June 14, 2014, Alvarez BJJ in Arlington TX wins big and takes home 2 more Championship Belts in Cypress, TX. The Battle 4 the Ages Region 1 Championship is an Invite Only Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament to find the most highly skilled competitors from all over the country.
The Battle 4 the Ages is an Absolute Submission Only tournament where there are no weight limits or belt ranks, only ages. There are NO traditional tournament points counted unless the match goes into over time. Only then are submission attempts counted as 1 point to help decide the victory if there is no submission by either opponent. Each age group starting from 8 years old to 17 years old has their own division for boys and girls.
All age group division winners get a one of kind Battle 4 the Ages Championship Belt that is specially made for each BFA tournament.
Alvarez Jiu Jitsu in Arlington TX took two of their top boy and girl competitors down to the Houston, TX area to battle it out inside the Berry Center in search for their own Championship Belt and the right to call themselves a Battle 4 the Ages World Champion.
First up was for Team Alvarez BJJ was Jessica Crane, fighting in the female 12 year old division.
Jessica put on a fantastic display of Jiu Jitsu as she submitted her 1st opponent from the Fort Worth, TX area with an Arm Bar.
Jessica then had an electrifying finals match against a much larger opponent where she submitted her opponent with an Arm Bar as well after hitting a very nice sweep to mount. Congrats to Jessica on winning her 2nd Battle 4 the Ages World Championship Belt. Jessica has now won a BFA Belt in both the GI and NO GI division.
Next up for Team Alvarez BJJ was Austin Kells, fighting in the boys 17 year old division. Mr. Kells once again showed why he is one of the best teen grapplers in the state of Texas and the World.
After just becoming an IBJJF World Champion at the 2014 IBJJF World Jiu Jitsu Championships in Long Beach, CA, Mr. Kells dominated here in Texas by submitting his 1st opponent by Chicken Wing Submission from inside a Triangle Choke attack.
Mr. Kells then won a very exciting finals match that went into over time. Mr. Kells chased his opponent with numerous submission attempts but couldn’t finish any of them so the match had to go into overtime. Mr. Kells chased one of his favorite Loop Choke submissions from his Open Guard to score 1 point to get the victory and the Belt. Congrats to Mr. Kells on another great performance and achieving another Title.
Team Alvarez BJJ showed once again that they have one of the best kids programs in the state of Texas and the World.
Congrats again to Jessica Crane and Austin Kells on their outstanding performances and victories at the Battle 4 the Ages Region 1 in Cypress, TX.