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Ari Christopoulos

Ari Christopoulos photo Ari Christopoulos
  • Black Belt

Instructor - Jiu Jitsu

Ari started his training in 2013 under the guidance of Carlos David Oliveira, Team Roberto Traven. 

Working diligently on training and competing while attending VCU he took on a position as a youth assistant coach, and quickly worked his way up to being that program's head coach. 
He actively trains Muay Thai, having worked primarily under coach Micah Goodman.
Ari's coaching focuses on self defense, fitness, and competition training.

He is a regular competitor on the national circuit. He was named #1 Brown Belt on the Fuji Tournament circuit in 2021.
Tournament Highlights
2023 IBJJF New Haven Open - Bronze
2022 IBJJF DC Open - Bronze
2022 IBJJF Houston Open - Bronze
2022 FUJI Lynchburg Spring Championship - Gold
2022 FUJI Outer Banks Winter Championship - Gold
2022 FUJI Washington DC Winter Championship - Gold
2022 IBJJF Atlanta Winter Open - Gold
2021 IBJJF Charlotte Open - Silver
2021 IBJJF Miami Open - Silver
2020 FUJI Virginia Beach Super Fight Winner
2018 NAGA Virginia Beach Expert Division - Gold
2018 US Grappling Richmond - Silver Gi, Silver No Gi
2017 The Good Fight Virginia Open - Silver
2016 NAGA Virginia Beach Expert Division - Silver
2016 Newbreed Richmond - No Gi Gold, No Gi Bronze (up in weight), Gi Silver
2015 NAGA Charlotte No Gi - Silver 
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