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Southwest GrappleFest 11 Set for November 2nd

Grapplefest 11

The largest grappling tournament in the southwest is set. The Combast Sports Club proudly presents Southwest Grapplefest 11 which is scheduled to take place November 2nd at Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. As usual the tournament’s format is a double elimination, GI/NOGI that awards places 1st through 4th. Online registration ends Thursday October 31st at 5:00pm Prices below are ...

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One of Jiu Jitsu’s Premier Talents, Roberto “Tussa” Alencar is a Hidden Gem in Albuquerque

Gracie Barra’s Roberto “Tussa” Camargo de Alencar

Albuquerque has a hidden gem flying under the radar of most while being heavily respected by many. Gracie Barra’s Roberto “Tussa” Camargo de Alencar is quietly one of the most successful Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitors in the world and he is housed right here in one of the richest combat sports cultured towns, Albuquerque. With lineage directly linked to the ...

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Southwest Grapplefest Takes Place 10 July 27th at the Santa Ana Star Casino

Grapplefest 10

The Combat Sports Club will hold their annual summer grappling tournament, Southwest Grapplefest for the third time at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico on Satuday July 27th. Grapplefest 10 is a Gi/NoGi double elimination and awards placements for 1st – 4th.  All Men NoGi competitors earn Combat Sports Club points towards Elite status (5000pts.) New this year ...

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Southwest Grapplefest 9 set for May 4th in Rio Rancho

Southwest Grapplefest 9

The very popular grappling series “Southwest Grapplefest” will return to Rio Rancho on May 4th, 2013. The Jiu Jitsu tournament returns after starting the year being hosted down south in Las Cruces. The successful series will host its ninth installment once again inside Cleveland High School where it has been for several of the past events. The series is run ...

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UFC on Fox 6 Winner Clay “The Carpenter” Guida Thanks Gracie Barra New Mexico

UFC on Fox 6

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Jackson’s MMA fighter Clay “The Carpenter” Guida earned a split-decision victory over Hatsu Hioki at this past Saturday’s UFC on Fox 6 card in Guida’s hometown of Chicago, Ill. Guida is known for his furious pace, wrestling and has sharpened his jiu jitsu game right here in Albuquerque, N.M. at Gracie Barra New Mexico. In a post-fight ...

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Southwest Grapplefest 8 Important Dates

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Press Release: Online registration for Southwest Grapplefest 8 ends today, Thursday at 5:00pm. Late registration is available at Weigh-ins – cash only – and spectator tickets can be purchased online or at the door, same price. Everyone who pre-registers online can attend the Friday seminar for free with World Champion Rainey Whitsett and BJJ Blackbelt, Pro fighter Rodney Romero. Everyone else is ...

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Tussa Wins IBJJF Heavyweight Pro League

Tussa caps off 2012 with a Victory at the IBJJF Heavyweight Pro League Gracie Barra New Mexico Head Instructor adds another gold to his mantle LONG BEACH, Calif. – Gracie Barra head Instructor Roberto “Tussa” Alencar took another trip to the top of the podium as he picked up the gold medal at the 1st International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Pro ...

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Southwest Grapplefest 8 Hits Las Cruces, New Mexico January 12th

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SOUTHWEST GRAPPLEFEST 8 to take Place at Picacho Middle School COMBAT SPORTS CLUB is happy to announce Southwest Grapplefest 8. The event will be the first ever Grappling/BJJ tournament to take place in the city of Las Cruces, New Mexico on Saturday, January 12th, 2013. The event will be hosted at Picacho Middle School. Early registrations runs $40/$60 for one/two division(s) and is due by ...

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Gracie Barra New Mexico Instructors Bring Home Hardware from the 2012 IBJJF No Gi World Championships

Rafael Barata Freitas

Professor Tussa wins gold at Heavyweight and Professor Tammy Griego wins Absolute LONG BEACH CALIF.— Gracie Barra New Mexico Instructors Roberto “Tussa” Alencar, Rafael “Barata” Freitas and Tammy Griego all captured medals today at the 2012 International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation No Gi World Championships in Long Beach, Calif. Tussa captured gold in the Heavyweight division. Griego brings home a gold medal in ...

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