Nick Diaz To Compete And Royce Gracie To Be Honored At Inaugural World Jiu Jitsu Expo

Press release by 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 new standard for promoting the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.


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


Super-fights are scheduled to take place between incredible BJJ talents including UFC welterweight Nick Diaz. The action-packed day will conclude with a BJJ Hall of Fame induction ceremony honoring some of the biggest names in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.


“This is the first of many World Jiu-Jitsu Expos in the United States," says Renzo Gracie. “Americans have embraced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to a degree rarely seen outside of Brazil, and it is a privilege for us 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 only photographer present at the inaugural PRIDE FC, UFC, and ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship events that capture the roots of mixed martial arts while the sport was still in its infancy.


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


To become a sponsor or inquire about booth space for the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo, contact Junior at 305.773.8675 or [email protected]




The WORLD JIU-JITSU EXPO brings together the largest and most influential Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu network of black belts, champions, students, brands, media, and decision makers via innovative initiatives, conveniently merchandised show areas, exclusive access to back stage and VIP BJJ training sections. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and May 12, 2012 will mark the launch of the WORLD JIU-JITSU EXPO, the high octane home of all things Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu sports. An interactive destination providing an insider’s perspective on the trends shaping the lives of today’s BJJ practitioners and fans. Combining incomparable commercial potential, creative inspiration, and networking opportunities, the WORLD JIU JITSU EXPO is destined to become the most influential force in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. More business will be realized at the WORLD JIU-JITSU EXPO than at any other BJJ retail trade event, making it the definitive platform for conducting Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu business.

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Tags: Andre Galvao, Braulio Estima, Caio Terra, MMA, Nick Diaz, Robert Drysdale, Rodrigo Comprido, Roger Gracie, Royce Gracie, World Jiu Jitsu Expo


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