New York’s Big Apple Open deemed successful for third time

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Blue belts at the 3rd Annual Big Apple BJJ Open. Photo: John “Ric” Ricard

On Saturday May 18, New York Jiu-Jitsu athletes and even some far away visitors came together to compete at the 3rd Annual Big Apple BJJ Open. The tournament at Martin Luther King Jr. High School was a success with 322 participants from N.Y. academies and even schools that came all the way from Moscow, Russia!

Plenty of our GMA academies were present such as Vitor Shaolin Academy, Marcelo Garcia Academy, Renzo Gracie Academy, Soca BJJ, Kioto BJJ, Brooklyn Martial Arts, Gracie Barra Long Island.

The team results are as follows:

  1. Vitor Shaolin BJJ 153 pts
  2. Renzo Gracie 104 pts
  3. Kioto BJJ 63 pts

Cash prizes were awarded to the winners of the brown/black belt divisions and the gi absolute divisions.

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