The Pan Ams are one of the most popular bjj tournaments in the world. They have been running since 2004 and they attract a huge audience from all over the globe. There are several different divisions with each division having its own ruleset, which means there is no standard set for them.
Some divisions allow gi’s while others do not, some allow open mat while others don’t etc… But what makes this event so special?
There are three main reasons why people attend these events:
1) The Mat: The mats at these events are usually very clean.
You will see that the mats are always well maintained and never dirty. Also, the mats are always well lit making it easier to see your training partners. If you want to train hard without feeling like you’re going to get hit in the face with a water bottle or something similar, then this is where you need to go!
2) The Competition: These events are full of high level competitors.
Many of them have won major titles such as black belt world champion, purple belt world champion, brown belt world champion etc… The competition is intense and the matches are really tough. It takes a lot of skill to win against someone like this and if you lose you’ll feel like crap afterwards. So make sure you practice your skills!
3) The Location: These events are usually held in big venues that are easy to find.
They’re usually located in big cities that have a lot of hotels, restaurants and things to do. You’ll never have to stay at the venue and you can come and go as you please. This is great for anyone that is here on vacation or even for locals that want to do something other than train jiu-jitsu!
So if any of this sounds interesting to you then I definitely recommend that you try to compete at the next The Pan Ams. I can almost guarantee that you’ll have an amazing experience!
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