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4/29/09 6:03 AM
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cococrab
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This is to inform you that The ADCC regional website is up and running. Check us out at www.ADCCregionals.com

You can check out divisions, rules and our 2009 schedule. Registration for the Texas event on July 25th will be up and running soon.

For any questions, please e-mail me at Brett.Boyce@ADCCregionals.com

Brett Boyce
4/29/09 5:21 PM
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let me know when there is a michigan event.

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4/30/09 10:48 PM
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5/2/09 7:37 PM
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ttt for ADCC...the gold standard of grappling competitions!
5/2/09 9:01 PM
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Is this still an issue?


This group is for supporters of the following petition to ADCC Europe:

"This petition is to ask the organisers of the ADCC European Championships 2008, to be held in Krakow, Poland, to change the women’s weight classes from -55kg and +55kg to include all official ADCC women’s weight classes (-55kg, -60kg, -67kg, +67kg).

Although women are still underrepresented in submission wrestling tournaments, the female side of the sport is growing both in numbers and in level. This growth is a result of several factors – the perseverance of prominent female athletes, increasing media coverage, and last but not least, the attention paid to the female categories by competition organisers.

Focus on female grappling has resulted in many SW, BJJ and MMA organisers introducing new weight categories for women, e.g. IBJJF introduced a middle heavyweight category for women in both Gi and No-Gi competitions in response to the growing number of competitors. The ADCC World Championships in 2007 introduced four weight categories, in comparison to only two earlier.

Seen in this light, we find it very unfortunate that the ADCC European Championships have chosen to operate with only two female categories: -55kg and +55kg. The ADCC EC is potentially the largest and most important submission wrestling competition in Europe this year, and the choice of female categories is unsupportive to the many athletes who will be fighting, as well as sending a wrong signal about the status of female grappling.

As the ADCC European Championship is a qualification tournament for the ADCC World Championships 2009, it must be in the best interests of both athletes and organisers to find the best candidates in all weight classes. In 2007, Europe was represented by one woman in each of the four weight categories, so there is no reason to believe that there aren’t skilled candidates in all weight classes this time around. Additionally, the cut-off for the suggested weight classes (-/+55kg) favours the very small and very large, disregarding the fact that there are most women in the middle weights (-60kg and -67kg).

We sincerely believe that ADCC Europe wishes to support and promote women in grappling and therefore request that the weight classes be changed to -55kg, -60kg, -67kg, and +67kg, or whichever weight classes will be used at the ADCC World Championships.

Best regards,

Name: Shanti Abelha
Email: shanti.abelha@gmail.com
Belt/Rank: Purple Belt
Best placing: 1st IBJJF World Championships -69kg Female Purple
Club: Check Mat
Citizenship: Denmark
"
5/16/09 11:54 AM
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More great news from ADCC Regionals. ADCC Regional tournaments will be adding Grand Rapids, Michigan to our tour this year. Tentative date will be September 26th. More info to follow.

In the mean time we are looking for referees and staff members. If you live in the Great Lakes area and are interested in working for ADCC Regionals, please e-mail me.

Brett.Boyce@ADCCregionals.com

GRBJJ will be opening our school to all that come in from out of town and want to get some rolls in before competitions. www.grbjj.com

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