Jiu-Jitsu and surfing drop in together. At the end of April, the 1st Peru Open International Jiu-Jitsu Championship was held in the Via Deportiva Nacional Videna gymnasium in the Peruvian capital of Lima.
The competition organized by Ricieli Santos and Marlon Ribeiro was held in parallel to the Black Belt Surfing Invitational. In the dry part of the competition, Fernando Soluço was crowned absolute champion. The Alliance Ecuador teacher won the purple, brown and black belt division after beating Leandro da Snipper. Enzo Rios won the lightweight division.
Athletes from Argentina, Ecuador, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Cuba and the USA (Hawaii) took part in the competition. “There was also a seminar by Professor Luis Manimal during the event, which a lot of athletes attended,” remarked Ricieli Santos to GRACIEMAG.com.
Now the surfing championship took place on the waves of San Bartolo, and the winner was local boy Gabriel Soria, with Brazil’s Bruno Mureb in second.