Referee #1 for Grappling Industries Toronto July 20
I want to publicly recognize these people for the hard work they put into events and explain why we chose them to referee our particular event based on the experience they bring to the table. I think its time we become educated on who is refereeing the matches we partake in as they play very important characters in tournaments.
Fernando Zulick ‘Gringo’
There is no doubt about Mr. Zulick’s resume. Owner of Canada’s biggest individual BJJ event the Ontario Open BJJ, BJJ Black Belt, Owner of Action & Reaction MMA, and very respected gentleman, competitor, teacher, friend, and referee in the Jiu-Jitsu community.
Mr. Zulick is someone very respected in the community like said and we wanted to start using a experienced head referee who the referee team would feel confident having at the helm. Mr. Zulick is someone that all referees have eventually come across in Ontario regardless of if they referee for the Ontario Bjj Associattion or Ontario Grappling. His experience refereeing at IBJJF and his detailed knowledge of the rules as well as conduct of a head referee is what persuaded us to hire Mr. Zulick for the event.