Those who want to compete at the 2013 World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Cup, in Abu Dhabi, UAE, will have three chances to qualify for it and travel with all expenses paid by the event.
San Diego, Hawaii and Miami will be the next three legs of tryouts for the main event.
The San Diego leg is set for January 26-27; Hawaii, for February 2, Miami, for February 9-10.
The final deadlines to sign up for each trial are:
San Diego: January 22;
Hawaii: January 29;
Miami: February 5.
The costs is:
Category 1: USD 120 Adults – Master – Senior
Category 2: USD 89 Kids – Teens – Juvenile
The trials are open to all athletes at all levels of skill and experience.
All kids and teens will have at least two matches, and all competitors will get medals.
Visit the events’ pages on Facebook.
San Diego – WpjjcSanDiegoTrial
Hawaii – WpjjcHawaiiTrial
Miami – WpjjcMiami
Several top athletes have already confirmed their presence at the trials, such as Marcus “Bochecha” Almeida, Roberto “Tussa” Alencar, Roberto “Cyborg” Alencar, Clark Gracie, Ryan Beauregard, Rafael “Barata” Freitas.
Below you will find which categories will grant the champion a travel package to Abu Dhabi:
ADULT MALES TRAVEL PACKAGES
Brown and Black Belts (Combined)
5. Over 202lbs
6. Light Absolute
7. Heavy Absolute
8. Light Absolute
9. Heavy Absolute
10. Open Weight Absolute
ADULT FEMALES TRAVEL PACKAGES
Purple, Brown and Black Belts (Combined)
11. Light Absolute 139lbs
12. Heavy Absolute Over 139lbs
White and Blue Belts (Combined)
13. Open Weight Absolute
The San Diego, Hawaii and Miami WPJJC Trials are open to all athletes, but the travel packages can only be reclaimed by competitors who have a valid US work permit or by athletes from the following countries:
• United States
• Costa Rica
• Dominican Republic
• El Salvador
• St. Kitts & Nevis
• St. Lucia
• St. Vincent & the Grenadines
• Trinidad & Tobago
For further info, go to prosportsbjj.com.