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El Local!


El primero Español a estar confirmado al ADCC BARCELONA 2009 es Rogent LLoret, enhorabuena!!!

Es el luchador español en mejor forma física de la actualidad,  cinturón negro de BJJ de Robin Gracie y campeón europeo 2009. Ganó la selectiva europea para el mundial profesional ADCC de jiu-jitsu, invencible en el M-1 Challenge.

Además de ser un gran campeón, es una gran persona: humilde y guerrero sin par, Rogent LLoret está destinado a hacer historia dentro del BJJ, del submission fighting y de la MMA de nuestro pais.
Mucho entreno ahora para luchar con los mejores del mundo y ser una gran sorpresa para los que no lo conocen!

In English:

The first Spanish to be confirmed to the  ADCC BARCELONA 2009 is Rogent LLoret. Congratulations!

The fighter is the most successful Spanish in the present moment, this black belt in BJJ from  Robin Gracie is the 2009 European champion, winner of the European selective for the ADCC professional world championship in BJJ and unbeaten in the M-1 Challenge.

Besides being a great champion is a great person and humble warrior. Rogent LLoret is bound to make history in BJJ, submission fighting and MMA for our country.
He can be a good surprise for the local Catalans.


Stay tuned because we are going to have great news regarding the fighters who will join ADCC Barcelona by Wild Card!



1. Rani Yahya. Brazil (ADCC World Champion)

2. Kouhei Yasumi. Japan (Asian Trials winner)

3. Rafael Mendes. Brazil (South American Trials winner)

4. Nicolas Renier. France (European Trials winner)

5. Timo-Juhani Hirvikangas. Finland (European Champion)

6. Ryan Hall. USA (North American east coast Trials winner)

7. David Marinakis. Australia (Pacific Trials winner)

8. Jayson Patino. USA (North American west coast Trials winner)

9-16 Wild card


1. Marcelo Garcia. Brazil (ADCC World Champion)

2. K-taro Nakamura. Japan (Asian Trials winner)

3. Murilo Santana. Brazil (South American Trials winner)

4. Marcelo Azevedo. Italy (European Trials winner)

5. Toni Linden. Finland (European Champion)

6. Don Ortega. USA (North American east coast Trials winner)

7. Rodney Ellis. Australia (Pacific Trials winner)

8. Enrico Cocco. USA (North American west coast Trials winner)

9 -16 Wild card 2/4


1. Damian Maia. Brazil (ADCC World Champion)

2. Kazuhiro Nakamura. Japan (Asian Trials winner)

3. André Galvão. Brazil (South American Trials winner)

4. Kassim Annan. France (European Trials winner)

5. Trond Saksenvik. France (European Champion)

6. Jason Selva. USA (North American east coast Trials winner)

7. Igor Praporshchikov. Australia (Pacific Trials winner)

8. Chris Weidman. USA (North American west coast Trials winner)

9 -16 Wild card


1. Xande Ribeiro. Brazil (ADCC World Champion)

2. Yukiya Naito. Japan (Asian Trials winner)

3. Glover Teixeira. Brazil (South American Trials winner)

4. Radek Turek. Poland (European Trials winner)

5. Andreas Olsen. Norway (European Champion)

6. Rafael Davies. USA (North American east coast Trials winner)

7. Anthony Perosh. Australia (Pacific Trials winner)

8. Gerardi Rinaldi. USA (North American west coast Trials winner)

9 -16 Wild card ¾


1. Fabricio Werdum. Brazil (ADCC World Champion)

2. Kouji Kanechika. Japan (Asian Trials winner)

3. Antoine Jaoude. Brazil (South American Trials winner)

4. Tomasz Janiszewski. Poland (European Trials winner)

5. Janne-Pekka Pietiläinen. Finland (European Champion)

6. Asa Fuller. USA (North American east coast Trials winner)

7. Denis Roberts. Australia (Pacific Trials winner)

8. Tom DeBlass. USA (North American west coast Trials winner)

9 -16 Wild card


Roger Gracie. Brazil vs Robert Drysdale. USA




1. Kyra Gracie. Brazil (ADCC World Champion)

2. Sayaka Shioda. Japan (ADCC World Champion)

3. Megumi Fujii. Japan (Asian & Pacific Trials winner)

4. Michelle Tavares. Brazil (South American Trials winner)

5. Laurence Cousin. France (European Trials winner)

6. Ina Steffensen. Denmark (European Champion)

7. Hillary Williams. USA (North American Trials winner)

8. Wild card


1. Hannette Staack. USA (ADCC World Champion)

2. Penny Thomas. USA (ADCC World Champion)

3. Hitomi Hiraiwa. Japan (Asian & Pacific Trials winner)

4. Rosângela Conceição. Brazil (South American Trials winner)

5. Ida Hansson. Sweden (European Trials winner)

6. Shanti Abelha. Denmark (European Champion)

7. Lana Stephanac. USA (North American Trials winner)

8. Wild card ¼


tom deblassCongratulations Tom Deblass, we hope to see you having the same success in ADCC Barcelona as your master Ricardo Almeida had in previous editions!

“I am a Ricardo Almeida Black Belt. I own Ocean County Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. My purpose on this earth is to touch as many lives as possible through Jiu-Jitsu, it is my calling. I have won Pan American, World, and National titles. I trust in God, believe in myself and am very thankful for the wonderful people I have surrounding me.” Tom Deblass

Tom DeBlass is a proud Black Belt student of Ricardo Almeida, a 3rd Degree Black Belt under Renzo Gracie. Tom began his martial arts career studying Tae-Kwon-Do at the young age of 6. In high school, his love of sports drew him to the track and field team, where he excelled as a county and state sectional long-jump champion. While attending Monmouth University, where he would eventually earn a dual degree in Elementary Education and Special Education, he decided to focus his attention on training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the world’s most effective martial art. The following year proved to be a major turning point for Tom when he met Bill Scott. Bill was studying under world renowned BJJ instructor, Ricardo Almeida, and brought Tom to the Ricardo Almedia Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy. Since then Tom has been a loyal and devoted student to Ricardo Almeida and the rest of Team Renzo Gracie. In 2006, Tom was honored with the role of co-captain of the Ricardo Almeida Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition team.
Professor Tom DeBlass has established himself as one of the best adult American Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitors in the United States.  His competition record includes medals and championships in some of the world’s most prestigious Jiu-Jitsu competitions such as the Worlds, Nationals, and Pan American Jiu-Jitsu tournaments. Professor Tom and his staff have also managed to build one of the largest Jiu-Jitsu academies in New Jersey in both facility size (over 4,000 sq. feet) and student count (close to 250 students from all different walks of life). As an instructor, Professor Tom helps all individuals reach their goals and keeps classes non-competitive by offering separate classes for those looking to compete and those who do not. The academy’s environment is family-oriented and stress-free. The top priority of each instructor at Ocean County Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is to make sure each student gets the individual attention they need in order to accomplish their goals while acquiring the knowledge of a sport that has changed the lives of so many.


ADCC USA East Coast Trials Champions

ADCC USA East Coast trials held today in New Jersey produced a new group of qualifiers for the main event. The following fighters won their divisions :

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Over 99kg Tom DeBlass

Under 99 kg Gerard RInaldi

Under 88kg Chris Weidman

Under 77kg Enrico Cocco

Under 66kg Jayson Patino

Congratulations to all the winners . . . see you in Barcelona!

Ryan Hall

Winner of the ADCC West Coast Trials under 66kg

ryan hall“The first of two North American qualifiers for the 2009 ADCC World Championship was held at the Cal State Dominguez Hills campus in Carson, CA. The brackets were filled with accomplished black belts hoping to earn their spot in the world’s most prestigious no-gi tournament, the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) Submission Wrestling World Championship.
In the under 66 kg Professional division, Ryan put on the most dominant performance of the tournament, submitting all of his opponents in rapid fashion without surrendering an offensive point.

Ryan finished Matt Betzold (Gracie Barra) in the first round with a triangle and Dustin Thornton (Undisputed) with a 50/50 heel hook in the quarter-final. In the semi-final, Ryan faced off against Matt Sanchez (Team Alpha), an extremely tough opponent who had defeated one of the favourites, Justin Rader (Lovato), in the previous round. Ryan was able to sweep, take the back, mount, and finish with an arm lock from the triangle to advance to the final. In the championship match, Ryan defeated Ryan Lang (Rickson Gracie) with a 50/50 heel hook to earn the opportunity to compete against the world’s best lightweight grapplers at the ADCC main event in Barcelona, Spain later this year.”


Congratulations for the 3rd place at the IBJJ world tournament. We are waiting for you in Barcelona, Ryan!

Official results ADCC 2009 – South Pacific trials



under 65 Kg: David Marinakis

under 76 Kg: Rodney Ellis

under 87 Kg: Igor Praporshchikov

under 99 Kg: Anthony Perosh

over 99 Kg: Denis Roberts