Not sure how many points that guard pass was worth? IBJJF’s Alvaro Mansur to hold U.S. Open Rules & Referee Seminar Oct. 14

In just two weeks, the sixteenth installment of America’s popular U.S. Open BJJ tournament will commence on October 15 and 16 in it’s new San Jose, CA location.

Over the years, the U.S. Open has acquired a reputation for the quality and fairness of the refereeing at the tournament. This is due in large part to Professor Alvaro Mansor and his tireless efforts to educate the Jiu-Jitsu community about the rules of BJJ and the yearly seminar he conducts prior to the tournament.

This year will be no exception, as Professor Alvaro Mansor, 4th Degree Black Belt and Director of Referees for the Confederation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (CBJJF) and the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF), will be conducting a Rules and Referee seminar in order to help maintain and enhance the quality of refereeing at the U.S. Open Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament.

Date: Friday, October 14th, 2011

Time: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Claudio França Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, San Jose

Price: U.S. Open Competitors: $30/ General Public: $60

This seminar is not only for referees. It is for anyone who seeks a greater understanding of the sport of Brazilian Jiu- Jitsu. 

Competitors should take this opportunity to understand the rules of the game in which you are playing. Knowing the rules gives you a competitive edge and also helps avoid misunderstandings over referee decisions.

The price will be $30 for competitors and $60 for the general public and non-competitors.


Click here to enroll for the Rules & Referee Seminar online

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