Photo: L – R : Lubo "Virus" Guedjev top Bulgarian MMA fighter, Marko Leisten and Peter Ivanov
Kid Peligro is proud to announce that two top ADCC officials and close personal friends got their Black Belts recently. Marko Leisten President of ADCC Europe and Peter Ivanov ADCC head Referee were officially graduated in different cerimonies. Marko received his belt from on of Sweden’s top black belt Rikard Andersson ( Hilti BJJ Sweden) while Peter received his Black Belt from Renzo Gracie during his US visit for ADCC Trials East. Peter is the first Bulgarian Black Belt and the second Renzo Black Belt in ADCC. These two are tops and I want to personally congratulate them on such a momentous occasion!
The 2009 Thailand Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/ Submission Grappling Open is just 3 months away!
The team in Bangkok is working hard to put on another exciting event with the quality you have come to expect. In 2008 we had just under 200 competitors with all weight and belt-levels represented and we believe this year’s Thailand Open will be a highlight of the 2009 competition season. We have competitors from all over Asia, Europe, Bahrain and the USA returning to compete this year.
We are now updating our online-registration system and will make it active soon. The last day for online submission will be September 16th at 6pm Bangkok time. No walk-up entries will be accepted.
Our competition will be conducted under IBJJF rules http://www.ibjjf.org/rules.htm on Day 1 (Gi) and under ADCC rules http://www.bjj.eu.com/index2.php?option=com_content&do_pdf=1&id=289 on Day 2 (No Gi). Please take some time to carefully read them. Please note that the weight classes in these documents will not be in effect. Our website is currently under construction (www.thailandbjj.com) but will be sure to alert when you when it is ready to check as it will have all the pertinent information regarding the tournament. Tentatively it is scheduled to be ready within the month.
Weigh-ins will be conducted in the morning on both days. If you are competing on both days of the competition, you will need to weigh in twice. Please plan on making weight. If you do not think you can make the weight class that you signed up for- you need to email me at [email protected] BEFORE September 16th at 6pm Bangkok time and tell me what weight class you need to be placed in. Put "Weight Class Change" in the subject line of the email.
We will increase the number of trips for the shuttle bus to and from the tournament site to facilitate those that have a later competition-time or would like to return to their hotel early. The pickup and drop-off will be at the Golden Palace Hotel on Sukhumvit Soi 1. The hotel has offered the same discounted rates as last year. If you’re looking to book in advance, please contact [email protected] and CC to [email protected] with subject "BJJ competition".
Key Features of Our Competition Include-
• Expansive competition mat space covering more than240 square meters
High quality refereeing committed to protecting the safety of competitors
• First-aid support from an international hospital will be on hand
• Distinctive, presentation-grade medals and trophies
• First 100 competitors with paid registration will receive a custom-made rash guard
• Prizes for Most Technical fighter, Most Submissions and Absolute Champions
• A new line of BJJ/Grappling gear from Southeast Asia will be sponsoring this event with BJJ
• Great competition T-shirts & more
• Amateur MMA matches on Day 2 (No Gi)
• Entry fees waived for Brown and Black belt competitors
• Separate, private changing areas and clean bathrooms all weekend
It is going to be a great weekend full of top quality competition. Don’t miss this exciting annual event and join us in Bangkok on September 19th & 20th. Spread the word and see you there.
TRAIN HARD- BJJAT TEAM
295 Rama 3, Rd Bangkorlam
10120 Bangkok Thailand
WEIGHT CLASSES: (same for both gi & no-gi)
under 60 KG
under 64 KG
under 70 KG
under 80 KG
under 90 KG
over 100 KG
TOURNAMENT FEES: (all fees for brown & black-belts are waived)
2-DAYS (ADULT) – 1500 BAHT
1-DAY (ADULT) – 1000 BAHT
2-DAYS (KIDS) -1000 BAHT
1-DAY (KIDS) – 700 BAHT