The first appearance of Jiu-Jitsu at the Asian Games was a huge success. Athletes thrilled the fans with outstanding performances throughout the 3 days of event at the Jakarta Convention Center, in Indonesia. The action wrapped up this Sunday, August 26, with awesome matches both at the men's -77kg and -85kg divisions. Here's how each weight class played out until the medalists were set. Male -77kg Kazakhstan's Ruslan Israilov tested the hearts of his teammates and fans. He w
Another day, another set of medalists writing their names in Jiu-Jitsu history. The Saturday at the Jakarta Convention Center was of packed stands to watch three more divisions crown their champions in a day filled with thrills. The Women's -62kg and the Men's -62kg and -94kg divisions more than delivered the action the crowd was expecting. Here's how each weight class played out this Saturday. Male -62kg Kazakhstan's Darkhan Nortayev did everything right to reach the top of
It's official! Jiu-Jitsu is now part of the Olympic movement. This Friday, August 24, 2018, marked the first ever Jiu-Jitsu competition at the Asian Games, the second largest multi-sport event in the world. The 18th edition, in Jakarta/Palembang, Indonesia, will gather over thousands of athletes. Jiu-Jitsu is now part of that continent-wide movement.
The first day of competition, this Friday, at the Jakarta Convention Center, featured three weight classes; one for women and