Global Proving Ground – The Renzo Gracie Classic

Aug 31, 2013
(PRESS RELEASE) -- Los Angeles, CA – Global Proving Ground (GPG) announces the next series of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) tournaments featuring one of the members of the famed Gracie Jiu Jitsu family Dynasty, Renzo Gracie.

The Renzo Gracie classic will be held Sunday January 26th, 2014 at the World Famous Tropicana and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. It will feature gi and no-gi amateur divisions as well as 20 seminars and a trade show expo.

Global Proving Ground founder, James Jefferson stated, “Global Proving Ground not only brings you the best in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Worldwide but with our Owner Renzo Gracie we have the highest level of BJJ around with the Renzo Gracie Tournament coming to Atlantic City in January of 2014 at the Tropicana Casino. This will feature some of the best BJJ teams and practitioners in the country and we are so proud to be a part of such an amazing organization headed by a great person like Renzo.”

"I look to Alan Goldberg as a mentor of mine and he has put on the Action Martial Arts Hall of Honors and Expo for many years. Each and every year the event gets better. To add the Renzo Gracie Classic International BJJ Tournament by Global Proving Ground will only add to the amazing weekend" Jefferson, continued.

Renzo Gracie said, “The Renzo Gracie Classic is another example of my family’s legacy that I will continue to honor and respect. We put this together to show the beauty and efficiency of jiu jitsu and it’s a great way to show people the best schools in the nation. Come on down and meet me on the mat!”

Action Martial Arts Magazine publisher, Alan Goldberg said, "The Action Martial Arts Mega Weekend has grown to be one of the largest Martial Arts event . Every year we have a dilemma, how do we improve next years event? When Master Renzo and I spoke about doing a BJJ Tournament at our event, I was elated by this joining of forces . As many know, we only align ourselves with the top movers and shakers in the industry,keeping the standards to what the public expects. So we at the Action family welcome Master Renzo Gracie and his grew aboard! With the Inclusion of Global Proving Ground and Warrior Island group, we are all assured to make 2014 the best of the best!"

For more information, please visit:,, and

Who We Are: Global Proving Ground (GPG) is a mixed martial arts entertainment organization dedicated to providing in-depth coverage and as yet unseen sports content to a global audience. GPG seeks to discover and build the next generation of great athletes by using a truly innovative combination of live events, digital & online media platforms, and sports & entertainment content allowing for multiple revenue streams and maximized growth opportunities. We have the unique ability to continue to cultivate relationships, the most important aspects of success in this industry. Our relationships are groomed by our staffing talent, which contains a virtual who’s who of respected industry professionals. Others have tried, but few have been able to logistically create and manage the relationship network GPG has amassed. When coupled with GPG's commitment to social responsibility, the combination becomes a catalyst for a revolutionary approach to professional sports and entertainment. GPG plans to grow by introducing Warrior Island, a groundbreaking documentary series featuring a myriad of sports combat talent and personalities from all across the world. Warrior Island is a platform focused on discovering the world’s best mixed martial arts talent and showcasing the truth behind the struggles and sacrifices of a champion.

What We Do: GPG is a worldwide fight league where fans have a voice, great warriors are discovered, and champions are made. GPG conducts mixed martial arts events worldwide showcasing its talented fighters, and has held events in the United Kingdom, Portugal, New York City, Virginia, Missouri, and Rio de Janeiro among others. GPG is advancing mixed martial arts by educating their fighters, and by giving fans the power to advance a fighter's career through the integration of social media networking. GPG seeks to expand its reach worldwide through its innovative sports docuseries Warrior Island.

Warrior Island is a documentary narrative, which showcases the true fighter spirit by uncovering what each combatant endures to become a champion. Filmed away from the glitz and ostentation of a typical docuseries, Warrior Island strips away the unnecessary backdrops and offers a true & revealing account of not just the fighter, but the person, the family man, and the student. We showcase the heart, sacrifice, and dedication put forth by each of the fan-selected 16 personalities. The fighters, production team, location, script and staff have been assembled.


Comments powered by Disqus
<h2>Fight Finder</h2>
Write For Us