So tomorrow is the IBJJF Chicago Open, and I wanted to throw out in the invite to any BEers living in and around Chicago. Come watch some of the best the Midwest has to offer in BJJ. I'll be there for the morning and part of the afternoon cheering on teammates, and my wife will be about snapping photos of the action on the mats.
Here is the address of the venue:
Chicago State University
9501 South King Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60628
If memory serves parking is somewhere around $15-30 but there is no entrance fee. The actions starts up at 9 am with blue belts, purples belts right after and the black belts going around noon. It goes on all day after that with brown and white belts, other age divisions and the black belt open-weight.
I'll be around with a Gracie Barra t-shirt or you can just ask guys with Redzovic Brothers gear where Tom is. And for you BE old timers Fagan will be competing and then hanging about also.
If gi BJJ isn't your thing there is a no gi meet on Sunday also, the full time table is right here.