1 week 6 days ago
Having a little fun on the mats. Staying relaxed while sparring allows for quick thinking and fluidity in technique. You never know what opportunities might arise... When you see one, grab it!
2 weeks 1 day ago
Thanks to Gustavo Machado and all Top Game BJJ students for making this Saturday’s seminar a big success! See you on the mats...
3 weeks 4 days ago
Arm Bar Flow and Sweeps from Closed Guard Cradle Position. Great transitions and combinations for you to practice. www.instagram.com/p/BbnIqXOlWR1/?igshid=1problur8b5oy
3 weeks 5 days ago
Gustavo Machado Seminar - Saturday, September 12th. Don’t miss it! 11 am - 12 pm Kids BJJ Seminar 12 - 2 pm Adult BJJ Seminar
2 months 3 weeks ago
Updated Training Schedule: Phase 3: This will be our normal schedule going forward. No registration through the scheduling tool is required. This is updated on the schedule tab on the academy website as well. Monday/Wednesday 6:00 - 7:00 pm Kids BJJ 7:00 - 8:00 pm Kickboxing 8:00 - 9:30 pm BJJ Tuesday 12:00 - 1:15 Lunch BJJ 7:00 - 8:00pm BJJ (BJJ Core Combatives) 8:00 - 9:00 pm BJJ (No-Gi) Thursday 12:00 - 1:15 Lunch BJJ 7:00 - 8:00pm BJJ (BJJ Core Combatives) 8:00 - 9:00 pm BJJ Friday 12:00 - 1:15 Lunch Saturday 10:00 - 11:00 am Kickboxing 11:00…
3 months 2 weeks ago
Top Game BJJ - Phase II Reopening Schedule. You must go to www.topgamebjj.com and register for your preferred time slot. For now, classes are limited to 10 per class. Phase 2 Schedule: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 12:00 pm - 1:30 Lunch BJJ Monday/Wednesday 6:00 - 7:00 pm Adult BJJ 7:30 - 8:30 pm Adult BJJ Tuesday/Thursday 6:00 - 7:00 pm Kids BJJ 7:30 - 8:30 pm Thai Boxing Saturday 10:00 - 11:00 am Thai Boxing 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Adult BJJ Sunday Closed
5 months 1 week ago
Top Game BJJ Students - Please see below. Great stuff from Head Instructor Gustavo Machado. Great technique, discussion, individual drills and way to stay engaged until our return! Best, Top Game BJJ
5 months 4 weeks ago
All - I hope that everyone is healthy and doing well. I would like to say thanks to everyone for your continued support, during this challenging time. I have received messages from many of you wishing me well, checking on me, asking when we will reopen, and reinforcing their dedication during this time. I am very appreciative! That being said, I understand everyone is in a different situation and experiencing this through their own personal lens. If any of you come upon hard times and can’t pay for your dues, please let me know. I will put your account on…
This academy is my other home. As a matter of fact, I spend most of my time there aside from my house and I’ll continue to support. We’ll need each other more than ever when we all return. I really do miss everyone and looking forward to when we all get back to slap/bump/and murdering each other 😆👊
2 - 5 months 4 weeks ago
6 months 1 week ago
Kids BJJ & Self Defense - Missing all of these little people being on the mats! Soon we will all be back to normal, having fun, and training. Stay positive! See everyone soon! Top Game BJJ
COVID - 19: Update - Top Game BJJ - Temporarily Closed Due to Governor Ralph Northam’s Executive Order, Top Game BJJ will be closed for a few weeks. This order requires that all businesses not deemed as essential, must close, effective 11:59 pm, March 24th. We will be back on the mats a soon as possible! Stay engaged! You can keep fit, study video of technique or competition... Keep your mind in the game! Please keep your eyes on the Top Game BJJ Facebook page and Instagram account for updates. Best, Top Game BJJ
Self-defense, Competition, Exercise, Fitness, Health, Discipline, Camaraderie, and Personal Achievement... Find it all at Top Game Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Self Defense Academy. Now Enrolling! Spring & Summer Enrollment for Kids & Adults for Brazilian Jiu-jitsu & Thai Kickboxing is open. Contact: Topgamebjj@icloud.com to learn more.
8 months 3 weeks ago
Do every act of your life as if it were your last. Marcus Aurelius It’s 2020! Time to get back on the mats! Set Goals, Show up, Train Hard, and Improve! Thanks to Steve Nguyen for the great video! See you all on the mats!
9 months 1 week ago
Gordo Seminar, 2019 - Gustavo Machado Team Gathering. Video by Steven Nguyen @gustavomachadobjj @gordobjj @gordobjj.start @topgamebjj #topgamebjj #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #bjjlifestyle #selfdefense #richmondvirginia #richmondva #richmond #rva
10 months 1 day ago
Happy Thanksgiving! Thankful to have such a great group of training partners, friends, and families, at Top Game BJJ! Have a great Thanksgiving! Enjoy this video by our in house vid producer and BJJ fanatic, Steven Nguyen. Open mat at 11 am on Saturday and Sunday!
10 months 6 days ago
Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule: Monday/Tuesday - Normal Schedule Wednesday - Open Mat - Thai Boxing/BJJ - 7 pm Thursday/Friday - Closed Saturday/Sunday - Normal Schedule Enjoy the quick video. See everyone next week!
11 months 1 week ago
The legendary Gustavo Machado! 👊🏻 www.instagram.com/p/B35bgz3pSf5/?igshid=x604vcnhzvhn
11 months 3 weeks ago
Charlotte International Open. As an instructor I have always sought to lead by example. That means practicing what I preach and teach. I compete not to prove but to improve. It makes me a better instructor. I jumped into this tournament last minute in a younger competitors division and in a heavier weight class than my own in the Black Belt Division. Here I learned to fight until the match is 100% over. I was winning until the last 30 seconds, when a glance at the clock, caused me to break concentration for a split second, and get swept. I…
1 year 1 week ago
To appreciate the best opportunity for attack and defense, you must fully understand the rhythm of movement. - Sadami Yamada Understanding of this rhythm comes only from the study and the persistent training and repetition of technique.
1 year 3 weeks ago
It’s Almost Time! Halloween Sneaky Seminar - Gustavo Machado at Top Game BJJ Academy. When: Saturday, October 12, 2019 Time: 12:00 - 3:00 pm Cost: $45 (Gustavo Machado Team and Affiliates) Schedule: Classic BJJ Techniques and sneaky set ups and submissions, rolling, and team promotions. Gustavo Machado is a 5th degree BJJ under Robert “Gordo” Correa. He is one of the founders of the RING BJJ Team, producer of “Great Escapes” and several other BJJ DVDs, and is sought after because of his teaching style and deep BJJ roots. Gustavo is leader of the GMBJJ Team and manages many affiliates…
1 year 1 month ago
The most important Belt in BJJ is the White Belt! The first step in a very challenging, but very rewarding journey. That being said, I would like to welcome Zack, Dylan, Patrick, Andrew, Calvin, Ross, Jeff, Mike, Alejandro, Joshua, Joe, Joe, Kyle, & Tim to Top Game BJJ. It is great to have you all on the mats. Welcome to the Top Game BJJ/Gustavo Machado BJJ Team. If I forgot anyone it was not intentional. See you on the mats! Top Game BJJ
“You can buy a man’s time, you can buy a man’s physical presence at a given place; you can even buy a measured number of skilled muscular motions per hour or day. But you cannot buy enthusiasm; you cannot buy initiative; you cannot buy loyalty; you cannot buy the devotion of hearts; minds and souls. You have to earn these things!” Clarence Francis
Great explanation as to why training in BJJ is so beneficial. Also explains how training forms such a strong kinship and team mentality. Great stuff! youtu.be/FUNSuowBEp8
Thai Boxing/Kickboxing is one of the most popular forms of stand up fighting/training. It’s fun and an incredible workout. Here I demonstrate and explain one of the most powerful kicks in martial arts - the jump spinning back kick. Enjoy! Interested in learning? Join us! www.topgamebjj.com Video production: Steve Nguyen #topgamebjj
Independence Day Schedule: July 3rd - Youth BJJ 6-7 pm, Adult Open Mat 7-9 pm. July 4th/July 5th, Closed July 6th/July 7th, Open Enjoy the July 4th Holiday! #topgamebjj #brazilianjiujitsu #selfdefense #richmondva #rva #richmond
Gordo Seminar - June 28, 2019: Thanks Gordo for another great seminar, and thanks to Gustavo for hosting. It was great to have so many team mates under the same roof! Great technique and so many tough rolls! Looking forward to the winter team gathering.
Even a coach should have a mentor... Figure I can’t go wrong under the guidance of these two BJJ professors - 5th degree BJJ Black Belt - Gustavo Machado & 6th degree BJJ Black Belt - Roberto “Gordo” Correa de Lima!
10X NAGA VA Champions! - Team Gustavo Machado BJJ, RVA (Top Game BJJ). Congratulations! Great work to all that have put it on the line over the years to make this happen! Keep up the great work! www.topgamebjj.com
Top Game BJJ - Summer Enrollment - Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Kickboxing, and Self-defense! *** Six Weeks of Unlimited BJJ and Kickboxing for only $99! No contract. No long term commitment. E-mail: Chris@topgamebjj.com For a short time only, Top Game BJJ is offering this summer “Kick Starter” trial program for new and returning students.
NAGA, VA - June 22, 2019: Congratulations to Team Gustavo Machado for yet another strong showing at NAGA, VA. There were so many great matches! Thanks to everyone from Top Game BJJ for stepping up and supporting the Gustavo Machado Team! We are part of a much bigger TEAM. Win or Lose, you become a better Jiu-jitsu practitioner and help to improve your own game and the game of those at the academy. Thanks and congratulations, to all that could attend, and to those that helped your team mates prepare.
Good luck to all Gustavo Machado Team Members & Affiliated Academies!