It’s that time when the biggest tournament of the year (number of competitors wise) takes place in Irvine, California. This year Gracie Barra Dana Point had 4 people Representing their School and the Shield with pride win, lose, or draw. I would like to take the time to say Thank You and good Job to Max Kupferman (White Belt), Dong Shin (White Belt), Coach Andrew (Brown Belt) and , Coach Inacio (Brown Belt); all of them fought with heart and respect in all of their matches.
All of them did very well in there matches, Max and Coach Andrew both had very tough matches and fought very hard but came up a little short in the end. As for Coach Inacio he had 4 extremely tough fights that lead him to a silver medal and a place on the Podium. Great Work Guys!
Overall Gracie Barra took first in the Team Novice, Second for the Team Masters Division and finally Fourth in the Overall Team Adults. The Future is looking great for Gracie Barra with all of the hard work of everyone from the people who compete to the training partners that help them get ready, it is a team effort!