Saturday, September 22, 2007


Kid Peligro Jiu-Jitsu News . . . Andre Galvao joins Wanderlei Silva's Team - American National and more
Submitted by:Kid Peligro

Andre Galvao in the semi's of the 2007 World's Photo (c) Kid Peligro

Multiple times World BJ Champion Andre Galvao has just joined Wanderlei Silva's team as his BJJ Coach. Galvao, a member of the Brasa team is moving to the US in the next few days where he wil be in charge of the ground training for Wanderlei's U.F.C. debut. Galvao was ecstatic with the opportunity: "Wanderlei has always been very nice and supportive of me. He would show up at BJJ events like the 2006 Worlds and otehr submission events. Every time he saw me fight he always gave me words of encouragement, now it is an honor for me that he gave me this opportunity!"

Galvao continues: "This is a Golden opportunity for me, to be involved with a top Champion like Wanderlei is a dream come true! I promise I will dedicate myself 1000% to helping him, I want to be able to contribute to this already great team."
Congratulations to "Deco" for the new career!

2007 American Nationals next weekend

There are just a few more days left to register for the '07 Nationals. The event takes place on September 30th at the Cal State Domingues Hills Campus, in Carson, Ca.

Go to for more info and to register

OCT 6th!!!! 2007

The annual SRJJA tourney will be Saturday, October 6th at the Toledo Academy. We will be weighing people in at the Toledo Academy on Friday the 6th from 6:00 – 7:30pm and on the 7th from 9:00 - 10:00am.

The tourney will begin as close to 11:00 am as possible. The cost of the tourney will be $50.00. Please make sure everyone has a large Saulo Patch on the back of their gi.

The weight classes are as follows:

150 and under, 151 – 170, 171 – 190, 191 – 210, 211 and over
White, blue, purple belts – weight and open (masters and seniors)
Brown belt – single matches
Black belt – single matches
Masters = 30 and over
Women and kids – please send an email so we can match them up – name, rank and weight.

No gi will be under 175 and 176 and over – all levels together

Hotel info:

Hampton Inn – 419-727-8725 (has hot tub/indoor pool) 79.00/night
Comfort Inn – 419-476-0170 (has free breakfast – no pool) 63.00/night
Mention the martial arts/jiu-jitsu or the mma event.

Also on Friday, we will have an instructors meeting. The meeting will take place at 8:00pm. Call me or meet at the academy on Friday for more details. Saulo is scheduled to arrive on Monday and Xande will be here on Wednesday.

Saturday at 7:30pm, a number our association fighters will be battling in the BadDog MMA Challenge; tickets will be available if we are not sold out.

On Sunday, beginning at 1:00pm, we will be having a cook out at Chris’ house.

If you need more info, please email or call.

Thanks, Saulo, Xande and Chris

2007 BJJ Invitationals
We hope to see everyone at this years 2007 BJJ Invitationals. This tournament will be held Oct. 13th at the Greenhill School in Dallas, TX. Last years event brought in over 500 competitors!!!

We will be offering FREE T-SHIRTS to all competitors! Men, Women and Children are invited to compete in this GI ONLY, double elimination tournament! 8 mat areas will be running at all times to speed up the tournament process! 1st-3rd place trophies will be awarded to all winners and every child competitor that does not place will receive a participation medal.

As always you can expect us to run a fun, safe and professional tournament where sportsmanship and comradery are what we strive for!
So if you think you've got what it takes then we will see you there!

Online Registration begins Sept. 13th at or

"Jacare" Cavalcanti Seminar in PA
On Saturday Oct. 6th BAJJI/Alliance PA will be hosting a seminar with Romero 'Jacare' Cavalcanti. The seminar will be from 11am-2pm and will be $85. The seminar will be held at BAJJI in Exton , PA. Everyone is welcome, the more the better. There is plenty of mat space and can accomodate a very large group. Please sign up in advance by contacting Alex Britto at 484-459-2279.

Radicated in Brazil: Zaid Mirza Recivie Black Belt in Middle East (from the promoter)
After competing in the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship in August, Zaid Mirza was awarded a black belt in honor of his achievements from mentor and world champion Cassio Werneck (World Class Jiu-Jitsu) this week in Sacramento California. After living 14 years in Brasilia, Brazil, Mirza returned to his country and was the first to introduce Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Jordan. His hard work and dedication instantly made BJJ a popular and loved sport in the country. He is the Board Secretary of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation of Jordan (, as well as the Consultant for the Jordan Armed Forces training program. His efforts also brought BJJ into the Royal Palace of Jordan where His Majesty King Abdullah personal bodyguards train BJJ on daily basis.

As an active world-class competitor, Mirza is a BJJ champion in and outside the matt. The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion is also Abu-Dhabi Champion (2004) and two-time Abu Dhabi Super Fight Challenge Champion. "I started training BJJ in 1993 and had to stop training to pursue my college eduacation in the USA when BJJ was very rare there. After 14 years of training iI feel like I graduated from University with a PHD. Since i was always away from the competition arena, i hope to give my students a chance to compete in the interantional arena and bring many titles to this area," revealed Mirza.

Zaid has recently contracted two big names of the BJJ community; names like Pedro Galiza (BTT) and World Champion Jonatas Gurgel (Nova Uniao) are currently living in Jordan where they help Mirza in expanding the gentle art in the region. It is a gratifying achievement to reach such a prestigious level that reflects all his hard work and ongoing motivation. His students, friends and family are all very proud.

Now go train Jiu-Jitsu,
Kid Peligro