Jail Officer 1 Arvin Luma-ang Jose, a proud Igorot Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) officer from Kapangan, Benguet, won three golds in different divisions at the recently concluded Asian Sport Jiu-jitsu Federation (ASSJF) Manila Open 2022 International Gi and Nogi Championship on August 20 and 21, 2022 at Festival Mall, Alabang.
JO1 Jose, who trains with Ronin Brazilian Jiu-jitsu - La Trinidad, won gold in the Gi adult white light division, No Gi adult white light division, and No Gi Open weight adult white division.
The Kapangan pride, now promoted to blue belt, is stationed at the Tabuk City District Jail in Kalinga.
The Ronin Jiu-jitsu team took home 4 golds, 1 silver, and 6 bronzes in the Gi Division and 6 golds, 4 silvers, and 2 bronzes in the No Gi Division over the two-day event.
Here is the list of students who won medals:
- Jezzebelle Padtoc - 1 gold weight 1 bronze open weight Gi
- Daryl "Pilyong" Marcelino - silver weight No Gi
- Dahn Anthony Peliño - silver weight silver open weight no gi
- Paul Sherwood Basongit - Silver weight Gi
- Gold weight no Gi
- Nicko Donglasan - Bronze weight Gi
- Kieth Diong-an - Bronze kids division Gi
- Hector Badis - Silver weight No Gi
- Ashly Diong-an - Bronze Gi
- Carl Joshua Lalwet - Bronze weight Gi
- Bronze weight No Gi
- Geeno Abalos - Gold weight Bronze open weight Gi
- Gold weight Gold open weight No-gi (Blue belt)
- Marshal Caw-is - Gold weight Gi
- Gold weight and Bronze open weight (blue belt)
- Arvin Jose - GOLD weight Gi
- Gold weight and Gold open weight No Gi
ASSJF is an international sports competition organized by the Asian Sport Jiu-Jitsu Federation. The event was also attended by jiu-jitsu practitioners from various countries, such as Korea, China, and Morocco.
Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is a largely ground-based martial art, using the principles of leverage, angles, pressure, and timing, as well as knowledge of human anatomy, to achieve non-violent submission of an opponent. Unlike other martial arts that focus on strikes and/or kicks, jiu-jitsu focuses on close contact "grappling" holds and techniques, and the use of chokes and joint manipulations.