November has been an important month for IBJJF and Jiu-Jitsu.
The sport governing body expanded and published rules of Jiu-Jitsu on three different continents, through the hands of ambassadors and refs.
IBJJF technical director and referee director, Alvaro Mansor taught the rules and regulations of the Jiu-Jitsu in Melbourne, Australia, while the referee and our GMA, André Terêncio, traveled to South Korea, where he taught during course of arbitration, and coordinated the referees in a competition there.
Received by Seung-jae Marc Lee, president of the local confederation, André was honored at the event in Seoul. “It was an incredible opportunity. I saw a movie in my mind, I remembered of my childhood, where I came from, who I am. I thought of my family and how they are proud of me today. I thank all the IBJJF for their incredible work, a team of which I am proud to be part”, he commented for GRACIEMAG.com.
Muzio de Angelis, in turn, took his knowledge of arbitrage to Helsinki, Finland. One of the main IBJJF referees, Muzio led activities and was also the observer of the entity during the BJJ Finnish Open 2011, that happened on November 19 and 20.
“The course about rules in Finland exceeded my expectations, there were a lot of people who cares for Jiu-Jitsu. The Finnish are very interested, and like the Polish, are some of the thougest Europeans in the sport. It was gratifying, and the IBJJF idea is really disclose the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu around the world, “said Muzio.