2012 Pan Asian Jiu-Jitsu Gi & No-Gi International
by ADMIN on 2012-07-04
This post is long overdue, but it's better late than never. Here we go! Deftac wins big at this year's Pan Asian Jiu Jitsu Gi and No-Gi International as it garnered 1st place in Gi, No-Gi, and overall team standings. Team Deftac Cebu contributed to this victory as 15 competitors were sent out and won 16 medals; 2 golds, 7 silvers, and 7 bronze medals.
Gi Day Results:
The day started off with the sole female competitor of the team, Madeline Arenas, who took home a silver medal at featherweight and bronze in the absolute division.
Meanwhile in the juniors division, Kayne Gacasan and James Musni each won a bronze medal at light featherweight while Miguel Castañarez took silver at the lightweight division.
In the male adult white belt division, Man Deve Pole earned himself a silver medal in the featherweight division. After a long day of grappling, Paolo Genargue, who competed in one of the most stacked brackets at white belt earned himself a well deserved bronze medal.
At the male adult blue belt division, Kurt Ocenar won silver in the ultra heavy weight category while Leo Gaerlan took bronze in absolute.
Also, Robert Mellana took this year's silver in the purple belt lightweight division.
Furthermore, competing for the very first time in the brown belt division, head coach and instructor Norman Go did not disappoint by showing excellent technique in his match and contributed a silver medal to the team's total tally.
No-Gi Day Results:
Madeline Arenas kick started the day as she won a bronze medal in her weight division and another in the basic female absolute division. Meanwhile, Miguel Castañarez got a bronze in the lightweight juniors division.
Moreover, the triangle was the key to victory for Man Deve Pole as he destroyed each opponent that stepped into the mat with him. As a result, He went all the way and won gold at featherweight after making each of his opponents tap out.
An excellent display of technique and dominance was shown in the intermediate division by Leo Gaerlan and Kurt Ocenar who won gold and silver respectively. Leo swept the lightweight division which earned him his gold medal. He dominated in almost every aspect of the game from takedowns, ground control, to submissions. Kurt Ocenar showed everybody who was paying attention that the ultra heavyweight division is not only a division of strong, heavy, and powerful competitors. Kurt showed, excellent technique that embodies the gentleness of jiu-jitsu.
Overall, Deftac Cebu performed really well during this competition. Jiu-Jitsu is alive and booming in the queen city of the south and its evolution and growth is evident with the efforts of the teams competitors. Congratulations to everyone who represented Deftac and Cebu!
PS: Thanks to pinkjiujitsu.com for taking the photos of Norman Go and Madeline Arenas. Keep up the great work!