From left: Nilo Vidal, Jovan Galarosa, Rosenberg Rosete, Brendo Max Pudan, Alan Permelona
Podium finishes by Fist Gym Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) Team capped off its campaign during the 2016 Asia Pacific All-Submissions International Open. The event was held on November 19, 2016 at SM City Sucat.
The no-points, the submission-only format had these fighters in action every second of the match. Unlike the usual point-based competitions, dominant positions were not awarded any points. This made the bouts more exciting since fighters were always on the hunt for either choke, joint locks, or submission holds.
Purple belts Alan Permelona and Rosenberg Rosete took home gold and silver, respectively, in the Master’s category. White belt Nilo Vidal joined the blue belt category and won a bronze medal. Brendo Max Pudan bagged a gold (weight division) and a silver (absolute division) in the white belt category. First-timer and white belt Jovan Galarosa fought four grueling matches to earn a gold medal in his weight division.
Fist Gym BJJ Team is under Kamphuis-Fabricio Jiu Jitsu Team based in Makati City. The head coach is a 3rd-degree black belt, Stephen Kamphuis.
Posted by: Paco Francisco
Date Posted: November 20, 2016