What you missed in Jiu-Jitsu this week...
Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu
2012 Gracie Barra Team Preview at Bloody Elbow, going into the detaileded history of GB Jiu-Jitsu and their team for the 2012 World Jiu-Jitsu Championships. Roger Gracie & Braulio Estima stand up the mundials for MMA and Romolo Barral's injury for the Pan Ams has gotten better for him to compete in June.
Not to be outdone, Bloody Elbow provides a 2012 ATOS Team Preview for the 2012 Jiu-Jitsu World Championships. Where Gracie Barra has the numbers, ATOS may have the higher talent per pound ratio with Andre Galvao and the new kid, Kyra Gracie who left Gracie Barra recently to join ATOS.
Save Jiu-Jitsu for the Tournamanents... says UFC Fighter
In an article on MMAJunkie.com, UFC fighter Lavar Johnson (fighting in UF 146) quoted as saying "We're here to put on a show," he said. "Let's save the jiu-jitsu for the jiu-jitsu tournaments, I say. The UFC is for fights. So let's fight." The article is indicative of his fighting style... Read the article Lavar Johnson vs Stefan Struve here.
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[social][/social][bjjad][/bjjad]Making the Jiu-Jitsu Dream Come Alive
An article about Casey Leonard in Pennsylvania, "Greensburg resident grows jiu-jitsu, Crossfit gym". Nice but disjointed article be on the lookout for Casey who placed in the New York Jiu-Jitsu Open.
2012 World Jiu-Jitsu Schedule is Out
The International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation, the group that runs too many tournaments to count, announced the Schedule for the 2012 World Jiu-Jitsu Championships, also known as the Mundials. Check out www.ibjjf.org for more. or Here on BJJ Legends.
And Now from Malta, Jiu-Jitsu
Malta brings home three BJJ medals from the English Open. True, the times of Malta news reported on five jiu-jitsu fighters at the BJJ Open in England, Birmingham with three retunring with medals. Nice job Malta, that little island north of Africa, south of Italy is a sweet spot for jiu-jitsu.