The Kids BJJ Worlds was July 20-21 with both gi and no-gi events. From toddlers to teens, the championship gathered together kids from all over the country. Some of our GMA academies headed over to the San Bernardino venue to gather some medals and titles.
Art of Jiu-Jitsu
The Art of Jiu-Jitsu academy took home the first place team trophy for the no-gi day and took home over 30 gold medals between the gi and no-gi. Champs like the Ruotolo twins, Tye and Kade received double gold as well as Alyssa Wilson and Alex Cadena. The two professors, Rafael and Guilherme Mendes focus much of there attention to their growing, large kids team. To see more from the AOJ kids, visit www.ArtofJiuJitsu.com
Team Alvarez BJJ traveled all the way from Arlington, Texas to claim gold for their kids. The team of nine competitors took home a total of ten golds and nine silvers. The team of competitors included: John Gloria, Parker Richardson, Jessica Crane, Ethan Helton, Austin Herle, Cooper Henry, Shorty Herle, Emily Helton, Joel Helton. Professor Danny Alvarez with his daughter Danielle Alvarez coached the kids to victory, making their mark on the west coast. For more information about Alvarez BJJ visit www.AlvarezBJJ.com
Gracie Barra Northridge
Gracie Barra Northridge headed by world champion Romulo Barral made the drive with their kids team and took home medals of their own. The team had thirteen competitors with eighteen medals earned by kids ranging from four years old to fifteen years old. The team consisted of: Faith Chavez, Nick Lee, Anthony Menchaca, Natalia Menjavar, Jazelle Castaneda, Isabella Menchaca, Nikita Inger, Salameh Dugum, Chris Menchaca, Eve Chavez, Maxx Lee, Sophie Lee, Kelly Agsaulio. Coach Jaeson Bianchi led the kids to their best performances. For more information about the kids program at GB Northridge visit www.GBNorthridge.com
Team Yemaso Jiu-Jitsu team traveled down south from Sacramento, CA to participate in the tournament with a total of three medals to bring home. Professor Marcos Torregrosa looks forward to making big waves in the future. The results they had were: Angelo gold, JT silver, Nico bronze. For more information about the kids program at Team Yemaso, visit www.YemasoBJJ.com
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