With athletes from Hawaii, Brazil, the Middle East and several Pacific locations, the IBJJF’s Asian BJJ Championship was held last weekend in Tokyo, Japan.
The absolute black belt champion was a Brazilian national residing in Australia, Nova União representative William Dias. At the age of 22, the Rodrigo Feijão pupil dazzled at the Tokyo Budoh-Kan gymnasium.
Young William, who is also a capoeira professor, bagged the middleweight category as well. His absolute victory came in a final against Vicente Gomes Cavalcanti (Southside MMA). Japan’s Akira Hosokawa (Alive) and Tatsuya Kaneko (Paraestra) made up the rest of the podium.
This was the fifth edition of the Asian BJJ Championship in Tokyo. Check out the results here.
Click here for a display of William’s style.