🔥ADCC US Open 2023 Costa Mesa, California🏆
🔥ADCC US Open 2023 Costa Mesa, California🏆
The Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) is set to host its highly anticipated US Open on Saturday, April 29, 2023, at the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa, California. This no-gi grappling event will attract competitors from all over the world, all eager to test their skills and showcase their talent on the mat. As one of the most prestigious grappling organizations on the globe, ADCC has a rich history and a reputation for hosting high-level competitions that draw the best athletes in the sport. The team in Alaska has been helping me prepare; I am super excited to be competing and hope to see you there!
The ADCC US Open will occur in the Costa Mesa Building at the OC Fair and Event Center at 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. With a maximum capacity of 1,200 competitors, this event is open to all grapplers, from kids to masters and beginners to advanced practitioners. Competitors do not need to qualify to participate in the US Open.
Registration for the event is priced at $125 until April 16 and increases to $150 until April 28. Competitors can add additional divisions for $75. The last day to cancel for credit (no refunds) is Sunday, April 23, at 11:59 pm PT. Registration closes on Friday, April 28, at 12:00 pm PT or when the maximum capacity is reached.
Weigh-ins will be held on Friday, April 28, with three options available: at the venue from 5-7 pm, at Honu BJJ in San Diego from 5-7 pm, or via email to arrange same-day weigh-ins for those unable to attend the previous day. A weight allowance of 0.5 kg (1.1 lbs) is permitted.
The ADCC US Open follows a no-gi format, adhering to ADCC rules and legal techniques. It is a double-elimination tournament, guaranteeing each competitor at least two matches. There will be no double bronze, as competitors will vie for third place.
There are two absolute divisions, one for women and one for men. These divisions are open to all ranks, weights, and competitors aged 18 and above. The absolute divisions will be single elimination.
Match lengths are set at 4 minutes for kids, teens, and juveniles, 6 minutes for adults, and 5 minutes for masters.
Spectators and Coaches
Spectator tickets can be purchased for $20, either in advance at adcctix.com or at the door via credit card (no cash). Coaches must also purchase a spectator pass.
ADCC's Stance on Closeouts and Sandbagging
ADCC strictly prohibits closeouts and sandbagging. Closeouts occur when teammates or friends refuse to engage in a real match if they meet in a bracket, while sandbagging refers to competitors signing up for a lower skill level or younger age group. Offenders may face a permanent ban from all ADCC events, even on the first offense.
Origins of ADCC and Its Impact on Martial Arts
Sheik Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the son of the U.A.E. leader Sheik Zayed, created the ADCC and the ADCC World Submission Fighting Championships. After becoming a fan of MMA in 1993 and studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in San Diego, California, Sheik Tahnoon returned to the U.A.E. with a passion for martial arts and a vision to implement and grow the sport in his home country.
To bring his vision to life, Sheik Tahnoon founded the ADCC (Abu Dhabi Combat Club) and transformed an idle facility in Abu Dhabi into a world-class martial arts club. He hired top instructors in various disciplines, including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Wrestling, Sambo, Muay Thai, and more, providing them with state-of-the-art facilities to conduct classes and train professional fighters. The ADCC quickly became the premier facility for learning and training MMA in the Arab world.
The ADCC's Impact on the Martial Arts Community
The ADCC has played a significant role in the growth and development of martial arts, particularly grappling, around the globe. The organization's commitment to providing a platform for talented athletes to compete and excel has raised the standard of grappling competitions worldwide.
The ADCC US Open is just one example of the organization's many high-quality events throughout the year. Competitors from all corners of the globe travel to participate in these events, showcasing their skills and proving themselves against the best in the world.
In addition to hosting events, the ADCC has also been a key player in developing and refining grappling rules and techniques. The organization's comprehensive rulebook and emphasis on the fair play set a benchmark for other grappling organizations.
The ADCC US Open in Costa Mesa, California, promises to be an exciting event filled with intense competition and incredible displays of grappling prowess. As one of the premier grappling events in the world, the US Open is an opportunity for athletes to prove themselves on a global stage, while spectators can witness the highest level of no-gi grappling firsthand.
With a rich history and a commitment to excellence, the ADCC continues to impact the world of martial arts, setting the standard for grappling competitions and providing opportunities for athletes to shine. The upcoming ADCC US Open will be a thrilling and unforgettable event for competitors and spectators alike.