About Team Passos
Team Passos Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy is about creating positive transformation in people’s lives through world-class Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) instruction. We are located in the Northern Virginia area. We specialize in training both kids and adults in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) in a safe and fun atmosphere.
Jiu Jitsu coaching is our passion. We are fueled by the mission of providing our students with the tools to reach their personal goals on and off the mat. Our world-class instruction incorporates physical conditioning and strategic understanding of positions taught. Since 2008, we have consistently provided personalized attention, support, and tailored instruction to each student. Team Passos students benefit from individualized goal setting and coaching, our structured teaching methodology, and training with supportive teammates under the supervision of seasoned instructors.
We invite you to swing by our academy in Sterling, VA to experience this welcoming BJJ community for yourself and begin your own transformational journey today!
Why train Jiu Jitsu?
WHY TRAIN JIU JITSU?
We believe that many of the tools learned on the mat apply to life’s challenges off the mat. A major aspect of the Team Passos academy culture is to help each other succeed on and off the mat.
Beyond self-defense, fitness, and a sport, Jiu Jitsu is an effective and transformational tool to improve values that include confidence, discipline, self-awareness, perseverance, and respect. The benefits of Jiu Jitsu transcend age, gender, class and physical ability.
Our number one goal is to partner with you to achieve your personal training goals, including self-defense, fitness, confidence, weight loss, and world competitions. Benefit from world-renowned coach, Tony Passos personally teaching the classes as well as top guest seminars throughout the year. Tony Passos is among the top Brazilian Jiu Jitsu coaches in the world. Additionally, we are part of one the strongest teams in Jiu Jitsu today, Atos.
WHY WE EXIST
We exist to bring world-class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction and coaching to our students and to provide the tools to reach their personal goals. We believe that many of the tools learned on the mat apply to life’s challenges off the mat.
Beyond self-defense, fitness, and a sport, BJJ is an effective and transformational tool to improve values that include confidence, discipline, self-awareness, perseverance, and respect. The benefits of BJJ transcend age, gender, class, and physical ability.
Our number one goal is to partner with you to achieve your personal training goals, including self-defense, fitness, confidence, weight loss, and world competitions.
Benefit from world-renowned coach Tony Passos personally teaching the classes and top guest seminars throughout the year. Professor Passos is among the top Brazilian Jiu Jitsu coaches in the world and has helped us become one of the strongest teams in Jiu Jitsu today.
Team Passos is located in the Northern Virginia area. We specialize in training both youth and adults in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Our world-class instruction includes physical conditioning and a strategic understanding of techniques taught for effective self-defense
To positively transform people’s lives through the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu — one student at a time — so they can achieve more.
Our story begins with Founder and Lead Instructor Tony Passos.
Professor Passos started training BJJ at 18 and moved from his hometown of Recife, Brazil, to the US in 2004, where he began teaching BJJ.
He would train and teach at other academies in the evening while barely being able to speak English and make ends meet while working at Chuck E. Cheese.
After 4 years, he decided to take the leap as an entrepreneur and open his own academy in 2008 with his wife as his business partner.
Originally, Professor Passos didn’t plan on running a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy or being a business owner…
But his love and passion for the sport and seeing the faces of his students light up when they learn a new technique, progress to their next belt, or achieve a fitness milestone — and with the support of his wife and business partner, Amy Passos, lead him to open up his own BJJ academy unlike any other.
Since then, he’s made a name for himself in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community both locally and internationally
Professor Passos is a third-degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt who’s passionate and exceptionally gifted at coaching and teaching.
He personally teaches the academy’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes six days per week. When Professor Passos isn’t teaching locally, he conducts seminars and coaches at prominent competitions nationally and internationally throughout the year.
Seeing how Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is such an effective tool for positive transformation in people’s lives, Tony and Amy Passos founded DreamRoot Leadership Institute — which strengthens local BJJ leaders and social initiatives in underserved communities worldwide.
All from Professor Tony Passos and our carefully vetted coaching team. They give you personalized feedback and share insights and strategies from over two decades of training, teaching, and coaching to guide you along your BJJ journey.
Our programs emphasize concept over technique. All by combining the understanding of body mechanics and principles of leverage and positioning. Techniques are tools to learn the mechanics of the body, and by understanding how it works together with the technique, your self-defense skills will develop in a safe and effective manner.
Our instructors take the time to learn about you. We work with you to identify your unique goals, needs, set metrics, and offer accountability for you to achieve results that will propel your personal development and strengthen your Jiu-Jitsu.
Our curriculum is designed in cycles that vary between 6 to 8 weeks. This allows you to better understand the positions being taught and how to apply the mechanics you learn with the technique for a particular position. All teachings follow a three-step system approach that’s been tried, true and proven to work in helping thousands of our other students effectively learn BJJ and boost their personal growth.
We’ve helped over 3,500 students just like you experience breakthrough transformation by gaining mental, physical and emotional fortitude through our proven, easy-to-follow and safe BJJ training methodology. Check out what they have to say in Google Reviews and the videos below.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Men, Women, and Kids
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