Gracie Worlds Come to TheFitExpo

For Immediate Release

The Gracie Worlds Come to TheFitExpo™ July 14-15

At the San Jose McEnery Convention Center

(Los Angeles, Calif…May 4, 2012) The Gracie Worlds will continue to set the standard for Jiu-Jitsu and Grappling tournaments when they make their San Jose debut in conjunction with California’s premier fitness event, TheFitExpo™, Saturday and Sunday, July 14-15, 2012 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, 150 West San Carlos, San Jose in Halls 1 & 2.

“We’re honored to once again be working with Rose Gracie from the legendary Gracie family on hosting The Gracie Worlds,” said TheFitExpo Executive Director, Erin Ferries. “We’re thrilled to have such an important event at our debut San Jose Expo. We love the synergy they create for competitors and attendees alike.”

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[social][/social][bjjad][/bjjad]Rose Gracie made significant changes to the rules of both adult and child competitions at the Gracie US Nationals in January 2012 as her desire is to bring back the original Jiu-Jitsu that her grandfather, Grandmaster Helio Gracie, envisioned from the beginning. “These changes were much needed in the sport and they were received with praise by the Jiu-Jitsu and Grappling community worldwide,” said Gracie. “I cant wait until San Jose, and I am excited that we will have some of my family members including my brother Ryron and my cousin Kron competing this year. “

“My events are setting the new standard of what competitions should be like,” Rose Gracie continued. “I am persistent enough to know that I will change Jiu-Jitsu and Grappling forever. I feel like I owe it to these folks that get on the mat every day to celebrate such an amazing art.”

Gracie will once again work 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.

Registration for adults and kids to compete in The Gracie Worlds ends on July 10, 2012. More information can be found at

TheFitExpo adult tickets, which include admittance to all the competitions including The Gracie Worlds, are $20 per day or $30 for the full weekend. Children 12 years and under are $10 per day and children 6 and under are free. Show hours are Saturday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Sunday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Plenty of parking is available.

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