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Carlos Gracie Jr., son of founder of Brazilian jiujitsu, coming to seminar in Pasco

COR Fitness in New Port Richey will host a seminar with Carlos Gracie Jr., son of the founder of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Carlos Gracie Sr., from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. He will be joined by Eduardo Lima, the man credited with bringing Brazilian Jiu-jitsu to Tampa Bay 12 years ago.

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"The guy is the son of a legend," COR Fitness manager Mike Geery said. "Brazilian Jiu-jitsu brought the Ultimate Fighting Championship to the United States. We're lucky enough to have an instructor here who is one of his students. This guy's wealth of knowledge stems from decades upon decades of doing it, so it'll be great for people around here to hear what he has to say."

The cost of participation is $75 and those interested will need to bring a uniform. There is no charge for spectators. For information, call (727) 264-8998.

SWIMMING: The New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center will host Tampa Bay Aquatics' Lollypop Family Swim Meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. Races will include kids versus parents, recreation center employees facing off against lifeguards and the TBAY swim team competing against their parents. Awards will be presented to winners. This is a free event. For information, email Hal Blethroad, New Port Richey president of TBAY, at

Wii SPORTS: The J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex hosts Senior Wii Sports from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. The class is open to all seniors. Games included are tennis, golf, bowling and boxing and are played on a 56-inch television at the center. For information, call (727) 942-7439.

VOLLEYBALL: J. Ben Harrill also hosts adult volleyball sessions from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays. The free sessions are for ages 18 and up. Participants are encouraged to bring whole teams or join someone else's. For information, call (727) 942-7439.

YOGA: The Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex now hosts yoga classes from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays. The classes are taught by certified instructor Ruth Beckman and are open to ages 16 and up. The cost is $6 per session. Participants are warned not to eat for two hours before the class and are encouraged to bring a strap or tie and a yoga mat. For information, call (813) 929-1220.

To submit information on community sports events, contact David Rice at

Carlos Gracie Jr., son of founder of Brazilian jiujitsu, coming to seminar in Pasco 05/16/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 9:24pm]
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