The IBJJF calendar is in full force once again giving athletes from all across the country a chance to compete nearby before the big 2013 World Championship at the end of May.
New York City, New York: April 20
This weekend on April 20, the 2013 IBJJF New York International Open will be happening at the City of College of New York, Nat Holman Gymnasium. The one day tournament reached its full capacity a record eight days before the scheduled registration closure date. We will see you there this weekend if you were able to secure your spot in time or if you are close enough to make the visit to see a high-level tournament in the heart of New York. Many of our local GMA members like Vitor Shaolin Academy, Marcelo Garcia Academy, Renzo Gracie Academy, Alliance NYC and more will be well-represented so make sure you come out to support the local scene. California is sending various athletes like a team of Gracie Barra black belts including Rodrigo Simoes, Philippe Della Monica, Magid Hage and Otavio Sousa, Caio Terra Association is sending Samir Chantre to represent and Atos black belt Leonardo D’Avila will be present as well.
Location: Nat Holman Gymnasium 138 th Street & Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031
Las Vegas, Nevada: April 27
The 2013 IBJJF Las Vegas International Spring Open will be the first installment of its kind. As the Las Vegas Summer Open has gathered enough competitors, IBJJF has decided to add another competition during the year. Registration is still open for this one-day tournament on Saturday, April 27 but only until April 19 so reserve your spot right away. The event will be in the Sport Center of Las Vegas, home of all the local Jiu-Jitsu tournaments, right off the famous Strip. With names like Mackenzie Dern, Sofia Amarante, Baret Yoshida, Alberto Crane, Gustavo Pires, Rodrigo Simoes, Osvaldo Augusto Queixinho, Manuel Diaz, Christian Broadnax, Rene Lopez and more, it’s worth attending or the pure skill level to be exhibited! Not too far from the biggest cities in California, don’t miss out on a quick Vegas trip to bring back a gold medal because not everything that happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!
Registration ends April 19: http://www.ibjjf.org/lasvegasspring2013home.htm
Location: Sport Center of Las Vegas 121 East Sunset Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Dallas, Texas: May 5
The annual IBJJF Dallas International Open is here the first weekend of May on Saturday, the fifth. For Texas, this high-level tournament allows those who missed the Houston Open to get their share of serious competition. Located at the Texas Women’s University a short drive from downtown Dallas, the biggest teams will be present. Registration deadline it approaching so secure your spot before April 27. Let this be the perfect primer for the World Championships as you compete alongside already confirmed athletes such as Leonardo Iturralde, Thaysa Silva, Renato Tavares, Sofia Amarante, and more from GMA academies: Pesadelo BJJ,Peak Performance, Cobrinha BJJ, Lovato Jiu-Jitsu, Marcelo Garcia Academy, Team Tooke MMA, Brazil 021, Texas Punishment Crew, Alliance Ecuador and more!
Registration ends April 27: http://www.ibjjf.org/dallas2013home.htm
Location: TWU – Kitty Magee Arena 1600 N. Bell Ave, Denton, TX 76209
Be sure to register before the deadlines and support your local competition scene! For more general information for all IBJJF events, please visit www.IBJJF.org