Flash back to early days of MMA with Susumu Nagao at World Jiu-Jitsu Expo

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Royce Gracie against Ken Shamrock at UFC 1, in phot by Japanese master Susumu Nagao

There are major attractions in store for those who attend the inaugural World Jiu-Jitsu Expo this coming May 12 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California. The Renzo Gracie-promoted event will gather established competitors for a special IBJJF tournament, as well as free seminars headed by the likes of André Galvão, Bráulio Estima, Robert Drysdale, Rodrigo Comprido and Roger Gracie.

Another high-caliber presence confirmed to be there is legendary photographer Susumu Nagao, considered the “Wizard of the Lens,” who was a fixture at the early UFCs, Prides and ADCCs. At the Expo, Susumu will have an exhibit of never-before-seen and classic photos, in a thrilling trip back to the early days of MMA and Jiu-Jitsu.

For the competitors, the attraction will be the Spring International Open, the first IBJJF tournament of its kind.

You’re not going to want to miss the chance to see all the Jiu-Jitsu stars in one place, will you? Then mark it on your calendar. Jiu-Jitsu World Expo, May 12, a Saturday, at the Long Beach Convention Center.

To find out more about the Expo, click here.

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