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Friday, March 25, 2011

2011 Pan Jiu Jitsu Tournament

This weekend is the 2011 Pan Jiu Jitsu Tournament in Irvine. Doug and his brother both competed this year - Doug in the Blue Master Medium-Heavy and Dan in the Blue Master Medium Division. Doug had a tough first match and unfortunately lost by 3 points. Dan won his first two matches by points but went out in his third by tap out.

Although the tournament did not turn out as well as the guys would have liked, both of them fought good fights and had some tough competitors. The guy who beat Doug ended up placing 2nd out of the 29 guys in their bracket, and the guy who beat Dan ended up placing 3rd out of the 43 competitors in their bracket. All-in-all, it was a good learning experience (what is it they say? There is no such thing as losing...you either win or you learn...) and an even better bonding experience. The guys had a blast spending some brotherly time together and the girls sure loved having their Uncle Dan around. Here are some photos from the tourney...and once I get hold of Doug's phone, I'll be sure to post some photos from the past week.

The cutest little cheerleaders around...and NO...despite what you may think from the photos, we were not facing blizzard conditions that morning...just a little rain.
  
 
 
The Contenders area...this place was packed...I took the photo just to give a better idea of how many people compete at this tournament.
The mats (obviously)...just a random photo - neither Doug nor Dan were competing at the time I snapped this
   
 

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