Monster IBJJF Weekend Sees Action In Brazil, USA, Europe


The IBJJF’s global expansion shows no signs of slowing down, with four championships running in three countries (and three different continents) all on the same weekend.

Pan Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship 2017

This tournament always seen as the traditional start to the IBJJF no-gi season.

Brasileiro No-Gi 2017

The Brazilian No-Gi Nationals has never been a particularly noteworthy event, as the gi still reigns supreme in Brazil and especially Rio de Janeiro. It was hard to find any big names among the list of entrants, with only GF Team powerhouse Ricardo Evangelista (who took gold at ultra heavyweight) stand out.

Dallas Fall International Open Jiu-Jitsu 2017

The tournament drew together some strong competitors and delivered a solid absolute division. Lucas ‘Hulk’ Barbosa stood on top of a stacked podium, beating out Gabriel ‘Fedor’ Lucas of Checkmat in the final. GF Team’s Jaime Canuto and Manuel Ribamar of NS Brotherhood took joint third place.

Copenhagen International Open Jiu-Jitsu (Gi and No-Gi) Championship 2017

Adam Wardzinski, the prolific Checkmat black belt from Poland, took three gold medals and a silver in Denmark’s capital city, winning his weight class both gi and no-gi, taking gold in the no-gi absolute and silver in the gi absolute.

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Last modified: October 3, 2017

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