We’ve only been back for a week but the European Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship we attended this month seems like a distant memory.
The European Championship is the most prestigious and largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament held in Europe by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation. This championship has taken place since January 2004, each year in Lisbon, Portugal. Recently the event moved to a new and bigger location, Gymnasium Pavilhão Multiusos de Odivelas which has a capacity of close to 5,000 seats. In 2015, the European Jiu-Jitsu championships become the world’s biggest BJJ event with 3,400 registered competitors compared to 2,300 in 2014. This illustrates a huge growth in European Jiu Jitsu in recent years.
It was a fantastic team event and after many extremely tough fights we came back with two bronze and one silver medal.
Here are our results:
WHITE / Master 1 / Male / Medium Heavy
First – Robin Hau – BJJ Globetrotters
Second – Przemyslaw Antonowicz – Ippon
Third – Alisdair Gavan – Ippon
Third – Mario Eichler – Dino Team Magdeburg
BLACK / Master 2 / Male / Middle
First – Rogerio Yoski Suto – Impacto Japan B.J.J.
Second – Maciej Ireneusz Linke – Gold Team Fighters
Third – Jeff Lawson – Ippon
Third – Jose Carlos Hissa Granja – Nova União
The full list of results can be found here: http://static.ibjjfdb.com/Campeonato/000490/en-US/Results.pdf
Both Images ref: http://www.ibjjf.org/