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Month in Review | February 2024

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Month in Review | February 2024
Progress Jiu Jitsu Month in Review

What a start to the year! 2024 is already underway and it has been a great start to the year. There were some amazing matches and upsets this month at ADCC Trials Europe and WNO 22. At Progress we wrapped up a remodel of our warehouse and office (check the socials for some BTS photos). We also teamed up with Built for Athletes to release a new bag. Checkout below to get the highlights from the past month.

In the world of BJJ

WNO 22 - Flograppling’s awesome event took place earlier in the month with a main event of Victor Hugo vs Nicky Rod. The brazilian ace was able to pick up a decision victory of the B-team star, aggressive submission attempts sealed the deal for the judges who gave Hugo the nod and he retained his place on top of the heavyweight rankings. Also on the main card, Diego Pato used a nasty leg lock to pick up the win over Dante Leon. The victory saw him pickup a second WNO championship belt. Mica Galvao yet again showed why he is arguably the best in the world right now. While he used a RNC from the back to win the match, he was excellent playing from his guard with submissions and sweep attempts. When the match was on the feet he showed both offensive and defensive wrestling excellence. Adele Fornarino used an Aoki lock in her match to match Nicky Ryan’s record for fastest WNO submission. Well done and congrats to all the athletes, who once again showed how much BJJ is advancing!

ADCC European Trials- The best grapplers in Europe came together to scrap over the golden tickets to the ADCC main event later this year. The action was never better than what Zagreb got to see at this event. The “Viking” Tommy Langaker punched his ticket with a dominant performance at 77kg after submitting 3 out of his 5 opponents, Tommy finished the day with an RNC choke in the finals over a fellow countryman. The other standout on the men’s side was our own Taylor Pearman. Taylor was nothing short of incredible, submitting 6 of 6 including the Polish legend Adam Wardzinski. Aurelie Levern became the first athlete at -65kg to earn a spot at the worlds, she is also the first representative from French Guiana to earn a spot on the main event. Another standout was Fightzone’s Nia Blackman who took gold in the +65kg  division with a 2-0 victory in the final.

All things Progress Jiu Jitsu


Progress x Built For Athletes Bag: This past month we dropped the latest addition to our bag range and our first collab of the year. We couldn't be happier to be able to team up with such a legendary brand and their amazing team. The bag has all the amazing features of the typical large BFA bag plus our Progress patches. You can still pick

Coming soon!- Too early to release details BUT… one of our all time favourite gis is getting an updated design and it will be dropped very very soon:)

Special shout out to all over our sponsored athletes who represented at the ADCC trials and London Open. You all represent Progress in the best way no matter the result. Also, a huge congrats to Oliver Tero who won his MMA fight via submission in the first round and moved his record to a perfect 7-0!

Thanks so much for reading and as always the support! Looking forward to another great month in the BJJ world and at Progress Jiu Jitsu.

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