Dark Horse Jiu-Jitsu competes at World Championships

From Thursday May 30 - June 2nd, Dark Horse Jiu-Jitsu competed at one of the largest and most prestigious martial arts tournaments in the world, the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation's World Championship tournament. 

The only Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt in Colorado to compete, Professor Jubera won his first fight against a Tiago Rocha (2013 Brazilian National Championship bronze medalist) with Xande Ribeiro's patented star sweep, before losing to a tough Gabriel Rollo (2013 Brazilian National Championship silver medalist) in his second. This was professor's first time competing in the middle weight division since 2003.

Coach Elizabeth Tran took home a bronze medal after displaying some devastating high guard armlocks. After a winning the No Gi worlds, placing second at Pan Ams and a bronze medal in brown belt, Coach Tran's jiu-jitsu is improving at a staggering rate.

Also a shout out to Sean Waddle who displayed an impressive passing game and was on his way to dominating his first opponent before being caught in a hail-mary anklelock from the bottom of mount. 

Professor Jubera's instructor Xande Ribeiro looked dominant winning all his fights by cross choke before losing a referee's decision (tie score) to Lucas Leite in the semi finals. Professor Rafael Lovato Jr was also on a roll beating Antonio Bastista Peiando (former Worlds bronze medalist) in the quarter finals before losing in the semi finals. 

Dark Horse Jiu-Jitsu is showing awesome improvement due to hard work and an unparalleled curriculum. 


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