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Monarchy MMA has won the 5th edition of Copa da Malasia Grappling, the largest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournament in Malaysia. During the 18th and 19th of March, nearly 300 amateur practitioners from different gyms from in and outside Malaysia took part in the competition in Jaya Shopping Center. Monarchy alone had 58 participants coming from Kuala Lumpur and other Malaysian states to represent Team Buda Jiu Jitsu and to test their skills against other opponents.
“The numbers never lie and there are no substitutes for hard work”
These are the words from Bruninho Barbosa, Monarchy MMA’s third degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black belt and Head Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor.
Hailing from Team Buda in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Bruninho migrated to Malaysia to join the Monarchy MMA team. His dream and personal challenge was to establish Malaysia as a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu hub in the greater Asia region. His goal was not only traditional Gi BJJ but also No-Gi submission BJJ and MMA.
The second BJJ KL OPEN took place during ASEAN FITNESS FESTIVAL and was a challenging event, due to many unforeseen circumstances. We are grateful to those, who saw the bigger picture, took part, put in their best efforts and we are happy to announce the winners.
CONGRATULATIONS TO GFTEAM MALAYSIA, ON THEIR 1ST PLACE in NO GI BJJ KL OPENT and