Gallery: first images from 2010 European Championship

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The European Jiu-Jitsu Championship has grown. Still a child of just seven years, the championship is an absolute success in terms of spectator and participant numbers. “In 2010 there were 1,500 signed up, versus 1,280 in 2009,” said a satisfied Marcelo Siriema, general coordinator of the IBJJF.

This greatness is clear to anyone and sees what is going on in Lisbon, Portugal’s Casal Vistoso gymnasium. Just as with Pan and the Worlds, the European can now only fit into no less than four days.  Thursday, for example, was is dedicated solely to blue and white belts. You can check out the best images from the festival of beginners’ competition below. There is still much more to take place and will fill you in on it all. Stay tuned!

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