Weekend Recap: AJP Promotes Seven Tournaments Around The World

Weekend Recap: AJP Promotes Seven Tournaments Around The World

In a stellar weekend of competition, the AJP has taken another bold step toward its mission of bringing competitive Jiu-Jitsu to the whole world!

While the ADXC 4 took over the French capital on May 18th, the UAE organization took it upon itself to host no less than seven tournaments around the world, giving countless competitors the chance to hone their skills while easing travel expenses.

Without further ado, let’s check out the highlights from each championship!

AJP Tour Dornogovi Regional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2024: Mongoljin Ganbaatar and Davaadorj Munkhtur conquer the gold in Mongolia

Taking place on May 15th and 16th, the Dornogovi Regional landed at the Dornogovi Sports Palace, welcoming colored and black belts from all corners of the world. Among the many athletes that stood in the three fight areas, two Professional locals donned their black belts and conquered the gold medal.

On the women’s side, Mongoljin Ganbaatar (Garuda Jiu Jitsu Academy) made short work of Khulan Batbaatar (Thunder BJJ Academy). Mongoljin’s technical prowess was on full display here, as the competitor went full throttle from the beginning and completely overwhelmed her opponent, getting the submission with less than a minute on the clock.

Meanwhile, the men’s 85kg division saw Davaadorj Munkhtur (Ralph Gracie Mongolia) take the title after a hard-fought battle against his teammate Erdenebaatar Ulziitogtokh. The match lasted the entirety of the regulated time, with both sides managing to score some points as they clashed for the gold. When the time ran out, a 5-2 score gave Davaadorj the win and the top spot on the podium.

Check out the full results here!

AJP Tour Doha International Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2024: Arthur Silva and Julia Alves take the gold in Qatar

On Friday, May 17th, the Al-Gharaffa Stadium Indoor Hall was the stage upon which local and foreign competitors showed their prowess as they sought the title of champion within the AJP.

Fighting in the 77kg division, the Brazilian Arthur Silva (Commando Group) went toe-to-toe against Russia’s Magomed Abdurashidov (JSJ Academy Dubai). With both athletes showing their best performances to conquer the gold, the match actually ended pretty quickly, with Arthur seeing his chance and locking the winning submission with a little over one minute on the clock.

On the women’s side, Brazil’s Julia Alves (GFTeam) took the 62kg title. Facing the Emirati Asma Alhosani (Baniyas Jiu-Jitsu Club) in the final, Julia used her technical know-how to get the upper hand on the scoreboard and defend herself from most of her opponent’s attacks. When the clock ran out, Julia rose as the champion with a 7-3 score.

Check out the full results here!

AJP Tour Erlian Regional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2024: Batbayar Batsukh and Mongoljin Ganbaatar become double champions in China

On May 18th and 19th, the Erlian Regional landed at the Erenhot Culture & Sport Center for two days of competitive Jiu-Jitsu, allowing athletes to fight with and without the gi to pursue the gold and the AJP ranking points in their respective weight divisions. With the first day being taken over by the younger colored belts, the tournament opened its brackets for the more experienced competitors on its second and last day.

One of the tournament’s big winners was the Mongolian Batbayar Batsukh (Garuda Jiu Jitsu Academy), who conquered not just one but two gold medals in the competition. Starting in the 94kg division, Batbayar fought twice against the American Marco Alvarado (Checkmat International), taking his first win by a narrow 2-1 score and then scoring 5-0 in the final. Batbayar returned later to fight for the Open Heavyweight title, submitting Russia’s Egor Tarasov (Strela Team) and outscoring his countryman Erdenebaatar Ulziitogtokh (Ralph Gracie Mongolia) by 12-4 to reach the final, in which he got his second trip to the top of the podium by scoring 2-1 against Davaadorj Munkhtur (Ralph Gracie Mongolia).

Also taking the double gold, Mongoljin Ganbaatar (Garuda Jiu Jitsu Academy) was the women’s highlight in the Erlian Regional. Her campaign began in the 62kg division, in which she submitted her teammate Odgerel Batbayar to advance to the final and outscore China’s Yunlu Fang (Over Limit CHN) with a narrow 1-0. It wasn’t long before Mongoljin returned to the battlefield, this time fighting without the gi in the 70kg division. Her opponent this time around was Khulan Batmunkh (Jiu Jitsu Methods Mongolia), but Mongoljin once again showed just how talented she is, carefully watching and keeping her opponent at bay until she found the right moment to attack, locking the submission with a little over two minutes on the clock.

Check out the results here!

AJP Tour Zurich International Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2024: Lucas Protasio and Matheus Santos take the gold in Switzerland

On Saturday, May 18th, athletes of all ages and graduations made their way to the Sportanlagen Ag Wallisellen for an entire afternoon of competing. Among the contenders for the title, two Brazilian black belts rose to the top by facing their opponents and conquering the gold at the highest level of the martial art.

First, Lucas Protasio (Checkmat International) took the Professional 77kg division title. To reach his goal, Lucas faced his countryman David Moreira (Broa BJJ Brasil) in a quick match highlighted by the former’s control of the action, with Lucas locking the winning submission with a little over one minute on the clock and taking his rightful place atop the division’s podium.

Then, in the Master 1 85kg division, Matheus Santos (M.O.D UAE) went up against Russia’s Nikolay Salmin (Strela Team). The battle was challenging for both sides and lasted the entirety of the regulated time, but Matheus not only seized the upper hand but also used his skills to stop his opponent from overtaking him on the scoreboard. When the clock ran out, a 3-1 score gave Matheus his gold medal.

Check out the full results here!

AJP Tour Georgia National Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2024: Three Professional athletes take the gold in Tbilisi

On that same Saturday, the Vere Basketball Palace in Tbilisi hosted the Georgia National, welcoming colored and black belts to put their training on display at the internationally recognized AJP mats. And so the competitors did, using their best tricks to try and conquer the title of their respective weight divisions.

Fighting in the Professional black belt category, three athletes rose to prominence at the tournament. In the 77kg division, the Russian Alexander Redvanov (Gojira Jiu-Jitsu) fought a balanced match against Australia’s Tyson Read (Legion Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) and came out on top with a 3-0 score. Then, in the 120kg division, Russia’s Vladimir Blium (Gojira Jiu-Jitsu) landed a submission on the Iranian Amirhossein Khademian (Anzu Team) at the last minute of the final match to take home the title.

Last but not least, the local Giorgi Razmadze (Gojira Jiu-Jitsu) showed his skills fighting without the gi and conquered the 69kg gold medal. Facing Tyson Read, Giorgi had a tough battle and was ahead on the scoreboard, but found the chance to lock a winning submission in the final moments of the match, taking the victory and climbing the podium.

Check out the full results here!

AJP Tour Croatia National Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2024: Professional black belts fight tooth and nail for the gold in Zagreb

Still on Saturday, the Dom Sportova arena was another battlefield upon which the warriors of competitive Jiu-Jitsu could show their prowess as they sought glory within the AJP. Among the many champions born on that day, the Professionals from the black belt category stole the show and showed to the attending crowd exactly why they’re known as the “Elite of Jiu-Jitsu”.

Starting in the 69kg division, the Polish Adam Zielinski (Flow House Academy) went up against Italy’s Stefano Bui (Élite Jiu-Jitsu) and, after five minutes of fighting, took the win with a 5-0 score. The 85kg division saw the rise of the local Dino Janes (JJK Arrow), who faced Poland’s Kamil Polak (Gremlin Jiu Jitsu) in the final and conquered the gold by 7-1. In the heaviest division, Belgium representative Paulo Silva (Gracie Barra) outscored the Croatian Asa Nadarevic (Mladost BD) by 10-1 in the semifinal and then fought the gold round against Italy’s Matteo Parolin (Stance), taking his second win and the 120kg title by 3-0.

On the women’s side, the Bulgarian Violeta Angelova (Bruno Bastos Jiu-Jitsu Association) completely dominated the Brazilian Yasmin Rodrigues (Team Carvalho Italia) to become the 62kg champion. Although no submissions were landed, Violeta spent the entirety of the regulated time controlling the rhythm of the match and giving her opponent no chance to score a single point, which led the duel to end with a whopping 12-0 score in favor of the European athlete.

Check out the full results here!

AJP Tour Uzbekistan National Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2024: black belt Fakhruddin Urmanov takes the Professional gold in Tashkent

On Sunday, May 19th, the weekend’s last tournament brought another healthy dose of action to those willing to stake their skills and training in the race for the gold. Colored or black belt, the tournament was fair game for athletes of all ages, thus attracting another batch of would-be champions to the mats.

Among the many contenders who left their hearts on the battlefield, the Russian Fakhruddin Urmanov (GFTeam) managed to stand out. Facing the Brazilian Vagner Kuroiwa (Checkmat International) in a battle that lasted the entirety of the regulated time, Fakhruddin unleashed his game and left no doubts about his skills as he scored again and again throughout the five minutes of the match. When it was all said and done, the Russian athlete snatched the win with a comfortable 7-2 score.

Check out the full results here!