The IBJJF San Jose Open 2024 took place on January 20th and 21st, 2024, with several top grapplers from all around the US travelling to compete. Unfortunately the tournament was actually scheduled for the same time as the IBJJF European Championship and this meant that registrations were undoubtedly a little lower than they might have been otherwise. This was particularly noticeable in the women’s divisions, where there were so few competitors that there was only one match in the adult no gi black belt weight classes. It was still between notable names though, as Karen Terra managed to get the win over Andreza Morais at featherweight.
They both competed at featherweight in the gi as well, taking silver and bronze respectively behind Larissa Campos. Terra also earned a bronze medal in the absolute division, but it was Mayara Melo who stood on top of the podium that time around. The men’s no gi divisions weren’t all that busy either, although Benji Silva did manage to win gold at heavyweight and a silver medal in the absolute. There were a few more notable names in the gi divisions on the first day of the IBJJF San Jose Open 2024, although it still wasn’t as busy as it could have been.
Art of Jiu-Jitsu had a pretty good weekend overall, starting out with Jordan Vaisman winning a gold medal in the light-featherweight division. His teammate Mateus Rodrigues took the biggest prize of the day though, as he won two gold medals from both the absolute and the heavyweight division. He beat Caio Vinicius in the final of the absolute too, shortly after he took a default bronze at medium-heavyweight behind a pair of competitors from ATOS. They weren’t the only successful grapplers from ATOS either, as Rafael Silveira won the middleweight division to kick off his 2024 campaign in style.