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Upcoming BJJ tournaments!

26.01.2018

Did our first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament at the IBJJF Manila Open inspire you to compete? Gracie Barra Singapore will be sending BJJ teams to the Carlson Gracie International Cup, Tokyo International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship and Master International IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship – Asia in March this year! Here’s a breakdown of the details:

Carlson Gracie International Cup:
Nimibutr National Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand
18 March 2018 (Sunday)

Tokyo International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship:
Komazawa Olympic Park General Sports Ground
24 March 2018 (Saturday)

Master International IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship:
Komazawa Olympic Park General Sports Ground
25 March 2018 (Sunday)

Professor Alisson of GBSG, with Professor Bruno Amorim of GB South Jakarta on the Podium at the Manila Open!

If you can make it for both tournaments, then yay! But if you can’t, and don’t know which to go to, here’s our take:
Carlson Gracie International Cup is in Bangkok, which means a shorter flight time. It’s also cheaper because budget airlines flying there are a dime a dozen, and food and accommodation are easy to budget for. It’s also a one day event, on a Sunday – which means you can basically fly the red-eye on Friday night without having to take any leave, have the whole of Saturday to recuperate, and take the night flight back to the +65. It’s also in central Bangkok, which means lots to see and do if you choose to stay on for a bit after the tournament.

While Japan is a more expensive destination – flight, accommodaton, and food-wise, and you’ll have to fly 6.5hours to Tokyo, meaning that leave will most likely have to be taken for this trip, the 2 Japanese tournaments are held back to back, and is really worthwhile going for, especially if you can fight in the Masters category. 2 tournaments in a weekend means racking up those IBJJF points for a better ranking, and you get more bang for your buck when it comes to paying for the trip on the whole. If more opponents and experience is what you’re looking for, you can fight in the Adults category for day 1, and Masters in day 2. For the slightly older folk, you could consider competing in 2 different Masters divisions on the first and second day so you get a variety of opponents, since day 1 also has a Masters divisions. You can start checking out the athletes by division lists on the IBJJF site to find out if anybody is already signed up for your belt and weight class. Another plus for a trip to Japan is that we have Gracie Barra schools all over the country for you to visit and train at for free!

Interested? Drop us a message at ask@graciebarra.com.sg to let us know if you’d like to go, or if you have any questions! We’ll be setting up Comp Squad chat groups soon for each of the tournaments to help organize flight schedules and accommodation (we try to stay at the same hotel/hostel/Airbnb as much as we can!), so hit us up to express your interest.