On the 3rd March, four members of our Team took part in the IBJJF London Winter Open.
Ayo Daly, originally from Ireland but currently training at BJJ Team Malta, competed in the Blue Belt Master 1 division and managed to win 2 silver medals, 1 in his weight class and 1 in the absolute.
Matthew Azzopardi and Joe Vella, competed in the Purple Master 1 and Master 2 divisions respectively and managed to get 4 Bronze Medals, 2 from theoir weight category and 2 from the absolute.
Finally, Instructor Keith Darmanin, who competed in the Black Belt Master 2 division managed to win the Gold medal in his weight class.
BJJ Winter League 2017/2018
During the last months of the Year 2017, we organised a Winter League open for local practitioners of any local BJJ club. About 20 participants, from white, blue & purple, took part and were split in 2 categories; Whites & Blue/Purple. The initial phase consisted of a league and the final, which was held on February 10th, was a direct elimination. The winners of this league were:
Whites: 1st Kotoku Kennedy, 2nd James Puglisevich, 3rd Patrick Mark
Blue/Purple: 1st Joseph Abela, 2nd Ayo Daly, 3rd Jozua Curmi
We also had the first ever female match in Malta, which saw our member Doraine Caruana emerging victorious over Alexandra Bach.