Xcel BJJ is Now a Member of Fight Sports Jiu-Jitsu

XCEL is now a member of the Fight Sports family and will soon be knows as Fight Sports Boston. Fight Sports Miami is the official headquarters of world-renowned Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/Grappling competitor and instructor Roberto Cyborg Abreu.

Xcel Summer Camp



Dates of Sessions:

July 9th-13th

July 23rd-27th

August 6th-10th


Cost per Session:


$200 deposit required at sign up


Camp Curriculum:

  • Boxing
  • Wrestling
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitzu
  • Strength and Conditioning


All Meals included:

  • Morning Snack
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Snack
jiu jitsu classes

New Beginner Class Added

We recently added a new class for beginners. If you are new to Jiu Jitsu join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays nights at 6pm to go through the basics of Jiu Jitsu.

XCEL Kids Summer Camp


Jiu Jitsu – Wrestling – Boxing

Ages 7+

July 10th-14th 2017


Professor Marcio Silva’s Summer Camp is a comprehensive strength and conditioning camp learning important stretching techniques, proper nutrition, self-defense and self-esteem

The curriculum is structured for all levels of students catering to member and fresh faces.

Three high level coaches will be on staff at all times.

Reserve your spot today.


Special Competition Training Classes

Hi Dedeco BJJ and NEU Familia,

We are getting closer to the IBJJF Boston Open Tournament and as always we have MANY students and instructors competing his year! We are proud of everyone who will be competing and want to help them get as ready as possible so this Sunday, March 29th as well as Sunday, April 5th and Sunday, April 12th we will have special competition training classes those Sundays from 9-10:30am.

These classes will be run directly by Dedeco and are open to ALL NEU students with no mat fee for students traveling from affiliate schools. These classes will be held at our Weymouth Dedeco BJJ HQ.

Please come and support your friends and teammates as this class is OPEN TO ALL. Our competitors will need help to prepare and just as each and every day we help each other in training, our competitors need help from our students who aren’t competing to get ready to carry the banner for all of us.

Also, during this time frame we will not be having Friday afternoon Team Trainings. Our focus for competition training will be on Sunday mornings were Dedeco will be pushing everyone to excel at the Boston Open.

Coach Marcio Wins Gold at IBJJF Worlds

new bedford jiu jitsu instructor takes home goldLocal Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor, Marcio Silva, recently took home first place at the IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation) World Championships that took place on Nov 1st and 2nd in Long Beach California.

The IBJJF World Championships is the premier competition in the world of competitive Jiu Jitsu. It is held once a year in California and attracts the best of the best in Jiu Jitsu. This year over 2,000 fighters showed up to compete from around the world.

Marcio competed in the masters division, over 30 years of age, and at lightweight, under 168 pounds. There were 20 fighters in his division who qualified throughout the world and he won by finishing five straight matches all by submission.

Marcio Silva resides in Marion and owns and operates Xcel Brazilian Jiu Jitsu School located in New Bedford. The Xcel school is a part of the New England United family, a group of Jiu Jitsu schools located throughout New England and lead by Andre Dedeco Almeida.

“When I was younger I always wanted to open my own gym. I love to teach others, and Jiu Jitsu had such a huge impact on my life. I have traveled all over the world to train with the best instructors, and I wanted to share that with others in this area.” Says Silva.

“I knew if I truly wanted to teach my students the best techniques, they had to be tested in competition. That’s why I continue to compete, to improve my skills, but most importantly to make sure what I am teaching my students is proven in real life and in competition.”

Andre Dedeco Almeida Coming to Xcel

Andre Dedeco Almeida Coming to Xcel

Wednesday October 23rd, Andre Dedeco Almeida will be coming to host the normal adult classes at Xcel Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Dedeco is the founder of the Bestway Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association of which Xcel is proud to be a part of. Students from far and wide travel to attend seminars hosted by Dedeco, on this day Xcel students will have a chance to learn from the master for free. This class is open to current students only.

Andre Dedeco Almeida is a 4th degree black belt under Ricardo Liborio. Some of his accomplishments in the sport include…

  • 2011 IBJJF Miami International Open Black Belt Senior Champion
  • 2004 NAGA Champion
  • 2004 ABKF Champion
  • 2002 2nd place Campenato Brasileiro por Equipes
  • 2000 Panamerican Champion
  • 1999 3rd place Pan American
  • 1996 Brazilian Champion
  • 5 X Brazilian State Champion 1990 to 1995

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to take advantage of the Bestway Association. We look forward to seeing you all there.

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Coach Marcio Takes Home Gold at Pan Am’s

Coach Marcio Takes Home Gold at Pan Am’s

Coach Marcio won gold in his division at the Pan Am No Gi tournament held on Sept 28th, 2013. Coach Marcio took the gold in the men’s NoGi senior brown belt light division. But, he didn’t stop there. He went on to compete in the open weight division, where he battled guys much bigger than his 160lb self and took home 3rd place in the open division. All in all a good day for Marcio representing Team Xcel and Bestway/American Top Team. Now it’s onto worlds for Marcio.

With these victories Marcio is now ranked by the IBJJF #1 in the male, no gi, brown belt, senior 1, light division. #15 in the male, no gi, senior, open weight division.

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Dougie “Fresh” Sampson Featured on Hostile MMA

Doug Sampson Featured on Hostile MMA

Recently team xcel’s Doug Sampson was featured on Hostile MMA. A new clothing line for MMA fighters and fans. Take a look at the feature and do some shopping while you are there…


Kyle “The German” Fertig gets promoted to blue belt

Kyle “The German” Fertig gets promoted to blue belt

kyle blue beltCongratulations to Kyle. His hard work is paying off. Watch out for “The German”