Have you ever been in a Jiu-Jitsu match? Or would you like to learn the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? This year Arte Suave Manila has brought the international competition in the Philippines held in Commercenter, Alabang. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of the most-awaited Ju-Jitsu fights in the country.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a combined martial art and combat system that focuses on grappling with emphasis on ground fighting. This year’s competition was organized by fighters for fighters. It was first mounted in 2015 and has since become an annual event that brings together fighters, coaches, and martial arts enthusiasts from all over the country.
Franco Rulloda, President of Triumvirate, showed his support to his fellow Brazilian jiu-Jitsu Black Belter on the event. “Local Jiu-Jitsu just keeps getting better and better every year and Faiza Roxa Grand Prix is our way to let the athletes’ battle-test their technique along with their physical and mental condition,” he said.
Faiza Roxa Grand Prix was the intense competition wherein the Purple Belt jiu-jiteiros invited to compete have to work their way up from the preliminaries to the eliminations to secure a spot in the finals.
“In local jiu-jitsu, fighters usually end up becoming friends with the people they face-off with in competitions,” Rulloda added. “Iron sharpens iron, so at the end of the day, you inevitably helped each other get better in that five or six minutes of grappling.”
Rulloda also shared that a number of fighters who joined Arte Suave Manila’s previous competitions and super fights have been dominating the international jiu-jitsu circuit, other fighters even making the cut to qualify for the Philippine National Jiu-Jitsu Team.
This event not just trains the body of a fighter but also their brains on tactical moves that they can muster to finish the competition with flying colors.