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Pans 2020: Will They or Won’t They?

It’s been a wild couple of weeks, to be sure- the coronavirus COVID-19 has sent a lot of people in a tizzy. It’s understandably a tricky situation: it’s a flu-like virus that most people should be able to recover from. It’s when a relatively healthy person however comes in contact with someone who is immuno-compromised due to age or other circumstances is when things get really dangerous.

Events and conferences are cancelling left and right due to concerns of spreading the virus, and so far the IBJJF stated last week they were not cancelling Pans in Irvine, and then as of last night they stated they were working with the venue and would be making an announcement one way or another by mid-day today.

I had to pull out of Pans this year due to other reasons, but I was still planning on going to the venue for that weekend: I know there have also been some big name competitors who have been posting on social media that they have registered for the tournament. I’m curious to see if they will actually move forward with hosting the event. To add to the whole thing, UC Irvine (the venue itself) has told students that they are suspending all activities where large groups of people could congregate….

So, I guess we’ll see either way by the end of the day.

Well, either way stay safe everyone- wash your hands, don’t train if you’re sick and have a great day!










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IBJJF 2015 Pan Dates Already Announced

The IBJJF announced yesterday they already have the dates set for their most well attended tournament for the year, the Pans. They will take place March 11th to the 15th in the usual spot, University of California in Irvine. I feel like it’s a bit early to be discussing tournaments in March, but on the other hand it makes planning other travels and events a lot easier.

What do you guys think? Are you jazzed to already know when Pans will take place, or do you also think it’s a bit odd to talk about a March tournament in September? Let me know- otherwise, have a great day everyone!

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At Pans

We’re here out in California at the Jiu jitsu Pans: our team has won some matches, lost others, but we’re all here for each other and we brought out about 14 competitors. Woo!

I compete on Sunday morning: I’ll let you know how it all goes.



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