Attention Kaijin members! We have two important events that are fast approaching. First up is the BJJ Pro on August 29th. This competition is different from U.S. Open and Allstars, as it’s run by the IBJJF directly. Registration is $115 for white belts and $130 for all others. Cash prizes are available for open division winners of all levels except white belt. Black belts who place first in their division will win $4000! This is at the Kaiser Arena, so even if you aren’t competing, please stop by to support your fellow students. Registration closes on the 20th. Find details at ibjjf.org/championship/santa-cruz-bjj-pro-ibjjf-championship/.

That sweet jiu jitsu glory continues onto the next day, as Kaijin hosts a seminar by Paul Schreiner. Once an instructor in Kaijin's early years, Schreiner relocated to New York and became an instructor at Marcelo Garcia’s academy in 2009. He’s a seasoned competitor and instructor, as...(continued)