Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Safety First!


First class competitions take the safety of their competitors seriously. That is why we are very pleased to announce that Samitivej International Hospital has agreed to provide a complete first aid station staffed by an emergency room nurse during both days of our competition.

Built in 1979, Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital is a leading provider of healthcare in Thailand and Southeast Asia. Today the hospital is recognized as a provider of choice for the local residents and for many of the expatriates living in Thailand. The hospital's commitment to quality care and innovation has been recognized by UNICEF and WHO. Other notable awards include the Prime Minister's awards for Most Recognized Service in 2004 and accreditation by the Joint Commission International (JCI) which certifies top quality hospitals in the United States and around the world. Samitivej Sukhumvit has a comprehensive range of facilities and services from cosmetic to tertiary care. With 270 beds, 87 examination suites and over 1,200 caregivers, the hospital has long been recognized as a comprehensive facility of choice for locals, expatriates and tourists. The hospital's range of high-technology medical equipment, complemented with its skilled team of caregivers and specialists has successfully performed complex surgery from open heart to liver transplants.

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See you in September!



Saturday, July 12, 2008

Announcing a Major Corporate Sponsorship! The 2008 FBT Thailand BJJ and Submission Grappling Open Competition


We are very pleased to announce that FBT Sports Company has agreed to partner with the BJJ Association of Thailand as the Marquee Sponsor for our event. Our tournament will now be referred to as the;

2008 FBT Thailand BJJ and Submission Grappling Open Competition

FBT was established in 1952 by Mr. Kamol Chokephaibulkit and is now Thailand's leading Sports Company which supplies quality sports apparels and equipment at reasonable prices. FBT also exports to over 40 countries worldwide. FBT has over 2,800 employees and an annual turnover of more than 50 million US Dollars. FBT manufactures all kinds of sports equipment such as sport balls, rackets, shoes, boxing and MMA equipment, and sport apparel to the highest quality to meet international standards. In addition to supplying quality products worldwide, FBT also contributesto developing the Sports of Thailand and Asia. FBT has sponsored the Asian Games, National Games in Thailand, World Petanque Championship, International Children Games, and many other sporting events locally and internationally. FBT has also been awarded the Super Brands award and is truly the leading sports company in Thailand.

TRAIN HARD and see you in late September!


Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Plan to take home some metal? You will have to work for it!


This year's winners will receive custom made medals designed after those awarded to the victors at the Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championships in Los Angeles in 2008. Our medals will be a huge 10cm in diameter and will stand out from all the rest of the competitions in the region. However, this year we will break with tradition slightly and introduce an exciting variation.
On the first day of our competition (Gi), rather than awarding two Bronze medals to the losers of the semi-final matches on both sides of the bracket, we will hold consolation semifinal matches. The winner of this match will be awarded the Bronze medal and the loser will go home to fight another day. This will allow many athletes an opportunity to gain more experience on the mat and should be a real crowd pleaser as athletes play hard for the third and final spot on the podium. This rule will apply to all divisions where 8 or more athletes are competing and only on Day 1 of the competition. For those divisions with fewer than 8 competitors, the semi-finalist who lost to the evenutal Gold medialist will be awarded the Bronze medal. See you in Bangkok!