5th AZ BJJ Open (Registration Available)

GD JIU-JITSU Events in association with the Arizona State Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (AZSBJJF) is proud to announce the 5th AZ International Open of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The competition will take place on March 13-14 at Westwood High School located at 945 W. 8th St. in Mesa, AZ 85201.

Gracie Mag will be covering the event. Don't forget to check out the December issue which features an article on the 1st Southwest BJJ Classic.

The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition will offer kids, juveniles, Adult (Male and Female), Masters and Senior Divisions. There will be international competitors from Mexico, as well as Black Belt competitors representing Brazil. The Jiu-Jitsu Federation of Japan will also send their 2009 National Champion to compete in the Black Belt Division.

Kids Division competitors will now receive the improved 3.5" medal.

The AZSBJJF Award Ceremony for the 2009 MVP Competitors of the Year and winners of the 2009 Overall School Rankings will be held during the tournament. Winners will receive trophies for their achievements and MVPs will receive a plaque and sponsorship to ALL AZSBJJF tournaments for the year of 2010. Here are the winners:

Kids Division

1st place - Team Megaton (217 points)

2nd place - Lion's Den (194 points)

3rd place - MMA Lab (193 points)

MVP of the Year - Joseph Davis (Team Megaton)

Adult Division

1st place - Team GD Jiu-Jitsu (444 points)

2nd place - BJJ Revolution (241 points)

3rd place - Team Megaton (197 points)

MVP of the Year - Derling Gonzalez (Team GD Jiu-Jitsu)

More info at www.azsbjjf.com