Last weekend the 2012 Asian Open took place in Tokyo. There was no shortage of standouts in the Japanese capital, but it was Jonathan Torres of Lloyd Irvin academy who shined brightest, packing two gold medals in his luggage to take home with him.
In the absolute final, JT defeated Thiago de Godói Braga of Roots BJJ, who took runner-up in the middleweight division after losing to Leandro Kussano of Ogawa team. Abmar Barbosa took bronze in the weight group, to paint a picture of how stacked the competition was.
At featherweight, Isaque Paiva took top honors after overcoming Takuto Kako.
Paulo Miyao took the brown belt division by storm, winning at both absolute and light featherweight. João Miyao also took two gold medals, but at purple belt.
In the master class, the winner of the absolute black belt contest was Leonardo Peçanha of Nova União.
The team results are as follows:
1. Paraestra Tokyo – 186
2. Impacto Japan BJJ – 126
3. Trei-Force Jiu-Jitsu Academy – 102
Veja os resultados oficiais completos no site da IBJJF, clicando aqui. E mande seu recado sobre o torneio, se você esteve por lá.