Mackenzie Dern, Cláudio Calasans get double gold at Asian Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2016

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Claudio Calasans. Photo: IBJJF

World / ADCC champions Mackenzie Dern and Cláudio Calasans were the big names at the 2016 IBJJF Asian Jiu-Jitsu Championship, an event held last weekend at the Tokyo Budo-Kan, in the Japanese capital. Calasans was victorious at medium heavyweight, beating Charles Cobrinha pupil Alec Baulding in the final. In the open division, the Atos Jiu-Jitsu black-belt defeated Leandro Kussano (Over Limit BJJ) to take gold.

Mackenzie Dern was invincible in the women’s competition. After bagging the lightweight title, the Gracie Humaitá black-belt outplayed Isabelle de Souza (Impacto Japan BJJ), who had won the middleweight class, to become the absolute champion.

Rodrigo Caporal’s lightweight triumph is also noteworthy. The Atos black-belt bested Masahiro Iwasaki (Carpe Diem) in the final. At middleweight, Worlds runner-up Roberto Satoshi came out on top as he beat Rodrigo Teixeira (GFTeam).

Atos Jiu-Jitsu ended up with the teams’ gold. The André Galvão-led team placed first in both the men’s and women’s competitions.

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