LONG BEACH, California — Last month, the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo announced that Nick Diaz and Braulio Estima will be competing in a no-gi superfight at their inaugural event this month in southern California.
Right around the same time that announcement was made, Nick’s younger brother Nate Diaz was promoted to black belt in jiu-jitsu by their coach Cesar Gracie. Nate is now scheduled to be in attendance at the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo, which takes place exactly one week after he is set to headline UFC on FOX 3.
Nate will be signing autographs and meeting fans at the Lucky Gi booth alongside fellow jiu-jitsu black belt Jeff Glover. Glover is a black belt under Paragon Jiu-Jitsu founder Ricardo "Franjinha" Miller and he is widely-considered one of the sport’s most exciting and entertaining athletes.
Known for his patented Deep Half Guard game, Glover is noted worldwide as having one of the most dangerous submission arsenals on the planet. He recently medaled at ADCC 2011 and was one of the recipients during the 2011 OTM Awards ceremony.
Stop by the Lucky Gi booth at the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo and meet two of the most talented submission artists on the planet and get a free Lucky Gi bag, while supplies last.
The World Jiu-Jitsu Expo, which is scheduled for Saturday, May 12th, 2012 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California, will be the stage for all things Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
In what will be an unforgettable Festival of Jiu-Jitsu, gentle art aficionados in attendance will be able to attend the IBJJF’s first-ever Long Beach Spring International Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship, as well as free jiu-jitsu seminars taught by Roger Gracie, Robert Drysdale, Rodrigo Comprido, Andre Galvão, Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza, Ricardo "Cachorrão" Almeida, and Roberto "Cyborg" Abreu.
The World Jiu-Jitsu Expo will also be the perfect opportunity to network with some of the biggest companies in the business, buy and sell the best BJJ gear on the market at various vendor booths, attend autograph sessions, and engage in Q & A segments with some of the biggest names in Jiu-Jitsu.
To get more information on the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo, visit their official website: World Jiu-Jitsu Expo.