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07/11/2011 - The Governor of IL: Veto/Amend IL House Bill 1490 — Keep Amateur Martial Arts in Illinois.

OVERVIEW

IL House Bill 1490 rewrites the book on boxing and professional MMA in IL—regulation, fees and health requirements are all changing.

That's not all, however. The new athletic commission is essentially trying to force all Jiu-Jitsu tournament competition out of the state! Almost every traditional martial art is exempt from the bill—judo, wrestling, karate, kung fu, tae kwon do—but somehow, the oldest of all the arts, jiu-jitsu, has been left out in the cold.

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07/09/2011 - IL House passes bill 1490

House Bill 1490 and its Impact on Amateur Grappling in Illinois.

Please note: I am not a lawyer. This synopsis is based on the bill itself. The full text of the bill can be found below:
by Steve Byer

Introduction:

On 6/29/2011, the Illinois General Assembly (ILGA) passed House Bill 1490 (HB1490), and sent it to
Governor Pat Quinn for his approval. This bill has extraordinary consequences for amateur combat
sports in Illinois, including BJJ and submission grappling. Given how the act currently defines “amateur

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07/06/2011 - LAS VEGAS OPEN IBJJF CHAMPIONSHIP

LAS VEGAS OPEN IBJJF CHAMPIONSHIP
August 13th 2011
Sport Center of Las Vegas
121 East Sunset Road
Las Vegas, NV 89119

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 5/Aug/2011
REGISTRATION CHECK DAY: 10/Aug/2011

PRICES:
$82.00 by 22/Jul/2011
$97.00 by 5/Aug/2011

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07/06/2011 - CHICAGO SUMMER OPEN IBJJF CHAMPIONSHIP

DATE: August 21st 2011.

ODEUM EXPO CENTER.1033 N Villa Ave.
Villa Park IL 60181

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 13/Aug/2011
REGISTRATION CHECK DAY: 18/Aug/2011

PRICES:
$82.00 by 30/Jul/2011
$97.00 by 13/Aug/2011

http://www.ibjjf.org/chicagosummer2011home.htm

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07/05/2011 - Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson

Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson
Date: Jul 30, 2011
Sears Centre Arena
Hoffman Estates, Illinois

MAIN CARD

Champ Dan Henderson vs. Fedor Emelianenko (heavyweight non-title fight)
Champ Marloes Coenen vs. Miesha Tate (for women's welterweight title)
Tim Kennedy vs. Robbie Lawler
Paul Daley vs. Tyron Woodley
Tarec Saffiedine vs. Scott Smith

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