Beckham's sports complex in Brazil Agencies Published: January 30, 2008, 11:07
Sao Paulo: David Beckham will open a first in Brazil, a 'David Beckham World of Sport,' a professional sports complex designed and planned with his input.
The complex - including eight soccer fields, a 10,000-seat stadium and facilities for golf and tennis among others - will be in a soon-to-be-built luxury resort near the northeastern city of Natal, according to a statement by the Cabo Sao Roque resort on Tuesday.
Beckham, who was in Brazil for the announcement, said the facility will incorporate a scholarship programme for Brazilian children that will actively outreach to schools in the region, and that the training facilities will be able to accommodate visiting soccer teams and other sports such as American football
An impressive finish for the Jordanian national team at the Europeans.
The first Middle East team to compete in the European Brazilian Jiu-jitu Tournament will be flying home with smiles on the face of 4 of thier team members. With only 6 competitors, the Jordanian team obtained 2 silver medals and 2 bronze medals. "An extraordinary achievment for a team that has been training only Six months", explains Black Belt Zaid Mirza, who happens to be a Jordanian Armed Forces Consultant. "We are very glad that our athletes performed so well. This will give them a great boost of motivation to train harder and continue to compete in all major tournaments. Our goal is to turn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu into the number one fighting art in the Middle East", delivers Mirza.
The Jordanian Delegation accompanied by Jordan Armed Forces, General Mohammed Noor Miqdadi, also exchanged souvenirs with the organizers of the event awarding them with presents given from the Jordanian Armed Forces. They were handed to Mr. Marcelo Araujo (Director of IBJJF), Mr. Augusto Alvez da Silva (President of Portuguese BJJ Federation), and Master Alvaro Mansur (Director of Referreeing). A souvenir from JAF was also handed by Mr. Mirza to current Absolute World Champion Roger Gracie, recognizing his hard work and efforts as the number one BJJ fighter in the World.
Kid Peligro Jiu-Jitsu News . . . 2008 Euro - Oliveira is Absolute Submitted by:Kid Peligro
The 2008 Euro is now history and Oliveira takes the absolute Black Belt division over Luis "Big Mac" in a tightly contested fight. Big Mac was once again bride's maid but got his revenge taking the super super ehavy over Marcio Corletta. Other winners included Reynaldo Ribeiro in the lightweight, Alan "Fifou" defeating newly promoted Black Belt Otavio Souza in the middleweight and FElipe Costa taking the super-feather. In the battle fo the masters, Alexandre "Gigi" defeated Nelson Moteiro in the rematch of the "old days" fight by a 2 x 0 score.
Alexandre Souza defeates Big Mac in absolute final Souza wins absolute title by advantage after 2 - 2 score
By defeating Luis “Big Mac” Teodoro in the final of the absolute black belt division by 1 advantage point after a score of 2 to 2, Alexandre Souza, black belt from Gracie Floripa, was made the big name of the 2008 European Jiu-Jitsu Championship, which took place in the Casal Vistoso Sports Complex, in Lisbon, Portugal.
Before triumphing in the most prestigious category of the competition, Alexandre had already conquered the title among medium heavyweight athletes.
In the featherweight division, Reinaldo Ribeiro (Brasa) submitted Anderson Silva (Alliance) in under a minute with a foot lock.
Among middleweights, Alexandre Souza (Gracie Floripa) ended up champion by W.O., as the other finalist Ricardo Oliveira (NCT Swiss), with an arm injury, was unable to carry on in the dispute.
With the occurrence, Alexandre benefits for being better rested in his absolute final match against Luis Felipe “Big Mac” Teodoro.
Big Mac, on his part, is bringing it all on, though. The Godoi JJ black belt took the gold of the super super-heavyweight category by overcoming Marcio Corleta by 4 to 2.
Among the roosterweights, Wekcilley Lima (Swiss Morges Team) submitted Pablo Teixeira (Brazilian Fight) by choke and went to the top of the podium.
Another Brazilian battle took place among super featherweights. Felipe Costa (Brasa) defeated Bernardo Pitel (Nova Uniao) by advantages and took first place.
In the lightweight category there was no final. Michel Maia and Eduardo Pessoa, the former from Sul JJ and latter from Nova Uniao, opted to “shut out” the weight group alleging to train together all the time. With the decision, the gold went to Maia, who had his arm raised by the referee.
One of the standouts of the competition, Alan do Nascimento (Brasa) confirmed his good phase by defeating Otavio Souza (Gracie Barra) in the middleweight final. To reach the decision, Alan went past Victor Estima (Gracie Barra) by 2 to 0 in the fight that was considered the best of the event.
In the heavyweight final, Valdir Araujo de Lima Jr. (Osvaldo Alves) defeated Renato Tavares de Moraes (Frontline) by 4 to 0. To reporter Raphael Nogueira, present in the gymnasium, Valdir asked to be identified by the nickname Bebe Monstro. Request answered. Return to this page shortly for further information on the JJ European Championship.
Closing out the weight disputes and before the absolute, Marcel Fortuna (Gracie Floripa) overcame Hakim Gouram (BJJ Belgium) by 7 to 0 and took the gold among super heavyweights.
Alexandre Souza won the absolute final against Luis Felipe "Big Mac" Teodoro by advantage point with score of 2 to 2.
The champions of each category are as follows:
Rooster 1 - Wekcilley Lima (Swiss Morges Team) 2 - Pablo Teixeira (Brazilian Fight)
Multiple times World and ADCC Champion Marcelo Garcia continues with his seminars around the USA. Marcelo has two scheduled semianrs one in Tennessee and the other in Illinois. Below is the schedule: Feb 2nd/3rd - Barlett/TN contact www.memphisbjj.com MEMPHIS JUDO AND JIU JITSU
In the past four years the athletes of the German Top Team ( www.german-top-team.com ) have made their mark in the European MMA and Grappling Scene. Our fighters have fought numerous battles at Cagewarriors (UK), FX3 (UK), Cage Rage Contender ( Ireland ), Shidokan (USA and Japan ), S1 ( Switzerland and Germany ) and many other top labels. Now these fighters are available for Seminars in your Gym! Benefit from the experience and knowledge of some of the Top Fighters Germany has to offer:
Grappling: Franco "Ortega" De Leonardis is a brown belt in BJJ of the Gracie Barra Equipe Caveirinha and has won the prestigious "Ultimate Grappling Challenge" ( www.ultimate-grappling-challenge.com ) twice in 2004 and 2005. His longest match without points or timelimits lasted for almost two hours! Franco is also very successfull in MMA with a 10-2 record and became the SHIDO MMA World Lightweight Champion in 2007, when he beat the Brazilian Rivano Regiz by unanimous decision in Stuttgart .
MMA: Peter "Yamatodamashii" Angerer is one of the pioneers of MMA in Germany . In his martial arts carreer he fought the likes of K1 Champion Sam Schildt, BJJ World Champion Marcio Feitosa and UFC veteran Shonie "Mr. International" Carter. He was the SHIDO MMA Welterweight Champion in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006 at "Fists of Fury" ( www.fists-of-fury.com ) and was victorious in the Cage against top notch fighters like Jim Wallhead, Paul Jenkins and Nigel Whitear.
Kickboxing: Thorsten "The German Oak" Kronz is an impressive and powerfull heavyweight fighter in the international circuit. Thorsten became the Shidokan World Champion in 2006 in Chicago (USA), when he beat world class opponents under the crueling Shidokan Triathlon Rules. He continued his success last year in December, when he beat the US Fighter Dean Lucas of New York in a Superfight by KO in Round 1, to stay the No. 1 in the Heavyweight Division of the Shidokan ( www.shidokan.com ). Thorsten is also unbeaten in MMA with 6 wins, all of them coming by Knock Out or Submission!
If you want to book any of these athletes for Seminars or Training Camps in your Gym please contact the German Top Team at email@example.com for further details and arrangements.
فضيتان وبرونزية لمنتخبنا ببطولة أوروبا للجيوجيتسو البرازيلية عمان - الدستور
حقق منتخبنا الوطني إنجازا في بطولة أوروبا للجيوجيتسو البرازيلية في اليوم الأول من البطولة ، والتي يشارك فيها أكثر من 1150 لاعبا يمثلون 50 دولة. وأهدى لاعبو المنتخب إنجازهم هذا لجلالة الملك عبدالله الثاني ابن الحسين المعظم للدعم المستمر والإهتمام الذي يوليه جلالته للاعبي الجيوجيتسو. وإستطاع لاعبونا لفت أنظار الجميع بالأداء الرائع و المتميز الذي قدموه في نزالاتهم ، حيث تفاجئ الجميع بالمستوى الذي وصل إليه لاعبو الأردن في هذه الرياضة العريقة وتمكنوا على ضوئه من الحصول على ثلاث ميداليات ، فضيتان و بروزية واحدة. وإستطاع جميع لاعبي المنتخب من الوصول الى الدور الثاني بعد فوزهم بمباراياتهم الأولى ، و لكن الحظ لم يكن حليف كل من زيد نايف عيسى وصدام عبدالله عايد وأحمد على موسى في تخطي الدور الثاني نتيجة خسارتهم بالنقاط. وحقق لاعبنا عبدالله أحمد عبد القادر فضية وزن تحت 57 بفوزه بالنقاط على لاعب بريطاني و بفوزه على لاعب إيطالي بالتثبيت و خسر في النهائي ضد لاعب برازيلي بالنقاط ، وحقق محمود حسين محمد فضية وزن تحت 68 بعد فوزه بالنقاط على لاعبين من بولندا والولايات المتحدة وفوزه بالتثبيت على ثلاثة لاعبين من البرازيل وفرنسا و بولندا وخسر في النهائي أمام البرازيلي دايفيد الميدا بالنقاط 9 - 5. وتنافس لاعب المنتخب سعد أحمد قويدر في وزن تحت 76 واستطاع التغلب على كل منافسيه ، بتثبيت لاعب فرنسي و بالنقاط على لاعبين من السويد وبوليفا وبالتثبيت أمام لاعب فرنسي بالربع النهائي ، و في نزال نصف النهائي خسرأمام لاعب فنلندي بالأفضليات مكتفيا ببرونزية هذا الوزن. Date : 27-01-2008
The Arabian Sheikhs are surrendered by Jiu-Jitsu. At May 9th and 10th, the United Arab Emirates will host the Abu Dhabi International Jiu-Jitsu Cup, at the city that names the event, and promises a great Jiu-Jitsu event. With ten weight divisions at white and blue belt categories, besides five weight categories at purple, brown and black belts, the event will pay 33 thousand dollars on prizes.
Jordan sends a strong team to compete in the Euro 2008
The Jordanian BJJ federation led by Zaid Mirza is sending a team to compete in the Euro 2008. The team will have a few members of the Jordanian who have been training BJJ as part of their military training. Top names include Black Belt Pedro Galiza, an officer of the army and BJJ Black Belt
Jordan Team White Adult Masculino Pluma Saddan Ayed Pena Mahmmod Mohammed Pena Zaid Issa Leve Saad Quaider Pesado Ahmad Mussa
Jordan Team White Master Masculino Pluma Abdulah Abdel
Jordan Team Brown Adult Masculino Super-Pesado Renan Eubank Absoluto Renan Eubank
Jordan Team Black Adult Masculino Super-Pesado Pedro Galiza
Kid Peligro Jiu-Jitsu News . . . Renato "Babalu" to compete in the 2008 Euro - Jordanian Team set to compete as well - Ginastica Natural Back in "Da Islands" Submitted by:Kid Peligro
Word just in has that MMA start fighter Renato "Babalu" Sobral is going to compete in the 2008 Euro BJJ tournament this weekend. "Babalu" will be entering in the Brown Belt division and a good showing in the event will probably heed calls for a promotion to Black Belt for the Pro Elite fighter.
Other notable competitors line up for the event include former World Champion Alexandre "Gigi" Paiva. Paiva will compete in the same division as Nelson Monteiro setting up a modern day rematch from a tough fight the two had many years back in Rio.
The Euro 2008 takes place this weekend in Lisbon, Portugal and is the largest European BJJ Event ever with over 1000 competitors.
Thursday Jan 24th is the check in day. Every fighter should go to www.ibjjf.org and check if he is signed up in the right category etc. IF you find a mistake on your registration you MUST email the IBJJF immediately with the changes.
Jordan sends a strong team to compete in the Euro 2008
The Jordanian BJJ federation led by Zaid Mirza is sending a team to compete in the Euro 2008. The team will have a few members of the Jordanian who have been training BJJ as part of their military training. Top names include Black Belt Pedro Galiza, an officer of the army and BJJ Black Belt
Ginastica Natural's Alvaro Romano Seminars in Hawaii
Alvaro Romano is in high demand in "Da Islands". After the tremendous success of his last visit to Hawaii when he trained many top surfers and fighters at the Quiksilver house in Oahu", Romano returns for a short seminar series in Maui and Kauaii.
Romano will be in: Maui on February 23rd - Maui Jiu-Jitsu, contact LFHEREDIA@aol.com / Professor Luis Heredia
JORDAN BJJ TEAM GO TO EUROPEAN BJJ CUP 2008 منتخبنا الوطني للجيوجيتسو يشارك في بطولة اوروبا بالبرتغال آخر تحديث قبل : 17 دقيقة http://www.alghad.jo/?news=302291 عمان- الغد - يغادرنا صباح اليوم منتخبنا الوطني للجيوجيتسو البرازيلية الى البرتغال للمشاركة ضمن فعاليات بطولة أوروبا للجيو جيتسو والتي ينظمها الإتحاد الدولي للجيو جيتسووبمشاركة العديد من منتخبات الدولية ابرزها منتخب البرازيل و الولايات المتحدة, و تعتبر مشاركة منتخبنا الأولى من نوعها على الصعيد العربي.
ويترأس وفدنا المشارك مستشار القوات المسلحة الأردنية وأمين سر الأتحاد السيد زيد ميرزا, ويضم منتخبنا سبعة لاعبين من ابطال بطولة الامارات الاسيوية التي انعقدت في نهاية العام المنصرم و هم من لاعبي القوات المسلحة الاردنية, حيث سيشارك كل من:سعد احمد قويدر, محمود حسين محمد, زيد نايف عيسى, صدام عبدالله عايد, عبدالله احمد عبدالقادر و احمد علي موسى, ويشارك البرازيلي بيدرو جاليزا وهو احد المدربين المشرفين على تدريب لاعبي القوات المسلحة, ضمن فئة الحزام الأسود ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ منتخب الجيوجيتسو الى البرتغال للمشاركــــة فـي بطولــــة اوروبــا http://www.alrai.com/pages.php?news_id=192830 عمان - الرأي - يغادر اليوم المنتخب الوطني للجيوجيتسو البرازيلية الى البرتغال للمشاركة في بطولة أوروبا التي ينظمها الإتحاد الدولي. وتعتبر مشاركة المنتخب هي الاولى على الصعيد العربي في البطولة التي تحظى بمشاركة العديد من المنتخبات الدولية ابرزها البرازيل والولايات المتحدة. ويرأس وفد المنتخب مستشار القوات المسلحة - أمين سر الأتحاد - زيد ميرزا، و يضم سبعة لاعبين هم سعد قويدر، محمود حسين، زيد نايف، صدام عبدالله، عبدالله عبدالقادر و احمد علي، فيما يشارك البرازيلي بيدرو جاليزا احد المدربين المشرفين على تدريب لاعبي القوات المسلحة، ضمن فئة الحزام الأسود. وخضع المنتخب لتدريبات يومية مكثفة للتحضير لهذه البطولة حيث يتوقع ان يتنافس اللاعبون على المراكز الأولى ضمن فئات أوزان اللاعبين، كما ثمن الإتحاد الدعم الكبير الذي تقدمه مؤسسة الملك عبدالله الثاني للتصميم و التطوير وصندوق الملك عبد الله الثاني و أمانة عمان للدعم المستمر للإتحاد و للاعبين.
With 2008 upon us The European Fight Network again bring you another top of the range grappling tournament. Urban Gorilaz GenX Submission Grappling Open will be in Birmingham, United Kingdom on March 2nd 2008. The tournament will feature many of the top European based fighters. With the movement of the 10k Ground Clash to a biennial event, this has left space for another major open tournament in the UK.
BTT athletes are arriving Europe fot the upcoming European BJJ Championhip in the end of January. The team lead by Pedro Duarte, Rodrigo Antunes and Eduardo "Teta" Rios will join Zé Marcello, Alexandre Izidro, Anderson Pereira, Rafael Haubert and Augusto Frota students which will be the most prestigious tournament at the Old Continent. Keep visiting our website for more news www.braziliantopteam.com
Euro JJ tourney over 1,000 Athletes’ documents to be checked Thursday The time has come for the 2007 European Jiu-Jitsu Championship. Sign-up has now been closed, the organization announced that 1,030 athletes will be in action next weekend at the Casal Vistoso Municipal Sports Complex, in Lisbon, Portugal. Representatives of the principal academies not just of the old continent but also teams from Brazil, Japan and the United States have been confirmed.
The athletes’ documents will be checked the day after tomorrow, Thursday, the 24th. The organization shall release the official timetable of the Championship shortly, and on Friday, the 25th, the categories’ brackets.
It is worth noting that concurrent to the European JJ championship, the 5th National Team Dispute will take place.
As it could be no other way, GRACIEMAG.com will be present in Lisbon watching it all up close. You will find complete coverage on the pages of GRACIE Magazine # 132 starting the second week of February. Stay tuned.
Jiu-Jitsu began with Mitsuyo Maeda, a Japanese expert judoka and member of the Kodokan. Maeda emigrated to Brazil in the 1910s where an influential businessman named Gastão Gracie helped him get established. In return for his aid, Maeda taught the fighting art to Gastão's son Carlos Gracie, who then taught the art to his sons. When Maeda taught the art to the Gracies he called it Jiu-jitsu. The Gracie family refined this art form into what is now known as Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.
What makes BJJ different from other martial arts?
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu differs from other martial arts in that it provides solutions for all possible stages of combat. Other disciplines like Tae Kwon Do or Karate focus on striking and rely on a person's strength and speed to deliver damage, but speed and strength doesn't matter when you're on your back. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu differs from other martial arts fundamentally. While other martial arts rely heavily on strength and speed, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu relies on superior technique and leverage.
What's a Gi?
A Gi (sometimes referred to as Kimono) is the uniform that is typically worn when training Jiu-Jitsu. It consists of 3 pieces: a jacket (or top), pants, and a belt. The material in which the three pieces are made is specially reinforced to withstand the rigors of daily practice. Many Jiu-Jitsu players regard their Gi in the same way a knight would their armor. Most practitioners of Jiu-Jitsu who advocate the usage of the Gi cite the more technical aspect of grappling with a Gi.
Stage set for Zayed International marathon By Our Sports Reporter
ABU DHABI - The Zayed International marathon has been boosted by prize money of $2 million to draw the world’s leading long distance runners.
The event under the patronage of Shaikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Presidential Affairs, and organised by the Armed Forces Officers Club will be staged in Abu Dhabi on February 28.
“We have sent invitations to some of the best known distance runners including the current world record holder and winner of the Dubai marathon Haile Gebrselassie,” said Major General Mohammed Hilal Al Kaabi, deputy chief of staff and chairman and president of the UAE Athletics Federation.
The organisers of the event have left no stones unturned to make the Zayed International marathon a world class one.
“We’ll try to bring it to the levels of leading marathons like the New York, Boston and Tokyo marathons,” said Al Kaabi. “They have a long history but we’ll try to match them with lucrative prize money. Such things don’t happen overnight at least those marathons are the bench marks of our goal.”
Apart from runners from abroad a number of national and expatriates runners will take part in one of the richest marathon events, which will be flagged off from the Armed Forces Officers Club premises and finish at the Emirates Palace.
The organiser are expecting to draw more than 15,000 runners in various categories that include events for men and women open, school children, veterans and the disabled.
Jessie Robinson Sports services LLC is proud to announce the forthcoming Global Impact Boxing Championships to be hosted at the Sheikh Rashid Hall, Dubai World Trade Center on the 8th February 2008. This will constitute the biggest event of its kind to hit Dubai and will go a long way to establish the sport of boxing in the region.
Headlining the evening’s bouts will be former Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight Champion of the World Michael Moorer who is currently ranked 6th in the world and UAE National Eisa Al Dah, the regions only professional boxer. These bouts are sure to draw both International and local attention on a massive scale.
Michael Moorer will be participating in the event with an impressive record of 56 fights, 51 wins, 39 by knockout and only one draw. His participation will not only draw attention from the local press and patrons but will serve to establish the UAE as a venue for International Boxing for the future, which is particularly true in the light of the upcoming Dubai Sports City project.
UAE National Eisa Al Dah, the GCC’s only registered professional boxer will be contesting his second professional bout, following his first round knockout win last year. After a hugely successful amateur career Eisa took the inevitable step up to the professional ranks and is currently looking forward to improving his record to 2 wins in 2 fights. Eisa has already gained the support of the local population and will go a long way to encourage the development of local talent within the professional sport of Boxing.
Full boxing schedule:
Michael Moorer (56 – 51 – 39KO) vs Shelby Gross (19 – 16 -13KO) Eisa Al Dah (1 – 1 – 1KO) vs David Love (4 – 3 – 1KO) J.D Chapman (28 – 28 – 25KO) vs Moultrie Witherspoon (13 – 13 – 7KO) Kevin Montiy (22 – 17 – 13KO) vs Onderji Pala (20 – 18 – 15KO)
Kid Peligro Jiu-Jitsu News . . .Robert Drysdale moving to the USA - Rodrigo Gracie Seminars - Ronaldo "Jacare" on the move - 11th Copa Pacifica Submitted by:Kid Peligro
Robert Drysdale moving to the US
Life has been moving very fast for ADCC Absolute Champion Robert Drysdale since his stunning victory last year in Trenton, New Kersey. Drysdale released an instructional DVD series called Nth Dimension NO-Gi BJJ, competed in the Worlds and was training to compete in the Super-Challenge of Grappling when an injured knee took him down. Now Robert is preparing for a couple of big moves this year as well as he has decided to move to the US permanently. In addition to that Robert prepares for an even bigger step; marrying his long time girlfriend World BJJ Champion Michelle Nicollini!
Drysdale is not sure about where he is moving and is open to offers. Additionally Robert is setting up a seminar tour for the USA and has some open dates so inquiries for seminars and offers to teach should email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rodrigo Gracie Seminar Series
Rodrigo Gracie continues with his seminar series starting Wednesday Jan 23. in Texas. Rodrigo, an accomplished fighter and book author is one of the most highly sought after instructors so don't miss out the chance to learn from him.
Friday January 25 @ Garcia Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Address: 3670 Boca Chica Rd. Brownsville, TEXAS, 78521 Phone: 956 542 5060 Email: email@example.com Friday From 6 pm to 9 pm GI Saturday from 10 am to 12 pm No GI
World Champion Ronaldo "Jacare" Seminar
Multiple times World BJJ Champion and ADCC Champion Ronaldo "Jacare" is on the move once again. After a hiatus from the World scene "Jacare" is back touring the USA and he also promises to return to the mats and the rings. Jacare plans on having an extremely busy year in '08. His plans begin with a trip to Southern California for a few seminars.
Jacare will be at Alliance MMA www.alliancemma.com in Chula Vista CA. This be be Jacare's only seminar in the San Diego Area. 10:30 AM - 1:30 on Jan 26 & 27 - 3 hours each day ( 6 hours seminar ) $100 for both days.
Contact Alliance Mma Training Center 619-425-0888 for more info
All teams and school are welcome to attend this event
11TH COPA PACIFICA DE JIU-JITSU
The traditional Copa Pacifica returns once again to Southern California on April 19 and 20, 2008 @ Pacifica High School , 6851 Lampson Ave , Garden Grove , California 92845. All belt levels and age groups are invited to compete.
$70 registration fee or men adult/master - $60 for all women - $50 for kids/juvenil
There is an additional fee of $20 per additional division to compete in
Spectators are $10 per day.
Whether you are competing or watching, The Copa is the place to be!! Because of the strain for coaches to prepare and bring their school to the tournament, the organizers of the Copa are going to provide 2 coaches passes per school.
Competition will begin 10:00am on Saturday and Sunday. In addition to awards, all competitors will get a free T-shirt. For more info and to sign up check out: www. cleber jiujitsu.com
A warrior in Abu Dhabi Carlao Santos speaks about challenges in Middle East Carlao Santos does not rest. Living in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, the black belt works tirelessly not just to pass on his knowledge but also to popularize the practice of Jiu-Jitsu in the Middle East. And one of his roles is as organizer of championships. The next mission is to make the 2008 Abu Dhabi Cup, a competition set for the 9th and 10th of May, and which will offer a total of US$ 33,000 in prizes, a success.
What are your hopes for the Abu Dhabi International JJ Cup?
My hopes are for the event to be the biggest of all times here in the Middle East. We hope a lot of Brazilians will come, as the prize-money is great, perhaps the greatest distribution of cash prizes in Jiu-Jitsu history. At white and blue belts the champion will take home US$ 1,400 and second place US$600. At purple and brown it will be US$ 2,000 for the winner and US$ 600 for second place, for a total of US$ 33,000 in prizes, at an event that cost a total of 100,000 dollars, including staff, marketing, etc. We don’t yet have a black belt competition, but who knows maybe in the near future we will have one.
What is your assessment of JJ in the United Arab Emirates right now?
Very good. Not only in the Arab Emirates but in the whole region, thanks to my work Jiu-Jitsu is growing nicely in other countries like Jordon, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
What are the greatest challenges you face as a teacher there?
My greatest challenge is that the culture here is not one of practicing sport. Most of my students are over 26 years old. The younger ones are studying abroad. So I don’t have a youth team. But it seems that as the country is growing so much and building good schools, the youth will stick around here, so we will have children and adolescents training.
Do you foresee a representative of the Emirates shining at black belt at the Worlds?
Yes. That is not for now, though, but 5 years from now. I’m planting the seeds to later reap the fruit.
How much longer do you plan on staying around there?
I plan to stay here for many years yet. I am very well known around here for my sport, they are holding me in the necessary regard and I will be able to do a lot for Jiu-Jitsu around these parts. Who knows maybe it will become like surfing or skating, with its own world circuit. Sheikh Mohamad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan (crowned prince of the United Arab Emirates) loves our sport and wants to help me with this project, which besides helping the sport, would bring the country to greater attention of the world and through sport, which is such a healthy practice.
How is GRACIE Magazine being received in the Emirates?
Well. But it’s still a novelty to them. There are many here with direct sub scri ptions, but even so they always ask me for them, every time I arrive they always ask me where the magazines are? Are they here yet?
Please find the 2008 comp schedule except for the one in March which is for Philippine residents only all the other events are open to all Teams in the region.
2008 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and No Gi Competition schedule
2008 Philippine National Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Competition, March 8 2008 Philippine National No – Gi Grappling Competition March 9 FOR PHILIPINE RESIDENTS ONLY Venue : Mega Mall
Pan Asian Brazilian Jiu Jitsu International, May 3 Pan Asian International Grappling Challenge, May 4 Venue : Mall of Asia
Asia Pacific Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Champions Cup Asia Pacific Grapplers Cup Winners of the Absolute / Advanced divisions will receive trophies Date to be confirmed but the dates planned is around the 1st week of October Venue : Mall of Asia
Philippine Brazilian Jiu Jitsu International Open, Dec 6 Philippine International Grappling Challenge, December 7 Venue : Mall of Asia
You are cordially invited to the Pan Asians Gi and No Gi Competition held on May 3 -4 Mall of Asia , Manila Philippines.
Leonardo Santos seminars in Canada Jiu-Jitsu world champion to teach seminar on Feb 23 and 24 in Saskatchewan
Multiple-time World Jiu-Jitsu Champion and ADCC competitor Leonardo Santos will be holding seminars on the 23rd and 24th of February, 2008, at Complete Martial Arts and Fitness, at 2124 Broad Street, Regina, in Saskatchewan, Canada.
Euro JJ tourney rules course Inter-nation tourney is another attraction in Lisbon
Those in Lisbon between the 25th and 27th of January will have more than good Jiu-Jitsu fights to look forward to at the Casal Vistoso Municipal Sports Complex. Besides the European Championship, the International Jiu-Jitsu Federation and the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Confederation will hold, on the 25th (Friday) a course on Jiu-Jitsu’s rules.
In all there will be six hours of activities, with a break for lunch. All the students to participate will receive a certificate from the IBJJF and the CBJJ. The cost of the course is 50 euros and those wishing for further information need only send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another attraction of the final weekend of the month in Lisbon will the the 5th Inter-Nation Jiu-Jitsu tournament. The event will take place on the 26th and 27th of January, along with the European championship, in the same place. The confrontation will include adult men’s teams of blue, purple, brown and black belts. One team per weight category will be allowed per country.
Each team will be composed of 5 fighters. The team to win three fights will be victorious. Teams should have a coach responsible for fighter selection (order of fighters) and will be divided in to the under 76kg category (with woven gi) and over 76kg category (with woven gi).
It’s worth noting that to participate in the tournament, the athlete should be signed up in the individual European Championship.
Kid Peligro Jiu-Jitsu News . . . Two hot Seminars: Royce in Guatemala and Regis Lebre in Toledo - 08 European Update Submitted by:Kid Peligro
Royce In Guatemala City
The legendary Royce Gracie is leaving for Guatemala for a super seminar. Royce will be in Guatemala City, Guatemala on Saturday January 19, 2008. The seminar will be conducted at Hptel Intercontinental, level 2. For more info call (502)2363-4871 check out (www.rfgjj.com ) or stop by Academia Royce Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, located at 16 calle, 6 avenida zona 10, Guatemala Ciudad.
Regis Lebre in Toledo, Ohio
Current World Master Black Belt champion Regis Lebre will be in Toledo, Ohio from January 31 through February 2nd. Regis will be available for private classes on Thursday and Friday. The cost is 75.00 per half hour block.
The seminar will be from 1 - 3pm on Sat, Feb 2nd and will cost 50.00 for association members and 75.00 for non-members. Don't miss this chance to train with a great competitor and instructor. For more info email Chris Blanke at email@example.com
More Stars coming to the European 2008 Latest word from the IBJJF has that Vitor Estima and Nelson Monteiro added their names to the already growing list of stars coming to compete in the Euro 2008. For more info and to sign up go to www.ibjjf.org
Now go train Jiu-Jitsu, Kid Peligro Kidpeligro@gmail.com
Kid Peligro Jiu-Jitsu News . . . 08 European Deadline - 08 Worlds No-Gi - Felipe Costa in Europe and more Submitted by:Kid Peligro
European BJJ Tournament Registration Deadline coming soon:
January 2, 2008 is the last day for the lower on line pre-registration. After that date the price goes UP! Be sure to go and register at www.ibjjf.org
The list of competitors is growing each day, names like Fabio Gurgel, Felipe Costa, Lucas Lepri & Remco Pardoel have already secured their place. Don't miss out on Europe's largest and best BJJ tournament!
2nd BJJ No-Gi Championship dates are set
The IBJJF is not fooling around; after the big success of the 1st Worlds BJJ No-Gi, the organization quickly secured the dates for the 2nd edition. The 2nd BJJ Worlds No Gi Championships will be held on August 9 & 10, 2008 at the Cal State Domingues Hills Campus. Now you have plenty of time to organize your schedule, make travel reservations and even get you boss to ok the vacation! No excuses, be there or miss one of the best events in the calendar!
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12:00 Opening Remarks
Open Buffet 12:15 to 2:00 Autograph Signings (Bas Rutten, Dan Henderson, Diego Sanchez, Thierry Sokoudjou, and of course Dean Lister)
12:00 to 6:00 Displays and Verbal Presentations on Training Center classes and amenities
2:00 to 4:00 Exhibition Matches â€“ Cage 1 and Ring 1
4:00 to 6:00 Ring Girl Photo Shoot and Competition
7:00 to 10:00 Watch UFC 80 with the Pros
10:00 to 2:00 AM After Party Martini Ranch (528 F Street)
Free Admission before 11:15 with VIP ticket available at front desk.
Felipe Costa in Europe
Brasa Black Belt Felipe Costa is ready to another tour in Europe . Felipe is leaving Rio de Janeiro to compete in the European Championships in Portugal at the end of January, from Portugal he will go to Spain , Poland , Turkey and Belgium .
Felipe will be teaching classes and is available for seminars and privates. At the end of March he will return to prepare for the BJJ CAMP that will happen April 5. There are still spots available, the next 3 people to sign up will the for free the BJJ documentary “The path to success”
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.