World Jiu-Jitsu Championships 2011

 The World Jiu-Jitsu Championships (Mundials) were held at CSU – Long Beach in Long Beach, CA this past extended weekend.  I was a spectator supporting teammates in the white and purple belt divisions.   If you have not been to a large tournament such as the World Jiu-Jitsu, you absolutely need to.  Many of the jiu-jitsu greats were spotted.  I got to meet Marcelo Garcia, Ryan Hall, Cris Cyborg, Caio Terra, and more! 

 

Not only was I there for the tournament, I was on a mission to visit an OTM Fight Shop.  There was one in my area (San Jose, CA) a few years ago, but at that time, I was not exposed to anything mixed martial arts.  I was fortunate to visit the Huntington Beach and Redondo Beach fight shops.  The OTM representatives were all very nice and I got to try on many gis.  (OTM makes some really nice girl-tailored gis…).  Scotty, you need to bring the San Jose store back, the Bay Area loves MMA!  

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