The IBJJF Awards Ceremony 2016 was held last night at the Irvine Marriot ballroom.
Master Carlos Gracie Jr. spoke as the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation President, covering a great deal of the history since he was himself a competitor in the 1970s until the creation of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Confederation (CBJJ) in 1994 until today.
Athletes, masters and schools were awarded prizes, being one of the highlights the female 2015 overall ranking, in which #1 Mackenzie Dern raised a 15,000 USD big check for her performance in 2015.
Julio Cesar Pereira was officially promoted to master Red and Black belt 7th degree
Beatriz Mesquita: The new 2013 World black belt adult open class world champion
Luiza Monteiro: The new 2013 World black belt adult open class silver medalist
Tammy Griego: The new 2013 World black belt adult open class Bronze medalist
Romulo Barral: The new 2014 World black belt adult medium heavy world champion
Thiago Sa: The new 2014 World black belt adult medium heavy bronze medalist.
Andre Galvão: The new 2014 World black belt adult Heavy world champion.
Dimitris Souza: The new 2014 World black belt adult Heavy silver medalist champion.
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