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Jiu Jitsu Pasadena

Jiu Jitsu Tournament Villa Parke Pasadena
If you're an MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fan, you already know that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and submission grappling are a big part of the sport. On Saturday March 24, Chingasos MMA hosted a Jiu Jitsu (submission grappling) tournament at the Villa Parke Community Center in Pasadena. MMA gyms and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) schools from all over the Pasadena and Los Angeles area converged to compete in the Villa Parke Submission Grappling Tournament.

We were expecting about 30-40 competitors and an overall turnout of 100-150 people. We were pleasantly surprised that over 300 people in total were in attendance to witness the Jiu Jitsu with nearly 80 of them competing.

Here's a quick highlight video of the Jiu Jitsu action that took place, or as we like to call it…Chingajitsu! Check out the video.


We originally planned for three divisions, but so many people showed up that we added a fourth official division. In fact, we also needed to add two teen divisions and exhibition matches by children under 12.

We would like to thank everyone that showed up to compete as well as everyone that showed up to support these athletes. The competitors did a great job, not only showcasing their Jiu Jitsu skills, but also exhibiting great sportsmanship.

We'd also like to thank Coach Tony from Villa Parke Jiu Jitsu for securing the venue and sponsoring the medals. A big thanks goes out to Steven Romero of Fight Me Clothing (www.FightMeClothing.com) for also helping to sponsor the event.

We ran this Jiu Jitsu (submission grappling) tournament with a small and volunteer staff. Ricardo Robles, Big Dee Martines, Martin Gantt, FightWorx Matt, Michael Grady, Rodrigo Dilig and others all did an awesome job helping out and chipping in.

Savant Young of the Fight Academy in Pasadena did a great job in bringing a large convoy of his athletes that included kids. He also helped out in setting up the kids exhibition matches and set up a BBQ outside in the park area after the tournament.

While we had some minor hiccups, all in all, the tournament went smoothly and we were able to get in all the matches from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Best of all, we're glad that the Jiu Jitsu players/submission grapplers appreciated the opportunity to compete and represent the sport and their gym/school at this free event. Stay tuned for our next event!

MMA / Jiu Jitsu Schools and Gyms that were represented :
Aguilar's Combat Concepts
BodyShop Fitness
CheckMat BJJ
Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Arcadia
Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Pasadena
Fight Academy Pasadena
Millennia MMA
Pure Bred
TapOut Los Angeles
Team Champkrew
Villa Parke Jiu Jitsu
10th Planet Jiu Jitsu West Los Angeles

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