EkoCheras Mall, Malaysia, November 23, 2023 — Scrambleclash Events, a prominent force in the Jiu-Jitsu community, successfully organized the first-ever Asian Sports Jiu-Jitsu Federation (ASJJF) event in Malaysia at EkoCheras Mall on November 18th and 19th, 2023. The event featured an international lineup of competitors, black belt seminars, and thrilling superfight matchups, marking a significant milestone for the Sport Jiu-Jitsu community in Malaysia.

ASJJF was founded by Professor João Silva, a key figure in the foundation of the Sport Jiu-Jitsu International Federation (SJJIF) in June 2012. The SJJIF’s mission is to unify and organize Sport Jiu-Jitsu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Jiu-Jitsu federations globally with the goal of reaching Olympic recognition while preserving the sport’s unique history, culture, philosophy, and lineage.

Scrambleclash Events proudly brought the ASJJF to Malaysia, hosting an array of activities including a black belt seminar by Robert Oda from Carpe Diem Hiro, Japan, and a rules seminar by SJJIF founder Professor Edison Kagohara. The seminars, held on November 17th, provided valuable insights for participants, particularly in referee training for future events.

Seminar by Prof Robert Oda
Rules seminar by Professor Edison Kagohara

The weekend event drew participants from over 10 countries, including Thailand, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, and more. With international competitors comprising 50% of the total participants, the event witnessed a remarkable turnout of 260 participants.

In the Gi competition on Saturday, the overall team winners were Overlimit Jiujitsu (Philippines, Vietnam, Korea) in 1st place, Nova Uniao Malaysia in 2nd place, and Unity Jiu-Jitsu (Sabah, KK) in 3rd place.

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On Sunday, the Nogi competition saw Nova Uniao Malaysia claiming 1st place, GFTeam Malaysia in 2nd place, and Over Limit Jiujitsu in 3rd place.

You can check out details of the results & ranking by team in ASJJF website : click here

Gi overall team winners

1 place – Over limit Jiu Jitsu association 114 points

2 place – Nova Uniao Malaysia 65 points

3 place – Unity Jiu Jitsu Academy 63 points.

NO-GI overall winners

1 place – Nova Uniao Malaysia 44 points

2 place – GF Team 39 points

3 place – Over Limit Jiu Jitsu Association 28 points

Two black belt superfight matchups added extra excitement to the event, featuring Bruninho Barbosa from Brazil against Soh Boon Haw from Unity Jiu-Jitsu in Sabah, and Paolo from Carpe Diem Hiro, Japan, against Fitri from Sabah. The thrilling superfights captivated the crowd, with Bruninho and Paolo emerging as the victors.

The event attracted more than 500 spectators over the two days, creating an electric atmosphere and solidifying its success. Scrambleclash Events expressed gratitude to EkoCheras Mall for serving as the official venue and acknowledged the support of competitors and sponsors.

Scrambleclash Events is powered by two experienced Jiu-Jitsu enthusiasts Zhen & Lowen who are Purple belts in the martial arts itself with over 8 years of industry experience. Having pioneered events like Copa Da Malasia and Malaysia Grappling League, they now aim to elevate the Malaysian Jiu-Jitsu scene through ASJJF and the upcoming ADCC Malaysia in 2024. The company’s vision extends beyond BJJ, with plans to organize a variety of sports events in the future, aspiring to become a major player in the international sports event arena.

Lowen (left) & Zhen (right)
Team & crew of ASJJF Malaysia Int Open 2023

2024 is going to be a fantastic year for grappling in Malaysia

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About Scrambleclash Events

Scrambleclash Events is a dynamic force in the Jiu-Jitsu community, committed to promoting and organizing high-profile events. With a vision to unite the Malaysian BJJ community and extend its reach globally, Scrambleclash Events is poised to become a leading name in the international sports event landscape.

About ASJJF The Asian Sports Jiu-Jitsu Federation (ASJJF),

a subsidiary of the Sport Jiu-Jitsu International Federation (SJJIF), aims to foster the growth of Jiu-Jitsu in Asia and beyond. ASJJF events provide a platform for athletes to showcase their skills, contributing to the global development of the sport.

Thank you to to Zhen of Scrambleclash events for the press release to enable this post event story.

For media inquiries, please contact: Zhen, Director and PR Manager of Scrambleclash Events / 0169123448