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    5th American Cup - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament (Saturday, April 28-29, 2012)

    Wed, 2012-02-22 15:25 — Claudio Franca

    The creators of the US Open, Tournament Together, are honored to announce the 5th American Cup Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament. This exciting tournament will be held at Independence High School San Jose, CA 95133 located just minutes from the San Jose Airport! On Saturday, April 28, 2012, the first day of the tournament, is exclusively for kids year born 1997 - 2008, Blue Belt ranks of all weights & divisions, and Black Belts in the Master & Senior I, II, II. The cost for kids early registrations until Friday, April 13 is $60.00. From April 14-20, registration changes to $75.00.

    All Star Tournament #1

    Mon, 2011-12-12 17:17 — Claudio Franca

    The official hotel for the first All Star tournament is Continental Inn located at 414 Ocean Street Santa Cruz, California 95060. The discounted price for everyone attending the tournament is $68 for one bed and $78 for two beds per night. Please call 831-429-1221 for more information or, 800-343-6941 to make reservations. Remember to mention the 'All Star Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament' to receive the discount.

    2010 Grand Master Mansur Seminar

    Fri, 2010-12-03 08:48 — Claudio Franca

    On Sunday December 5th, 2010 Grand Master Mansur will have a seminar at the Claudio Franca BJJ Academy in Santa Cruz from 3pm to 5pm. The price of admission is $50 for members and $60 for non-members. Master Mansur is the highest ranking BJJ instructor in the world and he is one of only six men outside the Gracie family to be awarded a black belt by Helio Gracie. For more information take a look at the www.claudiofrancabjj.com website. Don't miss out on this rare opportunity to be apart of history.
     
    Thank You,
    Claudio Franca BJJ 

    3rd American Cup of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu - Registration ends at Midnight!

    Mon, 2010-04-26 04:19 — Claudio Franca

    The creators of the U.S. Open, Claudio Franca Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, are honored to announce the 3rd American Cup Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament. This exciting tournament will be held at Los Gatos High School, which is located at 20 High School Court, Los Gatos, CA 95030. This is just minutes from the San Jose International Airport!

    Second Annual American Cup Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournament

    Wed, 2009-02-18 09:05 — Claudio Franca

    The creators of the US Open, Claudio Franca Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, are honored to announce the 2nd Annual American Cup Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournament. This exciting tournament will be held at Los Gatos High School, 20 High School Court, Los Gatos, CA 95030 located just minutes from the San Jose Airport!

    Saturday, April 25, 2009, the first day of the tournament, is exclusively for kids year born 1994-2005. The cost for kids early registration prior to 11:59 PM PST Thursday April 16th is $45.00 USD. From April 17th to 11:59 PM , Monday, April 20th, 2009, registration increases to $60.00 USD.

    Black Belt Toy Drive Seminar this Saturday!

    Tue, 2008-11-18 09:13 — Claudio Franca

    Black Belt's Favorite Techniques Toy Drive Seminar

    Saturday, November 22, 2008
    1:00 - 3:30 p.m.

    Black Belt Seminar & Holiday Toy Drive With Claudio's Black Belts Sharing Their Favorite Moves With You!!!

    Admission is only new, unwrapped toys to donate to children in need for the Holidays.

    CLAUDIO FRANÇA Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
    2-1507 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
    831.476.7650 blackbelt@claudiofrancabjj.com

    News from U.S. Open of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

    Thu, 2008-11-13 07:32 — Claudio Franca

    The organizers of the U.S. Open XIII would like to thank every one who participated in this year's event. We had another great year and a lot of fun! With the picturesque setting of Santa Cruz, California, the charming venue of the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, delicious Brazilian food and drink, Gracie Magazine and the best MMA apparel any where, it's no wonder people call it "America's Favorite Tournament". This year we saw nearly 800 competitors from all over the globe; compete for the gold, in over 100 brackets and in more than 1,500 fights.

    U.S. Open XIII News - Schedule Change, Please review!

    Fri, 2008-10-17 08:48 — Claudio Franca

    The U.S. Open 13 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament will be held

    October 18 & 19, 2008
    Santa Cruz, Civic Auditorium
    307 Church Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    Due to the high volume of registrations we received this year, we have slightly altered the tournament schedule to ensure we can run an efficient and timely event.

    Please check out the changes http://usopenbjj.com/Schedule.html

    Sincerely,

    Claudio Franca Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

    U.S. Open News-Brackets Posted

    Thu, 2008-10-16 10:03 — Claudio Franca

    Thanks to everyone for showing that the U.S. Open really is "America's Favorite Tournament." We've had record registration this year!

    The Brackets are now up http://usopenbjj.com/Brackets.html

    If you have any questions please email us.

    In order for us to run a smooth and enjoyable tournament, we need all of our competitors to become aware of a few things.

    Watch the trailer for the U.S. Open XIII in High Definition HERE

    The tournament will take place October 18 &19 at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium in Santa Cruz, CA.

    The U.S. Open 13

    Sat, 2008-09-13 12:16 — Claudio Franca

    The U.S. Open 13 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament will be held

    October 18 & 19, 2008
    Santa Cruz, Civic Auditorium
    307 Church Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    Save the date, and visit www.usopenbjj.com for more info. Online registration is now available

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