• PAC represents at US Grappling Chicago

    PAC represents at US Grappling Chicago

    All the hard work and dedication on the mats paid off Saturday as the Team McVicker BJJ competition team from Peoria Athletic Club raided the mats at US Grappling in Chicago.  Thirteen competitors brought back fifteen medals, including 7 gold, 6 silver and 2 bronze! The team looked incredibly composed under the pressure of competition,

  • BJJ Black Belt Promotion

    BJJ Black Belt Promotion

    After 16 years on the mats at the PAC, the second best looking man in Jiu-Jitsu, Bryan Hefner, was awarded his black belt by Megaton Dias, Jack McVicker and Brad Peplow.  For those of you who know Hef, he is a incredible guy both on and off the mats.  Bryan is a tough practitioner, and

  • Another World Title for Peoria Athletic Club!

    Another World Title for Peoria Athletic Club!

    Just four weeks after having a team member crowned at the IBJJF World Championships – Masters/Seniors, Peoria Athletic Club had another Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu team member crowned World Champion at the IBJFF World No Gi Championships! Ken Bailey dominated the Blue Belt Senior 1 division to represent Team McVicker on the top spot of the podium;

  • 4 Gold Medals in London

    4 Gold Medals in London

    No… we aren’t talking about the Olympic Games.  However, Jack McVicker obviously had the equivalent of Jiu-Jitsu’s “Midas Touch” this weekend, as literally everything he touched turned to gold. Jack competed Saturday in the IBJJF London International Open, winning gold after stepping up a weight division to get more matches than he could have at

  • PAC member wins World Championship

    PAC member wins World Championship

    Peoria Athletic Club member, Chris Malone, traveled to Long Beach, CA last week to compete with many of the World’s best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitors in the 2012 IBJJF World Championships – Masters/Seniors.  After two hard fought matches, Chris claimed the Senior 1 Blue Belt World title, and had no points or advantages scored against him