FUJI at the 9th AZ international Open

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Fuji started in 1969, and is the #1 source for gis and grappling gear in the world today. We released 11 new products in 2013 including the Sekai line of competition gis for men and women, as well as a line of women’s rash guards, and more products to be released in 2013.
Please stop by the booth in Phoenix and check out our product line and ask about our custom deals for your dojo!  Your Fuji representative is Lance Thiele (lthielefuji@yahoo.com).
Full info about the 9th AZ International Open of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at http://www.gdjjevents.com 

9th AZ International Open on February 22nd & 23rd of 2014

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The 9th AZ International Open of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will take place on February 22nd & 23rd  at the Phoenix College Location, located at 1202 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85013.

IMPORTANT: Registration will be closed for the Kids division after 300 competitors. Registration for Juveniles, Adults, Masters, seniors, and Women will be closed after 500 competitors.

GD Jiu-Jitsu Events will be offering FREE tournament T-Shirts to ALL competitors!

SPECTATOR FEES: Saturday $10, Sunday $10

Each competitor must fill out the registration form online. The Pre-registration fee is $70 for the adults and juveniles (16-17 yrs) or and $60 for the kids division until Monday, February 10th. After this date, $80 for adults and juveniles and, $70 for the kids.

All registrations must be received by Monday, February 17th by 11:59 pm. No registrations after this date. Registration fees are non-refundable. No exceptions.

If you have any questions on this tournament please email azopen9@registrationsupport.net or call toll free 855-490-8880

Registrations available at http://www.gdjjevents.com 


Meet AZSBJJF new sponsor OSS Physical Therapy

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Sports Medicine is at the heart of Oss Physical Therapy. Specializing in the treatment and prevention of athletic injuries, the staff at Oss prides themselves on individualized care and rehabilitation focusing on not just facilitating a return to sport, but assisting the athlete in achieving a higher level of performance than pre-injury. This specialized rehab is achieved by direct care provided by staff that participates and competes in sport and can relate to the athletic mind set. Oss also provides individualized treatment for whiplash, spinal conditions, chronic pain, headaches, TMJ pain, and pre- and post-operative rehab.

Bio: Dr. Jenni Larson, owner of and lead physical therapist at Oss, is a blue belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor. She is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Licensed Massage Therapist and is Certified in Dry Needling. Dr. Jenni continually maintains her education by staying up to date on the latest and best treatment options and techniques so that the patient receives the greatest gains in recovery possible.

Check out OssArizona on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and online at www.OssArizona.com. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call (480) 280-9625.

Please mention this ad for a free injury assessment with first treatment session included.

Break it on the mat… Get it fixed at Oss!


Dr. Jennifer Larson, PT, DPT, LMT, Cert. DN

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified in Dry Needling, and Business Owner
Larson Endeavors, PLLC
OSS – Physical Therapy
Orthopedic and Sports Specialists
4350 E Ray Rd.
Ste 101A
Phoenix, AZ 85044

8th AZ International Open Highlight video

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8th AZ International BJJ Open (Extended version) from Andrew K. Studios on Vimeo.

Seminar with Augusto “Tanquinho” in Arizona on May 11th

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Seminar with Samir Chantre & Augusto Queixinho on May 5th

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5th AZ BJJ Kids Cup and 2nd Copa Bela on May 4th

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The 5th Arizona Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Kids Cup will take place May 4, 2013 at Phoenix College located at 1202 W. Thomas Rd. in Phoenix, AZ 85013.  The 2nd Copa Bela will take place immediately after the 5th Kids Cup on May 4, 2013 at Phoenix College,  2nd Copa Bela: All Female Jiu-Jitsu Tournament! 

The 5th Kids Cup will offer Kids (4-15) divisions only.

The 2nd Copa Bela will offer female Juvenile (16-17), Adult (18-29), and Masters (30+) divisions only. Masters division is only available to Blue, Purple. Brown/Black belts.

 There will be a Brown/Black Belt Open class division paying $1000 to the winner! BJJ Fans will enjoy a weekend of competition and watch high caliber female brown/black belt matches with some of the best competitors in the world.


1st Copa Bela PRO Division (2012)

Full information can be found at http://www.gdjjevents.com

IBJJF Rules Seminar

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Rules and Referees Seminar with Professor Alvaro Mansor

Saturday, March 16th @ 10 am

Professor Alvaro Mansor, 5th Degree Black Belt and the Director of Referees for the Confederation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation, will be giving a seminar on the interpretation and application of the Official IBJJF Standard Rules for Jiu-Jitsu matches. The seminar will be open to all belt levels and is a great opportunity to get perspective on the judging process of IBJJF Referees. The fee for the seminar is $50 and all participants will receive an Official IBJJF Referee Course Completion Certificate at the end of the seminar. For more information, contact Megaton @ (602) 841-9779

10am to 12pm – 1st part
12pm to 1pm – lunch break
1pm to 3pm – 2nd part


Hosted by AZSBJJF President Wellington “Megaton” Dias


10433 N. 32nd St.

Phoenix, AZ 85028

(602) 841-9779

rules seminar

2012 Rules Seminar

8th AZ International Open Brackets and Schedule are now available

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Click here to view the brackets and the schedule. Spectator fee is $10.


Pro Division Shaping Up at the 8th AZ International Open

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Bastos Bros

Source: www.graciemag.com

Written by Erin Herle

Staking their claim to the $3000 cash prize for the black belt absolute division at the 8th Arizona International Open on March 9 and 10 are Bastos brothers, Bruno and Ricardo.

Last weekend in San Antonio, Texas, the brothers were able to close out both the Brown/Black belt over 202 pounds and the heavy absolute divisions at the Abu Dhabi Trials. Not wanting to lose their winning momentum, the two are ready to try for a repeat performance in Phoenix, Ariz. in preparation for the Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship two weeks later in Irvine, Calif.

Want to get in on the action? Visit www.gdjjevents.com to register for the 8th AZ International Open.