The next big event in the European BJJ calendar are the 2015 European Jiu-Jitsu championships! This year with 3,400 registered competitors, the European is 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 2,300 competitors in Lisbon. That’s almost a 30% increase in one year!
To make way for this massive number of competitors, the event will be 5 days long: January 21-25, in Lisbon, Portugal.
Complexo Municipal Esportivo do Casal Vistoso
Rua Joao Silva
Some major names have registered: Andre Galvao will compete at middle heavy. JT Torres will compete at medium, Marcio Andre (GF Team), Victor Silveiro (GF Team), Darragh O Conaill (Ribeiro), Angelica Galvao (Atos), Michelle Nicolini (Checkmat).
Black belt BJJ stars confirmed: Jordy Peute (GB), Dai Yoshioka (Tokyo Yellowmans), Ilke Bulut (Icon), Mathias Ribeiro (Alliance), Francisco Iturralde (Alliance), Luca Anacoreta (Aeterna Jiu Jitsu ), Thomas Oyarzun (Alliance), Maximiliano Carvalho (GB) Erberth Santos (Lloyd Irvin), current European champion, Lucio “Lagarto” Rodrigues (GB), Igor Silva (GFTeam), Ricardo Evangelista (GFTeam). At master 2, Renato ‘Babalu’ Sobral.
Gabi Garcia (Alliance), Michelle Nicolini (Checkmat), Angelica Galvao (Atos), Ida Hansson (Checkmat), Gretchen Zoeller (GB), Venla Orvokki (Hilti), Shanti Abelha (Checkmat), and Anna Louise Mayne (CFS BJJ), Janni Larsson (Checkmat), Laurence Fouilat Cousin (Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu).
IBJJF have updated the schedule on January 14th:
White adult male and female
White master 1 and 2
Blue adult male – Rooster to Feather
Blue adult male – Light to Open Class
Blue adult female
Purple adult male and female
Blue master male and female
Purple master male and female
White juvenile male and female
Blue juvenile male and female
Brown master male and female
Black master male and female
Black adult male and female – Open Class
Brown adult male and female
Black adult male and female – Rooster to Ultra Heavy and Open Class Final
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