World / ADCC champions Mackenzie Dern and Cláudio Calasans were the big names at the 2016 IBJJF Asian Jiu-Jitsu Championship, an event held last weekend at the Tokyo Budo-Kan, in the Japanese capital. Calasans was victorious at medium heavyweight, beating Charles Cobrinha pupil Alec Baulding in the final. In the open division, the Atos Jiu-Jitsu black-belt defeated Leandro Kussano (Over Limit BJJ) to take gold.
Mackenzie Dern was invincible in the women’s competition. After bagging the lightweight title, the Gracie Humaitá black-belt outplayed Isabelle de Souza (Impacto Japan BJJ), who had won the middleweight class, to become the absolute champion.
Rodrigo Caporal’s lightweight triumph is also noteworthy. The Atos black-belt bested Masahiro Iwasaki (Carpe Diem) in the final. At middleweight, Worlds runner-up Roberto Satoshi came out on top as he beat Rodrigo Teixeira (GFTeam).
Atos Jiu-Jitsu ended up with the teams’ gold. The André Galvão-led team placed first in both the men’s and women’s competitions.
Asian Open 2016 final results: Adult Male: 1- Atos Jiu-Jitsu 2- Infight Japan Jiu-Jitsu 3- Impacto Japan BJJ Adult Female: 1- Atos Jiu-Jitsu 2- Maromba Ac. Int. 3- Gracie Barra Master 1- Impacto Japan 2- Paraestra 3- Atos Jiu-Jitsu Juvenile 1- Over Limit BJJ 2- Caio Terra Association 3- Impacto Japan BJJ Novice 1- Mongolian BJJ 2- Atos Jiu-Jitsu 3- Jiu-Jitsu Lab
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