Registration open for the 4th american cup.. San Jose CA

There is a little over a week left for the deadline of early registration. Be sure to sign up now and not miss out on this great tournament; especially in its new location. Independence H.S. will allow us to add more competitors and spectators alike in the more roomy and comfortable atmosphere. All competitors will receive an American Cup T-shirt and a Gracie Magazine when they check in, AND ALL KIDS RECEIVE MEDALS when they compete. For more information look below or please go to the website.   

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Saturday, April 30, 2011 is the first day of the tournament. This day is exclusively for kids year born 1996 – 2007, Blue Belt ranks of all weights & divisions, and Black Belts in the Master & Senior I, II, II. 

The cost for kids early registration until Friday April 15th is $60.00.

From April 16-22, 2011, registration changes to $75.00. From April 23-25 the registration changes to $84.00.


Sunday May 1, 2011 is the second day of the tournament. This day will be for competitors in the White, Purple, Brown, & Adult Black Belt divisions as well as the Brown/Black female divisions.

The cost of early registration for Juveniles, Adults, Masters, Seniors and Females until Friday April 15th is $75.00.  

From April 16-22 registration changes to $90.00. From April 23-25 registration changes to $99.00.


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If you have any questions regarding the American Cup, feel free to

email us at or call the academy at             (831) 476-7650      .

Rules Seminar

The seminar will be conducted by Professor Alvaro Mansor, 5th Degree Black Belt and Director of Referees for the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation.



Professor Alvaro Mansor has played a big role in helping to ensure that our referees are competent and qualified for their very important jobs. From tournament organization to refereeing quality, we are dedicated to  improving all aspects of the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.


Seminar will be held at:

Claudio Franca Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

2636 Union Avenue

San Jose, California 95124

April 29th, 2010

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm


General Public: $60

American Cup IV Competitors: $30

THIS SEMINAR IS NOT ONLY FOR REFEREES, it is for anyone who seeks a greater understanding of the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. 

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