The 2009 Arizona BJJ State Championship took place in Mesa, AZ on July 11th & 12th with 430 competitors in attendance. These competitors came from places such as: CA, NV, TX, NM, NY, MD, CO, UT, local teams from all over Arizona, and even one team coming from Mexico.
The 5th North American Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament took place in Redondo Beach, California on August 29th. The event promoted by the North American BJJ Federation brought over 500 competitors to the Aviation Gym at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. The State of Arizona was represented well by GD Jiu-Jitsu/Nova Uniao and MMA Lab. Here are the results:
Jon Wagner (GD Jiu-Jitsu) – 1st place/Brown Belt/Medium Heavy Renato Freitas (MMA Lab) – 2nd place/Brown Belt/Medium Heavy Kristina Barlaan (GD Jiu-Jitsu) – 1st place/Blue Belt/Feather and 1st place/Blue Belt/Open Vivian Freitas (MMA Lab) – 3rd place/Blue Belt/Feather
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***This is from Sue: If you have children under the age of 13 and they do jiu jitsu and they want to go to the Michelle Nicolini seminar I have a deal for you. If any girl under 13yrs old brings their own training partner (13yr and under) they can pay 65$ for both. This way they have someone to work with at the seminar and it is cheeper for the younger girls to get to train with Michelle too. Don't miss this seminar it will be well worth your time and money. See you soon.
The worlds are off to a fantastic start. Hopefully most of you can see it streaming at Budovideo.com. However, tomorrow is a pay-for-viewing day. But if you need updates. Keep close to your computer and phone and catch out updates from the floor on Facebook, Twitter or here at BJJLegends.com
Now for the resutls. TEAM BJJ results and individual results are list.
Know this - the points and winners, seemed to chage after the Pans closed, we saw the rankings of the teams and points change. Keep a close eye. This is just the start Jiu-Jitsu Fans.