Eighteen reasons to follow/support/attend/enter the 2013 World Championship is in effect to bring you the motivation for its 18th edition. Since 1996, the event, which started its roots in Brazil, has crowned the top athletes every year. Some athletes become reigning champions over the years until they are dethroned. But the amazing part of Jiu-Jitsu is that the title is never taken away from you once you achieve it. You can simply gain more.
Today, more competitors are entering the tournament, which shows just how great we are spreading the gentle art. Internationally recognized, the World Championship gathers athletes from beginners to experts, full-time athletes and recreational practitioners. It doesn’t matter how you got to the Long Beach Pyramid on the special day, just that you do your best.
Reason number five is:
Compete in the highest level tournament with an expected record number of athletes.
Everyone knows competing with a bracket of maybe five or less people is a shame. With all your preparation and strategic training you want to be able to know that your gold medal was worth every ounce of sweat and hour dedicated towards its accomplishment.
Naturally, the World Championship has grown each year but this year will garner even more. The ever-increasing tournament hunger that latches on to us all when we get a taste of competition is going to bring all of those IBJJF open athletes into the Long Beach Pyramid with a goal of gold.
Whether you win or lose, getting back on the mats is important. Even if you’ve won every championship you entered there is always room for improvement — and the great chance of defeat.
Challenge yourself. Improve yourself. Join in the growing athlete by registering now: www.ibjjf.org