Napao just fought and won the NAGA super fight yesterday Jun 26th at the Twin rivers casino in Rhode Island and brought home one more belt for his collection. The super fight plus the highlight from the Naga East Coast 06/27 will be broadcast FREE this Sunday 8pm at www.fight-stream.com
Emirates BJJ Team at Rickson Cup Japan
The Emirates BJJ Team competed in the Rickson Cup in Japan with great results. The team captured 8 medals, 4 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze. The top performer of the team was Faisal Al Ketbi, who continued his pace of victories, after a great win at the Pro BJJ event in Abu Dhabi, Faisal won the Heavy and absolute blue belt at the Rickson Cup. The Rickson Cup had aproximately 750 fighters competing under the watchful eyes of the Master himself. Next step for Emirates team is the GQ at UFC 100 in Vegas. Check out the pics below
Speaking of GQ Felipe Costa competed in last weekends GQ and won the Black Belt division under 150lbs. FElipe won his three fights to capture the Gold
Royler Gracie Seminars at Alonso and Brito are big hits
Royler Gracie continues with his seminar tour as he stopped at Marcelo Alonso’s school in Washington and Jorge BRito in Canda. Both seminars were packed full with over 80 attendeees each. Check out the pics below
Toronto Jiu Jitsu Classic
We invite all the true Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academies to help us carry the flag of this sport into the future. Join us on August 9th, 2009 at Ryerson university. This tournament is a celebration of Jiu Jitsu. We are trying to give an opportunity to everyone to become part of the next page in the history of Jiu Jitsu in Canada. This tournament will showcase the sport of brazilian Jiu Jitsu, by being aired on the fight network. We need you to be part of the revolution of this sport in North America. We need to be unified, we need to show solidarity by coming together to honor the tradition of brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition. We want to demonstrate great Jiu Jitsu, we want to show who we are, we want to exhibit the glory of healthy rivalries between teams and how they help the sport to progress, develop, and grow.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is more than a sport, it is rooted deeply in tradition, and tried and tested methodology since it was founded in Brazil. In this tournament we aim to honor this heritage and lineage by organizing the tournament in the same manner as the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation. We want to pay tribute to the sport’s founders by not just coming to compete and determine who is best on the day but, we want to live the Jiu Jitsu ideology, philosophy, lifestyle.
This type of competition readies competitors for the highest level of international competition by adhering to international rules, regulations, and standards. We are already seeing the fruits of the Copa Ontario tournament which produced several champions at this years mundial (worlds championships). The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu format of competition had lead to greater things for many of the stars of the sport. Champions like BJ Penn, Marcelo Garcia, Demian Maia, Rodrigo Noguerra, and many more got their starts on the tatami’s of Jiu Jitsu.
What makes the Toronto Jiu Jistu Classic Special? Division will have a specific start time that will be released two days prior to the event along with the brackets. No waiting hours and hours, wondering when your division is going to start. We try ensure that everyone’s matches are referred by black belts; our last tournament had seven black belt referees.
For more info and to sign up go to :
Price: $50 before July 15, $60 after
Registration closes Monday August 3, 2009 midnight, no exceptions.
Registration check day is Wednesday August 5, 2009.
Last day for corrections is Thursday August 6, 2009.
Brackets and division times released Friday August 7, 2009.
All competitors receive an event t-shirt
Date: Sunday August 9, 2009
Location: Kerr Hall, Ryerson University
Juvenile Men/Women: White and Blue Belts
Adult Female: White, Blue, Purple/Brown/Black (Absolute division for all belts except white)
Adult Men: White, Blue, Purple, Brown, Black (Absolute divisions for all belts except white)
Team trophies for juvenile divisions, women’s divisions, mens’ divisions, and overall championship
Best supporting team trophies for juvenile divisions, women’s divisions, and men’s divisions
Individual awards for most technical juvenile, most technical woman, most most technical man
Awards for the participants of the most exciting final in the juvenile division, women’s divisions, and men’s division
Medals for first, second, and both third places for all divisions
Rickson Cup Black Belt Results
1. ROBSON MOURA (NOVA UNIAO)
2. JOAO PAULO KURAOKA (AXIS)
3. IKUTA MAKOTO (TRUST JIUJITSU ACADEMY)
3. TADASHI MURAKAMI (PUREBRED-KYOTO)
1. RAFAEL MENDES (ATOS JIU-JITSU)
2. KATANIWA KATSUNORI (AXIS CHIBA)
3. KITAHARA NOBUHIKO (AXIS)
LEE HEE SUNG(KOREA BJJ)
1. GUSTAVO DANTAS (NOVA UNIAO )
2. RENATO SILVA (INFIGHT JAPAN )
3. SUTO YOSKI (GRACIE BARRA AICHI)
VITAL ADALBERTO (KRAZY BEE)
1.ABMAR BARBOSA (DRYSDALE JJ)
2.KONDA TETSUYA ( RED SHARK)
3.MAX FERNANDES (EXTREME BARBOSA)
1.JOAO YOSHIMURA (BLACK BELT JIU-JITSU CLUB)
2. SHINKAWA TAKESHI (TEAM LEGNUM)
1.JUNIOR CALVACANTE (JAWS)
2. JOAO YOSHIMURA (BLACK BELT JIU-JITSU CLUB)
3. MAX FERNANDES (EXTREME BARBOSA)
KATSUNORI KAWANIWA (AXIS CHIBA)