Grappling, in hand-to-hand combat, is the act of holding, throwing or submitting an opponent. Grappling encompasses martial arts like jiu jitsu, judo, wrestling and sambo and has been proven to be among the most effective forms of self defence training. Apart from the physical benefits, grappling teaches you how to stay calm under pressure: We strive to build champions on the mat and in life. The Amsterdam Grappling Academy was founded with the idea of sharing an experience of training, camaraderie and physical & mental health. We will teach you the all-round grappling arts on the highest level, from takedowns to leg locks. Athletes that want to compete at the highest level should be able to train twice a day. Therefore we offer the most elaborate and complete program in the region of Amsterdam, with classes in the morning, afternoon and evening. Our classes are also open for beginners, feel free to come by for a free trial class!
My name is Julio Vinke and I have been teaching and training with elite athletes for the last 6 years. After training every day for 7 years and competing at least 2 times a month I have earned my blackbelt under Ribeiro Jiujitsu. I have dedicated my life to BJJ on and of the mats. My goal is to change your lifestyle so that you can get the best out of yourself in competition and in your own personal life.
A black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Christian Grimaldo and Gustavo Carpio (Bushido FT/ Checkmat Downey) with 8.5 years of experience in both gi and no gi. Fernando won medals at IBJJF Worlds, Pans and Europeans. Fernando was the first Peruvian to be invited to the World Pro in Abu Dhabi after winning the trials. Fernando has five years experience in teaching and was the owner of two BJJ academies in Peru.
Joris started judo at the age of five. After competing in numerous national and international tournaments and receiving his black belt at the age of 15 he found his passion for strength training. After a few years Joris turned back to martial arts with a focus on BJJ. His focus is to translate judo techniques to BJJ and MMA situations. Joris is a BJJ purple belt.