The IBJJF extended the Honolulu Open sign-up deadline. Instead of ending this Saturday, it was put off till August 31, this coming Tuesday (sign up here).
The event that takes place September 4 at Henry J. Kaiser High School marks the return of major IBJJF competitions to Hawaii. Black belts Bruno Frazatto, Jonatas Tagarela, Bruno Bastos, Laérci Fernandes and Aldo Caveirinha, among others, have stated they will compete at the Honolulu Open. Among the teams, all the most traditional schools on the Hawaiian archipelago will be represented, like Gracie Barra, Relson Gracie, Nova União, Brazilian Freestyle, Grappling Unlimited, Gracie Technics, Gracie Humaitá, Maui Jiu-Jitsu, Longman JJ, Mad Tiger JJ and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu North Shore, among others.
Another feature is the tribute to BJ Penn, Egan Inoue, Renato Charuto, Luis Limão, Kai Garcia and Bruno Longman, who all will receive a black belt diploma from the IBJJF.