22 Competitors are representing the Renato Tavares Association at the International Pan Jiu Jitsu Tournament in Irvine, CA. March 16-19th
The Pan-American Championship, often referred to colloquially as the “Pan Ams”, is the largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament held in North America. The event which is held annually by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation.
Representing one of the first steps toward internationalization of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the Pan-American Championship has been held annually since 1995. While the first event garnered only 250 athletes, the event has grown every year and now hosts thousands of competitors.