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MARIANAS OPEN TAKES MATS TO MANILA

Over 800 athletes set to compete this weekend

Manila, Philippines – Marianas Pro Manila is poised to make history as one of the  largest jiu-jitsu tournaments in the region, building on the success of previous events. This is the second sold-out international event, set to take place on Saturday through Sunday, April 20-21, has captured the global jiu-jitsu community’s attention with over  800 athletes ready to compete, including over 40 from Guam.  

Supported by the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB), Marianas Pro Manila has gained remarkable momentum, positioning itself among the top three jiu-jitsu tournaments in Manila sanctioned by ASJJF (Asian Sport Jiu-Jitsu Federation). This growth is a testament to the dedication of both organizers and participants, transforming what began modestly into a prestigious event drawing thousands of athletes worldwide. 

We extend our heartfelt appreciation to the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) for their  invaluable support of Marianas Pro Manila. Their commitment to promoting  sportsmanship, talent, and cultural exchange has been instrumental in making this  event a resounding success. GVB’s dedication has not only elevated the stature of jiu jitsu in the region but has also strengthened the enduring ties between Guam and the  Philippines. We are truly grateful for their unwavering support and partnership in  bringing this extraordinary tournament to fruition. 

Additionally, Marianas Pro Manila stands as a premier jiu-jitsu event in its own right, gaining recognition as one of the top tournaments in Manila sanctioned by ASJJF. With over 800 athletes competing, Marianas Pro Manila showcases the excellence and camaraderie of athletes from around the world. Supported by the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB), this sold-out event marks a significant milestone for the jiu-jitsu community, culminating in the 5-star ASJJF ranked grand finale—The Marianas Open International Championship, boasting an impressive $50,000 prize pool! The world is coming to Guam. 

For those eager to stay updated on future events and the exciting jiu-jitsu scene, visit marianasopen.com.

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