This last Sunday the NABJJF held a successful event for the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community of San Diego and other athletes who traveled to compete at the event. With more than 700 competitors, 2,500 spectators, and 30 black belt competitors, the 2018 International Jiu-Jitsu Open heated up the cold day at the Cathedral Catholic High School.
The San Diego International Jiu-Jitsu Open ended with two teams celebrating the championship, Dojo Jiu-Jitsu and Checkmat. In the Kids Division, DoJo Jiu-Jitsu lead the morning, claiming the highest place of the podium with 113 points, followed by Checkmat with 78 points and 4S BJJ with 53 pints.
Ari Tavira, one of Dojo Jiu-Jitsu’s Head Coaches was extremely satisfied with the championship and excited for the next event. “It’s a big title for us, being from out of town and getting our team together to come out and compete was great for us. Having won this championship - it’s something to come back and fight for every year. I would love to have us defend this title multiple times!”, concludes Tavira.
In the Adult Division, the first and second place teams were the same, but reversed. Checkmat took the first place trophy with a big score difference, dominating the mats 145 points to Dojo Jiu-Jitsu’s 87 points, and Atos closing the podium with 67 points.
Checkmat representative, Marcelo Martins, was happy not only with the first place position, but with the high score obtained by the team. Martins commented, “I’m very happy! Our team worked really well and we had a big victory”.
By end of week all individual results will be posted on www.nabjjf.com.