PBJJF lands in Brazil with cash prizes and high level structure

There are already three events scheduled in the country, in the states of Minas Gerais, Goiás and Rio de Janeiro

João Paulo Ferreira and Max Gimenes, founders of PBJJF, teach Jiu-Jitsu workshop for the US Secret Service. Imagem: @pbjjf

The PBJJF, a North American federation that began to expand beyond its place of origin, is arriving in Brazil this year, with competitions already scheduled in Goiânia, Uberlândia and Rio de Janeiro, all in April. With a proposal to value and develop Jiu-Jitsu athletes, the federation promises to arrive in Brazil with the mission of delivering high-level events.

João Paulo Ferreira, president of the federation, said that the arrival in Brazil “aims to strengthen the Jiu-Jitsu community, providing exceptional opportunities for athletes and professors”.

PBJJF structure was made with the best experience in mind

According to him, a black-belt with a lot of authority, he has just led a Jiu-Jitsu workshop for the US secret service in the company of Max Gimenes, also founder of the PBJJF, the entire structure of the tournaments was built to “offer a high-level competitive environment, development programs and support for local events.”

Nowadays, events that are offering prizes beyond medals are attracting the attention of competitors. The initiative motivates athletes who dedicate their lives to training, as well as encouraging the desired professionalization of Jiu-Jitsu, which is moving, at increasingly faster steps, towards unanimous recognition. The PBJJF is not indifferent to this trend, as João Paulo explains.

“The ranking champions will be recognized with exclusive benefits, such as travel, accommodation and registration to compete in our World Championship. We are excited to contribute to the growth of Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil and offer enriching experiences to athletes, teachers and spectators.”, he highlights, raising expectations for the arrival of the PBJJF in Brazil.

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Written by Emmanuela Oliveira

Emmanuela Oliveira é faixa-marrom de Jiu-Jitsu e formada em Comunicação Social. Dentro do tatame, aprendeu que é possível conjugar Jiu-Jitsu, escrita e o gosto pelas artes visuais em um só pacote.

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