The next big event in the European BJJ calendar are the 2016 European Jiu-Jitsu championships! This year with 3,517 registered competitors, the European is once again the biggest championship in the world, surpassing the Pan (3,000 last year).
This shows the huge growth of Jiu-Jitsu in Europe as last year, there were 3,400 competitors, and 2,300 competitors in 2014.
The Europeans will this year be held in Odivelas near Lisbon, Portugal, between 20th and January 24th, and will feature the presence of major names of Jiu-Jitsu world.
For the first time ever, there will be live streaming with multi mat technology and live commentating of the IBJJF 2016 European Championships!
Flograppling.com will be providing the service.
Live coverage begins Jan. 20 – less than 2 weeks after Copa Podio on Jan. 9.
Get access to both now on flograppling.com
This is the first time ever at the new location: Pavilhão Multiusos de Odivelas which is a multifunctional space that offers exceptional conditions for performances, congresses, conferences, seminars, ecumenical meetings, large or small meetings, product launches, catering, fairs and exhibitions. It also includes a Gymnasium, housed in a modern building, with excellent design and where users can enjoy different types of physical activity. It has a capacity of close to 5,000 seats.
Confirmed athletes are Felipe Pena, Romulo Barral, Márcio André, Erberth Santos, Jackson Souza, Patrick Gaudio, Max Carvalho, Felipe Bueno at heavyweight, Hiago George, Victor Genovesi and Renan Santos in the featherweight category, among others.
In the female division, Mackenzie Dern, Andresa Correa want to keep the good run of 2015 and other fighters promise to stand as Jessica Cristina, Laurence Cousin and Shanti Abelha.
Here’s the pre-schedule.
White master 1 and 2
Blue adult male – Rooster to Light
Blue adult male – Middle to Open Class
Blue adult female
Purple adult male
Purple adult female
Blue master 1 to 6
Purple master 1 to 6
Black master 1 to 6
Black adult male open class
Black adult female open class
Brown master 1 to 6
Black adult male – Rooster to Ultra Heavy and Open Class Final
Black adult female – Rooster to Super Heavy and Open Class Final
Brown adult male
Brown adult female