Day 1 of the 2015 World Master Jiu-Jitsu championship was a feast for Jiu-Jitsu lovers.
Since early in the morning until late in the evening, athletes poured their hearts out on the mats and displayed top notch technique.
The day started with the blue belts followed by purple belts and then black belts.
The highlight of the day was the presence of big talents such as Saulo Ribeiro, Rodrigo Comprido, Roberto Godoi, Alexandre Soca, Wellington Megaton, Roberto Alencar and many others.
In each division of each age group (Master 1-6), the brackets advanced until the semifinals were set.
The thrills go on this Saturday, when all the black belt champions will be crowned.
In the open class division, Tarcisio Jardim will face Rafael Formiga for the master 1 black belt open class title.
In the female division, the master 1 black belt open class title will be decided in a 6-minute match between Sarah Black and Leanna Dittrich.
The other black belt open class finals are as follows:
Ranieri Paiva vs. Tiago Almeida
Male: Saulo Ribeiro vs. Carlos Farias
Female: Maria do Carmo Paixão vs. Misty Shearer
Wellington Dias vs. Roberto Traven
Brian Beauchamp vs. Chris Haueter
Michael Atkin vs. Stephen Kamphuis
For the results of day 1, click here.
For the detailed coverage of day 1, click here.
Here is a photo gallery of the first day at the Cashman Center.