Filipino Jiu-Jitsu competitors flock to Japan for the 2016 Asian Open

The land of the rising sun is set for a Pinoy invasion this September, as competitors representing their teams test their skills against some of the world’s best and toughest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitors at the 2016 Asian Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship.

Over 100 Filipino competitors are expected to take part in the annual tournament, coming from some of the country’s top teams. From Atos Philippines are black belts Ali Sulit and Hansel Co, Stephen Salazar from Team Fabricio, and John Michael Jayme from 90/Eight BJJ.

Image credit: Atos Philippines Facebook Page

Image credit: Atos Philippines Facebook Page

Representing DEFTAC-Ribeiro are black belts Allan Co, and Pichon Garcia, ONE Championship referee and purple belt Joey Lepiten, and the team’s chieftain and URCC founder, Alvin Aguilar.

The 2016 Asian Open will take place on September 10-11, at the Tokyo Budo-Kan gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan.