Competition Update

Upstream competitors have had a great run so far this year. Seph and Phil both won their hard fought Toro Cup matches. Shane and Seph both medalled at the IBJJF DC Open, taking home Bronze in Male Adult Blue Belt Heavy Weight and Gold in Black Belt Masters 2 Light Weight. Congratulations to everyone! We are all training hard in preparation for US Grappling Richmond on April 27.


JT Torres Seminar Raffle

This February, ADCC Champion and grappling phenom JT Torres will be teaching a seminar in Raleigh. This seminar is organized by Roll Forever, an organization that promotes Jiu Jitsu in the region, sponsors athletes and puts on high quality seminars with elite athletes in Virginia and North Carolina. Upstream BJJ is raffling off one spot at this amazing seminar. Raffle tickets are $5 and purchase is exclusive to Upstream students. We hope to see everyone there! We never miss an opportunity to learn from the best.

January Intro Block Offer

For the month of January, Upstream is offering a 12 class intro block for only $60! This block is for those totally new to BJJ who want to test the waters and see how training fits into their lives. It is 12 classes valid over two months. Email us at for more information. We hope to train with you soon!

Women’s Class Schedule January 2019

The first women’s class of 2019 will be Saturday, January 12. We will not have women’s class Saturday January 5. We look forward to starting another productive year of training and continuing to build up a strong women’s team! Get in touch with us if you are interested in our women’s only program. Our Saturday classes are open to ages 12 and up.

Upstream Kids growing strong!

Our kids’ program at Upstream BJJ has really been growing! We are excited to announce we are now accepting children from 4 years old. Kids’ class is every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 5-6 pm. Monday and Tuesday classes are in the gi, while Thursday is no gi for the kids. Bring your child in today to learn discipline, teamwork and of course jiu jitsu, in a friendly but challenging environment. We offer membership and block class options to suit any busy school schedule.


This weekend at Upstream BJJ

Get ready to train this weekend at Upstream BJJ! Don't miss marathon roll on Friday and open mat on Saturday. Women's class will be ON with a guest instructor. This week marathon roll will be in the gi and as always open mat is whatever you make of it! Call a buddy and get some great drilling in this Saturday 12-2. Marathon roll will start at 6:30. Open to all schools and affiliations!