Southern California is well known as a serious hotbed of jiu-jitsu talent, with big teams such as Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu, Atos, Alliance, Checkmat, Gracie Barra, and more all having headquarters there.
The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Los Angeles, which is coming up on Sept. 23-24, will feature the brightest and best from these teams battling for serious cash prizes.
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You can click here for a list of confirmed black belts, but take our word for it when we say this event is going to be STACKED.
With so much on the line, the teams are training hard and prepping for the tournament.
Go inside the main gyms in the SoCal region in this series of videos, courtesy of the UAEJJF.
Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu (San Diego)
Cobrinha BJJ (Los Angeles)
Andre Galvao Atos BJJ (San Diego)
Checkmat Jiu-Jitsu (Long Beach)
Jean Jacques Machado BJJ (Tarzana, CA)
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