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/