October 26 & 27, 2013, The 2013 IBJJF Asian Open results for Alvarez Jiu Jitsu Arlington TX are in! Team Alvarez BJJ out of Arlington TX took 5 Samurai warriors to compete at the 2013 IBJJF Asian Open in Tokyo, Japan and came back with some amazing results and hardware.
On day 1, Saturday the 26th, Ms. Danielle Alvarez, fighting in the Purple Belt Feather Weight division, was the only competitor up to fight that day. The Warrior Princess had 2 fights where she submitted her 1st opponent from Purebred BJJ, out of Guam by Bow and Arrow Choke. She then had a war of a match in the finals with Kate Wilson, from Guigo JJ, out of Australia where she won on points 2-0 to take home the Purple Belt Feather Weight Title and the GOLD Medal.
On day 2, Sunday the 27th, Professor Alvarez, head instructor of Alvarez BJJ in Arlington TX, won his 1st match by Advantages against Carlos Kihara fighting out of Impacto BJJ from Japan. He then went on to the semi finals where he had a hard fought battle with Yacine Rahmani from France, fighting out of Checkmat International, where he pulled out another close win to advance to the Finals. Professor Alvarez then came up short to Alexandre Ogawa from Nagoya, Japan to take home the Silver Medal.
Next up was Ms. Natalia Shepler fighting in the Blue Belt Light Feather division. She had a great and hard fought battle where she pulled out the win against Mina Kurobe, fighting out of the Master Japan academy. Ms. Natalia had another great match but came up short in the finals against Shizuka Yuasa, fighting out of Nexusense academy to take home the Silver Medal.
Later in the afternoon, after a couple hour break in the action, Ms. Miriam Villar, was up fighting in the Blue Belt Light Feather Master division. Ms. Miriam had a hard fought battle but was able to secure a 4-0 victory against Mikami Megumi, from Gracie Barra Japan. She then won on points as well in the semi finals against Keiko Maezaki, fighting out of Reversal Gym Yokohoma Groundslam. In the finals, Ms. Miriam won by a score 10-0 against a super tough Iori Echigo, fighting out of Tri Force Jiu Jitsu academy, to take home the GOLD Medal and the Blue Belt Light Feather Master Title.
Last but not least, Mr. Jordan Shepler had 3 hard fought matches where he won his 1st match by points against Avakiants Alexandre from Carpe Diern. In the semi finals, Mr. Shepler won another great match that he won on points against Ricardo Silva, fighting out of Ogawa Jiu Jitsu from Nagoya Japan. In the finals, Mr. Jordan, finished strong by submitting his opponent, Hiroaki Igusa, fighting out of Purebred Omiya, by Bow and Arrow Choke to take the home the GOLD medal and the Purple Belt Master Middle Weight Title.
It was a great weekend for Team Alvarez BJJ with a lot great victories in the Land of the Samurai and where the seed of Jiu Jitsu came from. 5 competitors fought their hearts out and brought home 3 Golds and 2 Silver Medals, showing once again that Alvarez BJJ is a World Class Team that can compete with the Best of them anywhere, anytime.
Congrats again to all Team Alvarez BJJ competitors on all their hard work and success in Tokyo, Japan.
Click here to see the full 2013 IBJJF Asian Open results:
Professor Alvarez- SILVER – Black Belt Senior 1 Feather
Danielle Alvarez – GOLD – Purple Belt Feather
Miriam Villar – GOLD – Blue Belt Master Light Feather
Jordan Shepler – GOLD – Purple Belt Master Middle
Natalia Shepler – SILVER – Blue Belt Light Feather
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