2016 Arizona State Championships
The 2016 Arizona State Championship will take place on June 25th & 26th at the Desert Vista High School located at 16440 S 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85048.
The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition will offer Kids, Juveniles, Adult (Male and Female), and Masters Divisions.
IMPORTANT: Registration will be closed for the Kids division after 400 competitors. Registration for Juveniles, Adults, Masters, seniors, and Women will be closed after 400 competitors.
Black Belts Compete for FREE*!
WHAT IS A GRAPPLETHON : Grapplethon is an open mat fundraising training session where grapplers from various BJJ teams join together to train supporting individuals going through life struggles such as death in the family, terminal illness, and other burden hardships.
Price: $ 10 . However if you choose to donate more that is totally fine. (Cash or Check Only)
Format: 6 Minute Rolls (timer style). Gi and/or No-Gi. Everyone is welcome ( men, women, teens, & children.)
Raffle Prizes: There will be 7 raffle gifts up for grabs at the event.
In-Door entry Gift: First 30 people to show up will receive an exclusive Grapplethon patch!!
What is the Cause: Bryaden Hughes who is diagnosed with a rare form of cancer known as Ewing’s Sarcoma. Here is his story………
Brayden Hughes is a 13 year old boy that’s already overcome several health challenges in his young life. He was a premature baby that led to months living in neonatal intensive care centers, eventually having his first surgery at 11 months old. By 3 years old he was diagnosed with Autism attending numerous amounts of speech and occupational therapies to better prepare him for kindergarten. This once nonverbal boy, began speaking and with the help of an aide at school, progressed nicely throughout his elementary school career. By middle school kids began to bully Brayden to the extent that he had to be homeschooled. Just when things began to calm down ; the unbearable news was given.
Brayden was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma of the spine. A rare cancer that began in his spinal cord, and spread, fracturing several vertebrae. He has been receiving chemotherapy since July of 2015, and completed 6 weeks of radiation and is still going strong. Upon going to various hospitals, he learned a lot about pediatric cancer families and in doing so, realized that even in his darkest days, there’s a child somewhere fighting much harder than he ever had to. He began a charity where he takes donations and purchases much needed supplies for kids with cancer touching many families through his philanthropic work, and also boosting his own self worth a great deal. His strength through adversity speaks volumes to his maturity; and he hopes to one day be cancer free himself.
The brackets and the schedule are now available at www.gdjjevents.com. The 7th Southwest BJJ Classic will take place on October 10th & 11th at Desert Vista High School located at 16440 S. 32nd St. in Phoenix, AZ. Athletes should be in the warm up area at least 30 minutes prior to the time assigned for his or her division on the schedule. The competitors’ T-Shirts will be available at the AGGRO Brand booth. Also check out our sponsors DEUS Fight , OSS Arizona and The BJJ Mental Coach®at the tournament.
ARE YOU or YOUR CHILD MENTALLY PREPARED TO COMPETE AT THE 7th SOUTHWEST BJJ CLASSIC?
How many times have you felt frustrated and disappointed after a match, because you knew that you could have done so much better than what you have showed? You probably kept telling yourself: “That was not me there, I didn’t perform the way I practiced, I’m so much better than that!” If you can’t relate to this because you haven’t competed yet, think about any situation where you went in with full intentions of doing your best. It could have been a big test or a job interview, but for some reason, your nerves got the best of you and you could not deliver. Something was holding you back! Whether it’s in Jiu-Jitsu, your personal or professional life, you need to discover it and deal with it.
CAN THE BJJ MENTAL COACH HELP ME?
YES! The reason why I am so passionate about helping others to overcome mental blocks in competition is simple. Like most of you, I’ve been there before too and it sucks! Being prepared technically and physically, but not 100% mentally prepared. As a result, I had a hard time performing to the best of my ability. I’ve never competed as a white belt, I won ONE small tournament as a blue belt, and finally as a purple belt, I became an IBJJF World Champion for the first time, two and half years after my rough 0-5 initial competition record. I am not telling this story to impress you, but to share with you how becoming more mentally prepared for competitions made a huge impact in my performances and it can make an impact in yours as well.
The BJJ Mental Coach® will be running a special for the 7th Southwest BJJ Classic Competitors only. The $97 Four-Disc DVD Set “Inner Discovery for Outer Success” will be on sale for only $48.50! This offer will be available only on October 10th and 11th. (On Demand version not included in the special.)
Here is a little preview of the DVD.
See you this weekend!
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Deus Fight, Co. is a Faith based brand focused on Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Boxing. We develop cutting edge, original merchandise that rivals others in the marketplace. We focus on creating a culture of social consciousness where helping those less fortunate is not extraordinary or newsworthy, but something everyone associated with DeuS does without question. We combine that spirit of giving with the ability to strengthen souls, hearts and bodies on and off the mat.
Deus Fight sponsors the standout competitor from Arizona, Josh Guerra. Josh is currently ranked #11 of over two hundred competitors in the purple belt/ heavy weight division of the IBJJF Rankings.
Josh & Kanani Guerra.
Deus Fight Co. will be at the 7th Southwest BJJ Classic. For more info check out www.deusfight.com
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