Professor Claudio França is one of those responsible for the always-busy Jiu-Jitsu-competition panorama in California, promoting tournaments where the likes of BJ Penn, Jake Shields and others first came up through the ranks.
A GMA of ours living in Santa Cruz, Claudio just released the complete calendar for the competition he will be promoting in 2012. Check them out and mark your agenda.
Jan 22 – Inaugural All Star Tournament (Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, California)
Feb 11 – Jiu-Jitsu-by-the-Sea Winter Invitational (Santa Cruz Dojo)
Mar 24 – Jiu-Jitsu-by-the-Sea Spring Invitational (Santa Cruz Dojo)
Apr 28 & 29 – American Cup 5 (Independence High School, San Jose, CA)
Jun 16 – Jiu-Jitsu-by-the-Sea Summer Invitational (Santa Cruz Dojo)
Sep 15 – Jiu-Jitsu-by-the-Sea Fall Invitational (Santa Cruz Dojo)
Oct 13 & 14 – US Open 17 (San Jose State University, San Jose, CA)
Nov 17 – Black Belts Favorite Techniques Toy Drive Seminar (Santa Cruz Dojo)