I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to all of the fighters and sponsors, students and spectators who came together today to make the Portland Sunday Open possible.
Thank you to my teammate, Gordon, who flew in from NYC to compete and added a seminar for us. Thank you Joshua and Jacob who came in from Washington and California to compete. Thank you to my friend Nathan, always inspiring to watch and never failing to put on a great show.
Thank you to our sponsors, Bad Fish security, Datsusara, Fluxk, Float On, and Dojo Outfitters, for coming together to support the event, giving the black belts and bracket winners a respectable purse and prizes to fight for, and keeping the tournament small, fast, and low cost for everyone involved. Thank you to Carioca Bowls for their booth and refreshments.
Thank you to my team at RGAPDX for running the tournament, to Zach Adamson and John Diggins for reffing the black belt matches, and to Smithhammer photography and Kristen’sphotos for always spending their weekends at these things taking great pictures.
Last but not least, thank you to the Portland Jiu Jitsu community for coming together to make it possible.
The next one will be in June. – Aaron Milam,
RGAPDX, Portland Sunday Open