The 1st Copa Carlos Gracie Sr., in honor of the patriarch of Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil, happened last weekend on October 11, in Irvine, California.
The Gracie Barra organization, which created this event was found by Carlos Gracie Jr. (The Grandmaster’s son).
The internal competition aimed to unite all GB schools from Southern California in one place, thus their students, professors and families could bound, exchange knowledge and have fun.
Gathering 35 GB schools, the tournament had approximately 530 athletes competing in only one day of event.
See below a photo gallery of all the action in the competition with images by Patrick Flores: