The 2012 Nova União USA Expo is a three-day event to take place November 30 to December 2 in Mesa, Arizona. The Expo will include seminars for both team members and non-team members alike, as well as the 2nd Nova União Invitational, a tournament exclusively for NU members.
This year’s Expo will be a tribute to Nova União Hawaii, inducting two black belts to the Nova União USA Hall of fame: Andre Pederneiras black belts Renato “Charuto” Verissimo, who has been carrying the team flag in Hawaii for over thirteen years; and the first non-Brazilian black belt to win a World Championship, “The Prodigy” BJ Penn. Unfortunately due to his upcoming UFC fight, BJ will not be attending the event; however, “Charuto” will be receiving the honors on his behalf.
The event kicks off on Friday, November 30 with a very unique seminar. For those having a hard time transferring their hard work in training practices to the competition mat, “Introduction to M.S.T. (Mental Skills training): A guide to maximizing your potential and success,” taught by Gustavo Dantas, may be the watershed for overcoming obstacles and performing to peak ability that was missing. Prior to and after the seminar, there will be a “Meet and Greet” with guest black belts, Robson Moura, Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro, Renato “Charuto” Verissimo, and Bruno Bastos. The seminar will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Mesa from 5pm to 9pm. All schools are invited to the M.S.T. seminar. Click here for firther info on the MST Seminar.
On Saturday, December 1 the 2nd Nova Uniao Jiu-Jitsu Invitational will take place at the Broadway Rec Center in Mesa, Arizona. The tournament is limited strictly to Nova União Association Members.
December 2, going for its 4th edition in Arizona, the Super FUSION Seminar, taught by Robson Moura & Gustavo Dantas, will feature special guest teachers “Charuto”, Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro, Bruno Bastos and Ricardo Bastos. The class will be comprised of around 75% drilling techniques and 25% training (sparring). The event will take place at the Broadway Rec Center from 10am – 1pm, and all schools are invited to the Super Fusion Seminar. Click here for further info on the Super Fusion Seminar.