2012 Pan No-Gi Grappling Championships (New York) results are in Alliance wins Adult, Women, Master and Senior. Almost a clean sweep at New York's IBJJF premiere no-gi event in the fall of 2012. Gracie Barra scatters amonsts the placing teams with Renato Tevares' Juvi's coming out on top breaking the Alliance sweep.
Congratulations Callum Bisping, son of the UFC fighter Michael Bisping, after his win at the Tinguinha In House Tournament in Anaheim Hill CA. Callum won gold with two fights one ending in an RNC and the other decision. Callum has been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for about six months.
Michael Bisping was on hand to cheer and coach. Michael is a veteran of the UFC and coach on TUF. He one TUF season three.
My pick for Tournament of the Month is the Samurai Jiu Jitsu Pro Tournament.
The Samurai Pro was held at The Walter Pyramid at California State University, Long Beach. The Walter Pyramid serves as the current home of the IBJJF’s World Jiu Jitsu Championship, and has served as the site for ADCC, and other grappling events. The facility is spacious, well lit, and very accommodating.
Fabricio Werdum of Strikeforce fame, and Gilberto from Jiu Jitsu Pro – Gear collaborated with sponsors to put on the event which provided prize money to division medalists.
Felicia Oh (Grappling Superstar), and Nam Pham (Rising MMA star, and TUF alum) provided color commentary for the event.
Many Black Belt fighters graced the mats including Rubens “Cobrinha” Charles, Andre Galvao, Romulo Barral, Antonio Braga Neto, Joel Tudor, Clark Gracie, Kayron Gracie, Bill Cooper, and Joao Assis, to name a few.
Sunday, April 17th, we raised $3000 which is a lot. Great event! Rigan and John Machado were there. There should be a bunch of pictures online of the event.
Kids Kicking Cancer is a charity that teaches Children dealing with Cancer treatments how to deal with the pain through meditation. We also teach them martial arts to help releive thier stress and build them self-esteem. www.powerpeacepurpose.com is the website that will give you info on the charity.