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UNITED GRACIE TOURNAMENT OFFICIALLY SETS A NEW PARTICIPANT RECORD AS IT BREAKS THE 500 COMPETITOR MARK! from the promoterThe United Gracie Tournament organizers Charles and Ralph Gracie announced today that registration has now been closed for this event and their upcoming tournament has set a new official record for registered competitors. The tournament which will be held this coming Saturday, May 6th at Historic Kezar Pavilion in San Francisco, has passed its prior record for registered competitors with an increase of over 20% surpassing the previous record of over 400 set last year. This kind of increase speaks to the exploding growth in interest and participation in the sport developed by the Gracie Family for the last 85 years. It also speaks to the future in terms of the quality of competition that has improved, and can only get better with this kind of explosion of interest. Other Nor Cal tournaments last year had approximately 300 participants. By surpassing the 500 mark, it puts the United Gracie tournament on the same level as other elite grappling tournaments Nationwide.This year there are more academies, than ever before, entering their students as well as independent unaffiliated competitors. More top level Black Belts will be competing for a significant purse in this United Gracie Tournament than in almost any other BJJ tournament in the United states. ‘We want to thank everyone for being part of this and it pleases us tremendously that all our work and effort in making this event special has helped to make it truly an event that everyone will want to return to year after year’ said tournament organizer Ralph Gracie. ‘The athletes entering our tournament now should be proud to be part of what is turning out to be an historic phase of growth in the History of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the United States, one in which it went beyond an obscure sport pursued only by a few to become a widespread sport enjoyed by many’ added tournament co-organizer Charles Gracie. Thank you all in advance for your cooperation and support. We couldn’t have done it without all of you. We also want to extend a special thank you to our United Gracie Crew, especially to Rob & Cathy Henderson, as well as Alan Hanson. We couldn?t have done it without you guys! We want to wish one and all competitors Boa Sorte (Good Luck). Charles and Ralph GracieFirst Open Grappling M.i.i.G. from the promoterHi ! We’ll organise on May 19th, the First Open Grappling… It will take place at ‘gymnase COSEC 1 way Pierre de Coubertin, 57400 SARREBOURG. Weigh in on the place from 09.00 to 10.30, theRegistration until Mai 11 at … [email protected] with your name, first name, date of birth, weight, style and academy, grades andtitles if you have. Participation : 20 Euros.Medical certificate will be presented at the weigh in… LaSt Minute Registration possible on the place at the weigh in : 25 Euros. The rules and divisions, adopted by the Grappling National Commission, will now be the official rules of most of the grappling events in France, and maybe in some other countries. You will find it at this address : in English) Gifts and trophies for the best (sponsors).Divisions : Senior (+ 18 years old), and women. Open class and Superfights.Hoosier Open – in 5 weeks School Owners and Competitors: The 3rd Annual Hoosier Open Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament is only 5 weeks away. Please visit for all tournament information and to take advantage of the easy on-line registration. Be sure to register early, and remember the registration fee is $10 more the day of the event. A couple of important points to remember: 1. Please make sure students register under the same school name so your team gets proper credit towards the Team Award. 2. This year Weigh-ins are with the GI on, so make sure you select your weight division on the registration form based upon your weight with the GI on. 3. This year the tournament will be held at a new location at Guerin Catholic High School on the north side of Indianapolis. And also the Friday night weigh-ins will be at Indianapolis Jiu-Jitsu in Carmel, IN. See the tournament website for maps and directions to both locations. 4. Finally, if you’re traveling from a distance and need a hotel, be sure to book your room early as there are other events in the area this weekend. We have 2 hotels holding a block of rooms under the name HOOSIER OPEN (see tournament website) and they will be releasing the rooms several weeks before the tournament. Please contact us if you have any questions, and we look forward to seeing you on Saturday, June 10th. Thank you, Greg Eldred and Professor Caique

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