Hygiene is a big  requirement for most schools, here is a paragraph of school hygiene protoc0l!

Dirty GIs (Uniforms) can carry a lot of bacteria. Some might wonder why it is even necessary to speak to this. Doesn’t everyone keep their GI fresh and clean for every workout? Knee pads and wraps? They don’t, and we found over time many people simply were not aware of this aspect of working in Academies. Some come from other sports where you don’t have the consideration for ongoing hygiene protocol; at most you simply throw your socks and trunks in the wash.  Others are younger single people who don’t have anyone else to remind them. GIs and all accessories like pads should be washed after every workout. But they should also be aired and allowed to dry out after the workout if not immediately washed. One of the worst things you can do is get a GI soaked during a workout and then put it in an athletic bag overnight and not allows it to air out. Single guys are notorious for that. Some leave the wet GI in the bag and the bag is in the trunk of their car for two days. It makes cleaning them much more difficult after that; and is why some GIs get “old” way before they should. Having more than one or two GIs is best because you reduce wear and it is then easier to have each GI (Uniform) cleaned and maintained properly

Charles Gracie Invitational Tournament

CG Invitational 2010 Poster


The Charles Gracie Invitational competition is now scheduled for Saturday, October 30th,  

in the Main Gym of Kimball High School located at 3200 Jaguar Run, Tracy, California 95377. I  want every student to know that I strongly urge all the students in the Charles Gracie Network to participate in this event. Though the competition level is high; so is the sportsmanship and the fun.


I’m counting on you to be there!




Please Fill Out Your Paperwork and turn it in by October 15th, 2010, so that we can mail in our packet to Charles!!!!!

Team Quest Results

Congratulations to all those who compete on May 15th in Redding at the Team Quest Invitational Tournament!

Jasmine Harris – Gold Medal

Keegan Hassell Cramer- Bronze Medal

Kelley Luchs – Silver Medal

Andrew Ariensen – Silver Medal

Marshall Whelen – Silver Medal

Jon Matia – Gold Medal

Adam  Robb –  Bronze Medal

Congratulations Lake Tahoe Competitors!

Competition Review Friday – March 26th – 6PM

Healthy Eating Potluck! – Whole Foods/Homemade! 




Team Cia Paulista B (Sacramento) – 1st Place

Freestyle Girls (Reno) – 2nd Place

Team Quest B (Redding) – 3rd Place

This “Fight For Haiti Fundraiser” was a well attended event with over 200 competitors, and 700 in attendance. Thanks to help from the participants, spectators and the community, we were able to raise almost $2000 for Doctors Without Borders in support of Haiti.

Lake Tahoe Open Kid’s Divisions – Fighting For Haiti!

Congrats to all who competed and learned something about themselves, their jiu-jitsu and competition.

Thank you all for honoring the integrity of the sport, our team and our tournament!  All that was accomplished could not have been so with out the team effort!

Our Academy Podium Placements:

Bodi Loughner 1st

Connor Bullion 2nd

Blaise Bibolet 2nd

Airon Yarbrough 2nd

Bradley Razzo 2nd

Jeneatte Guzman 2nd

Joe Stokes 2nd

Jaehlan Garcia 2nd

Jody Dobberphul 3rd

Maya Kraus 3rd

Sergio Rubio 3rd

Adam Robb 3rd

Mike Guzman 3rd

Congratulations New Belts!

Congratulations to all those who received a belt promotion at the last Charles Gracie Seminar!

Please note:  Between now and the Lake Tahoe Open on March 13th we will be offering a Free Friday Night – Competition Class from 6:00-7:00pm.

Seminar 01/23/10 – Adults
Charles Gracie Seminar 01/23/10 – Kids

Competition Review

Thank You Gary Grate Black Belt for an awesome class Friday night!

It was an awesome night of rolling and watching video footage from last year’s competitions.  Our Jiu-Jitsu Family has much to be proud of.

Class & Competition Video Review Party Yr 2009

WE WILL BE OPEN MONDAY  in honor of MARTIN LUTHER KING JR., see you on the mat.

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