2005 and 2007 ADCC World Championship qualifier Takefumi Hanai and his team Twist is hosting a grappling tournament in Shizuoka prefecture. It is called "Newaza de GO 2008".
There is going to be three weight classes for this tournament, under 66 kg, under 77 kg, and under 88 kg, and the winner, besides an honor and a medal, will take home 50,000 Japanese yen.
So far UFC veteran Keitaro Nakamura and ADCC qualifier Tetsu Suzuki are confirmed to compete in this tournament.
Newaza de GO 2008
Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
At Shizuoka City Nagata Gymnasium
Weigh-ins at 9:15 am
Competition Starts at 10:00 am
All bouts are 5 min. except the final which is going to be 10 min.
PIC: Tetsu Suzuki, under the ring name Hada-iro Suzuki, won all of his MMA fights this year. And now he is competing in this grappling tournament, perhaps getting ready for ADCC next year?