Filipino Jiu-Jitsu Ready to Showcase and Dominate at Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta

The Jiu-Jitsu Federation of the Philippines (JJFP) anchored by National team coach Hansel Co is now all set to take on bigger challenges and to showcase the talent in grappling of the Filipino’s all over the world.

The group that was formed in 2015 is now looking to be fully equipped and ready as numerous events in and out of the country are now lined up for the Filipino grapplers.

One of events the team is looking forward to is this years biggest sporting event in Asia, the Asian Games, which will be debuting the sport they been mastering for years this coming August in Jakarta.

The initial team line up that is composed of members from different Jiu-Jitsu camps in the country, was unveiled in a press conference held at Hai Chix and Steaks in Home Depot Ortigas last week.

The chosen athletes has earned wide experience in several international competitions, are looking to repeat the teams previous successes and bring home numerous gold medals from the games.

National Team Line-Up

Below are the current members of the Jiu-Jitsu Philippine National team.

Women’s Categories

Yani Tan (-46kg), Margaret Ochoa (-49kg), Kaila Napolis (-49kg), Mara Rafael (-55kg), Sara Tagle (-55kg), Apryl Eppinger (-62kg), Annie Ramirez (-62kg), Andi Lao (-70kg), Lou Ann Gutierrez (-70kg), Dylan Vamores (-70kg) and Natasha Rodriguez (-70kg)

Men’s Categories

Jan Cortez (-56kg), Erwin Tagle (-56kg), Eros Baluyot (-62kg), Gian Dee (-62kg), Carlo Pena (-69kg), Marc Lim (-69kg), Adrian Guggenheim (-77kg), Rian Serenilla (-77kg), Dean Roxas (-85kg), Marvin Mariano (-85kg), Luigi Ladera (-94kg), Gilber Ombao (-94kg), Lemuel Basa (-94kg) and Romeo Arellano (-94kg)

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Author: Robert Belen

Robert Belen is a long-time combat sports writer for dSource Boxing. An avid sports fan, he knows no fear nor partiality in his reporting. If you have a problem with him, tell it to his face. (We bid you not.) You can follow him on Twitter @robertbelen

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