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Gracie Magazine Features Claudio Francafrom the Copa Atlantica Sul to the U.S. Open TournamentDear Scott,

Please be sure to check out the article in the July issue #113 of Gracie Magazine on Claudio Franca, organizer of the U.S. Open Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament in the United States and the Copa Atlantica Sul in Rio de Janeiro. Share the memories and see some vintage photographs!

uso 2inchesCalling All Women

Ladies, the U.S. Open has traditionally been the tournament to attend if you’re looking to get fair and challenging matches. We work hard to make sure the U.S. Open is a great experience for the women competing. Register today so that other women will see that you all are out there ready to compete with them.

The weight categories for women are: Women – Adult and Juniors with Gi on

* Rooster Up to 118.0 lbs * Spr Feather Up to 129.0 lbs * Feather Up to 141.0 lbs * Light Up to 152.0 lbs * Middle Up to 163.0 lbs * Light Heavy Up to 174.5 lbs * Heavy Up to 185.5 lbs * Super Heavy Up to 196.5 lbs * Unlimited Over 196.5 lbs

Register online today

Also, Onthemat.com needs your help. Scotty has put out the call for quality photos of last year’s ground-breaking Brown and Black Belt Team Challenge, whether of the actual matches or the teams on the podium. Onthemat.com would like to use your photo for the cover of the U.S. Open 2005 DVD. Anyone interested please contact us immediately, or send your photos to blackbelt@claudiofrancabjj.com.


The OrganizersU.S. Open XI Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournamentemail: blackbelt@claudiofrancabjj.comvoice: (831) 476-7650web: http://www.claudiofrancabjj.com

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