Behind The Scenes Of LA Grand Slam, The All-Inclusive Jiu-Jitsu Mega Event

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The UAEJJF Grand Slam World Jiu-Jitsu Tour made its second stop of the 2017-18 season, touching down in Los Angeles on September 23 and 24.

The two-day tournament proved to be an all-inclusive affair. The federation's goal of developing para jiu-jitsu shows no signs of slowing down, and it is now a common site to see differently-abled competitors take to the mats. 


Go behind the scenes of the recent Grand Slam in Los Angeles and get a look at the workings of one of the biggest international events on the global jiu-jitsu scene. 


See more: Para Jiu--Jitsu Athlete Rustin Hughes at Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Los Angeles

The 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Rio de Janeiro is coming to FloGrappling on Nov 10-12! Watch it LIVE or On Demand on FloGrappling

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