This past weekend LEaO OPTiCS was at the 2015 Subfighter Fall Gi Championship in Santa Ana California. These tournaments are put on by Subfighter BJJ and ran by Black Belt Russ Miura. His focus is to bring a competitive experience that is enjoyable and efficiently ran in order to give the participants and spectators a quick moving format which shows respect for everyone's time. . Using a wrestling bracket system (which I have grown to love since my son wrestles and I wonder why more jiu jitsu tournaments are not rain this fashion) competitors already know who they will be facing before the tournament starts and the mats are always full. They utilize a double elimination or even a round robin depending on bracket size so competitors will get some bang for the buck.
The event started with kids where 13 year old rising star Alyssa Wilson from Checkmat was in attendance closing out her kids bracket and also closing out the adult white belt division.. Keep you eye on this one. you can follow her at @Alyssa2o4
Next came the fellas and they were not to disappoint. Plenty of good jiu jitsu to go around. But the highlight was the Black Belt Super Fight between Jason Youseph (Carlson Gracie Team) vs Lance Glynn (Paragon) We hope you enjoy.
Overall it was a good day of competition and meeting new people in the community. If you are ever in the SoCal area and you hear about a Subfughter Tournament take advantage. You will not be disappointed.