Over 1,700 signed up for Jiu-Jitsu Pan-American 2007 The competition takes place next Sunday, in Los Angeles
The Pan-American Jiu-Jitsu Championship can already be considered a success. With registration now closed, the IBJJF (International Jiu-Jitsu Federation) counts over 1,700 competitors, who will occupy the fight areas at California State University Dominguez Hills, Carson (Los Angeles), from Friday to Sunday, April 1st.
Among those signed up, there are such well-known black belts as Marcelinho Garcia, Eduardo Telles, Ruben Chales Cobrinha, Saulo Ribeiro, Rafael Lovato, Bibiano Fernandes, Marcio Feitosa, among others.
The pre-agenda has already been defined: on Friday, the 30th, the Jiu-Jitsu No-gi Pan-American for blue, purple, brown and black belt athletes will take place, as well and the Pan-American in-the-gi for white belts. Saturday will be the turn for the in-the-gi Pan for the blue belt adults, masters and seniors, and the masters and seniors categories for the purple and brown belts.
On Sunday, the juvenile blue belts, adult purples, browns and blacks and the master and senior black belts step on the mat.
The complete program will be available on GRACIEMAG.com on Thursday. Stay tuned
'Gracie Jiu-Jitsu' launch a success Fans and friends filled the bookstore to greet Helio Gracie
Surrounded by his sons Rolker, Royler and Rickson, Helio received the affection of his long-time friends, among them the doctor Pedro Valente, and patiently attended to, smiling throughout, each of those that braved the, on average, two hour wait in line for a chance to arrive at the table where the Master sat beside his son Rorion.
From the fight world, such well-known names as Roberto Gordo, Dede Pederneiras, Bebeo Duarte, Fabricio Morango and Leticia Ribeiro were present. Of the admirers and fans, the sheer number of people circulating in the bookstore was such that even ballpark estimates were unquantifiable.
After the marathon ended, Helio could once again be certain of how much he is adored, and the book "Gracie Jiu-Jitsu" since last night, in Rio de Janeiro, is already a best seller.
Due the large number of athletes, the Pan American 2007 will not have: Blue belt adult Open Class Blue belt master Open Class Purple belt master Open Class Brown belt master Open Class
FRIDAY - March 30
10:00 White belt Adult - Rooster, Super Feather, Feather and Light 11:20 White belt Adult - Middle, Medium heavy, Heavy, Super Heavy and Supersuper heavy 12:40 White belt Master - Rooster, Super Feather, Feather, Light, Middle, Medium heavy and Heavy 13:40 White belt Master - Super Heavy and Supersuper heavy White belt - Women - All weight divisions
14:30 Blue belt No-Gi - All weight divisions 15:40 Purple belt No-Gi - All weight divisions Brown belt No-Gi - Super Feather and Light 17:00 Brown belt No-Gi - Medium Heavy, Super Heavy and Supersuper heavy Black belt No-Gi - All weight divisions 17:40 Women No-Gi - All belts and all weight divisions
SATURDAY - March 31
09:00 Purple belt Master - Rooster to Supersuper Heavy Purple belt Senior I - Rooster to Supersuper Heavy 10:10 Purple belt Senior II - Rooster to Supersuper Heavy Purple belt Senior III - Rooster to Supersuper Heavy 10:40 Brown belt Master - Rooster to Supersuper Heavy 11:30 Brown belt Senior I, II and III - Rooster to Supersuper Heavy 12:00 Blue belt Adult - Rooster, Super Feather and Feather Blue belt Adult - Women - Super Feather and Feather 13:30 Blue belt Adult - Light 14:30 Blue belt Adult - Middle and Medium Heavy 15:40 Blue belt Adult - Heavy, Super Heavy and Supersuper Heavy Blue belt Adult - Women - Light, Middle and Medium Heavy 17:10 Blue belt Master - Rooster to Heavy 18:30 Blue belt Master - Super Heavy and Supersuper Heavy Blue belt Senior I - Rooster to Supersuper Heavy 19:20 Blue belt Senior II - Rooster to Supersuper Heavy Blue belt Senior III - Rooster to Supersuper Heavy 20:00 Purple belt Senior I, II and III - Open Class Brown belt Senior I, II and III - Open Class 21:00 Blue belt Senior I, II and III - Open Class
SUNDAY - April 1
09:00 Purple belt Adult - Rooster to Middle 10:30 Purple belt Adult - Medium Heavy to Supersuper heavy Black belt Master - Rooster to Medium Heavy 12:00 Black belt Master - Heavy to Supersuper Heavy Black belt Senior I, II and III - Rooster to Supersuper Heavy 13:00 Black belt Adult - Rooster to Supersuper Heavy 15:00 Brown belt Adult - Rooster to Supersuper Heavy 16:00 Black belt Adult - OPEN CLASS REGISTRATION 16:30 Blue belt Juvenile - Rooster to Supersuper Heavy Purple belt - Women - Super Feather to Medium Heavy Brown/Black belt - Women - Super Feather to Medium Heavy 17:00 Black belt Adult - Open Class 17:40 Purple belt Adult - Open Class 19:00 Brown belt Adult - Open Class Black belt Master - Open Class Black belt Senior I, II and III - Open Class
Kid Peligro Jiu-Jitsu News . . . 2007 Pan-Ams list is Up - 'Spider' Traven moves to new digs and more Submitted by: Kid Peligro
2007 Pan-Ams Fighters List is Up
Make sure to check out if your name etc is all correct at http://www.ibjjf.org/internetlistpan2007.htm
ALL ATHLETES MUST CHECK THEIR REGISTRATION INFORMATION ON THE REGISTRATION CHECK DAY - MARCH 28 ON OUR WEBSITE WWW.IBJJF.ORG
Corrections by e-mail: The athletes can send one e-mail with changes on the registration at no charge, by sending a email to email@example.com with the subject 'PAN AMERICAN CORRECTION'. The deadline is March 26 5PM pst.
Registration Check day: The athletes must make sure that their information is correct by checking the website on the registration list for their weight, belt, academy, age division, and name information. If there are any mistakes on the information (ei. typing mistakes by IBJJF) please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. (deadline March 28, 5PM pst) .
The IBJJF staff will be available at the Jiu Jitsu Pro Gear store on March 28 for the registration check day, from 11:00AM to 5:00PM. March 28 will be the last chance for any corrections on the registration information. Any change on the registration that was not a mistake by the IBJJF organization will have a fee of $25.
Jiu-Jitsu Progear www.jiujitsuprogear.com 4646 Manhattan Beach Blvd Lawndale, CA 90260-2581, US
Roberto 'Spider' Traven moves to a new Academy
Former Multiple times World BJJ Champion and ADCC World Absolute Champion Roberto 'Spider' Traven is now teaching at a new Academy in Atlanta, GA. Starting April 2, 2007 Roberto is now at www.unit2fitness.com. Spider is considered to have one of the best guards in BJJ so go check him out!
Hoosier Open Tournament
We are pleased to announce the 4th Annual Hoosier Open Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, June 9th, 2007. Mark your calendars for this great event. Please go to http://www.usabjjtournaments.com/ to visit our brand new tournament website.
Kid Peligro Jiu-Jitsu News . . . Last Day To Register for the 2007 Pan-Ams - Royler Gracie in St Louis - AZ Open - ADCC Cup Submitted by: Kid Peligro
Last Day To Register for the 2007 Pan-Ams
Today, March 24th, is the last day to register for the 2007 Pan-Ams. LAst minute registrants should go to www.ibjjf.org and sign up for a chance to fight with the best!
See you at the 2007 Pan
Royler Gracie Seminar in St Louis
Royler Gracie is once again holding a Seminar at Grappling Concepts in St. Louis Missouri. On Saturday March 24th at 11am -2pm . For more information go to www.graciestlouis.com or call 314-954-0532
Also Royler will be the special guest at the Genesis MMA event held at the Family Arena in St. Charles. The event doors open at 6pm featuring 15 MMA fights from around the country. The event will also feature RGDA Gracie Jiujitsu Fighters , ATT ,Miletich and many good local fighters. The Main events feature Tyron woodly ATT and James Wade from the RGDA Gracie Team.
J.W.Wright Grappling Concepts St.Louis Team Royler Gracie-David Adiv USA
Are you Ready??!! ABU DHABI INTERNATIONAL BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU CUP 2007! ( 11 & 12 MAY )
The event wil be held at the ARMED FORCES OFFICERS CLUB ABU DHABI
U$ 20,000 DOLLARS IN CASH PRIZES !!!
Organizer Carlos Santos says: 'The Emirates tournament has the biggest prizes for Jiu-Jitsu competition for White, Blue and Purple belts.'
FIRST PLACE 1400 U$ DOLLARS AND SECOND PLACE 600 U$ DOLLARS
For the first time at the AZ Open, we held a Professional Black Belt Division for competitors under 173 lbs. Wilson Reis and Jared Weiner (Both from BJJ United) came all the way from Philadelphia to win the $1500 cash prize sponsored by Soyo Group,inc.
Adam Ursiny (Megaton), took home the first place medal (master/middle/white) and a Soyo 42” LCD TV, which was raffled between the winners of all divisions.
Black Belt :
Jared Weiner (BJJ United) defeated Destin Simmons (Megaton) by choke
Wilson Reis (BJJ United) defeated Paulo Guillobel (Saulo Ribeiro) by points 4x0
Jared Weiner and Wilson Reis split the $1500 cash prize for the first place (both from BJJ United).
Adult Team Results 1st place – Gustavo Dantas/AZCS (130 points) 2nd place – Megaton (53 points) 3rd place – BJJ Revolution (32 points)
Kids Team Results 1st place – Gustavo Dantas/AZCS (49 points) 2nd place – Megaton (31 points) 3rd place – BJJ Revolution (22 points)
SUBMISSION SPORT GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIPS II -Gi & No Gi
Event Date: 31-Mar-07 Event Time: 11:00 am Location: Memphis, TN, 38117, United States Phone: (901) 355-8091 Event Email: email@example.com Event Website: http://www.submissionsport.com Event Contact: David Ferguson Event Flyer: Download Event Flyer
More Information, - Team Award (Trophy & Website Feature) - Additional/Amended Weight Classes - Featured Professional Grappling Matches - 60+ gi and no-gi divisions - Progressive scoring system - Experienced referees - Six tatami matted rings - Unparalleled gifts and prizes for competitors * Online pre-registration will be available Thursday, March 1, 2007. Save time and money by registering online!!
Armed Forces Officers Club is an exclusive venue 10 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport. It is the result of the vision of late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the former president of the United Arab Emirates, who sought to provide a modern and fully equiped complex dedicated to the officers in the Armed Forces of the UAE.
Click here to visit the Armed Forces Officers Club's official website
Globaly unique design architectural design with one of the largest vaulted shell structures in the world Vast inner garden blooming in a natural light environment Second largest building of its kind in the world Exquisite architecture shaped as large flying wings Roof made of 4 massive single piece shells 120,000 air-conditioned square meters The Main Club Building Boasts a Grand Theatre seating up to 700 people, a Cinema, Conference and Meeting Rooms, a Billiard Hall, Lounges, Majlis and a main Restaurant that accommodates up to 2000 people. In addition the Club's ground floor provides a luxurious sports complex.
Dining and Entertainment Abu Mousa Restaurant 24 hour Room Service Al Muhaleb Cafe Billiard Room Al Jumairah Terrace Al Bathna Sports Restaurant Poolside Snack Bar Protein and Health Corner Recreation Facilities Olympic Swimming Pool Squash Table Tennis Bowling Shooting Range Billiard Room Martyr Al Shaiba Hader Khamis Gymnasium Steam Baths & Saunas Internal Games Room
INNOVATIONS: NEW CATEGORY (B5) HAVE JUST CLOSED ONLY FOR ABU DHABI CUP 2 CATEGORIES FOR BEGINNERS THE NEW CATEGORY WILL BE TO GIVE MORE MOTIVATION FOR THE BEGINNERS, IT WILL BE 2 CATEGORIES:
UNDER 70 KG AND ABOVE 70 KG. ALONE PARTICIPATION FOR: WHITE STRIPS JUST TIE 5 MONTHS OF TRAININGS ABOVE 16 YEARS CHAMPION RECEIVES 300 DOLLARS registration now: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com +97150 8273934
His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahayan (Arabic: خليفة بن زايد بن سلطان آل نهيان, born 1948) is the current president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He succeeded to the post on 3 November 2004, replacing his father Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahayan, who had died the day before. He had effectively been acting president earlier, since his father was in ill health. He is also the hereditary emir and ruler of Abu Dhabi.
Following the establishment of the UAE on 2 December 1971, Sheikh Khalifa became deputy prime minister of the federal state under his father, who was president. In May 1976 he became deputy commander of the UAE armed forces. He also heads the Supreme Petroleum Council, which enjoys wide powers in energy matters.
Sheikh Khalifa is known for his interest in sports traditional to UAE, chiefly horse and camel racing. A building in the theology department at Lampeter is named after him, due to his being a benefactor. He is generally regarded as a pro-Western modernizer. Early in his term, in April 2005, he authorized a 15-25% salary increase for employees of the state.
On 1 December 2005 the President announced that half of the members of the Federal National Council, the closest body the country has to a parliament, will be indirectly elected. However half of the council's members will still need to be appointed by the leaders of the emirates. The 40-member FNC serves in an advisory capacity. The elections have been set to take place in December 2006.
Jiu-Jitsu Championships The Great Lakes Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2007 at Discovery Middle School 45083 Hanford Road, Canton, Mi 48187. Adult, Women, GI, No GI, Master's. Reduced Entry fee for women. Cash prizes for 2 divisions: Advanced No GI Absolute and Blue Belt Absolute. $300 1st Place; $200 2nd Place; $100 3rd Place Event Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Event Website: http://www.eastwestmartialarts.com Event Contact: Ryan Fiorenzi
More Information, NAGA RETURNS TO MIAMI, FLORIDA The North American Grappling Association (NAGA) is America's largest mixed grappling tournament circuit with over 40,500 competitors worldwide! On SATURDAY, March 24, 2007 the NAGA returns to Miami, Florida for its 7th Annual Miami Grappling Championship No-Gi & Gi Tournament. Come as an individual or as a team to compete.
2007 Pan American JJ Championships Written by ibjjf.org Friday, 16 March 2007 Mar 30, 2007 At 12:00AM Cal State, Dominguez Hills, 1000 E Victoria St, Carson, CA 90747 California, United States
PANAMERICAN JIU-JITSU CHAMPIONSHIP 2007 The tournament will take place on March/April 30th, 31th and 1st in California State University Dominguez Hills, Carson - California. The PanAmerican Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2007 is realized by United States Jiu-Jitsu Federation. California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1000 E. Victoria Street, Carson, California 90747 PANAMERICAN JIU-JITSU NO-GI CHAMPIONSHIP 2007 The first PanAmerican Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi championship 2007 will be held on Friday, March 30th, prior to the main event. This event will be separate from the gi tournament and points will be tallied separately for the academies as well. The points breakdown is as follows: First place- 9 points, Second place- 3 points, and Third place - 1 point. The event will be limited to 200 athletes. when the registration reaches this limit, no more registrations will be accepted. (After the limit of 200 registrations, the only exceptions will be for the Black Belt divisions wich maybe accepted under IBJJF approval) This No-Gi event is available only to the athletes that are registered in the gi tournament. The belt division that the athletes registered in the GI tournament will correspond to the belt division that they must register into the NO-GI tournament. Each athlete will receive a No-GI kit wich has the value of U$60 sponsored by IBJJF . (this kit will be the official uniform for this competition, no other uniform is acceptable). The rules will be same as the Gi tournament.
Organized by the BTT black belt Carlão Santos, the Abu Dhabi International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Cup 2007, that will be held on My 11st and 12nd, at the Abu Dhabi-ADCC Combat Club, on the Arabian Emirates, increased the prize value for the next event and will distribute 20 thousand dollars as prize. The event, that is the most disputed by white belts, blue belts and purple belts, will be disputed under 10 categories of weight (-63kg, -69kg, -75kg, -81kg, -87kg, -93kg, -99kg, +99kg and absolute), and the first placed of each category will win U$1.400 and the second placed will receive U$600.
- This is the fifth event that I am promoting and this is each day much better. Who knows if we will have also Brazilian athletes? I know this is expensive to came here, but who has a sponsor will be able to come, because here is a great market for future business and big companies – said Carlão Santos. Who needs more details of the event, send an email to email@example.com or check out the website www.emiratesjiu-jitsu.com or the web blog www.emiratesone.blogspot.com
The Brazilian black belt of Judô and BJJ Samy Muhyeddin has a new project in his new land, Jordane. The BJJ professor, who lives in Amã city for three years, did begin a new project called as “Straight edge Fighters”, inside of the academy The Source, which has the objective to prepare amazing athletes. Samy traveled to and did visit the TATAME team and explained to us what he wants with this new project leaded by him and by the professor Tarek Kalimat. “These came from which means like preparing the best athletes. This is more than a simple project, this is a concept, a movement, we want to reach every kid of the country”, explained him.
The project has begun five moths ago and the success has been increasing a lot. “We have now 22 children, and there are still some kids at the waiting list. Our next step is bringing this project for the poor kids of the Jordane; kids there are living in Palestine camps. We want to support them 100% with the sport”, guarateed the excited black belt, who also commented about the main goal of this project under the country: “We want to reach the whole country, I want to educate them, their culture. The children and oung people in Jordane smokes a lot, they watch much television, they don’t have a healthy life and I think the BJJ and the martial arts are a great way to change it”, finished him. To kow more nformation about the project and the academy in Jordane, contact themn by the phone 962-79-5644402. Check out the complete interview with Samy Muhyeddin tomorrow here at site TATAME.
Saturday - March 24th 2007 Broadway Recreation Center 59 East Broadway Mesa, AZ The Academy that wins the division will receive a THROWDOWN DESERT QUEST championship trophy, and be crowned the overall DESERT QUEST champion.
All adult competitors will receive a THROWDOWN Tournament T-Shirt.
Adult Competitors entry fee: $50.00 for one Division or $70.00 for both.
Kids and teens Competitors entry fee: $25.00 for one division for both $35.00
All competitors will receive a tournament certificate
All Kids competitors will receive a medal
1ST Place winner of each divisions will be awarded a Gold medal
2nd Place will be awarded a Silver medals Weight Classes : 135-147 / 148-160 / 161-173 / 174-187 / 188-201 / 202-213 / 214 over
There will be a 3 division tournament (GI or No GI) money weight divisions, winners will receive $100.00 THROWDOWN DESERT QUEST CHAMPIONSHIP BELT for each division winner. ($10.00 fee per competitors applied to tournament.) Tournament Weight divisions: / 135 lbs -160 lbs / 161 lbs - 187 lbs / 189 lbs - Over
USA Wrestling hosted a Grappling Summit at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. on March 10, bringing together many leaders from wrestling and Grappling to discuss the future of the sport.
FILA, the international wrestling federation, recently recognized Grappling as a form of international wrestling. FILA has appointed a World Grappling Committee to oversee the development of the sport on the international level.
USA Wrestling, as the national governing body for wrestling in the United States and a member of FILA, hosted this Grappling Summit to organize its involvement in Grappling moving forward.
FILA will host the World Wrestling Games in Antalya, Turkey on Sept. 7-9. Grappling will be included in the competition, along with Beach Wrestling and Sombo. USA Wrestling invited a number of respected Grappling organizations and leaders to discuss the process for selecting and training a U.S. Grappling team to compete in the World Wrestling Games.
In addition to leaders and staff from USA Wrestling, the meeting featured representatives from the following organizations:
* International Submission Wrestling Association * Grapplers Quest * World Grappling Games * North American Grappling Association * No Limits * FILA World Grappling Committee * On The Mat.com
Other organizations were invited and have expressed an interest in participating in future organizational activities with USA Wrestling.
USA Wrestling President Jim Ravannack of Metaire, La. announced the creation of an ad-hoc committee within USA Wrestling for Grappling. Included on the Grappling ad-hoc committee are Ravannack, Art Martori of Phoenix, Ariz., John Bardis of Alpharetta, Ga., Stan Dziedzic of Roswell, Ga. and Bill Scherr of Glenview, Ill. The ad-hoc committee will make recommendations to USA Wrestling’s Board of Directors concerning the management and direction for the sport.
The leaders at the Summit, after prolonged discussion, decided to work together on a USA Wrestling Grappling World Team Trials to determine the U.S. team for the World Wrestling Games. A system of qualification for this event was also agreed upon. Final details on the World Team Trials and the qualifying series will be announced shortly. Many other topics were discussed, with an agreement to work together to build the sport in the future.
“This was an exciting and meaningful meeting,” said Ravannack. “Getting people together to discuss an emerging wrestling style and deciding to work together is very rewarding. The Grappling community is looking for a new avenue working with USA Wrestling. This is also an area where USA Wrestling can grow.”
A Grappling Sub-Committee is also being formed, to work on sport-specific issues within Grappling, including officiating, coaching, promotion, marketing and rules, to bring proposals to USA Wrestling’s ad-hoc committee.
“I am very excited we were able to get together in the same room and work towards the process of building Grappling under a legitimate national governing body like USA Wrestling,” said Jason Townsend of the International Submission Wrestling Association. “Without USA Wrestling and FILA, it would take another 20 years to get this sport where we are going. I am excited to be a part of this.”
“The last 11 years, we have watched Grappling grow into an amazing competitor and spectator sport. Now, working together with USA Wrestling, we can final take a big step to take the sport to the next level,” said Brian Cimins of Grapplers Quest.
“We are really excited to see the Grappling community come together and give the athletes an opportunity for world recognition and work toward a common goal of joining the Olympic family,” said Ryan Gregg of the World Grappling Games. “By uniting wrestling and the submission disciplines to compete and display their skills in events sanctioned by USA Wrestling is a huge step for this sport,” said Jim Santaniello of No Limits. USA Wrestling will make additional announcements concerning its programs within Grappling in the upcoming weeks. For information, contact Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling at 719-659-9637 cell
Kid Peligro Jiu-Jitsu News . . . Ronaldo 'Jacare' to skip ADCC - 2007 Pan-Ams Update - ADCC Japan Trials Update Submitted by: Kid Peligro
Under 88KG ADCC Champion Ronaldo 'Jacare' is not competing in the ADCC 2007 event! In a conversation with the organizing committee, Ronaldo declined to compete because of a conflict with a professional fighting commitment. Jacare was considered the favorite to repeat as Champion in his division and to challenge for the Absolute title. Without his presence the Under 88KG division becomes 'wide' open and in many ways even more exciting, with many possible challengers for the title!
2007 Pan-Ams Registrations Deadline Coming Up
The 2007 Pan-Ams is shapping up to be one of the beest ever. With many of the top fighters competing and some using it as a final tune-up or ADCC, this year's Pan is expected to have a constellation of stars including Saulo Ribeiro, Marcio Feitosa, Flavio Almeida, Kyra Gracie, Rodrigo Medeiros & Dai Yoshioka . confirmed so far.
Notice the deadline for signing up fo rthe event is MARCH 24th so go on line to www.ibjjf.com
ADCC Japan Trials Update
Thge following is list is the fighters pre-qualified for the final stage of ADCC Japan trial last stage. They will face to the fighters who win 1st stage scheduled for March 25th as 8 men & 8 women tournament.
Up to 66kg weight class, #01 Yukinori Sasa ( Paraestra Tokyo):2005 BJJ world brown belt Pena weight champion and Gi grappling 2006 Light weight GP winner
#03 Daisuke Sugie ( Alive) : BJJ Black belt, he defeted Mile Fowler and Albert Crane
Up to 88kg weight class, #01 Yushin Okami ( Keisyukai Tokyo) :2003 ADCC world championship participant, UFC and HERO'S veteran
#02 Izuru Takeuchi :2006 Combat Sambo Co winner, 2000 ADCC world Championship participant
Women up to 55kg weight class #01 Akiko Ninomiya (Alive) #02 Miku ( Club Barbarian) : BJJ and MMA fighter, the future of Japanese women MMA world
Women up to 60kg weight class #01 Hitomi Akano (Girls fight AACC) : Smack Girl Middleweight Champion, International Judo fighter
#02 Keiko Hattori (ALIVE) : BJJ Black belt, Co winner of Black belt leve weight 2006 BJJ Asian
#03 Megumi Yabushita ( Tomoegumi) :2005 ADCC world championship veteran, the founder of Japanese women MMA
#04 Takayo Hashi ( Keisyukai Tokyo) :2006 Smack Girl Grappling queen tournament open class winner
Vermont Open Grappling Championships
Vermont Open Grappling Championships 2007 to be held Saturday, April 7 once again at the Winooski Education Center, in Winooski, VT. This exciting event will have over 70 divisions including: children’s and teen’s Gi; women’s Gi and No-Gi; men’s Gi and No-Gi; with Novice, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced experience levels.
Thank you all in advance for your cooperation and support. We cannot do this without all of you, and thank you for your continue practice and support of our art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Let’s play fair, safe and good luck for all of you. This will be a great tournament and promises to be one of the best in the country. Get ready and we’ll see you in Vermont!
Warm regards, Julio Fernandez and David Quinlan
For more information, please also visit our websites:
Helio Gracie, who modified Judo into Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Also known as BJJ, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (GJJ) Style Grappling, especially ground work. Country of origin Brazil Creator Helio Gracie Parenthood Judo (major), Japanese Jujutsu (minor) Famous practitioners Gracie family Olympic Sport no Official Site http://www.bjj.org
Jacaré out of ADCC 2007 Professional obligations keep him from defending his title
Columnist for ADCC news and NOCAUTE magazine, Kid Peligro has made it known that Ronaldo Jacaré will not fight at ADCC 2007. According to Kid, the two-time black belt world champion (2004, 2005) spoke with the competitions organizers and declined the invitation, as professional obligations prevent him from participating.
Jacaré is the current champion in the under 88kg category and vice-champion in the absolute. Stay tuned to GRACIEMAG.com for more information on ADCC 2007
Brazilian JIU-JITSU is a martial art and combat sport that teaches a smaller person how to defend himself against a larger adversary by using leverage and proper technique. The Gracie family, the founders of Brazilian JIU-JITSU , modified judo and traditional Japanese jiu-jitsu to create the art. It contains stand-up maneuvers, but it is most famous for its devastating ground-fighting techniques. Gaining superior positioning so one can apply the styles numerous chokes, holds, locks and joint manipulations on an opponent is the key in Brazlian jiu-jitsu. Brazilian jiu-jitsu roots began in the early 1900s. Esai Maeda, the chief of a Japanese immigration colony who was assigned to Brazil, befriended Gastao Gracie. Maeda, a former jiu-jitsu champion in Japan, taught the art to Gracies son, Carlos. In 1925, Carlos and his four brothers opened the first jiu-jitsuschool in Brazil. Carlos younger brother, Helio, adjusted the techniques to suit his small frame, and thereby created Brazilian jiu-jitsu. In the early 80s, Helios son, Rorion, planted the seeds of BJJ in the United States, where the art has become immensely popular.