The Disaster Relief Fundraiser at Gracie Barra Corona was a huge success. We raised $3,000, which our fundraising experts tell us is “very good for our first time.” Participants donated just $25 to attend the powerhouse seminar and instructors all graciously donated their time.
We were fortunate to have great sponsorship from so many vendors in the BJJ/MMA business, namely The US gracie Nationals/Gracie Kids World’s and GBWear. We were met with enthusiasm from everyone we approached for help.
We were very excited to host two of the greatest bjj players around, including UFC Contender, Javier Vazquez and BJJ giant, Andre Galvao. We were very proud to have some top judo players and wrestlers, including Isreal Hernandez, US Olympic Judo coach and 2-time Olympic medalist. One of the highlights of the day was watching Galvao participate in Isreal’s class.
Planted outside was Sinister Radio’s hilarious crew. Favi Chulo snagged interviews with coaches and instructors. The kids played in the bounce house, and kids and adults played in the blow-up boxing ring. HDNet TV interviewed many in attendance for a piece they aired on MMAWeekly this past week. A raffle was held for swag donated by our sponsors. We ate pizza and Chronic Tacos! Read More - Click Here:
Javier Vazquez, a Black Belt who started training in 1997, 15-4-0 MMA record fights at WEC 50. This is the unaired video available from Versus.com.
Just a fun match to watch the integration and execution of BJJ and a good stand-up game. Javier takes his opponent apart placing pressure and emphasis on his weaknesses with a final submission that takes great technique to pull-off in that position.