четверг, 31 мая 2018 г.

Ukrainian fighter has become the absolute champion of Europe 2018!

The major international jiu-jitsu event “Rome International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2018” took place in Rome last weekend.

Ukrainian fighter from the SC “Borets” / ZR Team Ukraine Serhii Krasovskyi became the winner in the absolute category. The final fight became one of the most spectacular matches of the championship. Serhii managed to grind out a victory from more experienced, older and heavier opponent during the final seconds of the fight. During the “Rome International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2018” young fighter showed high professional techniques and thirst for victory. “First of all Serhii has demonstrated the strength of spirit and proved that everything is possible for those who wholeheartedly believe in their victory!”, summed up fighter`s coach, Ievgen Skyrda.

Bernardo Faria confirms retirement

With the lists and brackets defined for another edition of the IBJJF Worlds 2018, somebody can notice the absence of a few names.
Absent from the super-heavyweight contest, 2015 absolute champion Bernardo Faria (Alliance) has confirmed that he does not intend to come back.
Man, the truth is I’m retired from competition, indeed,” he said. “I have other projects that are growing a lot, like my website of videos with BJJ techniques, and I’m focused on that. Because of that, I think last year marked in fact my last championship.”
Besides Bernardo, there are other missing black-belts on the brackets provided by the federation. Erberth Santos, Victor Genovesi and José Carlos Cocó and Rubens Charles “Cobrinha” are among the top-tier athletes we will not have the privilege of seeing in this year’s Worlds.

среда, 30 мая 2018 г.

Caio Terra Injured, Unable To Compete At Worlds

In an unfortunate turn of events, 2x gi World Champion Caio Terra has been forced to pull out of this weekend's big event.

Here's what Caio had to say about the situation:

"I got severely injured and won’t be able to compete. My ribs popped and I kept training for one month with so much pain, I couldn’t even play half guard. Then Thursday I started feeling pain in my shoulder; I went to the doctor and found out I had torn a muscle. I can’t even lift my arm up.

I didn’t want to make it a big deal. Our team has so many people who have a good chance and I don’t want to be a distraction. The attention should be on them”.

вторник, 29 мая 2018 г.

Erberth, Tayane, Gracie Barra, Alliance top IBJJF rankings

With the impendence of the BJJ Worlds — the event that kicks off the scorekeeping for a new season, — the IBJJF has published its list of champions for the 2017/2018 season concerning male and female black-belts, teams. 
Erberth Santos (Esquadrão de Jiu-Jitsu Brasileiro) topped the men’s rankings. Following a season where he lost the lead in the last tournament to Leandro Lo (NS Brotherhood), this time Erberth amassed 1,434 points, trailed by Lo’s 1,305 and Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa’s (Atos) 1,175.5. Noteworthy about this list is the rise of non-Brazilians, with three names showing up in the top 10: Keenan Cornelius, Adam Wardzinski and Gianni Grippo.
Tayane Porfírio sat at the top of the women’s list with 2,412 points. Then came Cláudia do Val (De La Riva) with her 1,969.5, and Bia Mesquita (Gracie Humaitá) rounded out the top 3 with 1,947.
In the teams’ championship, we had the same winners as in the previous season. Overall, Gracie Barra topped the podium, with Alliance in second and Atos in third. As far as Grand Slam points go, we have Alliance in first, Atos in second and Gracie Barra in third.

пятница, 25 мая 2018 г.

“ZR Team Ukraine” at the “Ukrainian Open Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi 2018”

Members of the “ZR Team Ukraine” took first team-place at the “Ukrainian Open Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship 2018”, which was held in Kiev on May 19-20.

The championship took place at the sports arena of the National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sport with over 500 participants from all over Ukraine.
SC “Borets” / ZR Team is part of the “ZR Team Ukraine” and its fighters added the highest number of points (80) to the overall scoring. Thus, club received the cup of the “Ukrainian Open Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi 2018” championship and placed it among other trophies and medals which fighters of the SC “Borets” / ZR Team brought from numerous tournaments.
The head coach, Ievgen Skyrda, noted that he is proud of his students and sure their club absolutely deserves the cup. During the match fighters from SC “Borets” showed excellent techniques, such as Berimbolo, De la Riva guard etc.
For now, few fighters of the SC “Borets” / ZR Team have been preparing for important travel to California, USA and in order to take part in the international championship «World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF» which will be held from May 30th to June 3rd.

2018 Worlds: The champions and big names signed up!

With the end of the sign-up period for the IBJJF’s 2018 BJJ Worlds, the intrigue has ended and now can see a full list of whom to watch among black-belt adults in the competition, which starts on May 30th.
World champions and well-known names from the international circuit will be in the mix alongside new faces that have shown their worth throughout the season.
We can point out Marcus Buchecha — the sitting absolute world champion and Keenan Cornelius right off the bat. Others who have made a mark in the history of competitive BJJ include Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa, Bruno Malfacine, Xande Ribeiro, Antоnio Braga Neto, Caio Terra, Celsinho Venicius, Lucas Lepri, Michael Langhi, AJ Agazarm, Delson Pe de Chumbo and Claudio Calasans. Newcomers include Marcio Andre, Isaque Bahiense, Victor Honorio, Espen Mathiesen, Edwin Najmi, and Gustavo “Braguinha” Batista.