Caio Terra states….
“Great matches of Kron Gracie when he was still a Brown Belt.
The US Gracie Nationals is this weekend and Rose Gracie is bringing AWESOME rules for this event. Besides been a submission only tournament, it is also the FIRST Jiu-Jitsu tournament to ever TEST FOR STEROIDS!!!! Participating in this tournament is more than just entering a BJJ competition, but helping the Sport to grow how it should!!!
PLEASE SUPPORT THIS EVENT!!!!”
Flavio Meier states….
Gracie US Nationals! The first Jiu Jitsu tournament to test competitors for steroids use, like always the gracies are ahead of their time…
There was an out pour of supporters all over the world that liked what both instructors had to say.
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“Rose Gracie has made significant changes to the rules of both events in an attempt to bring back the original Jiu-Jitsu that her grandfather, Grandmaster Helio Gracie, had envisioned from the beginning.
For 2012, The Gracie US Nationals will switch the current point system to a submission-only event. This will prevent several issues previously faced in the competition, and will also give the competitor 100% power over the outcome of the match. In an effort to keep the sport pure, The Gracie US Nationals will be doing random testing of competitors for performance enhancing drugs.
The new focus for The Gracie Kids Worlds is that all kids will get a chance to compete and learn from the experience in a supportive and encouraging environment so they can go back home happy to work on the things that they need to improve on. No child will leave the tournament with a sense of defeat.
The Gracie US Nationals and The Gracie Kids Worlds will be paying homage to Grandmaster Francisco Mansur, and this will be the first time that a person with the last name Gracie is not headlining the event. Mansur is considered to be part of the Gracie family, like an uncle. He is a 9th degree red belt (the highest ranking allowed in Jiu-Jitsu since the passing of Helio Gracie) and one of the pioneers in writing several rules such as the belt systems that are in place in Jiu-Jitsu today.”
“You know that when a guy is a champion in our event he has SUBMITTED EVERYONE!” — Rose Gracie
The Gracie US Nationals 2012 and the Gracie Kids Worlds will be held this Jan 28 and Jan 29, 2012.