Jiu-Jitsu in the northwest has steadily been growing over the years, a culture beyond the California, Texas and east coast meccas. Brown belt brothers Zach and Nathan Adamson are two pioneers in Oregon under Rafael Lovato, Jr. who push to help spread the art in the northwest region today. Through positivity and passion the two have created their GMA academy Seaside Jiu-Jitsu Academy to instill these attributes into others through Jiu-Jitsu.
Their most recent endeavor is the 2013 Adamson Bros Kids In-House Tournament set for April 13. The invite-only style event was created to gather the best kids in the region (ages 5-12) to all come together to battle for trophies and prizes. Zach says, “We did this event pretty much invite only style so that our facility wouldn’t be over run but we could still have the top kids from various teams all bring their kids out to the coast for the event. We have roughly 50 of the best kids confirmed from the Idaho, Seattle, Portland, and Eugene areas.”
Every competitor is guaranteed two matches.
All of the kids matches will be as follows:
3 Minute Matches for kids ages 4-6 year old
4 Minute Matches for kids ages 7-12 year old
Also announced are male purple belt super-fights. Already confirmed are:
Dong-Yeob Mok: Alliance (South Korea)
Brian Swift: Carlson Gracie Team (Seattle, Washington)
Curtis Mickelson: Team Adamson Bros (Sand Point, Idaho)
Ryan Cunningham: Performance Grappling Team (Springfield, Oregon)
James Bang: Marcelo Alonso Team (Seattle, Washington)
Dyton Galliher: Iron Lion (Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho)
Seth Dawson: Northwest Martial Arts (Eugene, Oregon)
Kevin Dadik: Five Rings Jiu Jitsu (Portland, Oregon)
Tournament rules and regulations will follow the IBJJF format. This Includes the purple belt super fights. The winner of the purple belt super fights will win $100 cash, sponsor pack plus a trophy/title. Cash bonuses will be awarded for submissions!
Saturday April 13 marks the event date, set to be held from 12-2 p.m. The academy location is at Seaside Jiu-Jitsu 1601 S Roosevelt Dr. Seaside, Oregon.
If you would like to register please visit http://www.oregonjjevents.com/