After the break fighters returning to their base
The year end holidays mark a time to be spent with family and friends and celebrate a lot of things, health, family etc. Now that the holidays are over it is time to get back to work, and work is what BJJ instructors do as many of them are returning home to get their academies going again. After spending a few weeks in Rio, World Absolute BJJ Champion and ADCC Superfight Champion Roger Gracie returns to the U.K. Ginastica Natural’s Alvaro Romano is right on his heels returning to the USA. Saulo and Xande Ribeiro are back at it in their UniJJ, Rodrigo Medeiro’s (both) are back in full force (congrats to "Comprido" on the new addition to the family -a future World Champion for sure). Adding to the expanding Brasa family congrats go to Ricardo Vieira for his new baby Luly! Ever the workman Royler Gracie did not take much time out and kept Gracie Rio de Janeiro Academy open (except for Christmas and New Years)
Now it is back to work for everyone! Hope you all enjoyed your time offf!!
WINTER GROUNDFIGHTING TOURNAMENT
Joe Moreira is at it again! One of the pioneers tournament organizers in the US, Joe is back in full force and ready to make waves. Moreira was one of the organizers behind some of the best tournaments in the early stages of BJJ in the US, and after a hiatus to attend his business etc, he is ready to put on great tournaments again. Check out below his announcement:
"On January 26 and 27 we are putting on the Winter Groundfighting Tournament. The competition will be organized by Master Joe Moreira, the United States Federation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and a non-profit organization called the Walking Tall Foundation Inc.
On the first day of the event, we will have the Brazilian sport Jiu-Jitsu tournament for ages 16 and up. There will be 10 weight divisions in the white, blue, purple, and brown, and 5 weight divisions in the black belt category. A championship belt will be awarded to the winner of each black belt division. On this day, plaques will also be awarded to special celebrities from the martial arts world and for our sponsor.
On day 2, Sunday, we will have the No-Gi grappling event with men and women ages 16 and up. There will be 10 weight divisions at the beginner and intermediate levels and five in the advanced. A championship belt will be awarded to the winner of each advanced division.
The registration fee will be $50. The tournament will start at 9:00am and will have women, adult men, masters, and seniors, from white belt to black, showing their skills on the mat. It will be held at our 15,000 square foot studio at 2990 Grace Lane, in Costa Mesa.
The following pages is the packet of tournament information for your use. Please make copies of the "Individual Registration Form" to be filled out and signed by each of your competitors. It is also very important that the instructor carefully review the rules with each competitor, because some of the rules may vary from other competitions.
Please make all checks payable to Joe Moreira and send all packages to: 2990 Grace Lane, Costa Mesa , CA. 92626. If you need any further information, call Joe Moreira at (949) 254-3554 or email him at email@example.com to get your complete registration form.
2990 Grace Lane, Costa Mesa , CA. 92626
Tel. (714) 557-5455 Academy
Tel. (949) 254-3554 Joe Moreira
Fax: (714) 545-3437
Don’t miss out on this great tournament
Gabriel Napao opens a new school in Ma.
World BJJ Champion and U.F.C. fighter Gabriel "Napao" Gonzaga is opening a new school in Cambridge, MA. The new Team Link BJJ affiliate school will be ready for business beginning Jan. 22, 2008.
There will be an open house / training session on Jan. 22 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm open to the public.
Team Link fighters will be there to work out including Bernardo Faria, BJJ world champ open class purple belt and 4 times Rio de janeiro State champion. Stop by ready to work out or just stop by to check out their facility and get more information.
Classes will be: Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm and 7:30 to 8:30 pm and Saturday 2 pm to 3:30 pm.
Head Instructors will be Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belts Gabriel "Napao" Gonzaga ,Marco Alvan and 3 stripes blue belt Phill Dickson.
For more info call 413 265-0848 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Now go train Jiu-Jitsu,