2023 Euros Vlog: Exploring The French Jiu-Jitsu Scene (Ep. 2)
In this episode of the 2023 Euros Vlog, the FloGrappling team explores the French Jiu-Jitsu scene in Paris. They start by meeting up with Mica Galvão and his team at Nicholas Rainier’s gym, where they witness the training and preparations of various competitors for the upcoming tournament. Excitement builds as they head over to the tournament venue to witness the intense action of the brown belt absolute division. From enthusiastic training sessions to thrilling matches, this episode provides a fascinating glimpse into the world of Jiu-Jitsu in Paris.
Throughout the vlog, the team encourages viewers to like, comment, and subscribe to access more Jiu-Jitsu videos. With a mix of behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, and technique showcases, this episode promises to be an immersive experience for Jiu-Jitsu enthusiasts. So, get ready to dive into the French Jiu-Jitsu scene and witness the talent and passion of the competitors at the 2023 Euros.
Day 5: Exploring the French Jiu-Jitsu Scene
Introduction to the Episode
In this episode of the Euros Vlog, the focus is on the brown belts at the European Championship in Paris, France. Before heading to the tournament venue, the team pays a visit to Nicholas Rainier’s gym, where they meet Mica Galvão and his team. They also get a chance to see Fabricio Andre and Brenda Larissa, who are competing in the tournament. The excitement is high as they look forward to witnessing the training and seeing the action unfold at the tournament.
Meeting Mica Galvão and his Team
At Nicholas Rainier’s gym, the team has the opportunity to meet Mica Galvão and his team. They observe their training session and get a glimpse of their preparations for the fights in the tournament. Mica Galvão and his team are focused and determined, and there is a sense of excitement in the air as they gear up for the upcoming matches.
Training Session at Nicholas Rainier’s Gym
The training session at Nicholas Rainier’s gym is intense and filled with energy. The team members are seen working on their techniques and conditioning. They are fully committed to their training and are pushing themselves to the limit. It is evident that they are giving their all to prepare for the fights ahead.
Insights from Fabricio Andre Brenda Larissa
Fabricio Andre and Brenda Larissa, two members of Mica Galvão’s team, share their thoughts and insights about the upcoming fights. They express confidence in Mica’s performance and believe that he will do exceptionally well in the tournament. They discuss how Mica’s game has evolved and how he has been training differently this time. There is a strong belief among the team members that Mica will come out victorious.
Expectations for Mica’s Performance
Based on the observations and insights from Mica’s team, there are high expectations for his performance in the tournament. The team members believe that Mica’s skills and preparation will enable him to excel in the competition. There is a sense of anticipation and excitement surrounding Mica’s matches, as everyone is eager to witness his performance on the big stage.
Interview with Nicolas Rainier
Nicholas Rainier, the owner of the gym where Mica Galvão and his team train, shares his thoughts on the growth of Jiu-Jitsu and Luta Libre in Paris. He talks about how initially, Jiu-Jitsu was the first sport to gain popularity, but over time, Luta Libre also found its place. He emphasizes the importance of collaboration between different disciplines and the positive impact it has on the Jiu-Jitsu community in Paris. He also discusses the significance of hosting the European Championship in Paris and the opportunities it provides for young competitors to gain experience.
The Growth of Jiu-Jitsu and Luta Libre in Paris
Nicholas Rainier further elaborates on the growth of Jiu-Jitsu and Luta Libre in Paris. He mentions that there are about 100 gyms for both Jiu-Jitsu and Luta Libre in Paris, highlighting the equal popularity of both disciplines. He emphasizes the importance of working together and the positive impact it has on the Jiu-Jitsu community. Nicholas Rainier’s gym offers classes in various disciplines, including Jiu-Jitsu, Luta Libre, boxing, and kickboxing, catering to the diverse interests of the practitioners.
Importance of the European Championship
The European Championship holds great importance for the Jiu-Jitsu community in Paris. As the first European Championship held in Paris, it provides a valuable opportunity for the local competitors to gain exposure and experience at an international level. The European Championship is seen as a stepping stone for young competitors before they venture into global competitions such as the World Championship. There is hope and ambition among the practitioners that French athletes will achieve success at the global stage and bring home medals.
Preparing for the European Championship
As the European Championship approaches, the competitors are focused on their preparations. They train rigorously, dedicating themselves to improving their techniques and conditioning. The competition is a culmination of their hard work and dedication, and they are determined to give their best performances. The intensity and commitment of the competitors are palpable as they strive to reach their peak performance for the tournament.
Challenges and Weather in Paris
The team discusses the challenges they face in training and competing in Paris. One of the main challenges mentioned is the weather, as it can be very cold. Despite the cold conditions, they push through and continue their training, emphasizing the importance of staying hydrated and taking care of themselves to avoid any risks. The challenges faced in Paris are seen as opportunities for growth and preparation for the competitions ahead.
Men’s Brown Belt Absolute Division
Introduction to the Brown Belt Division
The focus now shifts to the men’s brown belt absolute division of the European Championship. This division showcases the talent and skills of the brown belt practitioners. The level of competition is high, and the matches promise to be exciting and intense.
Matches Leading to the Semi-Finals
The matches leading to the semi-finals are filled with action and excitement. The competitors showcase their techniques and strategies, vying for a place in the semi-finals. The level of skill and determination is evident in every match, making it a thrilling experience for both the competitors and the spectators.
Semi-Final Matches: Harin Gracie vs. Savoya
One of the semi-final matches features Harin Gracie and Savoya. The match is intense, with both competitors giving their all to secure a spot in the final. The techniques and athleticism on display are impressive, captivating the audience and leaving them eager to see who will emerge victorious.
Semi-Final Matches: You Anderson vs. Pajera
In the other semi-final match, You Anderson faces off against Pajera. The match is highly anticipated, as both competitors have shown exceptional skills throughout the tournament. The intensity of the match keeps the spectators on the edge of their seats, anticipating every move and exchange between the competitors.
Final Match: Harin Gracie vs. You Anderson
The final match of the brown belt absolute division is a showdown between Harin Gracie and You Anderson. The match is a culmination of their hard work and dedication throughout the tournament. The competitors display their technical skills, strength, and resilience, leaving the audience enthralled. The final match promises to be a thrilling conclusion to the brown belt absolute division.
You Anderson Ferreira Becomes Brown Belt Absolute Champion
In an exciting final match, You Anderson Ferreira emerges as the Brown Belt Absolute Champion. His performance throughout the tournament was outstanding, showcasing his talent, technique, and determination. You Anderson’s victory is a testament to his hard work and dedication. He has proven himself to be a formidable competitor, deserving of the title.
Highlights and Excitement of the Tournament
The European Championship has been filled with highlights and excitement. From the intense matches in the brown belt absolute division to the skill and determination displayed by all the competitors, the tournament has been a thrilling experience. The spectators have been treated to top-level Jiu-Jitsu and have witnessed the growth and talent of the athletes.
Upcoming Black Belt Action
With the conclusion of the brown belt division, the focus now shifts to the black belt action. The upcoming matches promise to showcase the highest level of Jiu-Jitsu. The black belt division features seasoned competitors who are at the top of their game, making it an event not to be missed.
Invitation to Stay Tuned on FloGrappling
As the Euros Vlog comes to a close, there is an invitation to stay tuned to FloGrappling for all the latest updates and videos on Jiu-Jitsu. Whether it’s tournament coverage, technique breakdowns, or interviews with top athletes, FloGrappling is the go-to source for all things Jiu-Jitsu. Make sure to like, comment, and subscribe to stay connected with the exciting world of Jiu-Jitsu.