Hello Everyone,

First of all, a big thanks to everyone for continuing to make Carlson Gracie Wine Country a great place to learn Jiu Jitsu and make friends. Everyone is continually improving and the school keeps growing. We added 16 new students in September and 19 new students in August!!

There are 4 announcements below:

1. Changes regarding the CGWC Logo
2. Changes regarding our Gi and NoGi apparel in 2020
3. Competition Classes for those competing on October 20th at Grappling X
4. Toddler Jiu Jitsu Day for siblings or children of students

1. Changes regarding the CGWC Logo

Carlson Gracie Federation has made a decision to standardize the official team logo. The new logo is the black and white version that is on the wall mat on the big mat area and pictured below. This logo can no longer be altered in any way. The Federation is encouraging each academy to have a logo with each schools unique identity and geographical location. The current CGWC logo will no longer be used going forward. This being said, we have plenty of t-shirts left that will soon be collectors items. ­čÖé Once those are gone they are gone forever!

2. Changes regarding our Gi and NoGi apparel in 2020

Since we opened the school we have been fairly lax concerning our uniform policy. We are attempting to make the transition in 2020 as painless as possible for everyone. Here is our plan:

  1. As of 10/01/2019, our official Gi color for all students will be black.
  2. If you have a colored gi you can continue to wear it until it wears out or until 10/01/2020, whichever comes first.
  3. All students must have patches on their Gi as of 01/01/2020 regardless of gi color. The patch set will sell for $25 per set and all new gis will come patched from the distributer.
  4. There will be two choices for students as far as the patch layout. The one on the right will be required for students to wear when competing.

5. We will also have an official NoGi uniform that will be required of all students as of 01/01/2020. It will consist of the rash guard pictured below and solid black MMA/nogi shorts. We are doing a pre-order on the rash guards so we can have them in your hands before Christmas.

6. The Pre-Order price is $35 and the retail price will be $40. Please see Coach Grace no later than 10/15 to Pre-order.

7. We are still deciding which shorts we want to use and we will let you know once that decision has been made.

3. Competition Classes for those competing on October 20th at Grappling X 10/12 & 10/19

We will be having 2 Kid’s Competition classes for those competing on 10/20/19. They will be held concurrently on Saturday morning during the 9:30 am class on the small mat. The regular Saturday morning classes will take place on the big mat.

4. Toddler Jiu Jitsu Day for siblings or children of students

We will be hosting a special class on Sunday 10/13 at 4PM-5pm. It will be a nogi class and each child will be accompanied by a parent on the mat. Should be fun!!!! (this is a free class)

 

That’s all for now.

Thank you,

Coach Gene