World Jiu-Jitsu Expo: Tanquinho, Mackenzie seminar confirmed; Roberto Tussa added to IBJJF Pro League

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The World Jiu-Jitsu Expo has made two big announcements.

A new seminar was added to the schedule.

World champion Augusto Tanquinho and Mackenzie Dern will be teaching a gi class on October 19.

The couple will teach a gi seminar.

Other than that, the IBJJF Pro league added Gracie Barra’s black belt Roberto Alencar to its roster.

The World Jiu-Jitsu Expo takes place October 18-19, at the Long Beach Convention Center.

The event has the following attraction already confirmed.

Marcus Buchecha, Leo Veira, the Mendes Bros, Rodrigo Cavaca & Robert Drysdale and Roberto Cyborg will also be teaching seminars.

All seminars at the WJJE will be in the gi.

Three IBJJF events will take place during the Expo: IBJJF Pro League, the American Nationals Kids and the Long Beach Open.

Five superfights are also already confirmed – Gianni Grippo vs. Augusto Tanquinho, Nino Schembri vs. Vitor Shaolin, Robson Moura vs. Marcos Parrumpinha, Tim Spriggs vs. Leo Nogueira,  João Assis vs. Rolles Gracie (no-gi).

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