2012 Nova União USA Expo‏ (November 30th – December 2nd, 2012)

The 2012 Nova Uniao USA Expo will be a three day event on November 30th, December 1st & 2nd in Mesa, Arizona. The Expo will include Seminars (available for NU or non NU members), and a tournament exclusively for NU members, the 2nd Nova Uniao Invitational. This year’s Expo will be a tribute to Nova Uniao Hawaii, inducting two black belts to the Nova Uniao USA Hall of fame, Andre Pederneiras’ black belts Renato “Charuto” Verissimo, who has been carrying our flag in Hawaii for over thirteen years, and the first non- Brazilian Black Belt to win a World Championship, “The Prodigy”, BJ Penn. Unfortunately due to his upcoming UFC fight, BJ will not be able to attend the event, but “Charuto” will be receiving the honors on his behalf.

The event starts on Friday, November 30th with a very unique seminar. Are you having a hard time transferring all your hard work in training practices to the competition mat – “Introduction to M.S.T. (Mental Skills training): A guide to maximizing your potential and success,” taught by Gustavo Dantas, will be the kickoff to start overcoming that obstacle and perform to the best of your ability. Prior to and after the seminar, there will be a “Meet and Greet” with guest black belts, Robson Moura, Renato “Charuto” Verissimo, and Bruno Bastos. The seminar will be hosted at the Hilton Hotel in Mesa, from 5pm to 9pm. All schools are invited to the M.S.T. seminar. Please click here for more info on the MST Seminar.

On Saturday, December 1st, the 2nd Nova Uniao Jiu-Jitsu Invitational will take place at the Broadway Rec Center in Mesa, AZ. This tournament is limited strictly to Nova Uniao Association Members. ALL COMPETITORS MUST COMPETE WITH AT LEAST ONE NOVA UNIAO PATCH! Anyone who registers, and IS NOT associated with a Nova Uniao school, will not be allowed to compete (disqualified) and WILL NOT receive a refund. The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition will offer Adult (Male and Female), Masters and Senior Divisions from White, Blue, Purple Belts, Brown and Black Belt levels. The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place during the tournament. Please click here for more info on the Invitational.

On December 2nd, going for its 4th edition in Arizona, the Super FUSION Seminar, taught by Robson Moura & Gustavo Dantas, will have two special guest teachers, “Charuto” and Bruno Bastos. The class will have a format with about 75% drilling techniques, and 25% training (sparring). The event will take place at the Broadway Rec Center from 10am – 1pm and all schools are invited to the Super Fusion Seminar. Please click here for more info on the Super Fusion Seminar.

Get your competition mindset ready on Friday, compete on Saturday, and train with the Elite of Nova Uniao USA on Sunday. Full info available at http://gdjjevents.com/2012-nova-uniao-usa-expo/



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