Kelly Kilarcyan and Chango Eersel flew from Amsterdam to Lisbon to compete at the annual Europeans Open BJJ. This was the biggest BJJ competition ever with almost 3500 competitors! Their preparation paid off they flew back to Amsterdam with 3 medals: gold, silver and bronze. Kelly fought at blue belt and had three fights winning one by submission,, one by points and one by advantage. Eventhough Chango came home with two medals, the outcome could ‘ve been even better. In … Read More
Flavio Silva, originally from Sao Paulo, has been a BJJ brown belt for a very long time and it was about time he got upgraded to black belt. Flavio is an assistant instructor who can be found sharing his knowledge on the mats at our schools in Amsterdam on Tuesday, Rotterdam on Thursday + Saturday and Den Haag on Monday. He is known for his lasso guard and his kimura finishes.
Competing for a ticket to go to Abu Dhabi to fight in the World championships, Jesmine lost her fight in the finals by a referee warning in the last 20 seconds while ahead on points. No ticket, still silver though. Chango got 1st in his weight class and third in the Open. Our white belts beat several blue belts resulting in gold for Robert Wijtsma and bronze for Falko Evers.
Jesmine Latrach from Team Agua BJJ Amsterdam brings back gold from Belgium.