The 2012 European Open will be kicking off the Jiu Jitsu tournament year with big numbers. Registration for the tournament ended this past Friday night, and the current competitor list contains over 2,000 registered competitors. (Check out our 2011 Black Belt Competitor rankings to see who to watch this year.)
The tournament will be aired via Sensei Sport TV, one of Brazil's largest sports channels in the country. You will most likely notice a change in the tournament experience, as this will be the first time the new IBJJF rule book will go into affect at an event this year. It is also going to be an amazing experience to see how the sport of Jiu Jitsu has grown in Europe. The size of this year's tournament speaks for itself. Stay tuned to World of Jiu Jitsu for tournament updates.