San Diego Abu Dhabi WPJJ Trials set for March 2012

Article by Deb Blyth | Photo by Mike Calimbas

The final qualifying event for the 2012 Abu Dhabi WPJJ has been scheduled to take place March 10 and 11 in San Diego, California. Point Loma High School gymnasium, the very venue where the 2011 tryouts were held, is the chosen venue.

This tournament will mark the last Abu Dhabi Trials before the actual World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship in April. Rafael Dallinha, coordinator for the San Diego Trials, says the event is a five-star trials, compared to some of the others that have been three- or four-star affairs. "What that means is that we are going to be giving away a lot of tickets to Dubai," Rafael says, "And not just plane tickets. This includes hotel, food, registration – everything. It’s going to be a huge event."

Rafael says he expects to see a big crowd this year, since this is the last trials before the main event in April. "We are ready for everyone and excited to see all the great contests that will occur at the tournament," Rafael says.

If you need information about sponsorship or how to get to the San Diego trials, please contact Rafael at


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