Throws and Chokes
So youre a huge fan of mixed martial arts who thinks you know everything about bashing and grappling. Well, were you also aware judo is considered the grandfather of MMA? In its 128-year existence, the gentle Japanese way has given birth to combat sports such as sambo and Brazilian jujitsu, leading almost directly to the modern cage-fight fad.
Go old-school this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa Marriott Hotel with the Judo World Cup Miami. If you want to show off your hip tosses and groundwork, grab your judogi and pay the $200 entry fee. But beware: The tournament is a qualifier for the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games, so itll be stacked with world-class practitioners from 30 nations, including Russia, Korea, Colombia, France, and the USA. More than likely, you should take a spectators seat.
Thu., Aug. 26, 9 a.m., 2010
Get the Things to Do Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly guide to events in Miami, and never be bored again. With suggestions for every day of the week, our recommendations will keep you busy on any budget.