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Asian Open: Calasans Jr takes open class gold; other results

Claudio Calasans Jr during the bronze medal match with Tarsis, in Abu Dhabi. Photo: Dan Rod/ GRACIEMAG
Claudio Calasans Jr Photo: Dan Rod/ GRACIEMAG

Claudio Calasans Jr was the standout at the 2014 Asian Open, held this weekend, in Nagoya.

The Brazilian black belt, who is also a judo black belt, felt right at home in Japan and took double gold in the medium-heavy and the open class divisions.

The absolute final was against ultra-heavy champion Abraham Marte.

Here’s the video with the full match.

In the black belt division, the results were:

BLACK / Adult / Male / Rooster
First – Koji Shibamoto – Tri-Force Jiu-Jitsu Academy
Second – Masaaki Todokoro – Paraestra
Third – Takahito Yoshioka – Tokushima BJJ

BLACK / Adult / Male / Light Feather
First – Takuto Kako – Grappling Shoot Boxers
Second – Hideyuki Yamada – De La Riva JJ
Third – Dai Yoshioka – Tokyo Yellowmans
Third – Wanki Chae – John Frankl Jiu Jitsu

BLACK / Adult / Male / Feather
First – Isaque Alberto de Oliveira Paiva – Saikoo Jiu-Jitsu
Second – Eduardo Ramos da Silva – Atos Jiu-Jitsu
Third – Ichitaro Tsukada – Damm Fight Japan
Third – Jordan Tomas Gomez – Caveirinha Jiu-Jitsu Family USA

BLACK / Adult / Male / Light
First – Roberto Satoshi de Souza – Bull-Terrier Bonsai
Second – Tatsuya Kaneko – Paraestra
Third – Hirokazu Takamoto – PGN Higashiyamato
Third – Alex Cabanes Gisbert – Calasans BJJ

BLACK / Adult / Male / Middle
First – Rodrigo Benedito Caporal – Atos Jiu-Jitsu
Second – Jason Caulfield – Nova União Australia
Third – Soon Sung Bae – Tri-Force Jiu-Jitsu Academy
Third – Akifumi Kawazoe – Gracie Barra

BLACK / Adult / Male / Medium Heavy
First – Claudio Calasans Camargo Júnior – Atos Jiu-Jitsu
Second – Julien Cazier – Gracie Barra
Third – Sonoda Vinicius Kendy – Ogawa Jiu Jitsu

BLACK / Adult / Male / Heavy
First – Eliot Andrew Kelly – Yemaso Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Second – Howon Jung – John Frankl Jiu Jitsu
Third – Tiago Shiokawa Franca – Ogawa Jiu Jitsu

BLACK / Adult / Male / Super Heavy
First – Marcos Yoshio de Souza – Bull-Terrier Bonsai
Second – Syusei Tagawa – Fukuzumi Jiu-Jitsu
Third – Leigh Michael Burger – Will/Machado

BLACK / Adult / Male / Ultra Heavy
First – Abraham J. Marte Messina – Yamasaki Academy International
Second – Charles Gaspar Costa – Impacto Japan B.J.J.

BLACK / Adult / Male / Open Class
First – Claudio Calasans Camargo Júnior – Atos Jiu-Jitsu
Second – Abraham J. Marte Messina – Yamasaki Academy International
Third – Rodrigo Benedito Caporal – Atos Jiu-Jitsu
Third – Howon Jung – John Frankl Jiu Jitsu

BLACK / Adult / Female / Feather
First – Mackenzie Lynne Dern – Gracie Humaita

BLACK / Adult / Female / Open Class
First – Mackenzie Lynne Dern – Gracie Humaita

In the teams competition, the final podiums were:

Adult Male – Asian International Open 2014
1 – Impacto Japan B.J.J. – 58
2 – Atos Jiu-Jitsu – 52
3 – Bull-Terrier Bonsai – 37

Adult Female – Asian International Open 2014
1 – Purebred Jiu Jitsu Guam – 36
2 – Atos Jiu-Jitsu – 18
3 – Bruno Bastos Association – 18

For the full results, go to ibjjf.com

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