2018/01/14 News
2018 Female Fukuoka Grand Prix / Introduction of Special Invited Athletes

Today, We are so pleased to announce this.
We introduce 8 of the Special Invited Athletes for 2018 Female Fukuoka Grand Prix.

Octagon Clothing Presents:
2018 Female Light Feather & Light Weight Fukuoka Grand Prix in Fukuoka International Jiu-Jitsu Championship
Total Prize is 100,000JPY (around 900USD).
Grand Prix Champion Prize : 50,000JPY
(For each weight category champion)

Belt : Purple Belt , Brown Belt , Black Belt Mixed
Weight: Light Feather Weight (-53.5kg) / Light Weight (-64kg)
Rule: IBJJF Black Belt rule
Fight Time: 7 mins

Date:2018/Feb/24th(Sat)
Venue: Japan / Fukuoka / Kasuya Dome – Main Arena

Special Invited Athletes:

Mei Yamaguchi from Checkmat CDJJ Tokyo – Light Feather Weight Grand Prix

Mei Yamaguchi(Checkmat CDJJ Tokyo) – Black Belt
2008 IBJJF Pan American Championship Blue Belt Light Feather Weight Champion
2008 IBJJF Asian Open Blue & Purple Belt Light Feather Weight Champion / Open Weight 3rd Place
2014 IBJJF Asian Open Purple Belt Light Feather Weight 2nd Place
2015 JJFJ All Japan Championship Purple Belt Light Feather Weight 2nd Place / Open Weight 2nd Place
2016 UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tokyo Brown & Black Belt Light Feather Weight 2nd Place
2017 IBJJF World Championship Brown Belt Light Feather Weight 3rd Place

Yuki Uchiyama from Carpe Diem – Light Weight Grand Prix

Yuki Uchiyama (Carpe Diem) – Brown Belt
2012 IBJJF Asian Open Blue Belt Middle Weight & Open Weight Champion
2013 IBJJF Asian Open Blue Belt Light Weight Champion
2014 IBJJF World Championship Purple Belt Middle Weight 3rd Place
2016 IBJJF Asian Jiu-Jitsu Championship Brown Belt Light Weight 2nd Place

Maiko Kuroki from Axis Fukuoka – Light Feather Weight Grand Prix

Maiko Kuroki (Axis Fukuoka Jiu-Jitsu Academy) – Brown Belt
2015 JJFJ All Japan Championship Purple Belt Light Feather Weight & Open Weight Champion
2016 IBJJF Asian Open Purple Belt Light Feather Weight Champion & Open Weight 3rd Place
2017 UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tokyo Brown & Black Belt Light Feather Weight Champion

Annie Ramirez from Clube De Jiu Jitsu Filipinas – Light Weight Grand Prix

Annie Ramirez (Clube De Jiu Jitsu Filipinas) – Purple Belt
UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro Bronze Medal
2 x Asian Beach Games Champion
2015 IBJJF Asian Open (Double Gold – Blue Belt)
IBJJF Asian Ju-Jitsu Championship (Double Gold)
2017 Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games -55kg Champion

Meggie Ochoa from Atos Philippines – Light Feather Weight Grand Prix

Meggie Ochoa (Atos Philippines) – Purple Belt
2014 IBJJF World Championship Gold – white belt rooster
2014 IBJJF Asian Open Gold – blue belt rooster
2015 IBJJF World Championship Gold – blue belt rooster
2015 IBJJF Asian Open Gold – blue belt rooster
2016 IBJJF World Championship Gold – blue belt rooster
2016 IBJJF Asian Open Silver – purple belt rooster
2016 Asian Beach Games Gold – (-45kg) open belt
2017 IBJJF World Championship Bronze – purple belt rooster
2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games Gold – (-45kg) open belt

Nozomi Dai from Newaza World ISC – Light Weight Grand Prix

Nozomi Dai (Newaza World ISC) – Purple Belt
2017 Jiu-Jitsu Shinbun Cup Purple Belt Feather Weight 2nd Place
2017 Copa de Bullterrier Purple Belt Open Weight Champion
2017 JJFJ All Japan Championship Purple Belt Light Weight 2nd Place

Rioko Sakonju from Paraestra Kitakyushu – Light Weight Grand Prix

Rioko Sakonju (Paraestra Kitakyushu) – Purple Belt
2017 JBJJF All Japan Championship Purple Belt Open Weight 2nd Place
2017 IBJJF Asian Jiu-Jitsu Championship Purple Belt Open Weight Champion

Mayumi Kai from Newaza World Higashikyushu – Light Feather Weight Grand Prix

Mayumi Kai (Newaza World Higashikyushu) – Purple Belt
2009 BJJFJ All Japan Open Blue Belt Light Feather Weight Champion
2011 BJJFJ Tokyo International Jiu-jitsu Open Purple Belt Rooster Weight Champion
2012 West Japan Jiu-Jitsu Championship blue / purple belt mixed light feather weight & Open Weight Champion
2014 IBJJF Asia Open Purple Belt Rooster Weight 3rd Place
2016 JBJJF Tokyo International Jiu-Jitsu Championship Purple Belt Open Weight Champion
2016 Grand Impact South Japan Championship Purple Belt Light Feather Weight Champion
2017 JBJJF All Japan Masters Jiu-Jitsu Championship Master 2 Purple Belt Open Weight 2nd Place
2017 Grand Impact South Japan Purple Belt Open Weight Champion
2017 Copa Paradestra South Japan Master 2 Light Weight & Open Weight Champion

We also wait the female athletes who would like to Join this Grand Prix from the public.
(Female Athlete , Adult , Purple or Brown or Black Belt , Light Feather Weight (-53.5kg) or Light Weight (-64kg))
We would select several athletes from the applicant who is finished an application & payment from entry form page on 2018 Fukuoka International Jiu-Jitsu Championship Official website.
We look forward your entry for this.
The below link is entry form page.
http://fukuoka-bjj.jp/entry_form/
(* We do not guarantee all the applied athletes can participate in this Grand Prix.
Because we would choose in consideration of the achievements and experience of each athlete.)
(** Athletes who would not selected for the Grand Prix would be set as a regular tournament participant.)
Public offering will be closed as soon as the number of athletes would reach the prescribed number without a notice.

It seems this Grand Prix which these top female athletes gather at once is still very difficult to find all over Japan.
Please visit the Fukuoka International Jiu-Jitsu Championship to watch the event on the day.
Do not miss this opportunity! !

2018 Fukuoka International Jiu-Jitsu Championship
Date : 2018/Feb/24th(Sat)
Venue: Kasuya dome , Main Arena (Kasuya-cho Gymnasium) , Fukuoka , Japan
Registration & details from our official Tournament website : http://fukuoka-bjj.jp/en/
Inquiry & Contact Us : info@fukuoka-bjj.jp
Organized by Master Japan Fukuoka : http://masterjapan.jp/en/

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