3.13.2008

HONG KONG: JAB MMA + BTT BLACK-BELT

AMENDMENT: I want to make a correction about this post regarding Xandinho's presence in Hong Kong along with BTT's involvement. Kylin BJJ and Jab MMA have integrated themselves as a single team and represent BTT in Hong Kong. According to Thomas Fan, Xandinho who is a Ze Marcello black-belt will be leading all Kylin BJJ members and will be teaching on a long term basis.

I apologize for the misunderstanding. Thanks Thomas for the correction.

Jab's press release for Prof. Xandinho:
ULTIMATE FIGHTER TRAINS IN HONG KONG
Fresh off the plane from Brazil, Alexandre "Xandinho" Izidro comes to Hong
Kong to lead the latest ultimate fighting craze - Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ).
As the only black belt in town and current World Cage Warrior Champion,
Alexandre is using mixed martial arts gym, JAB as his training ground for
future fights in Asia.

Alexandre is one of the top fighters in his profession being listed as one
of the professors of the Brazilian Top 10; he is also a member of one of the
world's largest mixed martial arts Brazilian Jiu Jitsu organizations, the
Brazilian Top Team (BTT). He has been the World Cage Warrior Champion for
the past three years, has had 13 professional fights under his belt and
intends to compete in Macau and other tournaments in Asia whilst being based
in Hong Kong.

His first fight will be the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Open
Tournament, Copa De Hong Kong 2 on April 26-27, 2008.

Alexandre "Xandinho" Izidro said: "I am really excited to be in Hong Kong
and I'm really looking forward to my first fight. A lot of martial arts have
been born out of Asia and it's great to be here to represent the Brazilian
Top Team; I can't wait to get in the ring."

Being a much more evolved version of regular Jiu Jitsu or Judo, BJJ is a
combination of stand and ground fighting that focuses on grappling. There
are two different types of grappling tournaments - gi (opponents wear robes)
and no-gi (opponents are either bare chest or wear a rash vest).

Opponents are crowned champion upon submission or through the point system.
Submission is grouped into two methods - joint locks and choke holds - and
is indicated verbally or by tap out - tapping the opponent, mat or
themselves several times. The maximum a fight can run on to is five rounds
of five minutes.

The sport is ranked by belt starting with white, blue, purple, brown, black
and ending in red. On top of being ranked by belt, stripes or Dan can be
awarded at the instructor's discretion, which is based on noticeable
improvement or tournament victories. It is standard for a student to receive
four stripes before being promoted to the next rank. Alexandre is 3rd Dan
black belt.

Andrew Wong Kee, managing director at JAB said: "We are really pleased that
Alexandre has chosen to train at the gym it's not everyday you get to see
one of the best mixed martial arts fighters in action on a daily basis."

For more information about JAB please visit www.jabmma.com or call 28516684
for details of the mixed martial art classes that are open to the public.

Submission: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LteV0bVbahY

MMA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zumY9kOITbc

TRANING MMA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zumY9kOITbc

jiu jitsu: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gPSKdlaoxQ

I received news from a couple of sources that there is a new black-belt in Hong Kong, teaching at Jab MMA. I've included the gym's link to the HK section. Check out Kei's blog with pics and video of Prof. Xandinho from BTT.

http://samulime.blogspot.com/2008/03/prof-xandinho-blazlian-top-team-black.html

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