LJJA Black Belt James Puopolo American Standout at IBJJF World Championship


Our LJJA representative in the Adult Black Belt division at the IBJJF 2016 World Championship, in the Ultra Heavy weight class was head instructor of Salem Keizer BJJ Academy in Keizer, OR - Professor James Puopolo. He had an incredible showing, fighting hard & kept his composure which resulted in him beating some of the best brazilian jiu jitsu black belts in the world to make it to the finals of the Ultra Heavy weight class where Professor James fought head to head against none other than Marcus 'Buchecha' Almeida. We are so very proud of all the heart & remarkable technique that Professor James displayed who was able to secure the Silver medal. Congratulation to Professor James Puopolo on his achievement & we look forward to more success as well as reaching even higher goals!

Check out the semi-finals match that landed Professor James in the Finals of the Ultra Heavy division:

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