Los Angeles, CA - August 27th, 2013 - Global Proving Ground (GPG) announces the next series of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) tournaments featuring one of the members of the famed Gracie Jiu Jitsu family Dynasty, Renzo Gracie.
The Renzo Gracie classic will be held Sunday January 26th, 2014 at the World Famous Tropicana and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. It will feature gi and no-gi amateur divisions as well as 20 seminars and a trade show expo.
Global Proving Ground founder, James Jefferson stated, "Global Proving Ground not only brings you the best in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Worldwide but with our Owner Renzo Gracie we have the highest level of BJJ around with the Renzo Gracie Tournament coming to Atlantic City in January of 2014 at the Tropicana Casino. This will feature some of the best BJJ teams and practitioners in the country and we are so proud to be a part of such an amazing organization headed by a great person like Renzo."
"I look to Alan Goldberg as a mentor of mine and he has put on the Action Martial Arts Hall of Honors and Expo for many years. Each and every year the event gets better. To add the Renzo Gracie Classic International BJJ Tournament by Global Proving Ground will only add to the amazing weekend" Jefferson, continued.
Renzo Gracie said, "The Renzo Gracie Classic is another example of my family's legacy that I will continue to honor and respect. We put this together to show the beauty and efficiency of jiu jitsu and it's a great way to show people the best schools in the nation. Come on down and meet me on the mat!"
Action Martial Arts Magazine publisher, Alan Goldberg said, "The Action Martial Arts Mega Weekend has grown to be one of the largest Martial Arts event . Every year we have a dilemma, how do we improve next years event? When Master Renzo and I spoke about doing a BJJ Tournament at our event, I was elated by this joining of forces . As many know, we only align ourselves with the top movers and shakers in the industry,keeping the standards to what the public expects. So we at the Action family welcome Master Renzo Gracie and his grew aboard! With the Inclusion of Global Proving Ground and Warrior Island group, we are all assured to make 2014 the best of the best!"