The Long Island Pride completed 15 editions last June 24th, in Danbury, CT.
To mark the date, it honored red and black belt Master Marcio “Macarrão” Stambovisky.
The event was even grander with the presence of another beast of the sport, or as he calls himself a dinosaur of BJJ, the red belt Grand Master Francisco Mansur. He awarded Stambovisky with a plate in front of about 20 black belts.
The event took place at War Memorial, where the kids stole the scene.
The organizers of Pride, Eloy Santos and Milton Regis, were happy with the success of the event, which had the support of virtually all the local gyms and many others, coming from NJ, PA, MA and NY.
At each event, Pride has been consolidated as an option for those who like to compete, combining professionalism and love of the sport.
Fully digitized, the tournament had a cutting edge software, where the scores were also available to the public and not only for judges and fighter.
With a structure to envy, Pride XV ended the day with the following academies on the podium. Aldo Batista BJJ – third, Kioto BJJ second and Renzo Gracie chanpion.
The next Pride is confirmed for Sunday, September 16th and registration will be open shortly.