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Saturday Photo Highlights from the 2015 IBJJF Houston Open





By TXMMA Staff // Mike Calimbas Photography

 

First day of the 2015 IBJJF Houston Open featuring white, blue belts along with black belt masters divisions

 

HOUSTON, TX – It was another fun weekend of grappling for the Texas BJJ scene last weekend. The International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) held court at the University of St. Thomas for their annual tournament at the Jerabeck Activity and Athletic Center.

The 2015 IBJJF Houston Open was a two day affair. Both days featured continuous action all day long with spectators streaming in and out of the complex to watch all the action on four mats.

Saturday was reserved for white and blue belts at all levels while the black belt masters divisions also got underway later in the day.

You can catch more photos on the TXMMA Facebook Page. Also, the complete high-resolution albums from the 2015 IBJJF Houston Open are also available for view along with print and download orders here:

Check out some of the highlights from last Saturday at the 2015 Houston Open below:

 

Saturday Photo Highlights from the 2015 IBJJF Houston Open

 

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Alexis Andrade and Angelica Arrambide get underway.

 

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Can somebody name this fighter / coach?

 

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A spectator watches the action.

 

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Romulo Reis, Giancarlo Bodoni, and Christopher Da Silva watching teammates while Jackson Fortunato and Pedro Busko look on.

 

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Michelle Monteverde setting up a finish.

 

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Paragon’s Ricardo Franjinha Miller flew in to compete in Texas.

 

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Alvarez BJJ’s Cooper Cardinale and Miriam Villar between matches.

 

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SMAA’s one and only “Beard” looks on.

 

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A student from RPBJJ snags an armbar.

 

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All smiles in the female blue and purple belt divisions.

 

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Christopher Wienandt smiles in the bullpen.

 

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A white belt looks for a triangle finish.

 

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The Brazil 021 crew coaching a student in the finals.

 

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Miriam Villar immediately working to pass.

 

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GFT’s Michael Harmeling takes the back.

 

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Jessica Khuranna of SMAA is happy after her big division win.

 

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Students celebrate a point in the stands.

 

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Lost your contacts?

 

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Damion Oranday waits his turn next to referee, Prof. Sergio Correa.

 

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Tatiana Cuellar working the brackets.

 

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An SMAA student controls from the mount.

 

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The crowd is all smiles.

 

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Gracie Barra’s Fabiana Borges counseling a student.

 

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Lutter BJJ’s Benjamin Annunziato scored a huge win in his division.

 

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Triple amputee and US Army Airborne vet Joey Bozik competed in his first tournament.

 

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Professors Vinicius “Draculinho” Magalhaes (Gracie Barra) and Marcos Cerqueira (Brazil 021) share a moment of friendship.

 

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One of Carlos Diego Ferreira’s students with Team Ferreira / ATOS working a pass.

 

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Jorge Cordova is always by his son’s side. (Andy Cordova)

 

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View from the stands.

 

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Priscilla Bigner entering the points.

 

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Robertinho Jimenez working the t-shirt table.

 

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Austin Dill makes his adult blue belt debut.

 

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Prof. Bruno Bastos and Prof. Junior Show right behind the barricade.

 

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A few Alan Shebaro reps.

 

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Bastos BJJ’s Jarrod Trotter shoots for the takedown.

 

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Checkmat’s Audrey Drew caught in a moment of reflection.

 

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Marcus Antelante immediately post-match.

 

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Prof. Rafael Lovato and wife Tina look on.

 

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Damion Oranday gets the first match win en route to gold.

 

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Alliance’s Raul Jimenez wins his division.

 

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BJJ Classic’s Christopher Story (Evolve BJJ) competes as well.

 

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Prof. Ulpiano Malachias shows his celebration dance.

 

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Jorge “Hercules” Valladares shows promise.

 






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