March 9th, 2011

Tiger Muay Thai and MMA Phuket Dominates Bangkok Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Festival

Taking a team of 9 competitors to the Bangkok Blue and White Belt Festival held in Bangkok Team MMA Phuket fighting out of Tiger Muay Thai captured 6 different medals. The event was held at the EMAC training facility and was promoted by Khun Nitti.

Visiting academies included EMAC, BKK BJJ, TMT, 3 Monkees, and Fairtex Banglapee. It was nice to see the schools pioneering Brazilian Jiu JItsu in the Kingdom of Thailand to share an afternoon of competitive matches and friendship building.

American Top Team Black Belt Adam Kayoom, joined TMT’s head Coach Ray Elbe as the overseeing professors, while notable regional grapplers Bobby Gerrits, Mark Simmerman, and Eric Gerber joined Khun Nitti, Anuwat and Andrew Gardineer to help coach the competitors from the sidelines.

Congratulations to all the guys who competed

Golds
Joni Nidalainen
Sami Mehanedi

Silver
Justin Governale
Teddy Watson

Bronze
Jasper Freyshschuss

Following the competition, the group gave Justin Governale and George from the UK a traditional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Birthday well wishes by making them walk the gauntlet.

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