Win A $75 Shopping Spree From Fcf!!!
Win a $75 Shopping Spree From FCF!!!
RETURN OF THE WARRIORS
aka PRIDE 10
Pride 10 is less than a month away, the debates are heating up on who will win. One lucky/skillful pugilistic prognosticator will win a $75 shopping Spree from FCF…That’s 75 bucks worth of gear, videos, whatever you want from the FCF Shop. All ya gotta do is guess the future.
Hurry! Entries must be made by 6:00 pm (U.S. Eastern time) August 3, 2000.
The results of the survey and some of the commentary we receive will appear in the August 2000 issue of FCF
2000 World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships Results
Story by Chris Onzuka
Results courtesy of Brian Cimins at www.grapplers.com
Well, here it is for you Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fanatics, the results of the 2000 World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships thanks to our friend Brian Cimins of the Grapplers Quest and Grapplers.com. It looks like our FCF correspondent, and my brother, Mike Onzuka has gone MIA (missing in action). After his Day 2 report, he has not gotten in touch with anybody here and let us know how he and Kaleo Hosaka did in their matches. Their names are not in the top three, so I know they didn’t win the thing. Oh well, it is the salt mines in a third world country for the both of them. Enjoy the results.
One of the champions that we have to mention is BJ Penn, who won the Pena class (under 147 lbs.) in the Black Belt division, the class Royler Gracie has dominated since the first Mundial in 1996. Don’t get ahead of yourselves, Royler was unable to compete because of a bad injury. He announced his withdrawal from the tournament weeks before it. The crazy thing is BJ was awarded his black belt on the Monday before the Mundial. He prepared himself to compete in the Brown Belt division. He is the first Non-Brazilian to win a World BJJ Championship in the Black Belt division. Another note about BJ is that he placed second in the 1998 Mundial in the Blue Belt division. He has attained a black belt in a little over four years and is a World champion as a black belt, proving that it is well-deserved. You better believe that we will catch up with BJ and FCF readers will enjoy the fruits of our labor…and his.
Final Team Results:
Black Belt Division Finals Results
Black Belt (Open Division):
Blue Belt (Adults)
Blue Belt (Juniors)
From the event’s promoter:
Xtreme Combat Submission Championships
Saturday Sept. 9th, 2000 11:00 (Registration/Weigh-ins 8:30-10:30)
John Slidell Recreation Center
Plus an Open/Absolute division for the Xtreme Combat Submission Championship Title Belt
For an invitation which includes rules and regulations contact:
or visit: www.XTREMEFIGHT.com
From Susumu’s Gallery:
Susumu’s Gallery has added 30 pictures from a Shooto event held on July 22nd in Tokyo.
By the way, it is the hottest season in Tokyo now.
HOOKnSHOOT Press Release:
THE 2001 ABU DHABI QUALIFIER SERIES
On July 22,nd, 2000 HOOKnSHOOT in Evansville, Indiana hosted the first
American Qualifier for the 2001 Submission Wrestling World Championships. "This is our second year hosting these tournaments, and we have to say that the first year of was a great success. This year, we kicked off the series with a new weight class, the under 65.9 KG " states promoter Jeff Osborne.
As expected, the little guys were fast paced and exciting "We were impressed with the whole field. Last year we didn’t have one at 145 lbs. We were afraid we wouldn’t get enough applicants. This year proved us wrong" continues Osborne.
Mike Cardosa, a Jiu Jitsu stylist from Miami, Florida conquered the eight man field on July 22nd to come away with the trophy and the invitation to Abu Dhabi.
NEXT EVENT – AUGUST 19th, 2000 – EVANSVILLE, INDIANA – 66-76.9 KG
"The tapes are in to the Abu Dhabi Combat Club, we have made our recommendations. The final invites will be out soon" states promoter Jeff Osborne. "The field will be awesome if it holds. We have nearly 20 solid applicants. There are a lot of good reputations too that are stepping up – we have always hoped these events will take grappling to a new level in the United States, and with this level of competition, we
Look for the complete lineup to be announced closer to the August 19th HOOKnSHOOT TRIUMPH event.
SCHEDULE FOR THE 2001 QUALIFIERS:
SEPTEMBER 16th, 2000 – 88-98.9 KG Class (Date changed from 9/23)
WANT TO APPLY? SEND TAPE TO: