Posts Tagged ‘Western Mass BJJ’

IBJJF Boston Open 2013

Boston Open 2013

Boston Summer International Open 2013

1 – Brazilian Top Team – 183

2 – Fenix BJJ Woburn – 127

3 – Nova União USA – 121
Athletes Results By Category

WHITE / Juvenile / Male / Light

First – Austin Jay DeSousa – Best Way Jiu Jistu Tiverton

Second – Chandler James Horton – Nova União USA

Third – Raheem Hussain Rahamatulla – Tatu BJJ

Third – Jordenn A. Martins – Best Way Jiu Jistu Tiverton
WHITE / Juvenile / Male / Middle

First – Estevinson Carmona Caviedes – Gracie Barra

Second – Scott D. Perry – North Shore Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy

Third – Matthew Joseph Machado – Best Way Jiu Jistu Tiverton

Third – Scott Krevlin Cohn – Aldo Batista’s Club BJJ-ABC BJJ \ ICON JJ TEAM
WHITE / Adult / Male / Rooster

First – Meuquisedeque Rodrigues de Souza – BMAC / GF Team Boston
WHITE / Adult / Male / Light Feather

First – Jefferson Ramos – Aldo Batista’s Club BJJ-ABC BJJ \ ICON JJ TEAM

Second – David Quach – Blake Academy

Third – Michael Winter – Florian Martial Arts Center

Third – Juan M. Cruz – Aldo Batista’s Club BJJ-ABC BJJ \ ICON JJ TEAM
WHITE / Adult / Male / Feather

First – Johnny Garcia – Nova União USA

Second – bruno silva – Brazilian Top Team

Third – yulian herrera – Gracie Humaita USA

Third – stephen Rao – Fenix BJJ Woburn
WHITE / Adult / Male / Light

First – Luc Audet – Brazilian Top Team Boston

Second – Michael Pidacks – Massachusetts Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Third – david rodriguez – Cesar Pereira Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – CTMMA

Third – David Gardner – RCJ Machado
WHITE / Adult / Male / Middle

First – Dave Massicotte – Brazilian Top Team

Second – zachrin torbett – Kimura BJJ

Third – Johnny Boswell Jr. – Vicente Jr. Team

Third – Antonio Alencar – Gracie Barra
WHITE / Adult / Male / Medium Heavy

First – Justin Pierce Kantorik – Vicente Jr. Team

Second – Matthew Glenn – Gracie Barra

Third – John Lynch – Wai Kru MMA

Third – Eric J. Resendes – Gracie Barra
WHITE / Adult / Male / Heavy

First – Ramesses Akamefula – Florian Martial Arts Center

Second – Carlos Rivera – Nova União USA

Third – erik powers – GF Team

Third – Ghadially St Hillien – Serra BJJ Academy
WHITE / Adult / Male / Super Heavy

First – Christian Guzman – Brazilian Top Team

Second – Adam Holland – Massachusetts Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Third – Luis Batista – Alliance Marcelo Garcia

Third – Jung Chul Nho – Fenix BJJ Woburn
WHITE / Adult / Male / Ultra Heavy

First – Lorenzo Kane – Massachusetts Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Second – John Gottfried – Kimura BJJ

Third – Dan Argenbright – Team Link

Third – Ermes Raggi jr – Fenix BJJ Woburn
WHITE / Adult / Female / Light Feather

First – Laila Laaroussi – Brazilian Top Team

Second – Melissa Zeigler – Massachusetts Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Third – Kari Velado – T1 BJJ

Third – Tiffany Trieger – Gracie Barra
WHITE / Adult / Female / Feather

First – Melissa Cooling – American Top Team Connecticut

Second – Jennifer Hussey – Ginsberg Academy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Third – Charlotte Ardini – Brazilian Top Team

Third – Christina Lynn Fifer – Florian Martial Arts Center
WHITE / Adult / Female / Light

First – Sonya Batista – Aldo Batista’s Club BJJ-ABC BJJ \ ICON JJ TEAM

Second – Giselle Sterling – Combat Sports Boston

Third – Sarah Heskett – Combat Sports Boston

Third – Pollyanna Carbone – Gracie Barra
WHITE / Adult / Female / Middle

First – Holly Cyr – Best Way JJ

Second – Susan Arnoult – Tatu BJJ

Third – Andie-Jane Phinney – Fenix BJJ Woburn

Third – Danielle Godjikian – Tatu BJJ
WHITE / Adult / Female / Medium Heavy

First – Beth Simione – Fenix BJJ Woburn

Second – Ashley Mills – Renzo Gracie Academy

Third – Jennifer Gould – Abusado Team
WHITE / Adult / Female / Heavy

First – Beth Slavinskas – Fenix BJJ Woburn

Second – Lindsay Wan – Team Link
WHITE / Master / Male / Feather

First – Ryan Moore – Team Link

Second – naseer sheerahamad – Kioto BJJ NYC

Third – Rafael Silva – GF Team

Third – sanderson fragoso – Aldo Batista’s Club BJJ-ABC BJJ \ ICON JJ TEAM
WHITE / Master / Male / Light

First – Luis Perez – Nova União USA

Second – matt Vasta – Aldo Batista’s Club BJJ-ABC BJJ \ ICON JJ TEAM

Third – Kaoru Nagashima – Wai Kru MMA

Third – ramon santos – GF Team
WHITE / Master / Male / Middle

First – Danilo Jose da Silva – BMAC / GF Team Boston

Second – sean seaberg – Brazilian Top Team

Third – Louis Anthony Bompiani – Vicente Jr. Team

Third – Jason Valencia – Nova União USA
WHITE / Master / Male / Medium Heavy

First – Michael Molinaro – Kioto BJJ NYC

Second – John Kanca – UFC Gym Stamford / BDT BJJ

Third – Karl Doucette – T1 BJJ
WHITE / Master / Male / Heavy

First – Craig Mackland-Rivera – Aldo Batista’s Club BJJ-ABC BJJ \ ICON JJ TEAM
WHITE / Master / Male / Super Heavy

First – Gregory Hagner – TAC Team BJJ

Second – Shane Smith – Brazilian Top Team

Third – Sarkis Karayan – Cesar Pereira Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – CTMMA

Third – Khris Arvanites – Renzo Gracie
WHITE / Master / Male / Ultra Heavy

First – William Onuoha – Gracie Barra

Second – Joseph Duda – Broadway Jiu-Jitsu
WHITE / Senior 1 / Male / Feather

First – Seth Miller – TAC Team BJJ

Second – Jim Haney – Julio Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
WHITE / Senior 1 / Male / Light

First – Gregory Mortenson – Renzo Gracie Academy

Second – Wissam Kfoury – Brazilian Top Team

Third – Justin Bellerive – Team Link

Third – Nelson Barrios – Drysdale BJJ
WHITE / Senior 1 / Male / Middle

First – Bryan Caprice – Crazy 88

Second – Cory Callison – Drysdale BJJ

Third – Dustin Testa – Gracie Barra

Third – Jeremy J. Metzger – Vicente Jr. Team
WHITE / Senior 1 / Male / Medium Heavy

First – David Bardfield – Gracie Barra

Second – Bob Andersen – Nexus Martial Arts & Fitness

Third – Troy Allen – Nova União USA

Third – daniel rosas – Team Link
WHITE / Senior 1 / Male / Heavy

First – Leonardo Souza – Aldo Batista’s Club BJJ-ABC BJJ \ ICON JJ TEAM

Second – Steven Umstead – Team Link

Third – William Vitellaro – Tatu BJJ
WHITE / Senior 1 / Male / Super Heavy

First – Charles Aponte – Nova União USA

Second – Kenneth Shindelman – Fenix BJJ Woburn

Third – Jim Hevner – Aldo Batista’s Club BJJ-ABC BJJ \ ICON JJ TEAM
WHITE / Senior 1 / Male / Ultra Heavy

First – Ray Hawkins – TAC Team BJJ

Second – Silvestro Manente – Nova União USA
BLUE / Juvenile / Male / Feather

First – Johnathon Burton Yeo – Renzo Gracie Ottawa

Second – Joseph R Siciliano Jr. – Best Way BJJ / American Top Team Boston

Third – Gabriel Mateo Alejandro Vogel – Renzo Gracie Ottawa

Third – Dominic Leo Monzione – Best Way BJJ / American Top Team Boston
BLUE / Adult / Male / Rooster

First – Dean Lewis – Fifty/50 Jiu-Jitsu

Second – David Kalbfleisch – Kimura BJJ

Third – Thomas Burke – American Top Team Connecticut

Third – Marc Wong – RCJ Machado
BLUE / Adult / Male / Light Feather

First – Carmine Nurdin – Carlos Neto BJJ

Second – Hudson Pinto – Brazilian Top Team

Third – Frank Karlya – Alliance NYC

Third – Tin Nguyen – Connors Jiu Jitsu
BLUE / Adult / Male / Feather

First – Ernesto Guerrero – Soul Fighters BJJ Connecticut

Second – Michael Pan – Best Way BJJ / American Top Team Boston

Third – Carlos Alexandre Martinelli da Silva – Renzo Gracie Academy

Third – Brenno Ribeiro – Drysdale BJJ
BLUE / Adult / Male / Light

First – Rodrigo Alonso – Gracie Barra

Second – Mitchell Craig – T1 BJJ

Third – Ali Mehmedovic – Alliance Marcelo Garcia

Third – Peter Petties – Team Lloyd Irvin
BLUE / Adult / Male / Middle

First – Walter Ruben Antonio Faustino – Gracie Humaita International

Second – Joseph Robert Formica – Team Lloyd Irvin

Third – Dmitry Latyshkin – Broadway Jiu-Jitsu

Third – Dimitri Joseph Erickson – Kimura BJJ
BLUE / Adult / Male / Medium Heavy

First – Rafael Dias – Team Link

Second – Flavio Dos Santos – Kimura BJJ

Third – Caleb Farrington – Best Way BJJ / American Top Team Boston

Third – Diogo Machado – Alliance Marcelo Garcia
BLUE / Adult / Male / Heavy

First – James Spaulding – Alexey Cruz

Second – Paul E DiGrado – Combat Sports Boston

Third – Stephen Peragallo – Balance

Third – Jason Gillis – Drysdale BJJ
BLUE / Adult / Male / Super Heavy

First – Quentin Leahy – Renzo Gracie

Second – Miguel Bermudez – BJJ Revolution Team

Third – roberto amaral – Brazilian Top Team

Third – Bruno Nazario – Igor BJJ
BLUE / Adult / Male / Ultra Heavy

First – Phillip Kelly – Brazilian Top Team

Second – Joe Cashin – Gracie Tampa South

Third – Vijay Hemanchal – Alliance Los Angeles

Third – Quelvi Castaneda – Renzo Gracie Newark – Team Bittencourt
BLUE / Adult / Male / Open Class

First – Joseph Robert Formica – Team Lloyd Irvin

Second – Quentin Leahy – Renzo Gracie

Third – Brenno Ribeiro – Drysdale BJJ

Third – Walter Ruben Antonio Faustino – Gracie Humaita International
BLUE / Adult / Female / Light Feather

First – Delphie Dugal-Tessier – RCJ Machado

Second – Jessica Cardwell – Fairfax Jiu Jitsu

Third – Rebecca Duarte – Aldo Batista’s Club BJJ-ABC BJJ \ ICON JJ TEAM

Third – Himali Patel – Florian Martial Arts Center
BLUE / Adult / Female / Feather

First – Hannah McGuckin – Nova União USA

Second – Viviana Eva Vélez – Carlson Gracie Team

Third – Linh-Han Hoang Nguyen – Lotus Club Jiu-Jitsu

Third – Rachel Ranschau – Team Lloyd Irvin
BLUE / Adult / Female / Light

First – Terrie Schauer – Brazilian Top Team Boston

Second – Michelle V Brisebois – Cesario Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team

Third – Doreen Burchell – Brazilian Top Team

Third – Christine Brothwell – Brazilian Top Team
BLUE / Adult / Female / Middle

First – Callie Freeman – Alliance NYC

Second – Sandra Lanois-Bazinet – Ronin Mixed Martial Arts

Third – Jess Papi – Balance

Third – Priscilla DeVito – Gracie Barra
BLUE / Adult / Female / Medium Heavy

First – ERIN HARPE – Gracie Humaita

Second – Courtney Mackenzie – Broadway Jiu-Jitsu

Third – Makenzie Michell Nunnally – Travis Lutter Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Third – Nicole Zoquier – Alliance Marcelo Garcia
BLUE / Adult / Female / Heavy

First – Jacynthe Maloney – Brazilian Top Team

Second – Rondah Jackson – Renzo Gracie

Third – Ariel Axelrod-Hahn – Brazilian Top Team
BLUE / Adult / Female / Open Class

First – Jacynthe Maloney – Brazilian Top Team

Second – Rondah Jackson – Renzo Gracie

Third – ERIN HARPE – Gracie Humaita

Third – Rachel Ranschau – Team Lloyd Irvin
BLUE / Master / Male / Light Feather

First – Tad Elliott Thomas – Tatu BJJ

Second – Scott Mitchell – Team Link

Third – raniery carvalho – Soul Fighters BJJ Connecticut
BLUE / Master / Male / Feather

First – Angelo D. Cruz – Nova União USA

Second – Daniel Diaz – Renzo Gracie Newark – Team Bittencourt

Third – Jose Castillo – Broadway Jiu-Jitsu

Third – Celio Feliciano Da Rocha – Alliance Marcelo Garcia
BLUE / Master / Male / Light

First – Danilo Oliveira – Kimura BJJ

Second – Bratislav Glisic – Nova União USA

Third – Ayslan Silva – American Top Team Connecticut

Third – Sumit Bose – Nova Uniao NYC
BLUE / Master / Male / Middle

First – Derek Janssen – Gracie Barra

Second – brian macneil – Gracie Barra

Third – Russell Martello – Nova União USA

Third – Bill Anderson – T1 BJJ
BLUE / Master / Male / Medium Heavy

First – Frank Andrew Concolino Jr. – Soca Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Second – Janio Rodrigues Raggi – Fenix BJJ Woburn

Third – Andre Luiz Batista Lopes – Adila BJJ

Third – Stéphane Groleau – Brazilian Top Team
BLUE / Master / Male / Heavy

First – Nolan Schelper – Fenix BJJ Woburn

Second – james mcneely – Kioto BJJ NYC

Third – Donald Stickney – Boston BJJ

Third – Daniel Francis – Gracie Humaita
BLUE / Master / Male / Super Heavy

First – James Robert Kearns – Tatu BJJ

Second – Costantino Barberis – Renzo Gracie Academy

Third – Dan Clayton – Soul Fighters BJJ Connecticut

Third – Thomas Ragin – Soul Fighters BJJ Connecticut
BLUE / Master / Male / Ultra Heavy

First – Adalberto Nunez – Alliance Marcelo Garcia

Second – Jeremy Miller – Brazilian Top Team

Third – Michael T. Barrett – Nova União USA
BLUE / Master / Male / Open Class

First – James Robert Kearns – Tatu BJJ

Second – Nolan Schelper – Fenix BJJ Woburn

Third – Frank Andrew Concolino Jr. – Soca Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Third – Adalberto Nunez – Alliance Marcelo Garcia
BLUE / Master / Female / Light

First – Aristea Kinney – Nova União USA
BLUE / Master / Female / Open Class

First – Aristea Kinney – Nova União USA
BLUE / Senior 1 / Male / Light Feather

First – Paul A. Cumes – Gracie Barra

Second – Ricky Setia – Fenix BJJ Woburn
BLUE / Senior 1 / Male / Feather

First – Blaine Schrader – Team Royce Gracie

Second – Jonathan Key – Gracie Elite Team America
BLUE / Senior 1 / Male / Middle

First – Todd Tardiff – Team Jucao USA

Second – Steve Soares – Brazilian Top Team

Third – Fernando B Victor – GF Team

Third – Adam Bahret – Fenix BJJ Woburn
BLUE / Senior 1 / Male / Super Heavy

First – Vincent Villano – Nova União USA

Second – Stephen Makein – Soul Fighters BJJ Connecticut

Third – Pedro O. Gonzalez – Brazilian Top Team
BLUE / Senior 1 / Male / Ultra Heavy

First – Damon Ralph – Soul Fighters BJJ

Second – Jeremy McGee – Renzo Gracie Academy

Third – edwin marquez – Gracie Barra

Third – Chris Halpin – Combat Sports Boston
BLUE / Senior 1 / Male / Open Class

First – Fernando B Victor – GF Team

Second – Chris Halpin – Combat Sports Boston

Third – Adam Bahret – Fenix BJJ Woburn
BLUE / Senior 2 / Male / Feather

First – Peter Talieri – Combat Sports Boston
BLUE / Senior 2 / Male / Light

First – Robert Allen Consulmagno – Alliance NYC

Second – Randy Brown – Best Way JJ

Third – David Grace – Massachusetts Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
BLUE / Senior 2 / Male / Medium Heavy

First – Chris Ackerman – Fenix BJJ Woburn

Second – Arturo Morales – Drysdale BJJ
BLUE / Senior 2 / Male / Heavy

First – Mario Wanderley – Best Way BJJ / American Top Team Boston

Second – PETER PARANZINO – Drysdale BJJ
BLUE / Senior 2 / Male / Open Class

First – Chris Ackerman – Fenix BJJ Woburn

Second – Arturo Morales – Drysdale BJJ
BLUE / Senior 3 / Male / Middle

First – Sean Kline – Renzo Gracie
BLUE / Senior 3 / Male / Ultra Heavy

First – Patrick Crowley – Renzo Gracie

Second – ROBERT SJOBERG – Gracie Barra Long Island -NHP
BLUE / Senior 3 / Male / Open Class

First – Sean Kline – Renzo Gracie
BLUE / Senior 4 / Male / Light

First – Daniel Grunberg – Fenix BJJ Woburn

Second – Pablo L. Arroyo – Nova União USA
BLUE / Senior 4 / Male / Middle

First – Andy Ladd – Massachusetts Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Second – Frank Moscarelli – Soca Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
BLUE / Senior 4 / Male / Super Heavy

First – Pedro J Hernandez Jr – Cutting Edge Brazilian JiuJitsu
BLUE / Senior 4 / Male / Open Class

First – Andy Ladd – Massachusetts Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Second – Pablo L. Arroyo – Nova União USA

Third – Daniel Grunberg – Fenix BJJ Woburn

Third – Pedro J Hernandez Jr – Cutting Edge Brazilian JiuJitsu
PURPLE / Adult / Male / Light Feather

First – Christopher Duyquan Tran – Team Lloyd Irvin

Second – Ryan Clay – Aldo Batista’s Club BJJ-ABC BJJ \ ICON JJ TEAM

Third – Miguel Portela – Renzo Gracie

Third – Diego Aquino – Alliance Marcelo Garcia
PURPLE / Adult / Male / Feather

First – German Salas – Alliance Marcelo Garcia

Second – Willian Moreira – GF Team

Third – Christopher Mark Daniel Lackhan – Nova União USA

Third – Joshua Perez – Massachusetts Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
PURPLE / Adult / Male / Light

First – Adam Peterson – Clockwork Jiu-Jitsu

Second – Cameron Florczak – Renzo Gracie Ottawa

Third – Daniel Esteban Sessa Nunez – Gracie Barra

Third – Daniel webb – Best Way BJJ / American Top Team Boston
PURPLE / Adult / Male / Middle

First – Devon Daniel Delbrugge – Team Lloyd Irvin

Second – Lucas Laet Mattos Moutinho – GF Team

Third – Jose Marques – Fenix BJJ Woburn

Third – Marc Berman – TAC Team BJJ
PURPLE / Adult / Male / Medium Heavy

First – Chris Rivera – Carlos Neto BJJ

Second – Michael White – Alliance NYC

Third – Terence DeToy – Brazilian Top Team

Third – Michael Paul Pennini – Best Way BJJ / American Top Team Boston
PURPLE / Adult / Male / Heavy

First – Stephen Smith – Lotus Club NYC

Second – Matthew R Kachmar – East Coast United Queens BJJ

Third – Estevao L Costa – Fenix BJJ Woburn

Third – Kurt Wojtanek – Fenix BJJ Woburn
PURPLE / Adult / Male / Super Heavy

First – Matt Domney – Gracie Sports

Second – Carl Fagnant – Brazilian Top Team

Third – Michael Montes – BJJ Revolution Team

Third – James Barrett – Best Way BJJ / American Top Team Boston
PURPLE / Adult / Male / Ultra Heavy

First – Benny Rupel – Clockwork Jiu-Jitsu

Second – Jonathan Solis – Gracie Barra
PURPLE / Adult / Male / Open Class

First – Lucas Laet Mattos Moutinho – GF Team

Second – Devon Daniel Delbrugge – Team Lloyd Irvin

Third – German Salas – Alliance Marcelo Garcia

Third – Matt Domney – Gracie Sports
PURPLE / Adult / Female / Light Feather

First – Jessie Carpenter – Team Jucao USA

Second – Jillian DeCoursey – East Coast United Queens BJJ
PURPLE / Adult / Female / Feather

First – Kate Lynn Marshall – Team Link
PURPLE / Adult / Female / Middle

First – Katherine Marie Heckman Torralbas – Team Lloyd Irvin

Second – Marie Bober – Alliance Marcelo Garcia
PURPLE / Adult / Female / Heavy

First – Siprachanh Phatsana – Brazilian Top Team
PURPLE / Adult / Female / Open Class

First – Katherine Marie Heckman Torralbas – Team Lloyd Irvin

Second – Siprachanh Phatsana – Brazilian Top Team

Third – Kate Lynn Marshall – Team Link

Third – Jessie Carpenter – Team Jucao USA
PURPLE / Master / Male / Light Feather

First – Jose Hermoza – Brazilian Top Team

Second – Perry Mongroo – Alliance Marcelo Garcia
PURPLE / Master / Male / Feather

First – Richard Fitzgerald – Alliance Marcelo Garcia

Second – Luis Gomez – Lotus Club NYC

Third – James Reeves – Team Jucao USA

Third – Jose A Ramos – East Coast United Queens BJJ
PURPLE / Master / Male / Light

First – Jacob Willet – Clockwork Jiu-Jitsu

Second – Daniel Phoenix – Massachusetts Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Third – Edgar Szabo – Nova União USA

Third – giyeol tak – Nova União USA
PURPLE / Master / Male / Middle

First – Marcus G. Surin – Cesar Pereira Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – CTMMA

Second – Kevin MacMullen – TAC Team BJJ

Third – Thomas Flick – Alliance Marcelo Garcia

Third – Youssef Drihmi – Alliance Marcelo Garcia
PURPLE / Master / Male / Medium Heavy

First – Jason Fortier – Team Link
PURPLE / Master / Male / Super Heavy

First – Jon Terry – Kioto BJJ NYC

Second – Rodrigo Oliveira – Alliance Marcelo Garcia
PURPLE / Master / Male / Ultra Heavy

First – Kym Sturdivant – Gladiator BJJ

Second – Mark Raposo – Fenix BJJ Woburn
PURPLE / Master / Male / Open Class

First – Kym Sturdivant – Gladiator BJJ

Second – Mark Raposo – Fenix BJJ Woburn

Third – Jason Fortier – Team Link

Third – Jose Hermoza – Brazilian Top Team
PURPLE / Senior 1 / Male / Feather

First – Scott Vieira – Renzo Gracie

Second – Nakia L. McCauley – Combat Sports Boston
PURPLE / Senior 1 / Male / Light

First – Oscar Calderon – Aldo Batista’s Club BJJ-ABC BJJ \ ICON JJ TEAM

Second – George Acuna – Renzo Gracie Newark – Team Bittencourt

Third – Michael Bourque – Team Link
PURPLE / Senior 1 / Male / Middle

First – Uilton R Dias – Alliance Marcelo Garcia

Second – Leonardo Leite – Gracie Barra

Third – michel garcia – GF Team
PURPLE / Senior 1 / Male / Heavy

First – Brett Oteri – Connors Jiu Jitsu
PURPLE / Senior 1 / Male / Ultra Heavy

First – Nels R. Larson – Team Jucao USA
PURPLE / Senior 1 / Male / Open Class

First – Brett Oteri – Connors Jiu Jitsu

Second – Nels R. Larson – Team Jucao USA
PURPLE / Senior 2 / Male / Light

First – Dawson Daminelli – Brazilian Top Team

Second – John Murphy – Nexus Martial Arts & Fitness

Third – Mark A Moynihan – Gladiator BJJ
PURPLE / Senior 2 / Male / Middle

First – nadir khelifi – Alliance NYC

Second – Richard Compton Harrison IV – BMAC / GF Team Boston

Third – Eric Fowke – Brazilian Top Team
PURPLE / Senior 2 / Male / Heavy

First – Joseph C Westbury – Gladiator BJJ
PURPLE / Senior 2 / Male / Super Heavy

First – David Pasquarelli – BMAC / GF Team Boston
PURPLE / Senior 2 / Male / Ultra Heavy

First – Victor I. Bazzani – Brazilian Top Team
PURPLE / Senior 2 / Male / Open Class

First – John Murphy – Nexus Martial Arts & Fitness

Second – Dawson Daminelli – Brazilian Top Team

Third – Victor I. Bazzani – Brazilian Top Team
PURPLE / Senior 3 / Male / Medium Heavy

First – Marcelo Avila – GF Team
PURPLE / Senior 3 / Male / Super Heavy

First – Marcelino Amaro – Gracie Barra
PURPLE / Senior 3 / Male / Open Class

First – Marcelino Amaro – Gracie Barra

Second – Marcelo Avila – GF Team
BROWN / Adult / Male / Light Feather

First – Wesclay F Sardinha – Kioto BJJ NYC

Second – Fabio R Lima – Alliance Marcelo Garcia

Third – Frederic Koomsatira – Brazilian Top Team

Third – Bruno Ayolphi Braz – Kimura BJJ
BROWN / Adult / Male / Feather

First – Alex Ecklin – Nova União USA

Second – Rene Eduardo Lopez – Drysdale BJJ

Third – Julio Cesar Dias de Almeida – Best Way BJJ / American Top Team Boston
BROWN / Adult / Male / Light

First – Gianni P Grippo – Alliance Marcelo Garcia

Second – Van Allen Flores – Nova União USA

Third – Carlos E. Fernandes – Brazilian Top Team

Third – Jimmy Dang Khoa Tat – BJJ Revolution Team Vermont
BROWN / Adult / Male / Middle

First – Javier Valenciano Yamuni – Renzo Gracie International

Second – Brian J Beaury II – Atlas Jiu Jitsu

Third – Michael Grant Schweiger – Alliance NYC

Third – Collin Anthony Moran – Alliance
BROWN / Adult / Male / Heavy

First – Roberto Torralbas – Team Lloyd Irvin

Second – Todd Brandon Mueckenheim – Gracie Tampa South

Third – Adam Jetton – Nova União Hawai

Third – Donald Thomas Bailey – O.C. Carlson Gracie Academy
BROWN / Adult / Male / Ultra Heavy

First – Shaun Robert Durfee – Easton BJJ
BROWN / Adult / Male / Open Class

First – Roberto Torralbas – Team Lloyd Irvin

Second – Michael Grant Schweiger – Alliance NYC

Third – Fabio R Lima – Alliance Marcelo Garcia

Third – Gianni P Grippo – Alliance Marcelo Garcia
BROWN / Adult / Female / Light

First – Vianca J Jager – East Coast United Queens BJJ

Second – Marcela Lawton – De La Riva Jiu-Jitsu USA
BROWN / Adult / Female / Middle

First – Nathalia Abrahao Azoff – Brazilian Top Team

Second – Folana Dione Miller – Nova União USA
BROWN / Adult / Female / Open Class

First – Nathalia Abrahao Azoff – Brazilian Top Team

Second – Vianca J Jager – East Coast United Queens BJJ
BROWN / Master / Male / Light

First – Johnny Zemouli – Brazilian Top Team

Second – Joao Paulo Meira Cruvinel – GF Team
BROWN / Master / Male / Middle

First – Luciano Chris Ucci – Brazilian Top Team

Second – Stivy Roberto da Cunha – Renzo Gracie

Third – José da Silva Mota Neto – Sá Team
BROWN / Master / Male / Super Heavy

First – Joshua E Owen – Soul Fighters BJJ Connecticut

Second – Gregory Linton Brown – Combat Sports Boston
BROWN / Master / Male / Open Class

First – Joshua E Owen – Soul Fighters BJJ Connecticut

Second – Gregory Linton Brown – Combat Sports Boston

Third – Stivy Roberto da Cunha – Renzo Gracie

Third – José da Silva Mota Neto – Sá Team
BROWN / Master / Female / Light

First – Melissa Anne Bardfield – Renzo Gracie
BROWN / Senior 1 / Male / Feather

First – Scott R Green – Fenix BJJ Woburn

Second – Anthony Ricco Lacaprucia – Team Link
BROWN / Senior 1 / Male / Light

First – Cesar A. de Souza – Nova União USA

Second – Talal Sulaiman Alrasheed – Yamasaki Academy
BROWN / Senior 1 / Male / Open Class

First – Cesar A. de Souza – Nova União USA

Second – Scott R Green – Fenix BJJ Woburn

Third – Anthony Ricco Lacaprucia – Team Link
BROWN / Senior 2 / Male / Light

First – Kham Kone Ngondara – Academy of Combative Arts
BROWN / Senior 2 / Male / Middle

First – Matthew Brent Kinberger – Team Link

Second – Joseph Thompson – Soca Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
BROWN / Senior 2 / Male / Medium Heavy

First – Michael James Atkin – SAS Team USA
BROWN / Senior 2 / Male / Open Class

First – Matthew Brent Kinberger – Team Link

Second – Kham Kone Ngondara – Academy of Combative Arts

Third – Joseph Thompson – Soca Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Third – Michael James Atkin – SAS Team USA
BROWN / Senior 3 / Male / Light

First – Brian D. Ellis – Team Link
BROWN / Senior 3 / Male / Open Class

First – Brian D. Ellis – Team Link
BLACK / Adult / Male / Feather

First – José Luis dos Santos Varella – GF Team

Second – Jefferson Luiz da Cruz Cordeiro – NBJJ

Third – Raphael B. Ribeiro Fernandes – Renzo Gracie
BLACK / Adult / Male / Light

First – Renan Borges – Brazilian Top Team

Second – Francisco Antonio Iturralde Lara – Alliance NYC

Third – Oliver Leys Geddes – Roger Gracie Academy

Third – Keith Jason Florian – Florian Martial Arts Center
BLACK / Adult / Male / Middle

First – Rafael Monteiro Barbosa – Soul Fighters BJJ Connecticut

Second – Francisco Daniel Pires Tavares – SAS Team USA

Third – Christopher J Reymann – Renzo Gracie

Third – Luciano Cristovam Rodrigues Jr. – Renzo Gracie
BLACK / Adult / Male / Medium Heavy

First – Vitor Henrique Silva Oliveira – GF Team

Second – Jarod R Lawton – T1 BJJ

Third – Leonardo I. Iturralde Aguirre – Alliance Ecuador
BLACK / Adult / Male / Heavy

First – Nicolau Eduardo – Barbosa Jiu Jitsu

Second – Kevin E Sheridan – Alliance NYC

Third – Rani Fawzi Matuk – Boston BJJ

Third – Daniel Simmler – Serra BJJ Academy
BLACK / Adult / Male / Super Heavy

First – Ronnie Wuest Jr. – Balance

Second – Raphael B. Carneiro Fischetti – Fenix BJJ Woburn
BLACK / Adult / Male / Open Class

First – Vitor Henrique Silva Oliveira – GF Team

Second – Luciano Cristovam Rodrigues Jr. – Renzo Gracie

Third – Oliver Leys Geddes – Roger Gracie Academy

Third – Jarod R Lawton – T1 BJJ
BLACK / Adult / Female / Light

First – Bibiana Dios Tan Pacini S. Silva – American Top Team
BLACK / Adult / Female / Open Class

First – Bibiana Dios Tan Pacini S. Silva – American Top Team
BLACK / Master / Male / Light Feather

First – Daniel Campos Oliver – De La Riva JJ
BLACK / Master / Male / Light

First – Bradley Michael Court – TAC Team BJJ

Second – Nicholas Falcão Moraes – SAS Team USA
BLACK / Master / Male / Middle

First – Robson de Lima Rodrigues – GF Team

Second – Jonatas Novaes do Nascimento – Brasa

Third – Bradley James Souders – Tatu BJJ
BLACK / Master / Male / Medium Heavy

First – Omar Sabha – Brazilian Top Team

Second – Leonardo O Da Silva – Soul Fighters BJJ Connecticut

Third – Breno Francisco Vieira de Andrade – American Top Team
BLACK / Master / Male / Heavy

First – Lincoln Jeferson Pereira – Gracie Elite Team America

Second – Brian Wade Caldwell – Brazilian Top Team
BLACK / Master / Male / Ultra Heavy

First – Anthony G. Galeano – Cavalcanti BJJ – Carlson Gracie Las Vegas
BLACK / Master / Male / Open Class

First – Jonatas Novaes do Nascimento – Brasa

Second – Lincoln Jeferson Pereira – Gracie Elite Team America

Third – Brian Wade Caldwell – Brazilian Top Team

Third – Omar Sabha – Brazilian Top Team
BLACK / Senior 1 / Male / Medium Heavy

First – Andre M Medeiros – Fenix BJJ Woburn

Second – Ronaldo Baptista Campos – Fenix BJJ/ Marlboro
BLACK / Senior 1 / Male / Ultra Heavy

First – Jefferson Ferreira Borgo – GF Team
BLACK / Senior 1 / Male / Open Class

First – Jefferson Ferreira Borgo – GF Team

Second – Andre M Medeiros – Fenix BJJ Woburn

Third – Ronaldo Baptista Campos – Fenix BJJ/ Marlboro
BLACK / Senior 2 / Male / Middle

First – Robert Gutierrez – East Coast United Queens BJJ
BLACK / Senior 2 / Male / Medium Heavy

First – Carlos Alberto Terrinha – Gracie Barra
BLACK / Senior 2 / Male / Ultra Heavy

First – Gilmar Ferreira Santos – Fenix BJJ Woburn

Second – Shaun Michael Wagner – BMAC / GF Team Boston
BLACK / Senior 2 / Male / Open Class

First – Gilmar Ferreira Santos – Fenix BJJ Woburn

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Essential Reading for Jiu Jitsu in Western Mass

For this article I thought I would take a few minutes to recommend a few good books for Jiu Jitsu students to read. If you take the time to study these books I really feel that it will help you learn and grow as a Jiu Jitsu student and Martial Artist. The following books have all been selected for various reasons and have something to offer for everyone.

1. “The Talent Code” by Daniel Coyle

This is a fascinating book on the study of genius and talent in all areas of life. The application of this to your Jiu Jitsu training, competition career or development into a great martial artist will become immediately apparent! It is such a great book that I often buy it as a gift and always recommend it to everyone regardless of their skill set, knowledge or position in life. It will change your perception and understanding of what it takes to be great in your field and really can change your life!

2. “Advanced Jiu Jitsu” by Marcelo Garcia

Does anything really need to be said about this? Marcelo Garcia is one of the greatest Jiu Jitsu competitors of all time and this book offers you an insight into some of the techniques and strategies that make him stand a head and shoulders above the competition.Very detailed and insightful, you will learn a lot about what makes Marcelo tick why and how he does what he does. A great book that you simply must have in your Jiu Jitsu library!

3. “The Art Of Learning” by Josh Waitzkin

An entertaining read into the mind of a chess prodigy who went on to study Kung Fu and even become one of Marcelo Garcia’s first black belts! Although the book makes no mention of Jiu Jitsu it is a thoroughly enjoyable read and offers great insight into the ability to learn, question, solve problems and overcome obstacles.

4. “Submit Everyone” by Dave Camarillo

Finally a book on strategy and the application of tactics in Jiu Jitsu! “Submit Everyone” is a brilliant guide in hunting for the submission. Dave treats the mat as a battleground and teaches you how to wage war on your opponent and emerge the victor! The material taught in this book is not available anywhere else for Jiu Jitsu students. A sensational book, one of a kind and hopefully the first in a series to come!

So there you have it, four of my top recommendations as essential reading for all Jiu jitsu students and anyone interested in the grappling arts! I highly recommend you make these books a part of your own personal library, you will not regret it! :-)

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3 Effective Ways to Use Cold Therapy to Increase Recovery – Western Mass BJJ

In the quest for more performance humans will try just about anything. In the days of the early Olympics athletes consumed bulls testicles in the belief it gave them strength. Early marathon runners drank a mixture of brandy, arsenic, and cocaine to dull the painful effects of the run. And if you really want a glimpse into the darkness professional sports can reach, read Breaking the Chain by Willy Voet, which describes in gory detail the cocktails of drugs used in professional cycling in their efforts to win and cheat the system.

But what if you don’t want to travel down that path? Is there a way to get more out of your body than you currently are?

Training is really quite a simple process. We stress the body, and then allow it to recover from the stress to achieve a new level of performance. You can increase stress by increasing volume and/or intensity. But what if you’re an athlete who is nearly at your limit of sessions per week that can be performed, or you are seeking to increase volume in the short term to peak for an event? You might be a CrossFit Games competitor or a triathlete trying to fit in crazy volume and intensity, but you need help recovering faster to get to that next level of performance.

That means it’s time to get chilly.

You know how if you get injured there’s the RICE recommendation? Rest, ice, compression, and elevation? Well, the ice helps to reduce inflammation, which allows treatment and healing to begin sooner.

And you know that stress I spoke of, that we are deliberately placing on the body? The muscle soreness we get from training is just another type of injury, often called micro-trauma, which results in muscle swelling and inflammation. If you can reduce inflammation, then you reduce post exercise muscle soreness – meaning you can train again sooner!

So cold therapy can be a great tool to allow us to get back into training sooner and here’s three ways to make it work:

1.Cold water immersion – This is exactly what it says and it’s what is being done by athletes when you see them in ice baths and the like. I’ll be honest, this is not much fun, but research shows cold water immersion for fifteen minutes post exercise can lead to maintenance of work output in subsequent efforts.

2.Contrast therapy – The muscle flushing effects of alternating periods of hot and cold have been well documented for some time. Alternating hot and cold for one to two minutes at a time for periods of up to fifteen minutes has been shown to reduce swelling and lead to faster restoration of speed and power post training.

3.Recovery swimming – This may not be practical for many, but is certainly something our train-a-holic triathletes could take part in. If you finish your dry land sessions – run, ride, or gym, it won’t matter – with a recovery swim in a cold pool you will be able to achieve many things at once.Firstly, you’ll achieve all the things that cold water therapy is good for – reduced soreness and inflammation and increased ability to maintain training intensity in the following sessions. Perhaps even more importantly you’ll also add valuable swim time, allowing you to master the technique faster (and swimming is largely technique based, far more than riding and running). It is important not to swim so that you “see rainbows at the end of the pool”, to quote Soviet coaches, but merely enough to work some of the lactic acid out, allow the body to be in the colder environment for a period. (And don’t forget that some aerobic work has been seen to be beneficial in reducing recovery time.)

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BJJ Tips: IBJJF competition rules & illegal submissions: Springfield MA BJJ

 When competing in BJJ it is vital to understand the rules of the event. As more and more events are adapting the IBJJF rules and since two of my friends and team mates are competing at the upcoming British Open this weekend, I thought I’d look at what’s allowed for white, blue, purple, brown and black belts submission wise.

If you scroll down the IBJJF rules document to the page were penalties are outlined, you get a breakdown of what is allowed for which BJJ belt. See the screenshot below*

But that doesn’t really look very simple and straight forward, at least not to a slow fella like me so I decided to flip it around (chart screenshot below):

I simply moved the lines around so the progression of submissions allowed flows better (the green ones are allowed for all competitors from age 16 and above and so on)**

Chokes, armbars, shoulder locks and straight footlocks (which I seem to have put in twich!) should form the meat of everyone’s training.

The next step is to tailor your BJJ competition prep training*** around what’s allowed vs not allowed in your belt category****. It makes little sense to spend the last 3 weeks before a competition getting really good at finishing knee-bars if they are not even allowed at your belt level.

*I doubt there are any illegal straight armbars which is probably why they don’t feature
**And added armbars, and omitted kids rules as we don’t have any at the Labs – Fighting Fit Manchester.
***Obviously when/if you are NOT preparing for an event feel free to diversify your training. Follow your bliss.
****A similar argument can be made for training within the margins of your competition weight category (± 5-10kg). More on that in a post coming really soon.

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Andre Galvao vs Xande Ribeiro, semi absoluto preta Abu Dhabi Pro 2012

 

 

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Rodolfo Vieira vs Bernardo Faria, semi absoluto preta Abu Dhabi Pro 2012

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