This past weekend, July 13- 17, 2016 was one of the most important and historic Brazilian Jiu Jitsu events held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 2016 IBJJF/CBJJ Rio Open and the 2016 IBJJF/CBJJ International Masters Championship were simultaneously run inside the historic Tijuca Tenis Clube once again.
The Rio Open is a tournament that brings competitors ages 16 – 29 year olds from all over the World to battle it out to see who will be named a Rio Open Champion. Danielle Alvarez, 22 years old and fighting out of Alvarez BJJ in Arlington TX, won 2 matches by submission to win the Brown Belt Light Weight Title!
Danielle won her Semi Final match by Arm Bar and won her Finals match by Lapel Choke from the Back Mount.
Danielle is now a 3x Rio Open Champion as she has also won the Rio Open at Blue Belt in 2012 and Purple Belt in 2015. Congrats to Danielle Alvarez on all of her hard work, dedication and showing once again why she is one of the top female Brown Belts in the World!
Watch Danielle Alvarez’s Finals Match for the Gold below.
The International Masters Championship is a very significant and important tournament that also brings competitors from all over the World ages 30 years old and up. Professor Danny Alvarez, 41 years old and Head Coach of Alvarez Jiu Jitsu in Arlington TX won 4 hard fought battles to become the Black Belt Master 3 Feather Weight Champion!
Professor Alvarez won his First match by Brabo Choke submission, won his Quarter Final match 2-0, won his Semi Final match 2-0 and won his Finals match by a score of 4-0!
Congrats again to Professor Alvarez for leading from the Front once again and adding another prestigious Title to his legacy. All of his hard work and dedication to his craft continue to pay off!
Watch Professor Alvarez’s Finals Match for the Gold below.
Congrats again to Danielle and Professor Alvarez on making history inside a very historic venue and tournament.