Everyman’s Guide to the BJJ Worlds!

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What:  The IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation) World Championships!  

What is the IBJJF?  The International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) is an organization that hosts several of the biggest Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) tournaments in the world, including the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Nogi World Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship and European Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship. The federation was created by Carlos Gracie, Jr., who is the head of one of the largest Brazilian jiu-jitsu associations, Gracie Barra. The IBJJF is directly connected to Confederação Brasileira de Jiu-Jitsu, sharing its rules and regulations. (wikepedia)

Where:  Walter Pyramid – California State University, Long Beach 1250 Bellflower Blvd. Long Beach, CA USA 90840

When:  May 29th – June 1st

Schedule:  Thursday White belts – Blue Belts, Friday Blue – Purple Belts, Saturday Juveniles, Blue, Brown, Black, Sunday Black Belts (finals).

How to see it?  Watch it LIVE on IBJJFTV.com 

Weight Classes:

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Viewing the Brackets?

Who to look for in each weight class?

Rooster Weight:  Sad to see Caio Terra out this year due to illness…But look for Joao Miyao in the finals!

Light Feather Weight:  This gets interesting with Gui Mendes and Paulo Miyao on the same side of the brackets.  I see Gui taking it all this year!

Feather Weight: This division is nuts with:  Gianni  Grippo, Samir Chantre, Rubens Charles “Cobrinha”, Raf Mendes, and even Budo Jake!  I would love to see Conbrinha take it all this year.  But watch out for Raf Mendes too…

Light Weight:  Look out for Michael Langhi, Lucas Lepri, AJ Agazarm, Roberto Satoshi.

Middle Weight:  This division is huge with 66 registered competitors!  Watch out for:  Clark Gracie, Leandro Lo, Victor Estima, Magid Hage, Kit Dale.  Look for the always exciting Lo in the finals!

Medium Heavy:  Romulo Barral, Braulio Estima, Keenan Cornelius, and Eduardo Telles.  Look for Keenan or Barral in the finals!  (But don’t forget about the always tough Braulio!)

Heavy Weight:  Andre Galvao, Jackson Sousa and Rafael Lovato Jr.!  I would love to see Galvao take it all!

Super Heavy Weight:  Yuri Simões, Bernardo Faria, James Puopolo, Rodolfo Vieira.  I think Rodolfo cruises right into the finals!

Ultra Heavy Weight:  Cavaca, Alexander Trans. Cyborg, Bruno Bastos, and Buchecha!  Tough division but you’ve got to count on Buchecha in the finals…But Cyborg could make this interesting too.

Female Black Belt Divisions:  Look for:  Leticia Riberio, Michelle Nicolini, Mackenzie Dern, Beatriz Mesquita, Fabiana Borges, Sophia Drysdale and Gabi Garcia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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