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    Two Great Grapplers Collide this Fall in the UFC

    Thu, 2013-08-01 08:32 — Benjamin Bieker

    Demian Maia was supposed to face off with Josh Koscheck this weekend, but an injury to Koscheck has left him unable to compete. Instead of finding a replacement, the UFC has opted to hook Maia up in a match with Jake Shields for later this year. There has been no event or date announced for the bout, but that may be because the fight card itself has not been announced. There was the rumor of Vitor Belfort fighting in Brazil this fall, and that would make sense if that fight card happens to have Maia on it as well.

    Register for U.S. Open XVIII Rules Seminar

    Thu, 2013-08-01 06:54 — Benjamin Bieker

     RULES SEMINAR WITH PROFESSOR ALVARO MANSOR

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    CLAUDIO FRANCA BJJ

    SANTA CRUZ 

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    Rules Seminar with Professor Alvaro Mansur, 5th Degree Black Belt, and the Director of Referees for the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation.

     

    Date and Time:

    Friday, October 18

    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

     

    Price:

    General Public: $60

    U.S. Open Competitors: $30

     

    August Competition Calendar

    Tue, 2013-07-30 08:35 — Benjamin Bieker

    August 3rd

     

    US Grappling Rochester

    Willink Middle School, 900 Publishers Pkwy 

    TigerHeart City of Lights Charity Event

    Sun, 2013-07-28 18:09 — Benjamin Bieker

    On August 9th in Los Angeles, BAMMA USA is putting on the TigerHeart event in Los Angeles to benefit the City of Lights International foundation at the Commerce Casino. The City of Light Foundation is dedicated to help rescue babies from all over the world. 30% of all ticket sales for the TigerHeart event will  go toward the 1st babies home in Uganda to be completed by September of this year.

    Bellator Season 9 Tournaments Announced

    Thu, 2013-07-25 22:08 — Benjamin Bieker

     Bellator is a different type of MMA promotion, because they like to run tournaments that determine the true number one contenders of a division. Heading into their seventh season they have announced three out of the four tournaments that will be held during the season. The tournaments are for featherweight, lightweight, welterweight, and middleweight. Here is the tournaments and fighters announced so far.

    Featherweight

    U.S Open XVIII has New Location

    Thu, 2013-07-25 08:56 — Benjamin Bieker

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    This year the U.S. Open XVIII has a new location! We will be hosting the tournament at the Kaiser Permanente Arena, home of the Santa Cruz Warriors Professional Basketball team! The brand new Kaiser Permanente Arena is located in beautiful down town Santa Cruz just five minutes from the beach and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk!
     

    The Power of Cross Training Part 2

    Tue, 2013-07-23 21:23 — Benjamin Bieker

     In are continuous series on cross training for BJJ practitioners we will be looking at the power of swimming. At first, you may think that swimming has nothing to do with BJJ, but it has a lot of benefits for people that like to compete. At the least it helps you build muscle in every part of your body, and not just any muscle, lean muscle. The type of muscle that does not stop you movement or make it harder, but the type of muscle that keeps you strong, lean, and quick. There are also a few more benefits to trying a swimming regimen. 

    RFA 9 Comes to California

    Tue, 2013-07-23 18:39 — Benjamin Bieker

    On Friday, August 16th, the "City of Lights" will become the "City of Fights" as Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) brings its action-packed, exciting, live MMA event to Los Angeles, California. RFA 9 - Munhoz vs. Curran will see two of MMA's top jiu-jitsu black belts, Pedro "The Young Punisher" Munhoz (8-0) and Jeff "Big Frog" Curran (36-15-1), square off for the vacant RFA bantamweight title.

    Kurt Osiander Seminar August 24th

    Thu, 2013-07-18 18:36 — Benjamin Bieker

     Ralph Gracie black belt and beloved BJJ personality Kurt Osiander is having a tournament in Illinois on August 24th. The Seminar will take place at Yobe Jiu Jitsu(248 E Roosevelt Road) in Lombard, IL. This is a Gi seminar only, and will cost $100 if you sign up before August first, but will rise ten dollars after the first.  If you are a fan of BJJ you have most likely seen his training videos online, but now you have a chance to see it happen live. contact nkjitsu@gmail.com to register before slots fill up.

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