Just saw this at jiu jitsu gear
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
GrappleTV.com, is going to be hosting a BJJ tournament this year!!!
When: Saturday, May 14, 2005
Where: Los Angeles area (venue TBD)
Divisions: Men’s and Women’s, no kids (details TBD)
Rules: Standard CBJJ rules: http://www.cbjj.com.br/english/rules.htm, although we are NOT GOING TO TOLERATE STALLING! (in true GTV fashion)
Our main goal is to have a tournament where ALL comers are welcome, NO POLITICS.
A longer term goal for us is to push the dream of making BJJ an official Olympic sport.
Assisting us with this tournament are:
Randy Bloom – BJJ Black Belt (http://www.acgjiujitsu.com/randybloom.html)
Tim Cartmell – BJJ Black Belt (http://www.shenwu.com/background.htm)
Daniel Darrow – BJJ Black Belt
John Ouano – BJJ Black Belt (http://www.newbreedacademy.com/instructors.htm )
As you can see, the variety of those involved is already a testament to our NO POLITICS wish for our sport.
Other individuals that have pledged support to date are:
Rey Diogo – BJJ Black Belt (http://www.reydiogo.com/one.html)
Sam Kim (http://www.NHBGEAR.com/http://www.jiujitsugear.com)
Sponsor and competitor packages are forthcoming.
Our immediate goal is to make this the most thorough and well run BJJ/Grappling tournament to date, for both the competitors and the spectators!
Stay tuned for UPDATES!