Neto Nunes celebrates jiu-jitsu return to England and aims for London Open

Neto Nunes celebrates jiu-jitsu return to England and aims for London Open

After nearly two years in Europe and consequently, in England, IBJJF will return to the English capital on 9 and 10 July, when the London Open of Jiu-Jitsu – Ge & No-Gi – will take place. The competition usually brings together the best teams and academies in the United Kingdom, and among them will be “The Gauntlet Fight Academy”, led by Brazilian black belt Neto Nunes.

Neto Nuance has become a reference in jiu-jitsu in England (Photo: personal archive)

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The team – linked to Checkmate – is growing year after year, and for the London Open 2022, around 30 athletes are expected to be in action. Encouraged by the revival of gentle art in the country, Neto designed the tournament, which would feature GI and no-GI brawls.

– The next event that we will enter with full force that we are focused on is the London Open in July. It will mark the return of IBJJF to England after almost two years, so everyone is looking forward to it. We will enter with 20 to 30 contestants, and I am expecting a very good result. Events are slowly coming back, and this leads us to go through the IBJJF and AJP Tour calendars in Europe – they analyzed.

The owner of a story of overcoming and resilience, Neto Nunes became the subject of a documentary in England, where he lives with his family and is the owner of the modern and structured gym “The Gauntlet Fight Academy”, where he currently resides at BJJ, Muay. Thais promote boxing. Wrestling and MMA. For this reason, Brazilians know the importance of sport to young people and are investing in the formation of a competition team for children and adolescents.

– Our core Jiu-Jitsu team is very strong, the gym is full, there are 60, 70 students in all classes, and this greatly increases the level of training – Black Belt said:

– Now we are creating a competition team from children (aged 5 years) to youth, they are already about 30 years old and I want to work in this field, because I know how sports help Can do, can give direction.

Lastly, Neto Nunes plans a great end to 2022 for the Academy:

– Our hopes for this second semester are very good and we are going with everything in the main championship – he assured.

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