Tony the Announcer at last year’s Pan Jiu-Jitsu tournament, using his powerful voice to coordinate the action.
As we mentioned back in October, the Pan Jiu-Jitsu tournament will be held in a new location this coming weekend to accomodate what is likely the largest Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournament ever. Last year attendance was about 2,500 competitors. This year the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation is reporting that there will be approximately 2,800 athletes participating on the mats.
On Monday I learned that contrary to last year’s set up, the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation will be holding matches on ten different mats from Thursday to Saturday, and Sunday will be set up to contain eight different mats. Original plans were for 8 and 2, respectively.
If you are one of those 2,800, please remember that you can only wear all blue, all white or all black gis. No other colors are permitted.