William Vandry seminar packed, new ranks, School of the Blind fundraiser


VBJJ Brown belt Ian Haynes, Black belt Ted Osburn (Arizona rep), Jesus Armas (Texas rep), Ed Aiken (Austin asst), and Brown belt Jeff Anderson

The William Vandry BJJ Association held its second quarter seminar in Austin, Texas.  Vandry formed this Association in 2003 to reach out to students who did not have a black belt or a certified instructor in his local area.  Vandry has reached out to BJJ students desiring a legitimate rank, lineage, current techniques, and involvement and becoming part of a community.

Black belt representatives from Arizona and students from across Texas attended.  The seminar originally scheduled for three hours, lasted over four.





Arizona vs. Texas black belt match

New ranks were given to Brown belt Jeff Anderson, and blue belt Jorge Ibarra.

A luncheon was held to raise money for the TexasSchool of the Blind’s CampChallenge, a yearly project to involve blind students in physical activities headed by Kristine Seljenes, head P.E. instructor at the School of the Blind and visually impaired.  June 15 will be the third Annual Camp Challenge, and William Vandry will heads the BJJ program each year.  Funds raised by Vandry support CampChallenge, newer programs, and to cover costs.


Ronnie’s Brisket, Vandry dirty rice, Justin corn bread and Chandra’s world’s best chocolate cookies menu for fundraiser

Techniques on leglocks defending back attacks, and newer collar chokes were taught.  Questions were answered, and training with fellow students were paced to explore new strategies.

Vandry will hold the next Association seminar in September.  Get it on your calendar!

If you are a student or a supporter of  Vandry’s school of the blind fundraiser, please drop off a donation at the academy or call at 512-585-1289.

6 thoughts on “William Vandry seminar packed, new ranks, School of the Blind fundraiser”

  1. William Vandry

    Thank you to all of my students across Texas and USA who attended. I had the most fun, training, teaching and getting to know newer students in quite some time.

  2. Had such a great time at the seminar! It was great to see old friends and catch up with new students. And the techniques were amazing!

  3. I feel honor to be recognized in your web site anything I can do to help this environment you can count with me thank you

  4. What a great day. Enjoyed meeting some new students and catching up with some old friends. Really excellent instruction of some top notch techniques. And the food was unbelievable…Can’t wait for September!

  5. I had a fantastic time at the seminar and took home some great techniques. I was especially glad to be there to watch Jeff Anderson receive his Brown Belt, Congrats Jeff!

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