July 13th Friday 7:00pm – 9:00pm – ALL competitors for the Gracie Worlds 2012 will be weighing in at our very own
Institute of Martial Arts
855 Park Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126
“We’re honored to once again be working with Rose Gracie from the legendary Gracie family o
n hosting The Gracie Worlds,” said TheFitExpo Executive Director, Erin Ferries. “We’re thrilled to have such an important event at our debut San Jose Expo. We love the synergy they create for competitors and attendees alike.”
Rose Gracie made significant changes to the rules of both adult and child competitions at the Gracie US Nationals in January 2012 as her desire is to bring back the original Jiu-Jitsu that her grandfather, Grandmaster Helio Gracie, envisioned from the beginning.
“These changes were much needed in the sport and they were received with praise by the Jiu-Jitsu and Grappling community worldwide,” said Gracie. “I cant wait until San Jose, and I am excited that we will have some of my family membe
rs including my brother Ryron and my cousin Kron competing this year. “
“My events are setting the new standard of what competitions should be like,” Rose Gracie continued. “I am persistent enough to know that I will change Jiu-Jitsu and Grappling forever. I feel like I owe it to these folks that get on the mat every day to celebrate such an amazing art.”
July 14th Sat 7:00am – 9:00am – Kids
July 15th Sun 7:00am – 9:00am – Kids
July 14th Sat 9:00am – 11:00am – Adults
San Jose McEnery Convention Center
150 West San Carlos Street
San Jose, CA 95110
Registration for adults and kids to compete in The Gracie Worlds ends on July 10, 2012. M
ore information can be found at gracietournaments.com.
TheFitExpo adult tickets, which include admittance to all the competitions including The Gracie Worlds, are $20 per day or $30 for the full weekend. Children 12 years and under are $10 per day and children 6 and under are free. Show hours are Saturday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Sunday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Plenty of parking is available.
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