International Cast of Jiu-Jitsu Legends Unite For Inaugural World Jiu-Jitsu Expo Held In Long Beach, California

Written by: Eddie Goldman

(Royce at UFC)

From World Jiu-Jitsu Expo:

Long Beach, Calif., (April 4th, 2012)– The inaugural World Jiu-Jitsu Expo, which will be held on Saturday, May 12th,2012, at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, CA, will set the newstandard for promoting the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Renzo Gracie, President of the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo, will be in attendance. Farmore than a tradeshow, the WJJE will feature an extensive slate of BJJ seminarstaught by Roger Gracie, Braulio Estima, André Galvão, Robert Drysdale, RodrigoComprido, Caio Terra, and many more. The event will also include the inauguralBJJ Awards, panel discussions, a tradeshow floor packed with exhibitors, andthe Long Beach Spring International Open IBJJF Championship. For moreinformation about the tournament, visit

Super-fights are scheduled to take place between incredible BJJ talentsincluding UFC welterweight Nick Diaz. The action-packed day will conclude witha BJJ Hall of Fame induction ceremony honoring some of the biggest names inBrazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

"This is the first of many World Jiu-Jitsu Expos in the UnitedStates," says Renzo Gracie. "Americans have embraced BrazilianJiu-Jitsu to a degree rarely seen outside of Brazil, and it is a privilege forus to be involved in this first event."

In addition to these events the WJJE will also host a gallery of exclusive,never-before-seen photos by veteran photographer Susumu Nagao, the onlyphotographer present at the inaugural PRIDE FC, UFC, and ADCC SubmissionWrestling World Championship events that capture the roots of mixed martialarts while the sport was still in its infancy.

Tickets for the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo can be purchased for $15 at

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The WORLD JIU-JITSU EXPO brings together the largest and most influentialBrazilian Jiu-Jitsu network of black belts, champions, students, brands, media,and decision makers via innovative initiatives, conveniently merchandised showareas, exclusive access to back stage and VIP BJJ training sections. BrazilianJiu-Jitsu is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and May 12, 2012will mark the launch of the WORLD JIU-JITSU EXPO, the high octane home of allthings Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu sports. An interactive destination providing aninsider’s perspective on the trends shaping the lives of today’s BJJpractitioners and fans. Combining incomparable commercial potential, creativeinspiration, and networking opportunities, the WORLD JIU JITSU EXPO is destinedto become the most influential force in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. More business willbe realized at the WORLD JIU-JITSU EXPO than at any other BJJ retail tradeevent, making it the definitive platform for conducting Brazilian Jiu-Jitsubusiness.