrid Yaw-Yan, Gracie Barra Philippines, Yaw-Yan Kampilan, Sambo Association of the Philippines, JMC MMA and Team VPF.

Special thanks to the following people who made the event possible: Dr. Alex Torres III and the rest of the Loyola Schools PE Department, the people from the Ateneo Judo Association, Nyko Maca, ND Fernandez, Dhan Samson, Gully Go, Kathy Duque and the rest of the VPF crew.



Gold: Jan Cortez - Team VPF

Silver: Jessie Rafols - Sambo Association of the Philippines

Bronze: Gian Dee - Team VPF

Bronze: Erwin Tagle - Submission Sport Philippines


Gold: JR Santos - Team VPF

Silver: Mario Cunanan - Submission Sport Philippines

Bronze: Aldo Vergel de Dios - Team VPF

Bronze: Francis Uy - Submission Sport Philippines


Gold: Jed Baluyot - Submission Sport Philippines

Silver: Jerry Legaspi - Hybrid Yaw-Yan

Bronze: Pons Ponce - Team VPF

Bronze: Macky Siazon - Team VPF


Gold: Toffy Ilagan - Gracie Barra Philippines

Silver: Skip Leido - Team VPF

Bronze: Peter Buendia - Team VPF


Gold: Ali Sulit - Team VPF

Silver: Vicente Pajaro - Hybrid Yaw-Yan

Bronze: Jek Ferrer - Submission Sport Philippines


Gold: Gully Go - Team VPF

Silver: Jan Cortez - Team VPF

Bronze: Skip Leido - Team VPF

Bronze: Kyle Kapunan - Gracie Barra Philippines

Gracie Barra Philippines

Hybrid Yaw-yan

Submission Sport Philippines