Asian Jiu-Jitsu championships always come up with exciting new revelations from the Land of the Rising Sun. As most recent examples, we can cite two brown belt world champions in 2010: roosterweight Koji Shibamato (Tri-Force) and lightweight Roberto Satoshi (Bon-sai Academy).
But who is truly the best in Japan and its neighboring nations?
Fans will find out September 11 and 12, when the IBJJF’s Asian Open is held in the classic Budokan stadium in Tokyo.
With so many Japanese, Middle Eastern, Chinese and even Mongolian competitors in the mix, the doubts and disputes only increase. Therefore, guarantee your spot and witness the evolution of the sport up close.
To sign up, visit IBJJF.org.
If you live in Japan, sign up here.
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