Wow. It's a veritable who's who around here. Got my picture taken with Marcelo Garcia, which I will share later. He was wearing a shirt that said, "The pleasure is all mine." Poor guy was just trying to get to his seat and he had to stop and let about 10 gawkers get their picture taken with him.
For the civilians, people in the grappling world describe Marcelo Garcia as the Michael Jordan of BJJ. The guy's skills are absolutely amazing. And what I like best about him is that he's always smiling; he obviously just loves grappling and is ridiculously good at it. And his wife just got her black belt too. Love it when it runs in the family.
Today were the white belt divisions, as well as all the no-gi, from blue to black (no white belts for no gi). Felicia beat Kanoko Ibana in a very technical match, and Marcio Feitosa and Wilson Reis put on a barn burner that Feitosa ended up winning. I ran into all kinds of cool people that I know from the forum and elsewhere, including some of the guys from Gracie Barra Anchorage!
It's kind of late and we gotta get there early tomorrow to see Andrew compete and get Natasha ready to compete in the afternoon, so I'll write more later. But it's really awesome so far!