Today Team Third Law competitors woke up in Lisbon, Portugal, preparing for their first fights in the European Open Championship.
After along journey from Fort Myers to Toronto, Canada, across the Atlantic to London and then finally to Portugal, the first three competitors from Third Law arrived in Lisbon on Wednesday morning. Today, Thursday, Coach Joseph Formica and Joey Ruggiero start off the day in their respective blue belt divisions, alongside competitors from fellow Team Lloyd Irvin School Crazy 88 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Here, check out a time-lapse video of the venue begin set up by the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation:
Today, Master Roberto left bright and early from Fort Myers, traveling to meet up with his teammates. Katy Torralbas will fight on Friday in her blue belt division, and Master Roberto fights with the brown belts on Saturday.
It’s super exciting for Third Law to be sending four competitors to this tournament in Europe — Master Roberto has gone in previous years, but this makes Third Law the first Southwest Florida school to send multiple competitors to the International Brazilian Jiu JItsu Federation’s European Open Championship!
If you’re a current student, don’t forget, that the school will be closed Thursday, January 26 through Sunday, January 29. Classes will resume on Monday, January 30 as usual.
We are super excited and proud to have the opportunity to send competitors to this event to represent Team Lloyd Irvin at the European Open, one of the biggest and most competitive tournaments held each year by the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation.
Stay up to date with us at Team Third Law on Facebook at www.TeamThirdLawFans.com. Best wishes to all competitors!