Ares BJJ Arizona dominated the 11th AZ International Open on February 20th and 21st with an impressive First Place win for the Adults and Third Place for the kids. Our team was the largest with 55 adults and 26 kids competing! We also had several members from Ares BJJ in Northern California come out to join us. Thank you to the students and to Samir Chantre, Milton Bastos, and Queixinho Moizinho for making the trip out.
The numbers and the wins are not what made this event such a success. Wins and losses happen every day. Teams win and lose every day. What this team had, however, is much more rare. The encouragement, joy, camaraderie and sense of family reverberated throughout the venue and even made an impact on other teams. Comments were made by other competitors about our strong bond and great support for one another, and that’s what Ares BJJ is about!