On Sunday, April 29, 2018, The Sports Jiu-Jitsu Belize Federation (SJJBF) held its 1st Annual Belize Kids BJJ Championship was held at the Gateway Youth Center in Belize City where a total of 36 competitors from three different teams registered across 13 different categories.
The three participating teams were Belize Jiu-Jitsu Social Project, Judo Life Changers and Dawson Pit Fighters San Pedro. Children between the ages of 5 and 15 participated in different categories and were awarded with Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.
Team San Pedro Dawson Pit Fighters came in 3rd Place with 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze medals. Team Judo Life Changers came in 2nd Place with 2 Gold, 6 Silver and 2 Bronze and taking home 1st Place with the most medals was Team Belize Jiu-Jitsu Social Project with 10 Gold, 6 Silver and 2 Bronze medals.
The Sports Jiu-Jitsu Belize Federation (SJJBF) would like to thank everyone who made this event possible including the teams participating: Belize Jiu-Jitsu Social Project, Judo Life Changers - Renick James, Dawson Pit Figthers San Pedro - Martin Dawson as well as the competitors and parents.
A special thank you to members from Prevail Combat Club for providing support at the event including referring and official duty. Thanks to Jameel Smith, Ralph Hulse Jr, Cam Cam, Isaí Vásquez and all others involved. Spouses and parents of the Kids from Belize Jiu-Jitsu Social Project. Edelma Carrillo, Huanna Leslie Hulse, Estela Hulse
Special thanks to the event’s sponsors who were Slingshot Signs, Mr. Miguel Longsworth from Bowen & Bowen, Mr. Michael Martin and Peter Stockton, The Hulse Family and Herbert Carrillo Photography. And last but not least the members of the SJJBF: President: Juan Card
Vice-President: Mario Vasquez, Treasurer: Remus Betancourt, General-Secretary: Israel Vasquez Jr. and Member: Daryl Balderamos
The Sports Jiu-Jitsu Belize Federation would like to thank everyone who was involved in making this event a successful one and look forward to hosting more successful events in the future!!
Kid 3 - Feather -
1st Place - Micah Vasquez - Team Belize Jiu-Jitsu
2nd Place - Mason Sept - Team Dawson San Pedro (LEFT)
Kid 4 Middle Heavy -
1st Place - Ruben Usher - Team Judo Life Changers
2nd Place - Kyle Vasquez - Team Belize Jiu-Jitsu
3rd Place - Talal Harmouch & Martin Dawson Jr. - Team Dawson San Pedro (Blue & Black)
Kid 4 Ultra Heavy
1st Place - Terrence Keating - Team Dawson San Pedro (RIGHT)
2nd Place - Owen Broaster - Team Judo Life Changers
3rd Place - Team Dawson's Pit Fighters
2nd Place - Team Judo Life Changers
1st Place - Team Belize Hiu-Jitsu Social Program
Dawson's Pit Fighters Team with Parents and Officials
Officials and Referees