Here is another round of the latest of what is going on with our associates
In Canada, Sudbury BJJ, of Steve Joncas, is helding its new venue grand opening this weekend. The celebration begins this Friday and goes on until Sunday, with a charity train-a-thon, a free women’s self-defense seminar, a seminar by Renzo Gracie’s black belt Pat Cooligan on Krav Maga/ MMA Grappling seminar and much more. For further info, go to sudburybjj.com
Also in Canada, Toronto BJJ, of Jorge Britto, welcomed last Thursday, BJJ legend Saulo Ribeiro for a seminar with a video shoot that is going to be part of a DVD on how BJJ classes are taught on the Ribeiro System. Saulo, who is also a GMA member is one of the most accomplished athletes of all times. For more info, go to torontobjj.com
After a hop on a plane, we land in beautiful Italy for a stop at Gracie Bolzano, run by Alessandro Federico. The brown belt is preparing his student Julia “Von Flue” Klammsteiner for the trials for the World Combat Sports Games, to be held in Cracovia, Poland, late March. If she qualifies, she will be competing at the main event in Beijing, China, in September. For more info, go to bjjbz.it.
In Norway, Black belt Felipe Neto, of Stavanger MMA Center, will be welcoming ADCC Champion Jon Olav Einemo for a Thai Boxing Seminar this weekend. It’s two days of action. For more info, go to mma-center.no.
Still on the Seminar subject, we go back to Canada, where the Creative Fighter Guild academy will host a Wellington “Megaton” Dias seminar next January 23rd-24th. For more info, go to creativefightersguild.com.
And at last, but definetly not least, some great news from Sweden. Our GMA member Pilo Stylin received his black belt last December 5th. His masters Fenrnando and Mario Yamasaki granted the graduation to a very pleased leader of the Yamasaki branch in Scandinavia. For more info, go to grappling.se