Last Saturday, November 17, Professor José “Zé Radiola” Olimpio and his black belt Max Carvalho promoted the seventh installment of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open Hungary, a Jiu-Jitsu tournament in Budapest, Hungary.
“The championship grew and grew over the years, and now it’s a fixture on the European Jiu-Jitsu calendar,” Zé Radiola remarked. “There were 380 athletes signed up, traveling from as far away as Serbia, Croatia, Romania, Australia, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Ukraine, Russia, France, Poland, Macedonia, India, Belgium and Brazil. And this year, besides the traditional weight divisions, we included a contest between European nations as well,” he added.
And it was host nation Hungary that took the title, followed by Romania and Slovakia.
Now, the trophy for winning team went to Gracie Barra Hungary, with Alliance Slovenia in second and Zerjal Team in third.
Zé took the opportunity of the occasion to teach a seminar in the Hungarian capital of Budapest the day following the championship. “It proved productive, as the athletes were able to correct the mistakes they made at the tournament and work on what they had trouble with,” said the master from Gracie Barra Pernambuco.
Zé took the chance to send in the following demonstration of a handy way of counter-attacking the hook-guard.