Team Vicente Junior

The Vicente Junior Jiu Jitsu Team is one of the fastest growing teams in art and sport of  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Each of our affiliate academies offers the highest level of training tracing back to a credentialed lineage. Professor Vicente Junior teaches classes at each of his academies and provides an unmatched level of  personal instruction. The Vicente Junior Jiu Jitsu Team is growing everyday, with teams in both Brazil and the United States.

Born in Sao Paulo Brazil Professor Luiz Vicente Junior began his career in martial arts not with Jiu-Jitsu, but in Judo. When Vicente was only fourteen years old he began his training and committed six years to Judo, earning himself the rank of Brown Belt. It was not until later in life that Vicente was introduced to the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Vicente has fully dedicated himself to this art, training as often as two or three times a day. His years of hard work and dedication to the art has earned him the rank of Fourth Degree De La Riva Black Belt.

Vicente started training Jiu-Jitsu under Professors Marcelo (Kimura) and Diojone (Grace Barra). In 1999 he began training under Master Ricardo De La Riva, one of the world’s most renowned icons in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu even today.

Vicente Junior began competing in Brazilian state tournaments at an early age. Even before earning his black belt he was among the best fighters in his class, winning several titles and remaining undefeated to this day in his home state. Vicente’s early successes include the titles of two time regional Rio De Janeiro champion, 2005 World Cup bronze medalist, 2006 Bi-Champion of Rio De Janeiro, 2007 Pan American Championship Gold Medalist, and  2008 World Champion competing only three months after a motorcycle accident in Brazil. Vicente has gone on to claim multiple IBJJF medals facing some of the biggest names in sport Jiu Jitsu competition.  Vicente Junior not only competes regularly, but is also a certified IBJJF referee.

Vicente still competes today and for all the titles he holds he is also a magnificent instructor. Vicente fathered many programs in relation to Jiu-Jitsu, including a refresher course in both technical and pedagogical Jiu-Jitsu and a First Aid course at the School of Physical Education of the Brazilian Army in 1998. Vicente also started a social project in the capital city Maceio-AL, Brazil which teaches Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to underprivileged children who cannot afford to pay at a gym. “I’m sure I am creating a better future for them” notes Vicente. Vicente has been teaching Jiu-Jitsu since only sixteen years old, and has several academies in Northeastern Brazil and the United States. Team Vicente Jr US affiliates are listed below…



Address: 114 E Otterman St, Greensburg, PA 15601
Phone: (724) 420-5199

Pennsylvania Combat Sports in Greensburg, PA is one of the most established and respected Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA academies in South Western Pennsylvania. Their reputation began in 2001, when Combative Grappling Systems (Team CGS) was founded as the first Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ( BJJ ) training academy in Westmoreland Co. For over 15 years, many people from Westmoreland County and surrounding areas, have received expert instruction in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Kickboxing, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Youth Martial Arts (Young Warriors), and Street Self-Defense training. The instructors and staff at PA Combat Sports have worked hard over the years to develop the most professional and effective training programs available.



Address: 11046 New Georges Creek Rd SW, Frostburg, MD 21532
Phone: (240) 609-5318

Established in 2003 under the tutelage of Black Belt Professor Kevin Wilson (BJJ & TKD), Ryoma Academy of Martial Arts (RAMA) emerged as the area’s premier and only Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy. RAMA offers quality instruction in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts fundamentals for street application. With classes tailored to promote self-defense, physical fitness, and mental fortitude, Ryoma prides themselves in developing martial artists whose confidence radiates on and off the mat. Whether your aspirations are to increase physical fitness, learn self-defense, or to compete in BJJ or MMA, RAMA seeks to facilitate your journey to accomplishing your individualized goals. Check out our schedule and find a class that matches your availability.



Address: 7311 Grove Rd D, Frederick, MD 21704
Phone: (301) 401-7049

Bowerhouse MMA was established in July 2014 and offers a full range of mixed martial arts classes for youth, and adults in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, Kickboxing, Judo, Wrestling, MMA, and group functional fitness. They also offer private training, and personal fitness training. Bowerhouse is home to fitness enthusiasts of all ages, and abilities. They have developed an atmosphere that delivers immediate results and are very welcoming of people from any and all backgrounds.  As the motto says “my house is your house!” With state of the art equipment, world class coaching, and an unparalleled community of movers, and motivators Bowerhouse MMA offers the ultimate mixed martial arts and fitness experience you’ve been searching for!



Address: 10039 Baltimore National Pike Suite J, Ellicott City, MD 21042
Phone: (410) 750-8000

Since 1999, 5,000+ students have gone Spartan’s. They are a martial arts school that specializes in teaching self-discipline, self-control, and self-defense. Spartan strongly believe that martial arts should strengthen both the body and character. The Taekwondo program maintains a membership through the World Taekwondo Federation and  has won multiple national and state level titles. Spartan is the ONLY martial arts school that is nationally ranked in Taekwondo demonstration in all of MD, DC, DE, and PA.  The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program is led by Professor Vicente Junior, one of the most decorated and highest ranked fighters in his class. Spartan maintains an affiliate membership with the Vicente Junior Jiu-Jitsu Team.



Address: 2909 Sparrows Point Rd, Edgemere, MD 21219
Phone: (443) 503-6465

Practical MMA is a full time training center offering professional affordable martial arts programs for adults, teens, children and families. When you train at Practical MMA you will be professionally trained by our experienced staff. Practical MMA encourages a family environment, with students and instructors helping one another to learn and develop their skills and knowledge of the techniques. (Remember even the instructors are still students of the martial arts). Keeping an open mind and enjoying your training will allow you to learn and develop more quickly.




Address: 121 Blake Rd, Annapolis, MD 21402
Phone: N/A

The US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD has a very active Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team that competes in local tournaments throughout the tri-state area. Instructors from Team Vicente Junior and Conquest Academy have involved with coaching the team since 2009, and took over as head coaches in 2015. Navy BJJ began competing annually again Army’s team from the US Military Academy in West Point, NY and currently boast a 2-1 record.  Most Midshipmen who begin training with the team in their freshman “plebe” year can achieve the rank of purple belt before they graduate if they remain consistent. The team can be found practicing M-F at 6:30 PM in the Wesley Brown Field House.




Address: 50 W Commerce Street, Smyrna, Delaware
Phone: (302) 331-9033

Scavenger Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has been a long time affiliate of Team Vicente Junior, and practices regularly on Dover Air Force Base. The team is ran by BJJ Brown Belt Randy Sheets. Team Vicente Junior and Conquest instructors travel to the base to instructors members of the club on a monthly basis. The team meets every Tuesday and Thursday and is welcoming of new members.





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Instructors from Team Vicente Jr and Conquest Academy have been instructing the Washington College club Brazilian Jiu Jitsu team since 2015. The club consists of dedicated college students who enjoy the art of BJJ and competing in local tournaments throughout the area. Many students can be seen regularly at all three of the Conquest Academies getting in extra training time.