Guest Instructor at Upstream BJJ Thursday 11/29

This Thursday 11/29 Upstream is pleased to host Nina Navid. Nina is a brown belt under Roger Gracie and an instructor at Roger Gracie Academy HQ in London. She is an accomplished competitor as well as coach to one of Europe’s strongest women’s teams. This event will start at 6:30 and will be in the gi. It is FREE to Upstream students and $20 for visitors. Do not miss the chance to learn from such a dedicated and knowledgable athlete!

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Thanksgiving Weekend Schedule at Upstream BJJ

This week we will have a few schedule changes in honor of the holiday. Upstream BJJ will be closed Thursday and Friday (11/22 and 11/23). We will be on our regular schedule through Wednesday and back on again Saturday. From all of us at Upstream BJJ we wish you a happy, safe holiday and great long weekend however you celebrate!

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.


Great strides for Upstream at the IBJJF Charlotte Open!

Upstream BJJ blue belt Carsyn Nash took home silver this past weekend at the IBJJF Charlotte Open. This was one of her first gi tournaments and her first IBJJF gi tournament. She has made great progress and we are excited to see what she will do next. We are so proud of you Carsyn!


New Blue Belts at Upstream BJJ

Congratulations to Upstream's newest blue belts! Austin, Dan and Suzanne have all been training hard, representing well at tournaments and overall being positive elements in the academy. We are so proud of them and are excited to see them thrive at this new level!


This week at Upstream BJJ

We are looking forward to a big week of training and competing! Some of our instructors will be out of town competing and coaching at the IBJJF Vegas Open. Marathon roll is on as usual and this week is gi. Pack up your pajamas and come choke your friends! Women's class will be off but back on next weekend. Kids' class will be on a short break until next Tuesday. 

Train hard this week and good luck to all competitors!

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!

Johnny Tama Seminar at Upstream BJJ 9/1/2018

This September black belt and accomplished competitor Johnny Tama will be at Upstream! You may know him from his infamous footlock, the "tamalock" which he has used to quickly submit numerous opponents. The seminar will be from 12-2 on September 1. It is $40 for Upstream students and $50 for visitors. This seminar will be in the gi. Get ready for the fall competition season and add some new tricks to your arsenal! 

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11 Gold Medals Coming Home to Upstream after US Grappling Richmond


With only nine competitors from Upstream competing at US Grappling Richmond, the team still managed to bring home 11 gold medals. All of our female competitors took gold in all their divisions, a first time competitor took double gold, and two of our blue belts were able to close out the absolute division after winning gold in their weight classes. It was an amazing display of teamwork and support as those not competing scrambled around the venue to help their teammates. Thank you Upstream, you impress us every day!

Thank you to CAM Photos and Design for the amazing photographs as always!