The UMASS hosted the 2017 Boston Summer Open IBJJF one more time this past weekend.
Registration closed due to full capacity, and a lot of teams were represented.
The Brazilian Top Team Competition Team had 40 athletes and was led by Prof. Daniel “ Mirel “ Gazoni (BTT Boston) and Prof. Fábio Holanda (BTT Canada).
A lot of medals were conquered, and we came up in 3rd place overall, only 4 points from the 2nd team (that had 79 athletes).
Congratulations to all, great teamwork!
Another IBJJF Worlds in the books and this one left a bitter taste.
Congratulations to all who represent and to the medalists:
- Daniel De La Paz ( 3rd place white adult male super heavy )
- Ulises Gonzalez ( Gold White/ Master 2 / Male / Light-Feather )
- Julia Gomes B. de Jesus ( 2nd BLUE / Juvenile 2 / Female / Light-Feather )
- Mackenzie Lorraine Lagrove ( 3rd BLUE / Juvenile 2 / Female / Light)
Black Belt Leonardo “Cascão” Saggioro was the champion in our eyes, he lost via advantages.
In the quarter-finals and semi-finals, Leonardo took out two of the favorites to win and did a great job in the final.
Congratulations for a great performance.
The IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation) Pan Am Championship kicked off on March 15, until Sunday, May 19, 2017.
Once again the BTT (Brazilian Top Team) competition team went strong with athletes from various schools and had very good results.
Congrats to all athletes and coaches.
Julia Gomes B. de Jesus ( blue /juvenile 2 / feather )
Christopher Zabala ( blue / master 2 / med heavy )
Michael Steenson ( blue / master 2 / heavy )
Glenn Kuwata ( blue / master 6 / light feather )
Hero Serrano ( Purple / master 1 / med heavy )
Roy Hiro Calloway ( purple / master 5 / feather )
Christopher Michael Glew ( brown / master 3 / super heavy )
Gary Love ( brown / master 5 / heavy )
Omar Sabha ( black / master 2 / med heavy )
Michael Anthony Celano ( blue / master 3 / heavy )
John Griffith ( blue / master 4 / light )
Lawrence Vincent Carara ( purple / master 1 / med heavy )
Brian Chou ( purple / master 2 / feather )
Jason Pittman ( purple / master 3 / ultra heavy )
Misael de Oliveira Miranda ( black / master 1 / ultra heavy )
Carlos Aguilar ( white/adult/light feather )
Ulises Gonzalez ( white/master/light feather )
Ranier Mantilla Piramide ( white/master 1/light )
Mahmoud Sabha ( white/master 1 /medium heavy )
Julia Gomes B. de Jesus ( blue /juvenile 2/ absolute )
Ashley Montellano ( blue/ adult /heavy )
Brandon Gonzalez ( blue/master 2/ feather )
Sergio Caro ( blue / master 3 / light )
paul lansang ( purple / master 1 / feather )
Jerry Foster ( Brown / master 2 / ultra heavy )
marlo bautista ( brown / master 4 / feather )
John William Orr ( black / master 4 / light )
Pan Am IBJJF 2017 Gallery
It is no news the growth of Brazilian jiu-jitsu throughout the world, the IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation) hosted its first championship in Mexico City this past weekend.
The Mexico City Open IBJJF championship was held at the Centro Nacional de Alto Rendimiento and had the Gi and No-Gi divisions.
Athletes from different countries represented dozens of schools and the Brazilian Top Team Competition Team had 4 guys that did an incredible performance: 6 gold medals, 1 silver, and 1 bronze, that’s 58 points (GI and No-Gi) for the team with only 4 competitors.
So, congratulations to Edgar Onyeagu (double GI and No-Gi division, bronze absolute No-Gi), Frank Cova (gold Gi, silver No-Gi), Mark Bunkley (gold No-Gi) and Pedro Torres (double gold No-Gi division and absolute).
Gallery Mexico City Open IBJJF 2017
Great job guys! #btt4ever
On December 11, 2016, the IBJJF came to Long Beach and Brazilian Top Team was waiting to once again claim the team victory in the Long Beach Open.
Master Marcelo Perdomo led a focused team to domination against the many school conglomerates of Gracie Barra, Atos, Checkmate and others to once again prove BTT is the pound for pound best school for BJJ in Southern California.
The UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation hosted the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu Jitsu in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The event had hundreds of high-level athletes from all over the world.
BTT had two golds in the black belt division, Alexandre Cavaliere won the Gi 77kg division, while Alexandre Viera won the No-Gi 66 kg.
Great result by two of ours great athletes.
Congrats to all.
Fight to Win Tournament hosted its 15th edition in San Antonio Texas.
Fight to Win is a super fight tournament and Brazilian Top Team competition team had 5 athletes competing and 4 victories, incredible performance.
Linda Gutierrez (purple belt) defeated Rebecca vary via armbar, Matt Jones (purple belt) defeated David Shelley by decision. Ben Leny (brown belt) win over Osni Filho via armbar and got the Fight of the Night status.
The Leader of Brazilian Top Team San Antonio, Prof. Diego Gamonal stepped on the mat as well and won his match against Tony Erard via decision.
Fight to Win is doing a lot of good things for the BJJ community and BTT Team is ready to compete.
Congrats to all. #BTT4EVER
St. Mary’s University in Texas, hosted the 2016 San Antonio International Open Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF – International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation April 23rd and 24th.
BTT Competition Team had athletes from all schools in Texas: BTT Plano, BTT Austin, BTT Angleton, BTT San Antonio and BTT Humble.
BTT on top San Antonio International Open Jiu-Jitsu
Brazilian Top Team finished in first place in Gi and No-Gi, showing the good work that all the professores in Texas are doing.
Jiu Jitsu is growing in Texas, so does BTT and for the next years the competition team will grow stronger than ever.
Brazilian Top Team Competition Team had an incredible performance at the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 2016 Boston Spring Open.
Organized by the IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Federation), the 2016 Boston Spring Open was held at University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston) Athletics last Saturday, April 16th and brought the BJJ’s elite to Massachusetts.
BTT Competition Team earned an amazing result with only 28 athletes under BTT Boston’s Head Instructor, Daniel Gazoni, finishing in 4th place overall.
Brazilian Top Team Competition Team conquered several gold medals from white to black belt demonstrating a good display of brazilian jiu jitsu.
2016 Boston Spring Open BTT Gallery
Congrats to all!
The 2016 Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship is the second most important event of the IBJJF calendar and the competition team of Brazilian Top Team had more than 50 athletes from various schools.
The BTT athletes were present at 2016 Pan American Championship by IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation) that was held between the 17th and the 20th of March 2016, at the University of Irvine, California, United States.
All that came right after the Brazilian Top Team members earned a great result at the Houston International Open Jiu-Jitsu, last month.
2016 Pan Jiu-Jitsu championship Highlights
Prof. Diego Gamonal (black belt), Jerry Foster (purple belt), Laura Ann Martins (purple belt) and Banks Desi (blue band).
Also our other medalists including Ashley Montellano (blue band) , Michael Steenson (blue band) , Roy Calloway (blue band), Juan Torres (blue band) , Lev Lvovsky (purple belt) , Robert Goodloe (purple belt) , Gary love (purple belt), Ighor Alvim Horta (brown belt), Omar Sabha (black belt) and Franklin Quenga (black belt).
Congratulations to all competitors and coaches! BTT4ever!