The 2006 International Masters and Seniors is completed and the winner is BJJ! The 2-day event had the preesence of many of the top instructors and fighters from all over the World all competing in evergreen fashion against each other.Some notable winners: Jorge ‘Macaco’ defeated Muzio De Angelis to win the Masters Medium-heavy, Fabio Gurgel won thee Heavy Weight in the Senior 1, Omar Salum won the Masters Super-feather while Megaton won Senior 2 feather closing out the bracket with teammate Henrique Simao. Pedro Duarte defeated Mike Weaver int he Master Heavy. Weaver, who trains under Claudio Franca has been training under Comprido in Rio and got promoted to Black Belt this week to compete in the Masters!Cleber Luciano took gold in the Lightweight Masters and Nelson Monteiro returned to the Brazilian mats to win his 3 matches and capture Gold in the Senior 1 medium weight and Kawaii’s Bruno ‘Longmen’ won his division. Amal Easton won his division and took 3rd int he Absolute Senior 1 losing to Fabio Gurgel in the semi’s!A special personal congratulations to my friend Steve English, who captured Gold in the weight and Absolute Blue Belt Senior 3Congratulations to all participants and especially the winners!Brasa Team PromotionsBrasa Team is having a belt promotion get together at the Fight Zone Academy on September 2 from 11:00 AM on. Everyone is invited to show up at FIGHT ZONE / BRASA located at Rua Francisco S? 32 – Copacabana. For more info contact Chico directly at [email protected] BJJ Tournament in Atlanta, Ga.On September 2nd, a BJJ Tournament will take place at the Suwanee Sports Academy in Suwanee, Ga. (suburd of Atlanta).The event will have Gi and No-Gi with the Gi starting at 10:00Am to 3:00PM and the No-Gi from 3:00 to 7:00PM. Absolute Pro- No Gi division with $1,000.00 prize will take place afterwards.Already confirmed to compete are teams from Alliance GA, NC, SC, Columbus, Ft Benning, Paul Creighton (Renzo Gracie), Lloyd Irvin, Palhares, Soneca & Gracie Barra.For more info on the tournament go to www.ssasports.comFirst Ever Amateur Abu Dhabi in Indianapolis, INSeptember 9th, 2006Come be a part of the first ever Amateur Abu Dhabi with.Men’s, Women’s, and Kids’ Divisions!Location: Sport of All Sorts6002 Sunnyside RoadIndianapolis, IN 46236Cost: Adults:$60 for pre-register by September 2nd$75 for late registrationKids:$45 for pre-registration by September 2nd$60 for late registration$5 spectator feeAll competitors who pre-register will receive a free event t-shirt!Send me your e-mail at [email protected] and I will send you a registration form!