(Great Article in the San Jose Mercury News about a Dollamur Mats Sponsored event in San Jose. Way to go BJJ in SJ and the Bay area for promoting BJJ as a sport.
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SAN JOSE -- Abdullah Davis spent four minutes tugging, pulling and struggling with an opponent who was at least a head taller than him. But the smile rarely left his face, even after he lost a close decision.
"Jiu Jitsu is just in me," said Abdullah, 13, of Fremont, who weighs 77 pounds and trims his hair into a Mohawk. "It's hard not to smile."
His competitor, Muhammad Elmarouk, who just happened to be his good friend, agreed.
"We all love this," said Muhammad, also 13, of El Sobrante. "It's just a fun sport."
The emerging martial art is on display this weekend at San Jose's Independence High School as approximately 900 competitors from the Bay Area and around the country gather for the seventh annual American Cup Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament -- the largest of its kind in Northern California.