On 03.08.2022, the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition with kimono and without kimono, under the name Black Sea Open 2022, took place in the “Sport Palace” National Sports Base, Varna. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, which is often called the – in short BJJ (from Brazilian jiu-jitsu) is one of the most practiced martial arts in free MMA fights. It is a fighting system that has evolved parallel to the sport of MMA. The basis is borrowed from other martial arts involving holds and turns, such as judo and sambo. Besides being an integral part of mixed martial arts (MMA) training, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is also practiced as a separate sport. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art combining both a combat sport and a self-defense system that focuses on grappling and especially the ground game. The art originates from the Japanese martial arts – traditional jiu-jitsu and kodokan judo and was born at the beginning of the 20th century, when the brothers Carlos and Helio Gracie began to deal with these sports in Brazil, who eventually modified and improved many of the already known techniques from these sports.
More than 80 competitors from Bulgaria and Ukraine took part in the sports event. Club Khan Asparuh was represented by four of its competitors – in the juniors, white belt division, Brazilian jiu-jitsu without kimono: Daniel Marinov in the category up to 61.5 kg., Galin Georgiev and Serkan Salim in the category up to 71.5 kg and Ivaylo Rusev, in the category up to 88.3 kg., white belt division, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu without a kimono, who, although 16 years old, competed in the men’s category, as he had no opponent in his junior category.
All four of the club’s competitors are debutants, competing for the first time under the rules of the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation.
The lightest competitor of the club – Daniel Marinov reached the final, where he managed to apply a suffocating technique – a guillotine, with which he was able to deny his opponent and was awarded the gold medal in the category. Due to his lack of experience, Serkan Salim lost his match against a much more experienced opponent who won the gold medal in the category. Galin Georgiev, after two victories on the tatami, reached the final match. The match was the most contested among the juniors, as both competitors failed to realize a point asset, but due to the greater activity, the victory was awarded to the competitor from Burgas. Although 16-year-old Ivaylo Rusev reached the final, where he lost to a much more experienced competitor with a minimum deficit of 2 points.
Club Khan Asparuh with coaches Huban Sokolov, Pavlin Kolev and Miroslav Kostadinov, carries out sports – training and sports competition activities in sports – mixed martial arts (MMA), grappling and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, in its own hall, located at the address: Razgrad , g.k. “Vasil Levski”, block “Kokiche”, entrance Ah, ground floor.
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