The IBJJF was forced to cancel the upcoming Seoul Open, scheduled next July 18.
The cancellation was due to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus outbreak in South Korea.
The entity released an statement regarding the matter:
“Due to the MERS virus outbreak in South Korea, the gymnasium booked for the event has sent us a letter stating that they were forced to cancel our event in order to prevent the virus from being spread. In accordance to the gymnasium policy, the critical outbreak news and after having contacted the local BJJ community, IBJJF has decided that the best thing to do right now is to cancel the event temporarily. IBJJF hopes the best for the South Korean population and for the situation to stabilize soon. The organization plans to follow up the safety conditions and the possibility to have another event in South Korea very soon. If you have any questions, please email IBJJF at email@example.com.”
For the BJJ community in Asia, the 2015 Asian International Open, scheduled September 12-13, in Tokyo, Japan, is unchanged.
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