Fuji TV and The "Bas Tour" Hit Southern California

 



LOS ANGELES –

 

FUJI TV and the “Bas Tour” have hit Southern California! As part of FUJI TV’s

sports program, “SRS” (Special Ring Side), Bas Rutten welcomed SRS

television hosts, the Asakusa Kids (Suidobashi Hakase & Tamabukuro

Sujitarou) to Los Angeles to take a look at the Southern California mixed

martial arts scene. This included stops at Eddie Bravo’s 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu

Academy in Hollywood, a visit to Marcus Vinicius’ Beverly Hills Jiu Jitsu Academy to meet PRIDE

FIGHTING audition winners Tyrone Glover and KJ Noons, and a stop at a California sports bar to meet

some hardcore PRIDE fans.

 

The first stop on the “Bas Tour” was the 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Academy, located within the “Bomb Squad”

Gym in Hollywood, California. Led by its founder and head instructor, Eddie Bravo, 10th Planet is unique

for its revolutionary form of no-gi Jiu Jitsu, modeled completely from Bravo’s style. The SRS crew was

treated to some of Bravo’s famous moves including the “twister” and “rubber guard.” Best known for

submitting Royler Gracie in ADCC competition in 2003, Bravo has been spending his time developing a

stable of fighters, which includes future PRIDE fighter Jason Chambers. In addition, the SRS crew was

able to sample Bravo’s talents as a musician.

 

                           

                             Eddie Bravo the Jiu Jitsu Instructor                               Eddie Bravo the Musician

 

The second stop was Beverly Hills Jiu Jitsu where the SRS crew was introduced to two of PRIDE’S up and

coming young fighters … Tyrone Glover and KJ Noons. Both were two of only four fighters selected at the

PRIDE auditions in Los Angeles in November of 2004. Noons and Glover have recently wrapped up training

stints under Mat Hume at AMC Pankration in Seattle, Washington. Both fighters represent the City Boxing

Gym in San Diego, California. A native of San Antonio, Texas, Glover is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu phenom and

was recently promoted to the rank of black belt. Noons is a native of Honolulu, Hawaii and is a stand up

striker with a background in San Shou, Muay Thai, and boxing. Noons is coming off of a TKO victory over

Malik Williams at SUPERBRAWL on April 9th. The SRS crew was able to meet these up and coming

fighters and were treated to demonstrations of some of their special moves!

 

                                           

                            Bas Rutten with KJ Noons and Tyrone Glover           Tyrone Glover demonstrates his special foot lock!

 

The final stop was a sports bar in Santa Monica, California where the Asakusa Kids met with a contingent of

PRIDE “Otaku” (the Japanese term to describe extreme fanatics). The Otakus were quizzed and given

prizes from the SRS staff!

 

      

Bas Rutten meets with PRIDE “Otaku” at a sports bar in Santa Monica, California

 

The SRS television program is broadcasted on FUJI TV in Japan. The Fuji Network comprises 28 stations

and reaches approximately 98% of the Japanese population.

 

 

For more information on PRIDE FC, visit pridefc.com!
 

 

 

- From Dream Stage Entertainment

 

 

 

(5/6/05)