South USA Grappling Association Jucao Cup Tournament Preview
By Created: June, 2017
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Tournament organizer Rafael Ellwanger expects approximately 250 competitors from his 19 Gracie United gyms.
The event was designed to create a safe environment for kids and adult beginners to get a taste for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition.
Professor Ailson ''Jucao'' Brites will be traveling from New York to watch and teach a clinic at the event. Jucao brings 40 years of jiu jitsu experience with him. He was recently named the 2016 Master 5 European Open Champion and 2016 Master 5 Absolute European Open champion. Formerly the top-ranked Master 4 competitor in the world, Jucao is currently among the top 40 competitors in the world in the Male Black Belt Master 5 Division, according to the most recent International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation Rankings.
''For the first time, we will have brown belts fighting,'' Ellwanger said. ''It will be a great experience to compete in front of Professor. ... I am so proud of this team and what we accomplished as a group. ... We are looking for a good feedback from him in how to improve their games and strategies.''
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