King Abdallah II attends Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu graduation
Amman Jordan- His Majesty King Abdallah II attended the first Army Jiu-Jitsu graduation of 40 of its members. The celebration was held in one of the Army bases in the northern part of Jordan. All 40 army members recieved blue belts and 10 were awarded instructors certificates for army training course. The program designed by Jordanian Armed Forces Consultant, Black Belt Zaid Mirza, and consisted of 5 hours of daily training for a period of 10 months. His Majesty King Abdallah was very pleased and impressed with the accomplishment and dedication of the group which also held a 20 minute demonstration of the gentle art showcasing its effectivness in different conditions.
Approximately 3000 army members attended the festival which was the headline news in alll major TVs and Newspapers.
BRASA BJJ in Malasia
Since middle of February, Black belt Leo Castello Branco and Marcos Escobar have been conducting classes in Kuala Lumpur . Now Escobar has set up the begginings of spreading the BJJ gospel in Malasia with the official formation of Brasa Malasia. for more info check out: http://escobarbjj.blogspot.com
More Brasa News – Sports TV does a story about their program
Sports TV did a story about Brasa’s program for blind children. to check it out go to:
First American Cup Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament
May 17 & 18, 2008 – Los Gatos High School
Los Gatos CA
Registration is now open for the First American Cup Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournament, and the deadline for early registration is rapidly approaching!. This exciting tournament will be held at Los Gatos High School, 20 High School Court, Los Gatos, CA 95030 located just minutes from the San Jose Airport !
On Saturday May 17, 2008 the first day of the tournament, is exclusively for kids aged 4-15 regardless of belt color. The cost for kids early registration prior to Thursday May 8th is $45.00 USD. From May 9 – 11, 2008, registration increases to $60.00 USD.
On Sunday May 18, 2008, the second day of the tournament, will be for competitors in the Juvenile, Adults, Masters and Seniors categories. The cost of early registration for Juveniles through Masters prior to Thursday May 8th is $65.00 USD. From May 9 – 11, 2008, registration increases to $80.00 USD.
Each Kids competitors will be required to provide identification.
Acceptable forms of identification for children include Passport, Birth certificate, Government issued identification card, school report card, library pass, etc
Some items to remember –
First Official Kids Tournament in the USA on Saturday
Fully supported by the Confederation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Everyone else competes on Sunday
Compete in the American Cup, so you can stay sharp for the Mundials coming in June!!!
The deadline to register is Monday May 12, 2008 at 11:59 PM PST NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
Be sure to join our email list so that we can keep you up-to-date on the latest American Cup news.
If you have any questions regarding the American Cup, feel free to email us or call the academy at (831) 476-7650 .
May 17, 2008
All Kids (4 – 15) – Male and Female Competitors
Saturday May 17, 2008
1:00PM – 5:00PM PST
Kids ages 4 – 15
All Belt Ranks and weight divisions
Each Kids competitor will be required to provide identification.
Acceptable forms of identification for children include passport, birth certificate, government issued identification card, school report card, library pass, etc.
Friday, May 16th, 2008
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
at Claudio Franca Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Santa Cruz, CA
General Public: $50
American Cup Competitors: $25
We are dedicated to improving all aspects of the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from tournament organization to refereeing quality.
May 18, 2008
All Juvenile – Senior Male and Female Competitors
Sunday May 18, 2008
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM PST
All juvenile, adult, master and seniors
All belt ranks and weight divisions
Each juvenile to senior competitors will be required to provide identification.
Acceptable forms of identification include a state issued driver’s license or government issued passport.
The American Cup will take place May 17 – 18, 2008, at Los Gatos High School which is located 10 minutes from the San Jose Airport.
Los Gatos High School is located at:
20 High School Ct
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Early Registration closes soon!