Brazilian jiu-jitsu tourney for kids kicks off in Feb.
MANILA, Philippines -- The country’s young Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighters will show off their moves on February 23 and 24 when they vie for honors in the 2013 Philippine Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and No Gi and Kids International Open at the basement level of SM South Mall in Las Pinas City.
"This event gives our aspiring fighters, some as young players, the chance to test what they have learned so far," said organizing committee chief Stephen Kamphius.
"The tournament starts the sport’s lovers at a young age and contributes to the country's grassroots program." he added.
Kamphius said the competition also prepares young fighters for future international tournaments.
The tournament starts at 9 a.m.
Only recently, Filipino bets Allan Drueco had an explosive showing in the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) Asia-Pacific World Qualifying Trials (Brazilian Jiu-jitsu).
Drueco emerged champion in the male advance division to represent the Philippines and Asia-Pacific in the 2013 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship in Brazil.
Kamphius, a New Zealand native, is promoting jiu-jitsu as one of the safest form of martial arts even for children.
For more details please visit their official website at http://www.bjjfp.com. -- by Marlon Bernardino