Some congrats are in order as the weekend winds down with the IBJJF's 2011 Pan Am BJJ Tournament in Irvine, CA.
Big ups for our friend Georgette for stepping up and fighting in her first Pan Am fight. The experience is an invaluable learning tool.
NWJJA's master instructor David Meyer took the Senior Black Belt division in dominating style. One of only a few Machado black belts fighting.
Ace Jiu Jitsu had an amazing tournament when the dust settled. Instructor Chris "The Broom" Thue won his first major tournament as a black belt, sweeping up the competition in the senior division.
Edmund "Young Master" Kim absolutely dominated the blue belt middleweight division. 82 competitors. 7 fights. 4 won by submission. Not a single point scored against. Rumor has it Shoyoroll even picked him as a sponsor! Keep it up Edmund, sky is the limit brother.
Joaquin Galdamez placed second in his first purple belt tournament, and all told Ace took six medals with ten fighters. Not bad at all guys!
Congrats to all who stepped up and fought. Regardless of the outcome you are a warrior and no one can ever take that away from you. I hope to join you next year!