• 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

  • Belt Promotions

    Belt Promotions

    Congrats to BJJ team members on their recent belt promotions: Greg Tobin, Andrew Waterworth & Andy Guillotte to purple belt, Ken Bailey & Devin Killen to blue belt, and Brandon Gregory to orange belt!   These gentlemen were promoted following an incredible seminar at the Peoria Athletic Club on August 25 & 26 by multiple-time black

  • Top of the medal stand at IBJJF Chicago Open!

    Top of the medal stand at IBJJF Chicago Open!

    Peoria Athletic Club and the McVicker BJJ Competition Team put on an incredible performance at the 2012 IBJJF Chicago International Summer Open.  This is easily the most prestigious tournament in the Midwest, and the results speak for themselves:  Greg Tobin – Silver in his division & Gold in the absolute, Jack Hardin – Silver, Ryan

  • Medals stack up at US Grappling Tournament

    Ten PAC competitors at US Grappling headed back to Peoria with 11 medals: Nogi Intermediate Ken Bailey and Andrew Waterworth gold, Nogi Beginner Chris Alexander silver, Purple Masters Ed Ehrat gold, Blue Masters Brian Barlow & Chris Malone silver, White Adult Drake Anthony gold, Ray Meister White Adult silver, Chris Martin White Masters bronze, Michellle