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COPA DE MARIANAS SET FOR FEB 3

Jiu-jitsu events fill the first part of the year

PRESS RELEASE – Get ready to experience a Jiu-Jitsu extravaganza like never before as the long-awaited return of the 5-event Asia Jiu-Jitsu series reveal their vision to elevate the competition to unprecedented levels. With support from the Guam Visitors Bureau and 76/Circle K, the Marianas Pro Asia Series is set to unfold across Guam, Japan, Philippines, and Korea, this series will reach new heights in the 5-star ASJJF ranked grand finale—The Marianas Open. With one of the largest prize pools globally, this event showcases an impressive $50,000!

Event Details:
• Name: COPA DE MARIANAS
• Date: Feb. 3, 2024
• Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
• Venue: University of Guam Calvo Fieldhouse
• Location: 303 University Dr, Mangilao, 96913


• Tickets:
o At the door $15 adults, $10 children
• Event Website: marianasopen.com
• Prizes: 12 winners will receive roundtrip airfare and hotel to Nagoya, Japan.
(Each children’s ticket includes a ticket for one parent or guardian)
Adult Team Winners
1st – 2 tickets
2nd – 1 ticket
3rd – 1 ticket
Children’s Team Winners (Each child’s ticket also includes a ticket for one parent or guardian)
1st – 2 tickets
2nd – 1 ticket
3rd – 1 ticket
Female Team Winners
1st – 1 ticket
2nd – 1 ticket
3rd – 1 ticket
Masters Team Winners
1st – 1 ticket
2nd – 1 ticket
3rd – 1 ticket
Black Belt Absolute Winner
1st – 1 ticket
2nd – 1 ticket
Key Features:

  • Global Cultural Exchange: Embrace the diversity of the sport as athletes from different countries
    come together to share their unique styles and techniques.
  • Massive Prize Pool: The Marianas Open, serving as the grand finale, boasts an impressive $50,000
    prize pool, making it one of the most lucrative events in the Jiu-Jitsu calendar.
  • Spectator Engagement: Join us for an unforgettable experience, with opportunities for fans to meet
    athletes, participate in interactive sessions, and enjoy the thrill of live Jiu-Jitsu action.
    Ticket Information:
    Tickets for each event can be purchased online through our official website marianasopen.com Early bird
    specials and VIP packages are available for those looking to enhance their spectator experience.
    Sponsorship Opportunities:
    For businesses looking to align with this exciting series and gain exposure to a diverse and engaged
    audience, sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact [email protected] for more
    information.
    Don’t miss this chance to be a part of history as the Asia-Pacific Jiu-Jitsu Series unfolds, culminating in
    the prestigious Marianas Open with a $50,000 prize pool. Follow us on instagram.com/themarianasopen/
    for the latest updates and behind-the-scenes content.
    Marianas Pro Asia Series Schedule:
  1. COPA DE MARIANAS
  • Feb 3, 2024, UOG Fieldhouse, Guam
  1. Marianas Pro Japan
  • March 9, 2024, Nagoya, Japan
  1. Marianas Pro Philippines
  • April 20-21, 2024, Manila, Philippines
  1. Marianas Pro Korea
  • June 15, 2024, Seoul, Korea
  1. Marianas Open
  • Grand Finale with $50,000 Prize Pool
  • Oct. 12, 2024, UOG Fieldhouse, Guam
    About The Organization
    The Marianas Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Series is orchestrated by Steve Shimizu, an impassioned advocate for
    martial arts and cultural exchange. With an unwavering dedication to forging bonds among athletes and
    showcasing the beneficial impact of martial arts, Steve Shimizu has earned global acclaim for the
    Marianas region. He has been officially acknowledged by both the ASJJF (Asian Sport Jiu Jitsu
    Federation) and SJJIF (Sport Jiu-Jitsu International Federation). The tournament’s primary goal is to
    provide an unforgettable experience while shining a spotlight on the exceptional talent and diversity within
    the Jiu-Jitsu community.

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