No Holds Barred: Renato Tavares and Abu Dhabi Pro Jiu-Jitsu Cup East Coast Trials
On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman speaks with one of the masters and top coaches in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and grappling, Renato Tavares.
His organization, the North American Fight Association, will be hosting the Abu Dhabi Pro East Coast Trials. This tournament takes place Sunday, January 31, 2010, at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida.
This is a qualifying event for the richest and most prestigious Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu event in the world, the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup 2010.
That event takes place April 15-17 in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, and will distribute the biggest prize in the history of Jiu-Jitsu, US$150.000.
The qualifiers from the East Coast Trials will be flown to Abu Dhabi to represent the U.S. at the Abu Dhabi Pro Jiu-Jitsu Cup.
In our interview with Renato Tavares, we discuss the results from the West Coast Trials, the importance of the East Coast Trials, some of the competitors expected to compete, how to get more information about this event, and more.
Results from the East Coast Trials will be posted in real time on Twitter here.
More information on the many international qualifying events for the Abu Dhabi Pro Jiu-Jitsu Cup can be found on the Emirates One News and the ADCC News.
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