The winner of the middleweight division and runner-up in the absolute at last Sunday’s IBJJF event, black belt Jorge Britto, our GMA in Canada, even got to see his team, Toronto BJJ, take top spot on the overall team podium.
“The Montreal Open was an important step for Jiu-Jitsu in Canada. The first IBJJF tournament here brings recognition and raises the bar here in several respects,” he says in analysis.
The fighter is already focused on the ADCC coming up later this month in England. The competition in Montreal also helped Britto get into rhythm.
“At weight I got the finish in the final for gold, and I lost the final of the absolute with the score tied at 6-6 on points and 1-1 on advantage points. The referee opted to give the win to Renan Borges, who’s tough as nails. But in the end I was stoked; I managed to reach my objective, which was for my team to take first in the overall competition,” he says.
“Now I’m going to keep on training for the ADCC. I’m focused on getting there in the best shape possible and doing my best, with lots of faith in God! I’d like to thank my sponsors, Defcon Paintball and GP8 Sportwater,” he says in closing.