Master Carlos Machado and Professor William Vandry
Students drilling seminar techniques
The 2013 William Vandry B JJ Association’s second quarter techniques developed butterfly guard to variations of sweeps, guard defenses, recovering the pass, and developing elbow locks and variations of submissions.
Professor William Vandry, a fourth degree Black belt under Carlos Machado, formed his own association in 2003. The purpose of the WVBJJA was to develop Jiu-jitsu progression to his students, and to reach out to students outside of Austin and Texas. Vandry first met the Machados in 1995, and began training with Carlos Machado January 1996. Vandry traveled weekly three hours to Dallas participating in group classes and private lessons. These difficult distance training for a majority in Texas motivated Vandry to develop a system of BJJ with a formal belt format and associations to promote BJJ in Texas and other states.
“My instructor asked me to help him spread BJJ in 1996. Every time I teach, I remind myself why I am doing this. I hope to keep my school in Austin growing, and to support my association schools by teaching clinics in their areas and to promote the art of Jiu-jitsu. My quarterly associations were a way to develop a way to develop new techniques and develop styles faster.” Vandry said.
Master Machado commented on facebook about visiting Vandry’s academy in Austin:
At the clinic, Vandry awarded three first degree Black belts to Jay Hume, Ed Aiken and Ted Osburn. All three men have trained under Vandry for years, and earned their black belts in 2010.
Professor William Vandry, 1st degree Black belts Ted Osburn and Ed Aiken, Master Carlos Machado
VBJJA students at seminar
Advanced session of seminar pic
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