2018 IBJJF San Diego International Jiu Jitsu Open
The 2018 IBJJF San Diego International Open took place at Point Loma Nazarene University on May 12, 2018, hosting competitors from some of the top academies in the country. Being only two weeks away from the World Championships, the competitors were eager to have a final tournament to sharpen their games.
GD Jiu Jitsu took 10 competitors to San Diego and brought home two golds, three silvers, and five bronze medals.
Danielle Columby was the stand out of the competition bringing home two medals, silver in the blue belt master one female feather weight division and gold in the open weight division.
Raul Gonzalez and Grace Campbell also brought home two medals. Raul won bronze in the blue belt master one male middle weight division and another bronze in the master one blue belt open weight division. Grace competed in purple belt adult female feather weight division and purple belt adult female open weight division, earning bronze in each.
Adrian Nez won gold in the brown belt adult male heavy weight division, showing impressive awareness and strategy by earning a sweep early in the match and maintaining his lead throughout the rest of the encounter. Octavio Flores earned silver in the brown belt adult male light-feather weight division after three hard fought matches.
Vera Brown achieved bronze in the purple belt master one female light weight division and Yasmine Bann achieved silver in the purple belt adult female rooster weight division.
The IBJJF Miami Spring Open also took place on Saturday May 12 th . Purple belt, Bobby Green, made the trip across the country to represent GD Jiu Jitsu. Bobby achieved double bronze in purple belt adult male medium-heavy division and the open weight division. Congratulations to everyone from GD Jiu Jitsu Academy who competed and put their Jiu Jitsu to the test at the IBJJF San Diego and Miami Open tournaments. These were some of the last IBJJF tournaments before the World Championships and were a great way to iron out any imperfections before the biggest tournament of the year!