The Consecration Willy Sirope was named Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday
(United Arab Emirates). The 35-year-old Rennais won the gold medal in his class under 69 kilograms after three victories.
Willy Sirope, coach of the Rennes Union and Dojo Saint-Lois (Manche) sports clubs, adds a new line to the list of well-equipped members. He, who has been playing this sport since 2012, has already won several medals and championship titles in France and Europe over the past four years.
A martial art that was imported to Brazil by Japanese immigrants
The Brazilian jiu-jitsu combines judo, jiu-jitsu and self-defense techniques
Brazil was introduced to Japan by Japanese immigrants in the early 1920s and was then popularized by Brazilians who became champions of the discipline.