From:graciemag.com

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For its maiden installment, the Jiu-Jitsu Pro Gear Open already gains the status of a major tournament. An estimated 500 competitors signed up to compete October 24 in San Clements, California. And athletes from some of the best academies in Southern California are confirmed to be there. Rodrigo Medeiros, Saulo Ribeiro, Rigan Machado, Gracie Barra, Cleber Luciano, Caique Jiu-Jitsu, Paragon, and Guillobel San Clemente are just a few of the teams to hit the mats in San Clemente High School.

Event sponsor and our GMA Gilberto Faria, owner of Jiu-Jitsu Pro Gear, in partnership with Paulo Guillobel, decided to put together a tournament with prizes. The winner of each division, besides taking home a medal, takes a prize kit worth US$ 150.

“There will be some surprising supermatches, including one that already has a lot of buzz about it: Nino Schembri vs. Bill Cooper,” says Guillobel.

Sign-ups are open until October 20 at the normal rate and until October 22 with a late fee, and can be performed on the www.jiujitsuprogearopen.com website.