среда, 20 июня 2018 г.

Opening of a new base camp in Ukraine

Recently modern base camp “Borets” was opened in one of the Ukrainian cities. The opening and organization of the sport base was completely initiated by the participants of the Brazilian Jiu-jitsu “Borets” / ZR Team Kropivnitskiy club.

“We love children and sports very much, we are fans of our work, and we will try our best to make children stronger and healthier. We want children, who will visit our camp, feel comfortable and interesting here”, – said the head coach of the SC “Borets” / ZR Team Kropivnitskiy.

The new sports base was equipped so that children feel comfortable and safety on its territory, and have a great and interesting time. The main goal of the camp opening is development of sport and popularization of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in particular.

вторник, 12 июня 2018 г.

Royce Gracie`s seminar in Ukraine

For the first time in history, the legendary MMA fighter and the master of BJJ Royce Gracie will visit Ukraine. 
According to event officials, during the seminar, the world-famous fighter will meet with his fans at the “Smena” Palace of Sport, Kharkov.
The fighter will demonstrate the famous Gracie`s family BJJ technique and show the elements of street self-defence during the seminar.
It should be mentioned, the famous fighter has 14 wins in MMA matches, 12 of them he has won by submission. Moreover, Royce Gracie was the one who popularized BJJ as an independent type of fight.

понедельник, 11 июня 2018 г.

Ukrainian champion won gold at the “Rome International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship”!

Ukrainian fighter from the SC “Borets” / ZR Team Ukraine successfully competed at the “Rome International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship” that took place in Italy last weekend.

It was a great international jiu-jitsu event that gathered a lot of professional fighters on the European sports arena.

Young Ukrainian champion Serhii Krasovskyi showed himself worthily and held an extremely tough competition. Serhii put not only a highly professional technique but also the whole his soul in all his fights.

According to the results of the matches Ukrainian sportsman won gold in his weight category among blue belts and took a silver medal in absolute category. In the final match Serhii lost to points to his opponent Zoltan Toth. But it was an intense battle with a titled and very experienced competitor. Zoltan was two years older and 10 kg heavier than Ukrainian athlete.

Once again, the champion proved that Ukrainian fighters are the strongest competitors!

Ron Keslar Beats Nick Greene At F2W Pro 76

Grappling and MMA veteran Ron Keslar defeated Nick Greene this evening in a 10-minute no-gi match at Fight To Win Pro 76. 
Keslar, who is known for his wrestling-heavy, top-game oriented style was right where he wanted to be as Greene pulled guard to start the match.
The two grapplers showed mutual respect for each other’s abilities in the opening minutes, but by the halfway mark Keslar took a slight lead with multiple Estima lock attempts. One attempt lead to a near pass but Greene was able to regain guard and eventually work his own submission attempt via omoplata.
Stuck in the shoulder lock, Keslar responded with a toehold. Greene then slapped on a vicious toehold of his own, forcing Keslar’s foot to his hip, as the two tussled with dueling footlocks for the remainder of the bout.
The ref’s awarded the split decision to Keslar after the 10-minute round was over.

пятница, 8 июня 2018 г.

Ukrainian fighter won silver at the “Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2018”!

The Abu Dhabi, UAE, hosts one of the major championships in the world – “Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2018” till April 28. Among the participants there are only the strongest sportsmen from all over the world so each fight is supposed to be interesting and unpredictable. 

The exciting fight took place in the 69 kg weight category among the purple belts. For the first time ever the Ukrainian sportsman got on the podium of the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship in such a prestigious category! Yaroslav Blazhko became a silver medalist of the “Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2018”!

In the semi-final the sportsman from the SC “Borets” / ZR Team Ukraine Yaroslav Blazhko successfully competed with French champion Haidar Abbas and got the victory. However, he had no time to take a breath when it was necessary to start the final match with Italo Moura (a purple belt from Cicero Costha). Moura won the 69kg final by submitting 2018 European silver medalist Blazhko with a rear-naked choke that gave him 14 points. 

Nevertheless, according to the head coach of the club Ievgen Skyda, Yaroslav Blazhko has shown himself as a worthy competitor and got a well-deserved award for his work. 

Judoka added to Copa Podio

The Brazilian professional BJJ invitational Copa Podio has prepared a great novelty for its upcoming Heavyweight GP, which will take place on the 16th in Porto Alegre.
A judoka sportsman is among the participants! Horacio Antunes, black belt in Judo, competes for the Sao Caetano team in Sao Paulo, and in BJJ he is a blue belt at Gracie Barra Curitiba.
I think I might surprise, yes. Because all the opponents that I will be facing, they must know each other very well. Because I’m from Judo, it will be very difficult for them to know me. So I think I can be a surprise,” – commented Horacio, who is 26 years old.
Horacio is practicing sicne the age of eight. However, he began practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu more seriously just three years ago in Porto Alegre. Last May, Horacio became Brazilian BJJ champion (CBJJ) in Barueri (SP).
I was very happy when I received the call being invited to participate in the Podio Cup. I am very happy to be sharing the mat with these Jiu-Jitsu beasts worldwide. I do not think that I will take advantage over the opponents just for being judoka, but for being very competitive,” – said Horacio.
He will be facing BJJ champions Renato Cardoso, Kaynan Duarte, Devhonte Johnson, Jared Dopp and many others.
This is not the first time that Copa Podio invited a high level Judoka to compete. 4 years ago, Travis Stevens also competed and came 4th, losing to Paulo Miyao in the semis.

четверг, 7 июня 2018 г.

Max Carvalho in Kiev

The legendary black belt fighter, the European and Brazilian champion and the winner of the international BJJ tournaments will hold 3-day BJJ seminar in the Ukrainian capital. 
The well-known BJJ Master Max Carvalho will come to Kiev to share his wealth of knowledge of BJJ with Ukrainian fighters.
The seminar will take place at the Valeriy Lobanovskyi stadium from 8 to 10 June 2018.

Road To Gold Lucas Lepri’s Flawless Run (Alliance)

We honestly don’t know what is more impressive: the fact that Lucas Lepri is now a 5x World Champion, or that for the last three years in a row his opponents have barely managed to score a point against him. 
With the 2018 title, Lepri joins a list of legends who also have five World Championship gold medals to their name, including Marcelo Garcia, Bernardo Faria, Cobrinha, Bibiano Fernandes, Romulo Barral, Robson Moura, Rodolfo Vieira, and Andre Galvao.
Lepris’ perfect run was capped with an electrifying final against Checkmat’s Renato Canuto: the two athletes had one the most explosive matches of the day, marked with great wrestling from Lepri and aggressive Judo tactics from Canuto.

среда, 6 июня 2018 г.

Ukrainians at the “Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2018”

Recently young Ukrainian fighters of the SC “Borets” / ZR Team Ukraine have performed at the international championship “Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2018”. The event will last until 28 April at the sport arena “Mubadala Arena” in Abu Dhabi. 
According to the results of the “Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2018” Ukrainian fighters took gold and two silvers among children and juniors.
Igor Tenenyk became the champion in the category of 54 kg among the orange and green belts.
Vladislav Danchul is the silver medalist of the championship in the category of 34 kg among yellow belts. Vladislav managed to win the fight with the score 7-0, despite the fact that 30 seconds before the end of the fight he received submission from his opponent.
Kostya Zhyvanov became the silver medalist of the championship in the category of 30 kg among grey belts. Kostya showed incredible will-power during the fight. He took his silver despite the fact other participants of his category were two years older.
Nikita Petushynskyi didn’t take part at the “Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2018” because of his age. It should be mentioned, that shortly before the championship Nikita successfully proved himself at the “World Jiu-Jitsu Festival 2018” tournament.
The leader of the Ukrainian youth team SC “Borets” / ZR Team Ukraine Serhii Krasovskyi yield the championship to the Brazilian during the second fight. But the coach of the team Ievgen Skyrda noted that Serhii performed in the top category among juniors of the blue belts for the first time. The coach also mentioned that Serhii Krasovskyi has demonstrated the high level of his professionalism in jiu-jitsu sport!