25 April 2012

2012 NY Jiu Jitsu Open Results

This weekend's BJJ Open in New York brought competitors from across the country, and around the world, to compete in the 2nd NY City Jiu Jitsu Open. The tournament boasted a great turnout for its second year in the city, with many divisions doubling the number of Jiu Jitsu competitors in comparison to last year's event.

Below are the final NY Open Jiu Jitsu tournament results list:

20 April 2012

New York Jiu Jitsu Open Schedule 2012

The New York Jiu Jitsu Open will take place tomorrow in New York City. The schedule below has matches starting off at 9am with the Blue Adult Male divisions, from Rooster to Medium Heavy. Female divisions start in the afternoon, at around 12:45pm. White Belt divisions have the longest wait, with divisions starting later in the afternoon at 4:20pm.Black Senior and Master divisions start in the evening at around 7pm. More tournament info can also be found on the IBJJF NY Open page.

Below is the complete schedule for the 2012 BJJ NY Open. Remember, we will be adding results from competitors who place in this tournament to our 2012 competitor ranking list on our website @ www.worldofjiujitsu.com. Pan Ams results will also be added this weekend, so be sure to check out who is leading in your division.

17 April 2012

Jiu Jitsu New York Open 2012

We are looking for competitors to bring the heat at the NY Jiu Jitsu Open next weekend. Last year's NY Open was relatively small in comparison to other events, but it was the first year for IBJJF to venture into NYC for an Open. This year, the number of competitors is higher than the last, which only shows how much each event will grow in cities across the U.S. every year.

Next weekend's Jiu Jitsu tournament will be at the Nat Holman Gym at the New York City College.Tickets for spectators will be $15 at the door.

While your visiting New York be sure to try the New York pizza, and take a trip down to Time Square to enjoy some great sight-seeing if you have not yet been into the city before.

Below is the current competitor list for the 2012 BJJ NY Open...

05 April 2012

2012 Pan Ams Jiu Jitsu Results

The 2012 Pan Ams Jiu Jitsu Championships were amazing! With more than 3,200 Jiu Jitsu competitors, this year's BJJ Pan Ams set a record breaking event. The shear numbers of competitors, and spectators alone, can attest to the amazing growth we are seeing in Jiu Jitsu across the country, and around the World. Another that is for sure, is that the mats here in Irvine, California were filled with very skilled athletes that are looking to take home a piece of pride...in the form of GOLD. Saturday's black belt matches were the highlight of the weekend, with not an empty seat in the house the entire morning and afternoon.   

Alliance Jiu Jitsu was able to secure 86 team points to secure the overall Adult 1st place. In second was Checkmat Jiu Jitsu, with 63 points. And close behind, Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu, with 58 points.As this weekends fighters go home with notes for improvements, and black belts see even more new and emerging games, we can expect the 2012 Jiu Jitsu World's Championship will bring it even fiercer than before.

Below is the results for the 2012 Pan Am Jiu Jitsu Championship:

02 April 2012

Jiu Jitsu Pan Ams Black Belt Finals - Female Division 2012

The 2012 Female Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Finals Pan Ams BJJ. See the complete list of final results to see who took the championship title.

American Top Team Head Jiu Jitsu Instructor - Bruno Maniaudet Bastos

Lyoto Machida with Head Jiu Jitsu Coach
Bruno Bastos (2nd from the left), Jonatas Gurgel,
Baga Ramos, Rafael Rabello
For those who have been training at least a few years and perhaps experimented with a few different classes or coaches, you know the importance of a good Jiu Jitsu coach. Finding the perfect Jiu Jitsu coach requires an athlete that is: skilled at competing, which includes understanding competition preparation mentally and physically, is skilled in all styles and techniques, and is skilled at demonstrating and teaching the details that truly matter in Jiu Jitsu technique. This is why American Top Team’s Headquarters location put Bruno Maniaudet Bastos as the head Jiu Jitsu instructor at the facility. The ATT HQ is located in Coconut Creek, Florida, and is home to the greatest names in Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muy Thai, and Physical Training. Bruno Bastos has an impressive competition track record, which includes World Titles at many of the largest tournaments around the world. His style and technique is unique. And his personality is humble yet determined. In speaking with Bruno he told us, ‘In Brazil, I would compete at as a White Belt or Blue Belt at tournaments that were outside. Just mats on the beach, in the hot sun. The mats would burn your skin. But we didn’t care. Everyone that was there loves Jiu Jitsu, and loves to compete. It is beautiful’. 

Bruno works along side the best of the best, with Master Ricardo Liborio, Ailton Barbosa, Jonatas Tagarel Gurgel, Baga Ramos, Rafael Rebello, Big Foot Silva, Gleison Tibau, and many other top competitive athletes in the sport.