Holly McClung Reusing, thank you for this post, There is No Place for Heinous Crime in BJJ Culture, for being a part of the growing village of people who are looking deeply at what we do, why we do it, and what standards we might seek to hold ourselves to. For those reading this, I have to confess that Holly had asked me to contribute some of my thoughts --but I've had a bit of writer's block, due in part to my son's participation in "Team Lloyd Irvin." He sees nothing wrong with staying in that camp and doing nothing. For him, it's "business as usual," and he feels no obligation to the MA community, to us, his parents, or to the world in general. He dispels much of the dialogue as "rumors," says he has little or nothing to do with LI himself, and simply wants to continue to train with his "family" there, regardless of how it feels for his family here.
I had sent a note to LI after the rapes, essentially telling him he was "fired" and to send my son packing--and, of course, he has completely ignored me, except to tell me nothing's wrong in his world and to stop writing him. Keenan has received no small amount of grief from us about the morality of supporting people we consider to be way on the unsavory side, what it means if he actually lets these people give him his black belt (disgrace), and how, sometimes, you have to step up and take a stand for things that might make you uncomfortable --but are, nevertheless, right, just, and required of people with a conscience and set of grounded values.
Of course, Keenan is a 20-year-old man and gets to do exactly what he wants, regardless of how his parents feel. I did that when I was 20 (30, 40, etc.), and so I'm not surprised, just deeply disappointed.
2012 Pan No-Gi Grappling Championships (New York) results are in Alliance wins Adult, Women, Master and Senior. Almost a clean sweep at New York's IBJJF premiere no-gi event in the fall of 2012. Gracie Barra scatters amonsts the placing teams with Renato Tevares' Juvi's coming out on top breaking the Alliance sweep.
The worlds are off to a fantastic start. Hopefully most of you can see it streaming at Budovideo.com. However, tomorrow is a pay-for-viewing day. But if you need updates. Keep close to your computer and phone and catch out updates from the floor on Facebook, Twitter or here at BJJLegends.com
Now for the resutls. TEAM BJJ results and individual results are list.
Know this - the points and winners, seemed to chage after the Pans closed, we saw the rankings of the teams and points change. Keep a close eye. This is just the start Jiu-Jitsu Fans.
1- Lloyd Irvin 2- Carlson Gracie Team 3- Gracie Barra
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On August 22, 2010, Chicago hosted its first-ever IBJJF Open Championship. This inaugural event, held in a muggy gymnasium at Evanston Township High School, marked Chicago as a growing spot on the map in the BJJ community. The competition attracted over 300 competitors and several teams, both from the area and out of state.
The tournament attracted over 20 teams, and the final top three overall winners were Gracie Barra in 3rd place, Carlson Gracie team in 2nd, and the infamous Team Lloyd Irvin claiming first.