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2015 Asian Open: Dern, Gerard win black belt open class; other results

Mackenzie Dern at the 2015 Asian Open. Photo by Kinya Hashimoto/ Jiu-Jitsu Nerd
Mackenzie Dern at the 2015 Asian Open. Photo by Kinya Hashimoto/ Jiu-Jitsu Nerd

The 2015 Asian Open took place this weekend in Tokyo, Japan.

Mackenzie Dern kept her impressive record in the season and won the female black open class division.

In the final, Mackenzie beat Isabelle de Souza for the gold medal.

In the male division, Dany Gerard made it to the top of the open class podium after a final against Rodrigo caporal.

The other champions of the black belt division were:

BLACK / Adult / Male / Rooster

First – Koji Shibamoto – Tri-Force Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Second – Tomoyuki Hashimoto – Carpe Diem

Third – Masaaki Todokoro – Paraestra

Third – Hisashi Ezaki – Paraestra

BLACK / Adult / Male / Light Feather

First – Kazuhiro Miyachi – Shooto Gym Roots

Second – Tsuyoshi Tamaki – Carpe Diem

Third – Yuto Hirao – X-Treme Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Third – Takuto Kako – Grappling Shoot Boxers

BLACK / Adult / Male / Feather

First – Isaque Alberto de Oliveira Paiva – Saikoo Jiu-Jitsu

Second – Masahiro Iwasaki – Carpe Diem

Third – Wanki Chae – John Frankl Jiu Jitsu

Third – Ichitaro Tsukada – Damm Fight Japan

BLACK / Adult / Male / Light

First – Roberto Satoshi de Souza – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

Second – Choi Won Choi – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

Third – Takuma Tokito – Purebred Omiya

BLACK / Adult / Male / Middle

First – Andris Auseklis Brunovskis – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

Second – Rodrigo Benedito Caporal – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

Third – Pedro Jordão Torres Guaracy – Gracie Barra

Third – Hansel Co – Peter de Been JJ

BLACK / Adult / Male / Medium Heavy

First – Marcelo de Toledo Cortelassi – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

Second – Akihisa Iriki – Team Legnum

Third – Yuta Nakamura – T-Rex Jiu-Jitsu Academy

BLACK / Adult / Male / Heavy

First – Vitor Fabio Martins Toledo – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

Second – Howon Jung – John Frankl Jiu Jitsu

Third – Michael Lee Fowler – Purebred Jiu Jitsu Guam

BLACK / Adult / Male / Super Heavy

First – Marcos Yoshio de Souza – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

Second – Leigh Michael Burger – Will/Machado

BLACK / Adult / Male / Ultra Heavy

First – Dany Guy Steve Gerard – Purebred Jiu Jitsu Guam

Second – Charles Gaspar Costa – Impacto Japan B.J.J.

BLACK / Adult / Male / Open Class

First – Dany Guy Steve Gerard – Purebred Jiu Jitsu Guam

Second – Rodrigo Benedito Caporal – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

Third – Hansel Co – Peter de Been JJ

Third – Wanki Chae – John Frankl Jiu Jitsu

BLACK / Adult / Female / Feather

First – Mackenzie Lynne Dern – Gracie Humaita

Second – Rikako Yuasa – Paraestra

BLACK / Adult / Female / Light

First – Isabelle de Souza – Impacto Japan B.J.J.

Second – Sarah Johnel Black – Nova Uniao Arizona

BLACK / Adult / Female / Middle

First – Leanna M Dittrich – Fight Sports

BLACK / Adult / Female / Open Class

First – Mackenzie Lynne Dern – Gracie Humaita

Second – Isabelle de Souza – Impacto Japan B.J.J.

Third – Leanna M Dittrich – Fight Sports

In the teams competitions, podiums were:

Male Adult

1 – Atos Jiu-Jitsu – 73

2 – Gracie Barra – 50

3 – Purebred Jiu Jitsu Guam – 38

Female – Adult

1 – Impacto Japan B.J.J. – 21

2 – Gracie Humaita – 18

3 – Ogawa Jiu Jitsu – 18

Juvenile

1 – Over Limit BJJ – 12

2 – Amazon Fight Team – 9

3 – Evolve Mixed Martial Arts – 3

Masters

1 – Impacto Japan B.J.J. – 118

2 – Gracie Barra – 86

3 – Paraestra – 81

Novice

1 – Impacto Japan B.J.J. – 46

2 – Infight Japan Jiu-Jitsu – 46

3 – De La Riva JJ – 31

For the full results, go to ibjjf.org.

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