(Los Angeles, Calif…November 29, 2012) Jiu-Jitsu and Grappling tournaments will be front and center as The Gracie US Nationals return for their sixth year to the West Coast’s largest fitness event, TheFitExpo Los Angeles, Saturday and Sunday, January 19-20, 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa Street, West Halls A & B.
As always, Rose Gracie will work in conjunction with the TheFitExpo to create the ideal environment and venue for a top-notch competition. TheFitExpo is bringing industry leaders together for a weekend of Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, fitness challenges and much more. On Saturday, January 19 at 12 noon, Rose Gracie will present their annual Achievement Award to the recipient who best represents the standards of the sport set forth by Grandmaster Helio Gracie.
“We’re honored to once again be working with Rose Gracie from the legendary Gracie family on hosting The Gracie US Nationals at our 10th Anniversary event,” said TheFitExpo Executive Director, Erin Ferries. “She always brings a classic competition that unites participants and attendees.”
In January 2012, Gracie made significant changes to the rules of both adult and children's competitions at The Gracie US Nationals, as her desire was to bring back the original Jiu-Jitsu that her grandfather, Grandmaster Helio Gracie, envisioned from the beginning. Gracie switched the point system to a submission-only event. This prevents several issues that were previously faced in competition and it gives the competitor 100% power over the outcome of the match. Also, in an effort to keep the sport pure, random testing of competitors for performance enhancing drugs will be done again this year.
Caio Terra likes sweets. Did you see his Halloween post to Facebook? There's also a youtube video that I thought was a spoof where they pick Caio up from the airport and give him a shopping bag full of candy. After his 30 second win over Fabio Passos at the 2012 No-Gi Worlds BJJ Legends needed to find more about this candy addicted fiend!
2012 North American ADCC Championships is the Official ADCC 2013 World Qualifier. This tournament is for Experts only (3 Years + Experience). IMPORTANT: Competitors Must have a US or Canadian passport to compete!
Date: October 14th 2012
Location: Mira Mesa High School 10510 Reagan Road. San Diego, California USA
Weigh Ins: Will be done before the division is called the same day of competition.
Prizes: Every male weight classes’ winner receives official invite to the ADCC World Championship 2013. (Women’s qualifier takes place in 2013. Stay tuned for details) Every weight classes’ 3 best fighters receive medals. Every winner of each weight class will receive an official ADCC Kimono donated by Fuji Sports.
$2000 Cash prize for the team member who loses the most weight
Jenise Zamora Galindo won the Selva Annual Weight Loss Contest and earned $1000 towards her wedding. Selva, “The guys learned that cutting weight was one thing but going up against a woman trying to get into a wedding dress is something else.” She lost over 50 pounds. For Jenise Jiu-Jitsu is a family affair. She trains with her boyfriend and son.
Ralek Gracie -- Metamoris is a name we made up. Metamoris is the unity (clash) of styles (ideas) for the sake of art and competition, to honor those who refine their craft and bring it to the field for testing.
Metamoris Pro is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gi competition October 14 in San Diego California. Among the notable names competing in the seven super fights are Andre Galvao, Roger Gracie, Buchecha, Kron Gracie, Jeff Glover, Caio Terra, Rafael Lovato, Kevin Casey and Dean Lister.
There is almost 100K in prize money. This is a professional event, this is not a tournament but seven prearranged super fights. These super stars are going to be paid to do what they love and what they have dedicated their lives to: Jiu-Jitsu. Competitors are paid according to their star power. There is a preset purse to show and another to win.
When it comes to super fights, there can be issues with the gray area around making weight. For example, back in May 2012 at the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo, with the headline super fight Braulio Estima vs. Nick Diaz we still do not know what happened.
Ralek -- If one of the fighters does not make the preset agreed upon weight they forfeit 20% of their show money. That money is added to the other player’s purse. Now the other player gets to choose if he still wants to take the fight or not.
Jiu Jitsu, Striking, Wrestling and MMA October 10th-15th, 2012
Javier Vazquez is a veteran of the octagon, and has fought for UFC, WEC, EliteXC, Shooto and KOTC with 31 fights and 16 wins. He is hosting a 6 day training camp in Rancho Cucamonga California. Camp includes a trip to San Diego to watch the Metamoris Pro event.
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