Nationwide Conference NAFBJJ 2005!

NATIONWIDE CONFERENCE OF NORTH AMERICAN FEDERATION OF BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSUNovember 12th, 2005. >From 5:00pm to 9:00pm(Open to ALL Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academies, Owners and Instructors!)

Fellow Jiu-Jitsu Professional,

In the last couple weeks we have had many calls from people to confirm their presence to the meeting next Saturday, November 12, 2005. The meeting will be held in Southern California, at the Marriott Long Beach Hotel located at 4700 Airport Drive in Long Beach, California 90815.

We have already confirmed over 60 attendees. The meeting would be an opportunity for you all to have your voice and concerns heard amongst your colleagues in the Jiu-Jitsu community. We are very pleased with the enthusiastic response of the Jiu-Jitsu Professionals.

Charles and Ralph Gracie in conjunction with many other prominent Black Belts would like to encourage, especially, ALL AMERICAN professionals and instructors to attend. Your involvement is crucial. This will be, after all, the primary effort to provide a comprehensive unifying organizational entity whose primary focus will be development of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in North America for the interests of those who practice the sport and art here. It is their dream to unite all Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community in America under one family for the benefit and the growth of the sport. All the Black Belts involved to organize the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the North America have dedicated their time, and the commitment to bring quality BJJ tournaments to the United States and the rest of the world!

“As Jiu-Jitsu practitioners and instructors, you have a control over the success and growth of the art and the sport. It is your influence and experience that will shape the perception and determine the quality of Jiu-Jitsu in this country. Because of this, we urge you to take part in the planning and organizational efforts that will shape the near and distant future of Jiu-Jitsu. This meeting will be your chance to stop complaining and take hold of the art that is your livelihood. Only through a unified effort, we will be able to produce better tournaments, referees, and academies. The path to sustainable development will be a bumpy one; therefore, your support and participation is vital.”

Working together, making steps towards bringing in more professional tournaments, professional referees, and qualified instructors and academies, all over the US. It will be a long process to organize it on that level and we could use your support. The Federation is open to ALL BJJ martial artists, regardless of nationality, race, creed, color, religion, age or sex. If you are interested in helping the sport grow on a consistent and professional level then join our team today!

Contrary to recent published and documented negativity, we firmly believe that the core Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community has the ability to organize and unify our sport. If you are at interested in the future of Jiu-Jitsu, please join and work with us.

Let us all rally around the flag of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and stand united for our great sport. We are looking forward to accomplishing a common goal. The union brings strength!

To request more info please contact us at: Charles Gracie (209) 832-9996 email: Ralph Gracie (925) 829-8387 email: Fabio Santos (619) 229-0022 email: Carlos “Caique” Elias (310) 618-8149 email:

“Please, make sure that you contact us prior to the meting, in order to get your ‘access pass’ to the meting room. Attention, without the access pass you won’t be allowed into the meting room. NO EXCEPTION!”

Warm Regards,

Charles & Ralph Gracie North American Federation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Fabio Santos & Carlos “Caique” Elias California Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation

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