Saturday 5th October
16 Teams | Blue Belt | $5000 Prize
$5000 Prize - 16 Teams - UFC WEEKEND!
The interstate Classic debut in St Kilda’s historic Town Hall!
St Kilda Classic is a great opportunity for players from Australia’s Jiu Jitsu capital to take part in the world’s richest competition for bluebelts!
16 bluebelt teams will battle it out in a unique and captivating submission only, winner stays on format for a grand prize of $5000!
Rolling out on the weekend of the most momentous occasion in the history of Aussie combat sports – UFC 243 – we are coming to take part in the birth of Aussie Fight Week!
Mind blowing action – Licensed bar – Fun and exciting atmosphere
EVENT RECAP : Yamba Classic
JUNE 8, 2019 | Yamba Bowlo
10 teams of five blue belt players competed in the inaugural Yamba Classic.
- Courage Training Centre – Townsville
- Infinity Martial Arts – Kawana Waters, Sunshine Coast
- Legacy – Sunshine Coast
- One Purpose Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – Salisbury, Brisbane
- Axis Jiu Jitsu Academy – Southport, Gold Coast
- Galeb Brothers – Gold Coast
- Portal Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – Ballina
- Gracie Barra – Central Coast
- Gracie Humaita – Sydney
- BJJ Yamba – Home team
The winner-take-all prize was $5000 cash, plus a VAGABOND Travel pack from sponsor Author Supply Co. The winning team also collected a trophy for their academy.
One Purpose BJJ from Salisbury, Brisbane took first place after an epic final match-up with a fierce Galeb Brothers team, who had dominated the competition. The unique ruleset was tested in all areas, with penalties pushing the pace and a couple of disqualifications at critical points in the tournament.
None more astonishing than a late guard jump in the second last bout of the night. The drama was palpable with One Purpose only needing a draw in the last bout to secure the championship… Which they did in style.
All teams competed in great spirit and fought hard. The level of jiu jitsu on display was exciting and engaging.
There was a solid crowd made up of locals as well as team supporters. The crowd was invested and involved throughout the tournament. The teams format provided a captivating spectator experience for the non-practitioner and jiu jitsu player alike.
The night was a great success and we can’t wait for the next one!
Tournament Director: Thom Kotis
Referees: Daniel Almeida, Vinicius Soares, Jace Lee
Officials: Andre Rizk, Nero Buys
Sponsors: Author Supply Co.