Musings, ponderings and various observations on the intersection of BJJ/Martial arts training and the living of life. I have no inclination toward either political correctness or correct spelling. This blog, such as it is, remains fundamentally an unfiltered gush of thought ... both raw and unpolished.
The 1st Arnold BJJ Classic - downunder!
In the New Year
(weekend of March 13th/14th/15th) the city of
Melbourne is playing host to the inaugural Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports
Classic. This is not only a first for Australia, but is a first for the
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Competition landscape. The first ever Arnie BJJ competition
– with Arnold himself being in attendance – will take place on Saturday March
14th – and I have been asked (as an independent party) to assist in
the organising and running of the event. My role is to keep everyone informed as to event details - field a referee and officials team – design the way the competition will be run and
to solve problems if and when they arise. I have agreed to
accept this role with the view that it could possibly become one of the biggest
independent BJJ events in the world. The forward plan is to roll out the Arnie Classic
in a number of countries – and that could lead to even more extraordinary
possibilities. I urge everyone interested in competition, to take this opportunity to get in ‘on the ground floor’. I will be sending out info packs to 140 odd BJJ schools come monday. The BJJ event will be part of a larger three day martial arts and fitness expo - which is expected top attract tens of thousands of participants. A real first for Australia!