Welcome to 127BJJ 2020-11-02T01:11:00+00:00


Motivation gets you started. Habit keeps you going.


Welcome to 127 BJJ, llc. 127 BJJ has been proudly serving the Manayunk, Roxborough, and East Falls sections of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania since 2009. We are committed to quality instruction of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, no gi grappling, and self defense in a safe and friendly environment.

Beginners are welcome!  No prior martial arts experience necessary.

Eamon Knittel
BJJ Black Belt – 2nd degree

Eamon started training BJJ in the mid 90’s.  In 1998, he met Rosendo Diaz and continued to train and teach at the Rosendo Diaz Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy  for 11 years.  In 2008, Eamon was promoted to black belt by Rosendo Diaz, David Adiv and Royler Gracie.   In 2009, Eamon opened up 127 BJJ in Manayunk.  Eamon was promoted to second degree by Wellington” Megaton” Dias in 2014.  Eamon has over 24 years of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu experience and is also a certified IBJJF black belt.

Valor Boyer
BJJ Brown Belt Assistant and Kids instructor

Valor has been training BJJ for over 6 years at 127 BJJ. During that time he developed a passion for studying and learning Jiu Jitsu, which has translated well into his passion for teaching. Valor has experience teaching kids, adults, advanced practitioners, and first day students.
An active competitor, Valor has won tournaments in organizations such as the IBJJF, NAGA and New Breed. He has also won matches in professional organizations like Fight 2 Win and Tap Out Cancer showcase.
Valor was born and raised in Brooklyn but now resides in Manayunk with his girlfriend and their dog, Nitro.
For information on Kids classes, please contact Valor at 127BJJKIDS@gmail.com