Phone:
757-226-0356
Email:
[email protected]

Diego Bispo Academy
865 Chimney Hill Shopping Center
Virginia Beach VA 23452

Hours:
Mon: 12pm-9pm
Tues: 10am-9pm
Wed: 12pm-9pm
Thu: 12pm-9pm
Fri: 12pm-9pm
Sat: 930am-2pm
Sun: 1-5pm

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October 2018

GUERREIRAS PART 5: THE RIGHT FOCUS

2018-10-10T17:58:47+00:00

Name: Destiny Julia Javier Age: 15 Rank: Blue Belt Number of years training: 2 years “Time and attention.” Easily overlooked, the battle for our individual attention wages on, as our “focus” becomes the most valuable modern day commodity. And as if living in a world driven by ever-advancing tech and screen-based entertainment wasn’t distracting enough, try being a young [...]

GUERREIRAS PART 5: THE RIGHT FOCUS 2018-10-10T17:58:47+00:00

September 2018

GUERREIRAS PART 4: FROM CURIOUS TO NERVOUS TO ADDICTED

2018-09-16T17:34:14+00:00

Name: Merced Thomas Age: 31 Rank: Blue Belt Number of years training: 2 years Looking back, it’s easy now for Merced Mercado to reflect on her once-held curiosity. The unknown world of ground-based martial arts that we know as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, had peaked her interest. Further still the voice of a peer, her classmate, friend, and regular [...]

GUERREIRAS PART 4: FROM CURIOUS TO NERVOUS TO ADDICTED 2018-09-16T17:34:14+00:00

Diego Bispo Academy: A Veritable Family of Beasts

2018-09-03T09:40:04+00:00

Anyone keen on following the BJJ scene in Hampton Roads will immediately recognize that Diego Bispo Academy is steadily growing into a local juggernaut. Even at this time of year where family vacations cap off the end of summer, and parents and their children pour into department stores to score school-year loot, DBA’s dominance [...]

Diego Bispo Academy: A Veritable Family of Beasts 2018-09-03T09:40:04+00:00

August 2018

GUERREIRAS PART 3: THE PATH TO RECOVERY

2018-08-25T11:57:38+00:00

Name: Kaitlin Wonder Age: 32 Rank: Brown Belt Number of years training: 12 years A stomach full of butterflies, the nervous energy associated with anticipation is commonplace in first endeavors. We have all experienced these newbie jitters in some form of uneasiness or terse anxiety. And so I imagine in the beginning, when Kaitlin Wonder stepped onto the mat, [...]

GUERREIRAS PART 3: THE PATH TO RECOVERY 2018-08-25T11:57:38+00:00

GUERREIRAS PART 2: THE WARRIOR MOM

2018-08-15T19:15:57+00:00

Name: Lindsay Asbury Age: 31 Rank: White Belt Number of years training: 6 months Being a parent is no easy feat. Ultimately, we want our kids to experience the best, behave the best, and turn out the best. Consequently, we set out to find or create an environment of opportunity and learning that will hopefully lend itself to [...]

GUERREIRAS PART 2: THE WARRIOR MOM 2018-08-15T19:15:57+00:00

July 2018

GUERREIRAS Part 1: The Aspiring Fighter

2018-07-28T23:36:46+00:00

Name: Nikki Nik Age: 30 Rank: Blue Belt Number of years training: 1 year, 8 months “What got me into Jiu Jitsu was Rhonda Rousey!” When Nikki recounts her introduction to the sport, it all started in a Buffalo Wild Wings during UFC fight night. Plastered across a large LED screen, the former judoka Olympic [...]

GUERREIRAS Part 1: The Aspiring Fighter 2018-07-28T23:36:46+00:00

Guerreiras: DBA’s Female Warriors

2018-08-15T19:23:19+00:00

The world of combat sports can be intimidating and even daunting for an individual to approach. For some, simply conceiving the idea of giving it a try induces nervous laughs and quick dismissal from the conversation. Further still, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu a combat sport that is primarily a ground-based martial art has been dominated [...]

Guerreiras: DBA’s Female Warriors 2018-08-15T19:23:19+00:00

NAGA VIRGINIA BEACH, VA BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU TEAM CHAMPIONS!

2018-07-19T16:07:19+00:00

Dominate verb  dom·i·nate  \ ˈdä-mə-ˌnāt \ 1: rule, control 2: to exert the supreme determining or guiding influence on 3a: to be predominant in b: to have a commanding or preeminent place or position in Saturday June 23 the troops were gathered, and Diego Bispo Academy went to war. Endurance was called upon; stamina, grit, and a focused resolve to accomplish the goal. When the dust [...]

NAGA VIRGINIA BEACH, VA BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU TEAM CHAMPIONS! 2018-07-19T16:07:19+00:00

ATHLETE PROFILE: BRANDON GEBEL “A Recipe For Greatness”

2018-07-03T04:30:32+00:00

“I have never done anything with such hunger and drive, and that makes whatever happens, win or lose, worth it!” Work ethic, dedication, consistency, balance, and drive, qualities many strive for and characteristics that when possessed can achieve much. This is the not-so-secret sauce, the formula that has guided Diego Bispo Academy’s newest Brown Belt [...]

ATHLETE PROFILE: BRANDON GEBEL “A Recipe For Greatness” 2018-07-03T04:30:32+00:00

May 2018

ATHLETE PROFILE: Je’Quan Williamson “JQ”

2018-05-28T19:23:32+00:00

“Do what you love. Love what you do.” If you’ve trained at Diego Bispo Academy for any amount of time you’ve heard the name “JQ.” At 6’4 and 245lbs of ankle reaping, half guard sweeping mass, he’s hard to miss. Although many of his teammates, who have succumb to the four-finger mat tap under [...]

ATHLETE PROFILE: Je’Quan Williamson “JQ” 2018-05-28T19:23:32+00:00