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Abu Dhabi Pro World Cup – Australian Qualifier 2011 – from Luke Beston

Mr Alex Prates, Australian Director for the Abu Dhabi World Cup has released some exciting details for the 2011 Australian Qualifier for the Abu Dhabi World Pro Cup.  Last year’s qualifier was a great success with a strong team representing Australia in the World Cup in Abu Dhabi, but with many improvements the next qualifier is sure to be even more hotly contested.  The biggest change is that Prize Money will be awarded with a massive $4000 USD to the winner of the open weight combined Brown and Black Belt Division and $1000 USD for runner up. This will make the qualifier one of the highest paying grappling tournaments in Australian history.

Purple Belts will now have their own divisions with two weight classes.

In another exciting development, this tournament will now be open to athletes of any nationality now giving our resident stars a chance to compete. The event will be televised on Abu Dhabi Sports TV in the Emirates, and in a number of other countries.

Event organiser Mr Alex Prates said “The Abu Dhabi World Pro Cup have established a circuit point system, with our qualifier being rated as 5 stars. With such big prize money on offer we are going to see some of the best action ever with the best of Australia, and hopefully we will see many top international competitors travel here also.”

The event is scheduled for February 2011 – for more information please contact Alex Prates:

Referee Course at Rodrigo Medeiros PB Fight Center

Rodrigo Medeiros is hosting an IBJJF Referee and Judges Course at his Pacific Beach Fight Center in San Diego, Ca. The event takes place on October 9th from 10:00AM to 2:00PM. Check out details on the poster below

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Finnish Open 2010

ORGANIZER: BJJ Center ry –

TIME AND LOCATION: Sunday 21.11.2010

Helsingin Urheilutalo
Helsinginkatu 25
00510 Helsinki

White belts:
Men: -64kg, -70 kg, -76 kg, -82,3 kg, -88,3 kg, -94,3 kg, -100,5 kg, +100,5 kg and Open class
Women: -64 kg, +64 kg

Blue belts:
Men: -64 kg, -70 kg, -76 kg, -82,3 kg, -88,3 kg, -94,3 kg, -100,5 kg, +100,5 kg and Open class
Women: -64 kg, +64 kg

Elite (Purple, Brown and Black belts):
Miehet: -64 kg, -70 kg, -76 kg, -82,3 kg, -88,3 kg, -94,3 kg, -100,5 kg, +100,5 kg and Open class
Naiset: Open class

Weight-in will be right before the first fight with the Kimono. If a fighter doesn’t make the weight, he/she will be disqualified.
Allowed Kimono colors are white, blue and black.

IBJJF official rules at
Elite-class will be fought under purple belt rules.

While Belts: 5 min
Blue Belts: 6 min
Elite (Purple, Brown and Black belts): 7min

Participation fee is 30€/competitor paid in advance to account below.
BJJ Center
NORDEA IBAN: FI41 1478 3000 7334 98
(from Finland) NORDEA: 147830-733498

Fees must be paid before the last enrollment day at 15.11.2010.
Message in the bill must be the fighters name, team and fight category.

If the team pays for all their competitors they can send the list of the paid comptetitors to

Competition organizer does NOT insure the fighters.
For finns: Kaikilla kilpailuihin osallistuvilla suomalaisilla tulee olla voimassa oleva SBJJL:n kilpailijalisenssi

SPECTATORS: Spectator fee is 10€.

FOR OTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mikko Rouvali – 0505186323 –

Checkmat / Team Quest wins one more in MMA

Checkmat athlete Ricardo Pantcho Feliciano won his third MMA match. Ricardo defeated Nick Moghaddam from Alan Góes Team by split decision in the first edition of the Lord of Combat event this past Friday Sept 17th. in Irvine, Ca. Ricardo is a Black Belt from Professor Leonardo Vieira and currently is the BJJ intstructor at Team Quest in Murrieta, Ca. Ricardo is in charge of BJJ for elite fighters such as Dan Henderson, Sokodju, Jesse Taylor, Tarek Safedine

Now go train Jiu-Jitsu,