On this edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, the third this week, host Eddie Goldman speaks with Kid Peligro, a senior editor at the ADCC News (http://www.adcombat.com) and also our correspondent on NO HOLDS BARRED.
The subject is the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (http://www.ibjjf.org/), which is organized by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation. This event will be held Thursday, August 23, through Sunday, August 26, at the Pyramid on the campus of California State University, Long Beach, in Long Beach, CA. Over 1700 competitors have already registered to compete.
This event, better known simply as the Mundial, is being held for the first time in the US. It will feature the best in the world in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, which is the key foundation of mixed martial arts.
Kid explains the significance of this prestigious event and lets us know what to expect and who to watch, especially in the various weight classes of the black belt division.
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BJJMart.com (http://bjjmart.com), your premier source for all Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gear, videos, books, and much more.
Gladiator Magazine (http://gladmag.com/), for in-depth coverage of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, submission grappling, and MMA, as well as lifestyle articles on surfing, cars, movies, and more. Gladiator Magazine is available at any major bookstore and online at BJJMart.com (http://bjjmart.com) or Jiu Jitsu Pro Gear (http://jiujitsuprogear.com/).
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Thanks, Eddie Goldman