Jiu-Jitsu Expo has Renzo Gracie at helm and free Bráulio Estima seminars

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Bráulio Carcará em ação na final do Mundial de Jiu-Jitsu de 2009. Foto por Regis Chen

Carcará in action at 2009 Jiu-Jitsu World Championship: the GB teacher is one of the draws for the big May 12 fair in California. Photo de Regis Chen.

The city of Long Beach, California, will host an event with a unique and grandiose purpose on the 12th of May.

The very first worldwide fair exclusively for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo I, will be overseen by Renzo Gracie, a renowned teacher and former UFC fighter.

“This event on the 12th of May will gather all the people and things connected to Jiu-Jitsu under one roof,” stated Renzo.

“I believe this inaugural event will be the start of something that will quickly blossom into one of the hottest sports fairs on the planet. The World Jiu-Jitsu Expo won’t just draw the sport’s big  names from the past and present, it’ll showcase the history, the myths and milestones that brought Jiu-Jitsu to become the phenomenon it is today,” added the Gracie.

PREMIERE OF JIU-JITSU “OSCARS”

The location will be the Long Beach Convention Center, and in the 8,000 square meters reserved for the fair, there will be such attractions as a series of free seminars conducted by ADCC superchamp Bráulio Estima, as well as the inaugural BJJ Awards, the Jiu-Jitsu Oscars, the BJJ Hall of Fame, classic-photo exhibitions, MMA and UFC aces attention and, of course, plenty of Jiu-Jitsu matches.

Visit the worldjiujitsuexpo.com, and check back with GRACIEMAG.com for further news.

And what about you, gentle reader: who or what will be the can’t-miss attraction at the maiden installment of the Jiu-Jitsu Expo? Voice your opinion in the comments section below and help Jiu-Jitsu grow all the more.

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