9.16.2014

MAKING A RETURN

A drawing I did for Meerkatsu and his new "Heavenly Gi"


I think it's been quite a while without consistent updates and events-calendar that I'd be hard pressed to see how many still keep up with the blog. That's not to sound negative but just an objective realization on my ability to keep the blog going.

So with that in mind, I've decided to change the format a bit on how I post or how often I post here on BJJ-ASIA. It's now almost 8 years since I started this blog and a lot has changed. The scene has outgrown my ability to keep in touch with everyone from the original handful of blue-belts we were some years ago to the massive number of practitioners we see today. Traveling to another country to compete is not a cheap endeavor, nor is it easy to take that time for oneself when you have a fulltime job, wife and possibly kids. And while I would love to have more time to train, write, travel and compete it's just not possible for now. Maybe when the kids are older I can give it a second breathe.

I have not given up, BJJ for life!

This is what I have in mind:

EVENT-CALENDAR

1. I will update the event calendar Monday of each week

2. All events that would like to be shared on BJJ-ASIA and our SEABJJ FB page, please e-mail me at luke@bjj-asia.com with the following: event name, description, dates/location, POSTER!!!
     
CONTENT

1. I am open to post original content if it applies to the SEABJJ community. I would prefer to avoid mass promotion or products that do not originate from the scene. I'd prefer to support local brands as best I can or brands that are representative of our scene.

2. Writing original material takes time, a lot of time, even when it's my own thoughts about BJJ. And I'm just one opinion in the sea of practitioners with no wins to brag about. I'm just a BJJ-geek to be honest. So rather than give advice or muse about the state of BJJ today, I will focus on smaller topics and possibly share some artwork that I've done that's BJJ related for readers to enjoy. The more I can source from something that I'm already doing, the easier and more relevant I believe it will be.

HELP

I am also looking for those in areas of Asia that I am not familiar with or have contacts in. If you'd like to be a contributing member on a regular basis, please e-mail me (luke@bjj-asia.com).

4.09.2014

SOUTH EAST ASIAN GRAPPLING CHALLENGE: JUN 7-8, 2014 (SINGAPORE)



SOUTH EAST ASIAN GRAPPLING CHALLENGE (GI AND NO GI) TO BE HELD ON THE 7TH-8TH OF JUNE, 2014


Singapore, 05 April 2014 – Bear Productions is proud to announce the South East Asian Grappling Challenge to be held from the 7th - 8th of June, 2014 at City Square Mall. 
This is the second of three events scheduled for 2014.  The first event catered to over a hundred competitors from over ten different schools.  In June, we’re expecting over two-hundred participants.  We’re going to cater to our biggest market – which are the white and blue belts, giving them six categories for which they can choose. 

We’re always looking to include more belt classes, and grow the women’s categories.  These two areas are currently in lower demand, but we’re always leaving the request line open (grappleasia@gmail.com).

The first event was by all measures a success – and our community was very proactive in their feedback.  Some of the major items we’re focusing on are the refereeing, the rewards, and the recognition.

We definitely plan to improve our own knowledge of the IBJJF rules, but more importantly we’ve got a plan to begin training local referees.  This is a long-term project of ours for which we are getting good local support. 

We also know that our competitors love medals – so we’re going to give that to them.  The inter-school competition is also quite robust, so we’ll be announcing the school with the best performance – taking into consideration the number of competitors in each bracket, the tournament, and the number/types of medals won. 

This competition will showcase the Gi and No-Gi grappling skills of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners from various teams from not only Singapore, but also South East Asia.  To register, competitors can visit http://www.grappleasia.com/register-for-event/ for more information. This event is sponsored by Knockout Gear, City Square Mall and Chang TCM.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport and self-defense system that has gained immense popularity in recent years. Interest in the sport has been growing, as many locals have experienced the beneficial applications in fitness, camaraderie, and self-defense.
Spectators are encouraged to arrive from 10 am onwards on both days.


3.20.2014

SOUTH TAIWAN BJJ OPEN: MARCH 30, 2014



South Taiwan BJJ Open - Wude Dojo - March 30th

Dating as far back as 90 years ago National Judo and Wrestling (sumo) competitions would frequently be held in the grand Wude Dojo in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. It was also used as a martial arts training facility for the Japanese Police force during their occupation of Taiwan and has a very authentic Japanese architectural style. We will add to the beautiful grappling history of this building when the first South Taiwan BJJ Open will be held there on March 30th. All the top gyms on the Island will be represented and some high level grappling will be showcased, with both a gi and a no gi competition being held on the same day.
Information and rules are available at www.kaohsiungbjj.com


2.11.2014

SARNELLI HOUSE CHARITY PROJECT: THANK YOU TEAM MACHADO & JIMMY

Spinning off from the charity t-shirt project to celebrate BJJ-ASIA's 5-year anniversary, I had the great fortune of befriending a visitor from the US who's made frequent visits to BKKBJJ. Together we worked on this pendant for his team back home under Prof Carlos Machado. I'm incredibly proud of the work Jimmy has putting forward with the support of his team. Thanks to their efforts, a custom pendant now has a winning bidder and a wonderful donation is now being made to the orphanage in Nongkhai, Thailand. 

Thank you Jimmy, Carlos & Lindsay Machado. 

OBRIGADO!!!





1.16.2014

BJJ WEBSITE GURUS



www.bjjwebsitegurus.com

Head instructor at Bangkok BJJ, Ben Weinstein, has just finished our new BKKBJJ site. It has our updated schedule, great photos and super fights we've held at our Sukhumvit Soi 13 location.

He's also recently started his own BJJ web-design company BJJWebsiteGurus.com. He and his partner wrote a near 7,000 word marketing e-book, 101 BJJ Gyms Marketing Tips that can be downloaded for FREE. I know he's spent a lot of time on this and has done a great job for my own sites so it'd be great to receive some feedback. Check it out and hope everyone has had an awesome holiday season.

also on facebook: www.facebook.com/BJJWebsiteGurus

12.13.2013

PASSING THE TORCH

Over the course of the past couple of years I have not been able to maintain the site with original content or up-to-date postings on tournaments/events. The blog and the community it represents means a great deal to me and I would like to see it continue to be a positive resource and platform for the growing community. 

That is why I am taking offers for the BJJ-ASIA site, brand and all content. My wish is to find someone who will continue updating the site in the same spirit that I've built it.

Please contact me at luke@bjj-asia.com

11.13.2013

ATOS JJ PHILIPPINES: BJJ FOR LIFE


Hello everyone!

This Friday, Ralph Go and I will be conducting the BJJ Gi Seminar "BJJ FOR LIFE." We are urging everyone in the Philippine BJJ community to come and support this drive for the victims and survivors of typhoon Yolanda.

All proceeds will go through the Ateneo Disaster Response and Management Team.

To join the seminar and open mat, all you have to do is bring at least one of the following items:

1) 3 cases of bottled water
2) P500 worth of canned goods
3) 10 pieces of clothing
4) at least P500 cash

Of course, you can bring more if you can.

Let us all come together as a community united in doing what needs to be done. Fight apathy. Let us all help out and support those in need. God bless you all.


Prof. Ali Sulit

JIU-JITSU PRIEST CUP 2014: TOKYO



Jiu Jitsu Priest CUP 2014 TOKYO


Day:19,Jan 2014
Location:Taito Riverside Sports Center/Asakusa,Tokyo 1-1-1 Imado Taito-ku,Tokyo JAPAN

Price:
3000 yen by December 23th
4000 yen by January 6th
5000 yen by January 13th

Registration deadline:1/13/2014

Schedule/brackets release date:1/17/2014

Contact: reversaling@gmail.com

11.07.2013

SHOUT OUT: PROF STEPHEN KAMPHUIS


I just want to say I started BJJ at 38 , received my Black belt after 6.5 years training and have competed in just about every major comp in Australia as an adult and at all the major IBJJF comps as a senior in Brazil and the US.


There are alot of guys who discover BJJ later in life , my advice is that no one should ever put limitation on themselves because of age or allow others to do so.

We all walk into the gym as white belts and we all have the potential to exceed our own expectations .

thanks,
Stephen


-----------------------------------

I first met Stephen in 2006 at one of his events in Manila, I believe some time in April of that year. A key figure in pushing forward the art here in Southeast Asia. It's been a pleasure knowing him and working with him. A big congrats to Prof Kamphuis, parabens!

-Luke

10.20.2013

CBJJE (JAPAN)



第5回 アジア大会 ブラジリアン柔術アジア選手権2013 エスポルチーボ

【主催】CBJJE JAPAN ・INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF SPORTS
BRAZILIAN JIUJITSU

【日時】2013年11月24日(日)

Weight check    11:00~ 12:30
start of fights    13:00~



【場所】青山記念武道館

【住所】愛知県半田市青山2-1-2

【電話番号】0569-24-0666

【アクセス】
・知多半島道路:半田I.Cより4つ目の信号右折 車で3分
  ・名鉄河和線:青山駅より西へ徒歩10分
  ・JR武豊線:東成岩駅より西へ徒歩20分
  ・知多バス停:西成岩より南へ徒歩1分

【参加費】現金書留か振込み
11/22まで カテゴリー 3,000円 + アブソルート 1000
   ・
   ・ アブソルートのみ 3,000円 、当日受付はありません。
※黒帯及び、ミリン(7才)~ジュペニーウ(17才)までは無料

【エントリー方法】 メール、FAX、郵送
 名前・帯・カテゴリ(年齢、体重)・道場の名前を記載
  ☆E-MAIK tanitakaotadeu@hotmail.com
   ☆FAX      0749-29-1252
   ☆現金書留・申込書送付先
        〒529-1174 滋賀県犬上郡豊郷町下江田34-13  谷タカオ   

【スポンサー】nichyu internacionalfiberTVportal mie

【ルール】国際ルール

【計量】柔術着込み 試合直前計量 計量は1回のみ パスしない場合失格となります。

【カテゴリ】白 黄 橙 緑 青 紫 茶 黒 ミリン(7才) インファンティウA(89才) インファンティウB1011才) インファントジュペニーウA1213才)インファントジュペニーウB1415才) ジュペニーウ(1617才) アダルト(1829才) マスター(3035才) シニア(3645才) スーパーシニア(46才以上)
  ※体重のカテゴリはwww.cbjje.com.br
  ※女性の帯カテゴリは白、青、(紫・茶・黒)

【賞品、賞金】 
★個人 1位~3位:メダル
★団体 ミリン(7才)~ジュペニーウ(17才)1位~3位:トロフィー
    アダルト(18才~)1位~3位:トロフィー
★団体総合 1位:トロフィー

【チームポイント】 優勝チーム10点・準優勝5点・3位2点
※同チームの選手同士の試合はチームポイントが入りません。
※道場の代表者1名は必ず参加して下さい。

【その他】
・当日エントリー受付後、当日に組み合わせを発表します。
・試合の結果の合否はその試合をさばくレフリーのみが決めます。ミスジャッジの判断の合否もその試合を裁くレフリーのみが判断できます。
・試合に出るには年齢を確認できる証明書(免許証、保険証等)が必要。証明書を持参されていない場合、参加不可です。


 V CAMPEONATO ASIATICO DE JIU-JITSU ESPORTIVO 2013

Local: Nome AOYAMA KINEN BUDOKAN
 Endereço:  Aichi-ken Handa-shi Aoyama 2-1-2
Estação de Trem 5 min. andando da estação de [AOYAMA] na linha "MEITETSU KOUWA". Telefone 0569 24 0666
Data: 24 de novembro de 2013 domingo.
Inicio das lutas 13:00
Pesagem:das 11:00 as 12:30.
A pesagem será efetuada de kimono.

Inscriçoes: ate o dia 22 de novembro de 2013.
Todos inscritos ganharam 3 meses grátis da globo internacional pela fiber TV.(interessados fornecer telefone para contato.A fiber TV entrara em contato)
Inscrições gratuitas para as categorias mirim.infantil (A) e (B),infanto juvenil (A) e (B) e juvenil masculino e feminino.
Faixas pretas residentes no Japão estarão isentos da inscrição da categoria.
 3000 yenes categoria.
4000 yenes categoria e absoluto.
Somente absoluto 3000 yenes

Não haverá inscrição no dia do evento.
As chaves das lutas somente serão divulgadas no dia 23 de dezembro.
Premiação:
Todos os campeões terão inscrição gratuita no mundial 2014 no Brasil.
Medalhas personalizadas para o campeão ,vice campeão e terceiros lugares.
Troféu  para o campeão ,vice campeão e terceiros lugar por equipe categoria adulto,categoria crianças,mirim a juvenil.
Troféu para o campeão geral.somatorio dos pontos das duas categorias.
Certificado para os campeões das categorias.
CATEGORIAS EM DISPUTA: FAIXAS BRANCAS, AMARELA, LARANJA ,VERDE ,AZUIS ,ROXAS,MARRONS,E PRETAS
A CATEGORIA FEMININO SERA DIVIDIDA EM FAIXA  BRANCA,AZUL ,ROXA ,MARRON E PRETA.
MIRIM,INFANTIL (A) E (B), INFANTO- JUVENIL(A) E (B), JUVENIL , ADULTO, MASTER ,SENIOR E SUPER SENIOR 
MASCULINO E FEMININO.
INFANTIL (A):8 E 9 ANOS
INFANTIL (B):10 E 11 ANOS
INFANTO JUVENIL (A):12 E 13 ANOS.
INFANTO JUVENIL(B): 14 E 15 ANOS
CATEGORIA JUVENIL:16 E 17 ANOS
CATEGORIA ADULTO DE 18 A 29 ANOS
CATEGORIA MASTER: DE 30 A 35 ANOS
CATEGORIA SENIOR DE 36 A 45 ANOS
CATEGORIA SUPER SENIOR ACIMA DE 46 ANOS
AS  CATEGORIAS DE PESO SEGUIRAO A TABELA DA CBJJE.
A TABELA DE PESO DA CBJJE ESTA DISPONIVEL NO SITE www.cbjje.com.br.
NÃO HÁ LIMITE DE INSCRITOS POR CATEGORIA DE PESO.
SERA UM CAMPEONATO ABERTO,POR ISSO NÃO SERA NECESSARIO APRESENTAÇAO DE NENHUMA CARTEIRA DE FEDERAÇAO.(ATLETAS DO BRASIL, E NECESSARIO A CARTEIRA DA CBJJE)
A PONTUACAO POR EQUIPE SERA: 10 PONTOS PARA O CAMPEAO 5 PONTOS PARA
   VICE CAMPEAO E 2 PONTO PARA O TERCEIRO COLOCADO.
ORGANIZACAO:CBJJE JAPAN  E INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF SPORTS BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU
AS INSCRICOES PODERAO SER FEITAS VIA FAX,CORREIO,OU E-MAIL.
BASTA ENVIAR O NOME ,FAIXA , CATEGORIA DE PESO,CATEGORIA DE IDADE NOME DA ACADEMIA E TELEFONE PARA CONTATO.
FAX 0749291252
APÓS O RECEBIMENTO DA INSCRIÇAO ENVIAREMOS E-MAIL CONFIRMANDO.
INSCRIÇAO VIA GENKIN KAKITOME PARA:
CBJJE JAPAN, SHIGA-KEN INUKAMI GUN TOYOSATO –CHO SHIMOEDA 34-13.
DEPOSITO BANCARIO PARA:
SHIGA GINKO, YOKAICHI HIGASHI SHITEN , CONTA FUTSU , NUMERO 829694  AGENCIA  NUMERO 564.   BENEFICIARIO (TAKAO TADEU TANI)

QUALQUER DUVIDA ENTRAR EM CONTATO NO JAPAO COM TAKAO TANI
CEL:09078594356 OU E-MAIL tanitakaotadeu@hotmail.com

8.29.2013

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2013 PHILIPPINE BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP: NO-GI RESULTS

Date and Venue
8.18.13
SM Southmall

            ­JUNIORS
-62 kg
1. Venson Delopere  
2. Carlos Buenaventura -  Team Fabricio
3. Stephen Doroteo -  Team Fabricio
+ 77.3 kg
1. Axel Agbayani -  Team Fabricio
2. Pablo Buenaventura - Team Fabricio
3. Tomoki Hara - Deftac Ribero

            WOMEN’S DIVISION WHITE BELT
Under 51.5 kg Pluma
1. Meggie Ochoa - Atos
2. Yuina Nishiwaki - Deftac Ribero

Under 56.5 kg Pena
1. Carol Pajaron - Team Fabricio

Absolute
1. Meggie Ochoa - Atos
2. Yuina Nishiwaki - Deftac Ribero

WOMEN’S DIVISION BLUE  BELT
Over 56.5 kg Medio
1. Annie Ramirez, John Baylon Clube De Jiu Jitsu
2.Magdalene Tan, Marcos  Escobar Bjj

            MEN’S BASIC DIVISION WHITE BELT

            Under 55kg Galo
1. Mark Abrillo - Yaw yan
2. Ansis Gabriel Barreto - Team Fabricio
3. Rocky Vergara - Team Fabricio

Under 61.5 kg Pluma
1. Jeremy Quenonero -  Team Fabricio
2. Venson Delopere - Hevtek Ancheta
3. Nilo Vidal -Team Fabricio

Under 67.5 kg Pena
1. Hideo Morikawa - Deftac Ribero
2. Michael Bonifacio - Atos
3. Andrian Subido -Team Fabricio

Under 73 kg Leve
1.Rian Serranilla - Team Fabricio
2. Rolando Joaquin Mendoza - Atos
3. Charles Stewart - Team Fabricio

            Under 79.5 Medio
1. Francis Gregorio -  Team Fabricio
2. Patrick Magpantay -  Team Fabricio

Under 85.5 Meio Pesado
1. Pablo Buenaventura - Team Fabricio
2. Wene Balhon - Hevtek Ancheta
3. Almer Bacallan - Team Fabricio

Over 97.5 kg Pesaadissimo
1. Christian Rivero - Hevtek Ancheta

Absolute White Belt
1. Christian Rivero -  Hevtek Ancheta Bjj
2. Rian Seranilla -  Team Fabricio
3. Jeremy Quinonero - Team  Fabricio
4. Charles Stewart - Team Fabricio

MASTERS DIVISION BASIC / INTERMEDIATE
          Over 79.9 kg Pesado
           1. Jerry Legaspi - Team Fabricio
           2.Ronald Suayan - Team Fabricio

          MEN’S INTERMEDIATE DIVISION – BLUE BELT
Under 61.5 kg Galo
1.Cj De Tomas, Team Fabricio

Under 67.5 kg Pena
1. Mark Lim, Team Fabricio

Under 73.5 kg Leve
1. Lip Jin Tee - Marcos Escobar Bjj – Malaysia
2.Alcer Lozada - Team Fabricio
3 . Glenn Toreja - Atos

Under 79.5 kg Meio
1. Marc Lim -  Team Fabricio
2. Chuck Platon - Team Fabricio

Under 91.5 kg Pesado
1. Jek Ferrer - Atos
2. Gilbert Ombao -  Team Fabricio

Under 97.5 kg Pesaadissimo
1.Arjeg Gutierrez -  Team Fabricio
2. Jerry Legaspi -  Team Fabricio



Absolute
1. Marc Lim -  Team Fabricio
2. Cj De Tomas -  Team Fabricio
3. Mike Lim - Team Fabricio
4. Arjeg Gutierrez - Team Fabricio

MEN’S PURPLE BELT DIVISION –ADVANCED
under 67 kg Pena
1. Jonathan Sumogat, Team Fabricio

under 77 kg Leve
1. Franco Rulloda - Deftac Ribero
2. Andrew Laxa -  Deftac Ribero

Absolute Advanced
1. Jonathan Somogot - Team Fabricio
2. Franco Rulloda - Deftac Ribero
3. Jerry Legaspi - Team Fabricio
4. Alcer Lozada - Team Fabricio

MEN’S BROWN BELT- ELITE
Under 79.5 kg Leve
1. Ian Lee, Marcos Escobar-Bjj Malaysia

SUPER FIGHT
1. Ian Lee -  Marcos Escobar –Bjj Malaysia
2. Jonathan Sumogat -  Team Fabricio