The IBJJF Houston Open is one of the biggest Jiu-Jitsu Championships in the USA and its last edition happened this past Feb. 7-8, 2015. The event had, one more time, Gracie Barra Texas as the winning team. It is unheard to have a team that won an IBJJF Open Championship in American soil for 6 times in a row. GB is maintaining its position as the number one BJJ organization in results and number of schools in the state of Texas.
This Feb. 28 the winning team will be hosting a special benefit seminar to help a little girl battle Leukemia:
One of our long-standing students, Kaiy Matthews, needs our help! Kaiy, an orange belt under Professor Draculino, was recently diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Kaiy is currently undergoing treatments at St. Jude’s Texas Children’s Hospital and is responding well to his treatments. The Matthews family has a long battle ahead of them and could use all the support we can give.
Professor Draculino is holding a Special Benefit Seminar for Kaiy, where all proceeds will go to the Matthews family in order to help them with their battle. Professor Eduardo De Lima, one of Master Carlos Gracie Jr’s right hand men, will host the Seminar! An expert in submission defense/escapes, there will be a ton of valuable information being taught that can help strengthen everyone’s jiu-jitsu game.
The Seminar will be help on Saturday, February 28th at 11:00am. Minimum donation to attend is $50, but any and all donations are appreciated. This will be a special seminar and there will be numerous black belts on the mat, including Kaiy’s father, Professor Jeremiah Matthews (one of Professor Draculino’s first Black Belts from his Texas academy)! Come and take advantage of a great seminar and help support one of our fellow brothers in their fight! ALL SCHOOLS ARE WELCOME!
Program Director GBTX