Alliance Plans to Win it All
By Bart Stevens and Romero Cavalcanti
On Mon Feb 2nd fresh from Alliance’s victory in the European Championships Romero “Jacare” Cavalcanti and Fabio “The General” Gurgel conducted a seminar in Cascais, Portugal. This was an exclusive event only for members of the Alliance family. The seminar was very well attended by jiu-jitsu practitioners from all over Europe. The highlight of the seminar was the promotion of 5 black belts. The honored individuals where:
Tommy Malmberg – Finland
Darius Saniee – Germany (Frankfurt)
Henry Navorra – Germany (Frankfurt)
Ulf Ehlert – Germany (Berlin)
David Dimopoulos – Greece
Rather than rest on their recent victory the leaders of Alliance where working hard to ensure future dominance. This seminar circuit is part of Alliance’s plan to ensure that the entire worldwide team is functioning at the same high standard.
The goal for 2010 is to win the “Grand-Slam” of Jiu-Jitsu. This means that Alliance plans to win the Pan-Am, World, and Brazilian Championships to go along with their recent victory in Europe.
Kron Gracie Seminar in W. Monroe, Louisianna
2nd Grapple for Cure Benefit Tournament
This tournament features divisions for Pee-Wee’s age 3-6 (no submissions), Kids, Teens and Adults. Juvenile divisions will be broken up as fairly as possible based on age, weight, and experience. The adult (Gi) division will feature the following weight classes: 125, 145, 165, 185, 205, 225, and 226+. Weigh ins are the day of the event, without a Gi. Divisions will be held for white belt (5 minute matches) and blue belt (6 minute matches). No advantage points will be utilized, and ties will be settled by sudden victory overtime. This is a single elimination event, but consolation matches will be offered to all first round competitors that do not advance. We are also seeking advanced competitors for superfight matches. (E-mail your info to [email protected]).
In addition to the Gi tournament, we are also holding a No-Gi tournament in the cage. Help us break our brand new toy in the right way! The rules for these unique matches will be as follows: NO STRIKING, but MMA gloves must be worn for grip. 2, five minute rounds scored on a “10 point must” system based on effective grappling, take downs, and ring control (equally weighted). A third, sudden victory round will be held in case of a tie. Same weight classes as the Gi tournament, but this will be an open division. The goal of this event is to give competitors the taste of jiu-jitsu in a cage environment!
The tournament will be held at the newly expanded Royce Gracie Jiu-Jitsu of Fresno. 393 W. Shaw #A6 (at Peach). Clovis, CA 93612
For more details call (559) 322-4084 or e-mail [email protected].
St. Jude is unlike any other pediatric treatment and research facility. Discoveries made here have completely changed how the world treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. With research and patient care under one roof, St. Jude is where some of today’s most gifted researchers are able to do science more quickly.
St. Jude researchers are published and cited more often in high impact publications than any other private pediatric oncology research institution in America. St. Jude is a place where many doctors send some of their sickest patients and toughest cases. A place where cutting-edge research and revolutionary discoveries happen every day. We’ve built America’s second-largest health-care charity so the science never stops.
All patients accepted for treatment at St. Jude are treated without regard to the family’s ability to pay.
2010´s BJJ CAMP will start JULY 30th
We are already taking reservations, please contact us for more info: [email protected]
Ohio Grappling Challenge
Online Registration for Saturday, April 24th is NOW OPEN:
Don’t miss the chance to witness some of the best Featured Matches in the OGC’s young history:
Black Belt Superfight
Donald Park (RG/DA)
Jon Stutzman (Team Gurgel)
8-Man Brown Belt Invite
Josh Souder (Cincinnati BJJ Academy)
Pablo Castro (Strong Style / BRASA)
Eric Ramsey (Team Gurgel)
Tom Fiester (Relson Gracie)
Tim Dunlap (Team Ground Zero)
Jay Nance (Nova Uniao)
Kyle Watson (HIT Squad / McVickers)
Dan Dorner (Team Gurgel)
For more information about this event, please visit:
Ohio Grappling Challenge
Now go train Jiu-Jitsu,