Garth Taylor Seminar – January 11th, 2014

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Garth Taylor, BJJ black belt and grappling veteran, will be holding a seminar at Bangkok BJJ this coming January 11th, 2014. Arriving via Santa Cruz, California & Kaijin MMA (www.kaijinmma.com), Garth is excited to share some of his new moves with the SEABJJ community.

BKKBJJ has had the privilege of hosting Garth Taylor numerous times in the past. For many of the local, long-time BJJ students, Garth is a familiar face in the Bangkok BJJ scene. For newer BJJ students, take this opportunity to learn from one of the best. This seminar is open to BJJ students from all schools no matter what affiliation or belt rank. The only requirement is you have or rent a gi to attend.

DATE: Jan 11th, 2014 (Saturday)
TIME: 11am-1pm (Open Mat to follow, 1-2pm)
FEE: 1,000 baht (space limited)
DETAILS: Gi seminar (students from all schools/ belt levels welcome)
INFO: Contact Bryan BKK or post questions to this event page

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GARTH TAYLOR

Garth is co-owner and head Jiu-Jitsu instructor at Kaijin Mixed Martial Arts. He began his martial arts career as a wrestler at Santa Cruz High School and, subsequently, at West Valley College. Garth went on to coach wrestling at Santa Cruz High School. He was introduced to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at a seminar held by Jiu-Jitsu master Rickson Gracie and began his formal Jiu-Jitsu training with Master Claudio Franca. After only six years of training, Master Franca awarded Garth his black belt in 2000.

Garth has been teaching and competing in Jiu-Jitsu for 18 years. As one of the most decorated Americans in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, he has medaled at every belt level in Brazil at the World Championships (Mundials). If you are new to the world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, that means he competed at every level of competition. Garth is also a five-time US Open gold medalist in his weight and the open-weight. Probably his most recognizable achievements are Garth’s successes as an Abu Dhabi competitor. Garth has multiple wins over former UFC heavyweight champions Ricco Rodriguez and Josh Barnett as well notable wins over Gabriel “Napao” Gonzaga, Sean Alvarez, Eduardo Telles, and many others.

TESTIMONIALS

Marcelo Garcia: “Garth and Paul are not only good friends of mine but also highly qualified instructors. I highly recommend anyone in the area to stop by their school and learn from two great people. They always take good care of their students. Train Hard!”

Dave Camarillo: “I call Garth the nicest guy in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He is also one of the most experienced instructors around. Paul is one of the best instructors in the world. He has trained with the best and it shows. I consider him to be one of my teachers. If your goal is to have fun while learning BJJ look no further than Kaijin MMA!”

Ryan Hall: ”Paul Schreiner and Garth Taylor are two of the best instructors I’ve ever come across. The unique perspective that Garth and Paul possess can only come from being top-level competitors and training with many of the world’s finest BJJ players, and between the two of them they are literally an encyclopedia of Jiu-Jitsu technique. I feel fortunate to be their friend and have benefited greatly from having the opportunity to train with and learn from them. If I lived in Santa Cruz, I’d be a student at Kaijin.”

Check out the links below for some more info about Garth.

http://www.bjjheroes.com/bjj-fighters/garth-taylor

http://www.onthemat.com/blogs-posts/garth-taylor-interview

http://www.santacruzwaves.com/uncategorized/garth-taylor-one-seriously-inspiring-individual/

Fundraising for Jah

There has been a serious situation with one of the BKKBJJ family members. Over the holiday, Jah Saowalak fell critically ill and had to be hospitalized. For those of you that don’t know Jah, she is the quiet, extremely nice person who works at the front desk of the academy.

Jah was diagnosed with a severe case of respiratory pneumonia on Christmas Day, 2012. By the time she was diagnosed, she was critically ill. To further complicate things, the hospital she was admitted to had no specialists to treat her condition. While on a waiting list to be transferred to a public hospital, she was put on a ventilator and was treated with general antibiotics. While waiting, one of her lungs collapsed as her condition worsened and an immediate decision was made by her family and friends to move her to a private hospital to save her life.

She is now making progress but Jah’s struggle isn’t over. She’s been kept on a ventilator since admittance and her heart rate is still elevated at nearly 130 BPM. Her body was severely damaged by the infection and there’s no definite prognosis. The infection is progressively subsiding though and we are all hopeful. Her recovery will be slow, painful, and, without insurance, costly. 6 days of CCU care at a private hospital in Thailand has cost over 200,000 baht (about $6,500 USD). Total CCU treatment cost could be well over twice as much before she can be released into standard care. The potential final cost is fairly manageable by US standards, but in Thailand it’s quite expensive. We are asking that anybody who has the resources, whether you know Jah or not, to please help contribute to this sweet woman’s medical care costs. She and her family simply cannot afford to have her treated properly. Without this care, she will die.



If you knew her, it would tear your heart out to see her go through this. Please help Jah through her struggle. All money donated will go directly towards her medical costs. It’s a very worthy cause! Thank you for your consideration, good thoughts and support towards Jah. Osu!


BKKBJJ

Closed for the holidays

BKKBJJ will officially be closed Dec 20, 2012- Jan 1st, 2013 to observe the holiday season. Classes will be held, as normally scheduled, on Jan 2nd, 2013. All students who have existing memberships will be credited the 13 days the school is closed.

Have a great break and be ready to train hard in 2013. Osu!

Bangkok Open 2012- Updates

The Golden Palace Hotel (Oct 15, 2012)

Due to recent events, the Golden Palace Hotel has closed and will no longer be accepting reservations. Any competitor who has previously reserved a room at the Golden Palace Hotel with the intent to stay for the tournament MUST find other accommodation(s).

Fortunately, we chose this year’s tournament event space because it is easily accessible via the BTS Skytrain transportation line. (Please see the “Location” tab on the Bangkok Open registration website for the venue location.) Once on the BTS, you simply have to exit at the Ekkamai BTS station. The tournament venue is about a five minute walk from there.

Our recommendation for individuals seeking accommodation during the Bangkok Open is to visit the Agoda Travel Website at http://www.agoda.com. Use the search function and key in the words “Ekkamai BTS, Bangkok”. This will list many hotels close to the event venue. Likewise, you can do the same for any other station along the BTS Skytrain line.

We apologize if the closing of the Golden Palace Hotel has affected anybody’s travel plans. Please note that Bangkok has many convenient, affordable hotels located near the BTS Skytrain transportation line. Finding a good alternative will not be difficult.

Bangkok Open 2012- FAQs

Q:
I registered for the Bangkok open and it looks like my weight divisions weren’t included.

I have registered for:

Male Purple Master Gi – (pesado – 94.3kg)
Male Purple Master Open Gi
Male Purple No Gi – (pesado 91.5 kg)
Male Purple Master No Gi Open

Can you please confirm that my weight divisions have been acknowledged and rectified?

A:
The registration is correct. Please view the following announcement under the divisions tab on the registration website:

Important!!
Due to smaller numbers of competitors in the following divisions, it is necessary to create appropriate weight categories. These categories will be based on the number and weights of competitors that register for each division. For the following divisions, do not use the weight list above for tournament preparation. Instead, please use the following guidelines:

Master (All belt levels)
Open (Free Weight Class)
Note: If there are enough competitors in this division, there is a possibility it will be divided into two weight categories (Light & Heavy). This will be determined the day of the tournament.

Purple Belts Adults (Maximum Weight)
Light (70.0 kg)
Middle (82.3 kg)
Heavy (No Maximum Weight)
Open (Free Weight Class)

Unfortunately, the Masters purple belt division typically has few competitors so we have to treat it as an open division. Sometimes it’s even necessary for us to combine the purple belt masters with the adult just so the purple belts have enough competitors.

The sport is really growing though. Many people were promoted to purple belt since last year. Things might be different for the purples this year.

We’ll send out an e-mail to all registered competitors the final week of registration. This will give you an opportunity to see how many people are in your desired divisions. You can make any changes to your registration without incurring a late fee by October 24th at 9pm (BKK time) by emailing bangkokopen@gmail.com.

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Q:
If I’m age 35yr above which in the master division, can I still registered under the below 35yr division?

If the competitors for master division is less than 3 person, can I still join the under 35yr division on the competition day?

A:
Yes, you can register any age division below the division you’re qualified for.

No, there will be no bracket or registration changes after the late registration deadline on October 26th at 9pm (BKK time).

We’ll send an e-mail to all registered competitors the final week of registration. This will give you an opportunity to see how many people are in your desired divisions. You can make any changes to your registration without incurring a late fee by October 24th at 9pm (BKK time) by emailing bangkokopen@gmail.com.

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Q:
my coach is urging me to compete in elite no gi, although i am a lowly purple belt haha

what are the weight classes for elite? is it really the full 55.5/61.5/67.5/73.5 etc?

or is it going to be grouped into like below 75, 75-85, 85+?

A:
We’ll try to do our best to adhere to the weight categories listed. In the event where there aren’t 3 or more competitors per division, we’ll group one or more divisions together. It really depends on how many people register.

Worst case scenario, it would be grouped something like:
(Maximum Weight)
Light (73.5 kg)
Middle (79.5 kg)
Heavy (No Maximum Weight)
Open (Free Weight Class)

We’ll send out an e-mail to all registered competitors the week before registration ends (somewhere around Oct 17th). This will give you an opportunity to see how many people are in your desired divisions. You can make any changes to your registration without incurring a late fee by October 24th at 9pm (BKK time) by emailing bangkokopen@gmail.com.

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Q:
are there really heel hooks allowed in elite?

last year I believe u guys ended up waiving heel hooks even for elite…. Was hoping it would be same this year!

A:
Please see the rules tab on the registration website (http://strongvon.com/bangkokopen2012/m_tournament_main.jsp?page=rules.html)

“Concerning leg locks on the NO GI Day. In the Novice Division, only straight Achilles locks are permitted and no other toe, knee or hip attacks are allowed. In the Intermediate Division, all ankle, toe and knee and hip locks, except for heel hooks, are permitted. In the Elite Division, all leg and ankle locks, including heel hooks, are allowed.”

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Q:
How many competitors per team?
Any team discounts?
What are the weight classes?

A:
How many competitors per team?
No limit

Any team discounts?
Sorry, be we’re not offering team discounts.

What are the weight classes?
You can view them here: http://strongvon.com/bangkokopen2012/m_tournament_main.jsp?page=divisions.html

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Q:
can advanced competitors compete in multiple divisions free of charge?
I saw on the flyer that brown and black belt’s don’t have to pay entry fee?

A:
Advanced/ elite divisions can include purple too so not all advanced/ elite competitors can compete free of charge. Only black belt & brown belt competitor entry fees will be waived.

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Q:
Do you have any information about 29th (MON)/Oct. (The day after the tournament.) Will there be any training or a seminar at BKKBJJ?

A:
There will not be a seminar following the tournament this year. BKKBJJ will also be closed the day of Oct 29th.

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Q:
A lot of our guests are confused when they try to register. There are gyms from all over Asia but our team is not listed. Can we fix this?

A:
We’ve compiled a list of all schools that previously competed in tournaments held in Bangkok. In some cases, the school name may not be located in the drop-down option on the registration page.

If this applies to your school/ team, instruct your students/ competitors to enter your team name in the box labeled “Academy Name”. Please ensure that all competitors from your team register under the same team name.

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Q:
i would like to inquire regarding the women’s division. What’s the weight class available for the girls? we have women competitor joining but they are not sure as the weight classes since it was not mention in your website.

A:
Due to a fewer number of women competitors, we are unable to follow strictly to weight divisions. We therefore have to treat each women’s belt division as an open bracket. In the case that there are enough female competitors to divide the open division in to smaller, separate divisions we will do this. We won’t know if this is a possibility until the last week of registration.

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Q:
I see that the Masters division is absolute (open weight class). Does that mean that white belt masters need to show on the 26th to weigh in? I assume no, but wanted to make sure.

A:
Yes, competitors registering in the master’s division still need to weigh in. In the case that there are enough competitors to divide the division in to smaller, separate divisions we will do this, so we need to know everybody’s weight. It’s also when white belts should pay their entry fees.

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Q:
Should I go for white belt or it’s possible to try my luck in Blue belt category also?
I’d like to represent ————– school. Is it okay?

A:
For what belt level to compete in, I’d recommend consulting with whoever training BJJ with. As far as the school you’d like to represent, it’s up to you.

Without knowing you personally or your skill level, it would be unfair for us to advise you.

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Q:
Can I fight in Judo Gi?
Do you distinct them by patches and 1 centimeter difference of sleeves?

A:
Sorry, Judo gis are not allowed as per IBJJF rules.

http://strongvon.com/bangkokopen2012/m_tournament_main.jsp?page=kimonos.html

Please review the IBJJF gi guidelines at: http://www.ibjjf.org/rules.htm

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Q:
I have a question about Gi requirements. What does ‘Gi sleeve opening at full extension: 7cm’ mean? Looks like my Mizuno Judogi fits the sizing.

A:
Arms full extended in front of you.
Excess material (hanging below the wrist) does not exceed 7cm’

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Q:
we are wondering if you could let us know best hotel close by (Cheap) the team could contact to stay at with group discount for the bjj tournament (we are looking to organise a team to come down)

A:
Hostels/ guesthouses on Soi 1 you might want to look into are:

Soi 1 Guesthouse

http://www.soi1guesthouse.com/

Bed Bangkok Hostel

http://www.bedbangkok.com/main.aspx

Street 1 Lodge

http://www.soidb.com/bangkok/hotel/street1-lodge.html

Also, there are many hotels of all prices very near the competition site. Search “Ekkamai BTS, Bangkok” on the Agoda travel site (http://www.agoda.com) and sort by distance.
Not sure if any of the above offer group rates. Best to contact them directly and ask.

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Q:
I am looking to enter the BJJ Open in October, and was wondering – as the women’s is just an open weight do we still need to weigh in? I am a white belt need to know for flights and a day off work if I need to weigh in on the Friday!

Also, it looks like if there is enough women competing it will be broken into categories – do you have any idea what they would be?

A:
We would very much like to break the Women’s Open division into multiple weight categories. We’ll need to see if that’s possible closer to the tournament. This means we need weights of the competitors in the division, so you should weigh in. Also, white belts are required to pay their tournament fees by late registration closes on October 26th at 9pm (Bangkok time).

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Q:
How is your team progressing with entries for kids into the BKK Open competition? Will you have any competitors this year sufficient for a kids bracket?

A:
As of Oct 15, 2012 we have the following registered for the white belt adolescent division:

M- 15
M- 15
M- 17
F- 17

F- 9
M- 12

We would really like to see a kid’s bracket take place for ages 12 and under. If enough interest is shown (3 or more kids 12 years old or younger), we would happily make a juvenile division. Please note that while we can combine M/F in a juvenile division, we will have to be more selective when it comes to weights. A 2-10 kg difference is quite significant at that age.

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Q:
Will there be a Kids, Junior division. My son is 13 years old and wants to compete. Please let us know if there is a division that we can register in.

A:
The only way we can put together a kids division is if all kids that want to compete register. Please register your son. The last week of registration, I’ll send an e-mail to all competitors to confirm their registration. At that time, you can contact me and see if more kids have registered.

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Q:
I would like to register for the Bangkok Open:

Name: —– ——–
School: ——– ——-
Belt: Purple
Weght: — kgs
Division: Adult

May I weigh in on Saturday morning (27/10/2012)?

May I have a friend pay my fee before I arrive on my behalf?

A:
Only white belts are required to weigh in on Friday. All other belts are allowed to weigh in on Saturday. Please pay when you weigh-in. It will make things easier for us.

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Q:
Is there any news about the tournament at this point? My teammates and I have not registered yet because we’re still trying to decide which weight classes to compete in. We are afraid that an official newsletter may not be delivered to us and might miss some information.

A:
We’re not going to be sending out an official news letter. We will send updates to people that register. We will also post updates on the www.bkkbjj.com website.

What we are going to do is e-mail all registered competitors somewhere around Friday the 19th. It will list everybody who has registered and what divisions they registered for. You can change your registration until October 24th (Bangkok time) at no extra fee. Late registration/ changes can be made until October 26th (Bangkok time) for an extra fee of 600 baht.

If you have any specific questions, you can also contact us at bangkokopen@gmail.com. I encourage you and your team to go ahead and register now.

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Q:
We are anxious to know if there is a possibility of last minute rule changes. We’re especially interested in the case of leg submissions.

A:
No, all the leg submission rules will be as stated here:

http://strongvon.com/bangkokopen2012/m_tournament_main.jsp?page=rules.html

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Q:
If you have enough competitors to break the master’s class gi and no gi into heavy/light divisions, what will the cutoff weight be for the split?

A:
The cutoff will be based on the number of competitors and weights of the individuals competing. The weight split will be determined during the last week of registration if it is possible.

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Q:
i have just registered 8 people online including myself. our ID numbers run from —— all the way up to ——, and selected the option of paying at the event(weigh ins) on friday 26th october.
so….

1)what would we need to bring for the payment on friday? (reg. ID, printed email, etc)
2)just to be clear, there are no weight brackets for women’s white belt bracket?

A:
Please provide payment in THB for each person competing during the time of weigh-in. Competition fees must be paid at the time of weigh-in. Probably best/ easiest way would be for each person to pay individually when they weigh in.

No e-mail confirmation is necessary unless a special request has been granted for white belts to weigh-in on Saturday morning.

The women’s white belt bracket will be divided into heavy/ light categories if enough competitors have entered to justify dividing the division. (This will be determined the week of the tournament.)

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Q:
Is there an entrance fee for people who want to watch the competition? Do you limit the number of people who can watch?

A:
No, there’s no entry fee for spectators, nor is there a limit on how many people can come watch.

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Q:
I have a teammate who is 18 years old this year. He just turned 18 two months ago. I’m a bit confused is he still eligible for Adolescent? Or will he need to join adult absolute? (He will be competing adult weight category).

A:
The adolescent division is for ages 13-17 years old. He’ll have to compete in the adult division.

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Q:
I have a white belt female who was initially going to ‘watch’ the tournament but after much coaxing from the gym has decided to join! The problem is she booked her flight late Friday night so she will miss weigh ins. Is there a possibility to get her to weigh in on Saturday morning instead?

A:
Please have her register and send us an e-mail after she receives registration confirmation. I’ll send her an approval to weigh in on Sat.

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Q:
I might join the No-Gi event for Women’s novice competitors on Sunday but I’m scheduled to arrive in Bangkok on Friday, 1045 in the evening.

Is it possible to register/pay/weigh in on Saturday as I’m only joining the No-Gi event?

A:
The October 26 deadline is for late/final registrations and for all white belts competing on Saturday. Everybody is required to weigh in on Sunday separately for the no-gi portion of the tournament. If you only plan on competing on Sunday, it’s fine to pay/ weigh-in on Sunday.

Please note that no registration walk-ins or changes will be allowed on Sunday. Ensure that you register by Wednesday, October 24 (late registration allowed with an 600 THB until Friday, Oct 26) and that your registration details are correct.

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Q:
After the students register, do they have to be there on the 26th to pay and do initial weigh ins? We will only be having no gi guys so I guess what I am asking can they pay on the 28th when they compete and weigh in or do they have to come two days early to pay?

A:
The October 26 deadline is for late/final registrations and for all white belts competing on Saturday.

Everybody is required to weigh in on Sunday separately for the no-gi portion of the tournament. If you only plan on competing on Sunday, it’s fine to pay/ weigh-in on Sunday.

Please note that no registration walk-ins or changes will be allowed on Sunday. Ensure that you register by Wednesday, October 24 (late registration allowed with an 600 THB until Friday, Oct 26) and that your registration details are correct.

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Q:
Could you tell me where the weigh-in location will be on Friday? the 26th Oct?

A:
The weigh-ins will be at the Bangkok BJJ academy on Friday, October 26th from 5-9 pm (Bangkok time) at the event venue, Srivikorn School Gymnasium, on Saturday/ Sunday mornings 8-9am (Bangkok time).

Friday night weigh-ins are mandatory for all white belts.

You can see more information under the Information tab on the registration website.

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Q:
Just a quick email to as about weigh ins. I’ve put down in the Gi category that I want to be in the 88.3kg category however I still need to lose a couple of kilo to make it (weigh with gi on). If I don’t make it and I am say 89kg can I register for the next weight category up?

Do I just see on the day what weight I am and go from there?

A:
In our experience, allowing people to walk-in register and/ or change their divisions has significantly delayed the start of the tournament as well as slow the event throughout the day. There have been numerous complaints regarding delays in previous tournaments because we have allowed last minute registration changes in the past. This year we are going to be very strict about registration.

Online registration ends October 24th at 9pm (Bangkok time). You can e-mail us bangkokopen@gmail.com until this date/ time and request changes be made to your registration at no additional cost. Late registration/ changes will be allowed until October 26th at 9pm (Bangkok time) for an additional fee of 600 baht. After this, anybody failing to make weight for the division(s) they registered for will be disqualified. There will be no exceptions.

Schedule Changes

Hi Everybody,

Please note there have been some changes made to the academy schedule starting September 24th, 2012.  Some things to point out:

1)  Chris Haja will now be teaching both the Mon night All Levels class at 6pm and the No-gi class at 7:30pm.

2)  Eric’s Boot Camp Fitness has officially launched and will be every Wed and Fri at 12-1pm.

Please e-mail us at bkkbjj@gmail.com if you have questions.

Thank you.

The Bangkok Open 2012 BJJ/ No-Gi Championship

Hello competitors!

We are excited to announce the Bangkok Open 2012 BJJ/ Grappling Championship.  The event will be taking place at Srivikorn School Gymnasium on October 27th and 28th.  We are expecting more than 250 athletes this year and are working hard to make sure it’s the most successful grappling tournament ever held in Thailand.

All registrations will be done online.  Online registration will close on Wednesday, October 24th at 9pm (BKK time).  There will be a grace-period for changes between the 24th & 26th (9pm BKK time).  During this grace-period any new registrations or corrections to existing registrations will be allowed for an additional fee of 600 baht.

IMPORTANT!!!- Following Friday the 26th (9pm BKK time), NO LATE REGISTRATION, WALK-INS, OR REGISTRATION CHANGES WILL BE ACCEPTED. THIS APPLIES FOR BOTH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY COMPETITION. COMPETITORS THAT DO NOT MAKE WEIGHT WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED AND FORFEIT THEIR TOURNAMENT-FEE.

All white belts must weigh-in and pay their fees on Friday, October 26th between 5-9pm (BKK time) for Saturday’s competition.  (We are doing this so white belt brackets can be drawn up on Friday night and white belt matches will begin promptly at 10am on Saturday morning.)  Absolutely no white belts will be allowed to weigh in Saturday without prior, written approval.  This approval must be printed and presented at the time of weigh-in.  No exceptions.

Blue through black belts, for the Saturday competition, have the option to weigh-in on either Friday, October 26th between 5-9pm or Saturday morning between 8-9am. (This is not an option for white belts.)

All competitors will be required to reweigh/ weigh-in for the No-Gi tournament on Sunday.  Weigh-ins for Sunday will be held prior to the tournament between 8-9am.

Entry Fees are 2,000 THB to compete both Saturday and Sunday or 1,500 THB for a single day. Fees are payable at weigh-in on Friday the 26th.

Black belt & brown belt competitor entry fees will be waived.

Quality Prizes
All paying competitors will receive a high quality, custom designed competition T Shirt.

We have secured the support of a number of top brands and companies for the Bangkok Open 2012 BJJ/ No-Gi Championship.  Sponsor prizes will be raffled and awarded to competitors.

Quality, custom-made medals will be awarded to the top four (1st, 2nd, and two for 3rd) competitors in every competition bracket.  Team trophies will be also be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

We have a lot more surprises in store for all our competitors so don’t miss out!

Start:
27 October 2012
8:00am Weigh-in
10:00am Start (Bangkok time)

End:
28 October 2012
About 5pm or after last match (Bangkok time)

Online Registration Close:
24 October 2012
9:00 pm (Bangkok time)

Event Address:
Srivikorn School Gymnasium
1020/1 Sukumvit Road
Prakanong, Khlong Toei
Bangkok 10110
Thailand

Contact Details:
bangkokopen@gmail.com

August 2012 Schedule

Hi Team,

We’ve made some schedule changes for August (please visit our schedule link).  Some changes to point out:

1)  In place of the wrestling class on Monday and Wednesday night, we will have a No-gi class instructed by Chris Haja.  This means there will now be No-gi classes every night Mon-Thurs from 7:30-8:45.

2)  John Brennan will be instructing a wrestling takedown class every Saturday from 9:00-10:00am.  This class will be held before the kids class.  He’s put together a nice program and will keep all of you sharp who have been taking Connor’s class.

Please e-mail us at bkkbjj@gmail.com if you have questions.  Thanks.

BBQ & Jits In-house Tournament

Saturday, May 19th we’ll have the second BBQ & Jits Tournament at BKKBJJ/ RGT!

Once again, it won’t be as formal as traditional White & Blue Belt Festivals. We’re basically going to group competitors in the best way possible. Some belts and weights will be combined depending on who registers.

The tournament is meant to be fun and to boost competitive spirit at the academy, but people from other schools are welcome to attend. The tournament will be limited to blue and white belts. After the tournament, we’ll have some delicious barbecue to celebrate the day!

Here are the specifics:

Saturday, May 19th at 11:30 am
Following the kids class from 10-11am.  (Please arrive by 11am so we can start by 11:30am)

The Saturday 11am class will be canceled for this day only.

BKKBJJ members: 250 baht admission fee which includes food
Non-members: 350 baht admission fee which includes food

*If a competitor does not want to eat, then the admission fee is 100 baht (BKKBJJ students) or 200 baht (other schools)

*white/blue-belt absolute tournament w/ double elimination

Please be sure to confirm your participation as a competitor, volunteer or guest so we can get an accurate head count. You can view the Facebook event page here. There will be a competitor sign-up sheet at the academy. If you’re a non-BKKBJJ student, please e-mail Bryan at bkkbjj@gmail.com to register to compete.

It’s going to be a good time. See you then. Osu!!