Sunday, August 26, 2012

bjj events around US







rilion gracie

I am embarrassed and frankly disgusted at these Jiu Jitsu Black Belts that graduate themselves or accept stripes from others. This happens more here in US as I guess they think Americans are fools. Let me set the record straight: my Father Grand Master Carlos Gracie, established a system with rules and procedures over 80 years ago. Black belts are only to be awarded stripes by the Jiu Jitsu Federation and based on how long they have had their black belt and not on an individual's decision, friendship or business arrangement. We have set our art apart from the others because of this same reason that
due to the fact that we respect hierarchy within our art. This is the fact!!!!! Rilion Gracie

Sunday, August 19, 2012

womens grappling 2012

The Womens International Grappling Championship is an All Female tournament and will offer both Submission Grappling (No Gi) and Jiu Jitsu (Gi) Divisions for all ages and skill levels. Open to all styles. You do not have to be part of any club or organization to compete.
http://www.unitedgrapplingfederation.com/index.html#!Womens International Grappling Championship|c1hf8

Golden State So-Cal No-Gi Championships

2012 West Virginia State Championships

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Submission Wrestling State Championships

Official WV State Championships

(Open To ALL competitors from any gym or state)

Adult, Masters, & Children’s Gi & No Gi Divisions

3 bjj events



Wednesday, August 8, 2012

GRACIE AT L A NEWSPAPER

Discovering the open spirit of Rio de Janeiro

Samba, hang-gliding, favelas and joyful Cariocas — four of the many facets of Rio that a martial artist experienced during a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu camp for women.

Congratulations to Kyra Gracie for being featured on the cover and main article of today's LA Times Travel Section.
The LA Times is one of the nations largest and most widely read newspaper. The article talks about Kyra's work to expand BJJ for women, her camp and her social program for underprivileged children. The article also mentions Professor Claudio Coelho's and his Academia Nobre Arte where he leads the way to take children from drugs to a healthy life through sports.
http://articles.latimes.com/2012/aug/05/travel/la-tr-brazil-20120805 

SAMURAI BJJ PRO

This SUNDAY! Samurai Jiu Jitsu Pro 2 | August 12th | $ 6,000 in prizes | Dominguez Hill | www.samuraijjpro.com

Monday, August 6, 2012

NEW MEXICO

When: Saturday, September 15th, 2012
Where: Santa Ana Star Center, 3001 Civic Center, Rio Rancho, NM 87144
Entry: Registration and Weigh-ins open at 7am, Kids matches begin at 10:30am. More information click HERE
Competitors: Introductory $50 Pre-Registration($60 day of tournament), extra divisions $20 each
Spectators: $15 each
Early Weigh-in:
When: Friday, September 14th, 2012 @ 6:00pm - 9:00pm

S7 OKLAHOMA SUBMISSION

When: Saturday, August 25th, 2012
Where: Cox Convention Center , 1 Myriad Gardens Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Entry: Registration and Weigh-ins open at 7am, Kids matches begin at 10:30am. More information click HERE
Competitors: Introductory $50 Pre-Registration($60 day of tournament), extra divisions $20 each
Spectators: $15 each

THE GOOD FIGHT - NJ Jiu-Jitsu Championships (Saturday, Septmeber 8th)

THE GOOD FIGHT - NJ Jiu-Jitsu Championships (Saturday, Septmeber 8th)
THE GOOD FIGHT: NJ Jiu-Jitsu Championships
Date: Saturday, September 8
Venue: Metuchen SportsPlex
Address: 215 Durham Ave. Metuchen, NJ 08840
Website: http://www.thegoodfight.tv/nj_jiu_jitsu_championships.html
BRAND NEW: "Pre-Register-Now; Pay-Cash-At-The-Door" Option! Please read the details on the website!
Custom Awards: Giant 4-inch, full-color, custom medals to placewinners
Special Team Prizes: 1st Place Team that earns the most CROWNED points, wins a special 2 ft. cup award plus the 3'x5' full-color tournament! 2nd & 3rd place teams also win special cup awards.
FREE T-Shirt: All competitors will receive a free tournament t-shirt.
Gi & No-Gi divisions, skill levels and weight classes available for kids, teens and adults. IBJJF-based rules for all divisions. Join us and experience the most professional and well-organized bjj tournament around!
100% Money Back Guarantee: "If we do not finish your division by the time listed on our website we will give you your money back, no questions asked!" We pride ourselves on getting things right. That doesn't mean we're perfect, but when we make mistakes we fix them. If you're not happy with your Good Fight tournament experience we'll either credit you a future Good Fight tournament or give you your money back. It's your choice.

Rest In Peace Oswaldo Paquetá

Rest In Peace Oswaldo Paquetá
Before Youtube and Facebook, even before OnTheMat, there was Oswaldo Paquetá. If you're not familiar with the Red Belt Grandmaster, chances are you are at least familiar with his work, as much if not all of the early footage of Jiu Jitsu from Brazil was shot and archived by the man and his video camera.
Paquetá easily has the largest collection of Jiu Jitsu video in the world and he is directly responsible for much of the growth of BJJ throughout the world. Many of the older generation will remember quite fondly watching a Paquetá video (on VHS sometimes so many generations old or worn out it was difficult to distinguish between competitors!)
Moreso, Oswaldo Paquetá was a friend of ours. He not only had a tremendous influence on OnTheMat, but he personally befriended and mentored Scotty, who will post a more personal reflection shortly.
R.I.P. to the Grandmaster Oswaldo Paquetá and thank you for everything.
onthemat.com

Kayla Harrison is the first American to win a Gold Medal in Judo at the Olympics

Kayla Harrison is the first American to win a Gold Medal in Judo at the Olympics
LONDON, England, United Kingdom — Kayla Harrison made history on Thursday by becoming just the first American (man or woman) to ever win a Gold Medal in Judo at the Olympic Games. She did so by running the gauntlet in an incredibly talented field of judoka in the Women's 78 kg (172 lbs) division.
The only other American women to win an Olympic medal in Judo is current Strikeforce bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Harrison's current USA Judo teammate Marti Malloy. Rousey won a bronze medal in 2008 and Malloy won a bronze medal on Monday. In 2008, Harrison traveled to the Olympics in China, as a training partner for Rousey and the two remain close friends.
Harrison, who just turned 22-years-old a month before the Olympics started is a native of Middletown, Ohio, entered her first Olympic Games as favorite to win at 78 kg, after winning the World title in 2010 and taking bronze at the World championship last year. Harrison has been training with USA Judo's national team coach Jimmy Pedro at his school in Wakefield, Massachusetts, since she was 16-years-old. Pedro is a two-time Olympic bronze medalist, former world champion, and 6th degree black belt in Judo.

Friday, August 3, 2012