Monday, September 21, 2009
FBT Thailand BJJ/Grappling Open Report: Gi division
For the Gi division, held on Saturday, Aki, our resident female BJJ’er, led the pack with a 1st place finish in the female bluebelt under 60 KG category, and a strong 2nd place finish in the female absolute. Congratulations, Aki for bringing home the gold!
Falling short of the top spot but still medalling were Hoin, an under 70 KG competitor who fought hard and ended up with a 3rd place finish in the bluebelt absolute, only losing to the eventual champion, and Forrest, who ended up with a 3rd place in the under 90 KG category.
Matthew and Ben, although falling out of medal contention, fought hard and gave it their all as usual, only losing in the white and bluebelt absolute categories respectfully to strong opponents who outweighed them by 60 KG!
Adam, a longtime KLN-BJJ member, also graciously volunteered his time as a referee and added great coaching and support to the other members on the mats. Thanks, Adam.
Lastly, we’d all like to give a big thanks to the FBT Thailand Open Staff for their great job in organizing a high-level tournament with over 170 competitors! This tournament is truly shaping up to be one of the top ones in Southeast Asia. Good job, guys, and please do it again next year.