Some of the members of the Kids Team Vaghi Elite Team are off to Tennessee this weekend for the NewBreed Tourney. Good luck to Bryce, Antonio, James, Auystin and Jacob this weekend. Represent Team Vaghi and bring home many Medals and Belts.
Team Vaghi Elite Kids
New Team Vaghi Black Belt Bill Krieg
Congratulations to our longtime friend and Team Mate Bill Krieg on his promotion to Black Belt from professor Rodrigo Vaghi this past weekend. Its been a long journey Bill and we our very proud to have you as part of Team Vaghi. Loyalty, Honor, Respect, Team Vaghi
Exciting news coming……Team Vaghi is expanding to new locations in Fenton, Ellisville/Chesterfield. Big news on seminars for this year. Formal announcements to follow soon. Come be a part of the biggest Family you will ever have. Led by Rodrigo Vaghi, 5th Degree Rickson Gracie black belt. Team Vaghi Jiujitsu
In-House Tourney for kids at SCMMA (Saint Charles MMA)
There will be a in-house tourney at SCMMA this Saturday Starting at 8am for KIDS. It will be a GI and NO GI with a guaranteed 4 matches. Weight classses to be matched up the morning of. $10 for all Rodrigo Vaghi affiliates. $20 for all non affiliates. Everyone is welcome.
Team Vaghi getting prepped with reps
Team Vaghi is training hard, getting ready for the IBJJF World Championships in Long beach CA on May 29th.
Team Vaghi Purple belt Andrew Sanchez Wins Pan Ams
Congratulations to Team Vaghi Purple belt Andrew Sanchez on winning the Pan Ams. We are proud of you.
Team Vaghi Brown Belt John Hansen Wins Pan Ams
Congratulations to Team Vaghi/Axios Brown Belt John Hansen on winning the Pan Ams ultra Heavy. Dedication and a lot of hard work prevailed against some outstanding opponents. We are proud of you John. Next stop Worlds.
Team Vaghi’s Joe Mueller Bio
This is my bio for my fight in Toronto, Canada May 11th.
Hello my name is Joseph Thomas Mueller. I am a 23 year old kid born in November of 89 in Saint Louis, MO. I was never allowed to compete in a contact sport, but then I turned 18 and my friends spoke of a Gracie Jiu Jitsu School not far from my house. So I went up there to check it out and saw that they had A Muay Thai class there. I was already fascinated by the Art of Eight Limbs and signed up for a few free classes, that was the day I subconsciously began to pave a new path, explore and discover myself.
A man named Fuad Keranovic saw something in me. He was my Trainer, he was my Coach, he was my
Inspiration. I was on a bad road, a road to nowhere, A road of destruction. I remember my first day of High school my History teacher had us write a list of goals. Most people wrote things like get a car, get a touch down at the game this weekend, hook up with Lauren, etc.. I wrote I want to be remembered for something Great, I want to Travel, I want to make a difference, I want to inspire others. Well I wasn’t holding up to those goals and
dreams. I was hanging with a bad crowd and drugs were a major part of my life. Then I did something very stupid on a lot of drugs. I woke up in jail and spent half a year there. I suppose Chuck Palahniuk said it best,”Only through destroying myself can I discover the greater power of my spirit.”
Yet now today I am who I feel I was meant to be, those events made me who I am today. I have since then
won 4 title belts ranging from 125#-135# and fought in Foz Do Iguazu, Brazil for the 2012 Pan American Kickboxing
Tournament bringing home the Gold. I am trekking through a forest, my forest and paving a path of my own. I am
still at the beginning of this path but it is a deep and dense forest that has no known end where everything is possible
and most importantly I am in control now. “It is not always important to be strong but to feel strong.” I can say that
I am truly proud of myself and who I am becoming. I now have a record of 19W-3L-1D-&4KO’s. I look for it to
continue to grow and this Fall take the leap to the Pro level.
Congratulations to Justin, Rebecca and Julia on their Belt stripe promotions and testing. Team Vaghi Kids working hard for those stripes. The best place in the midwest for Kids Jiujitsu.