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IBJJF Policies Ban African and European Black Belts from the 2021 Worlds

Full-time athlete Yasmira Pires Dias (Yas) from the Brazilian Power Team (BPT) in Portugal, like any other athlete, is hungry for the chance to claim that World Title. When we first met Yas at the 2019 Europeans she was making her way through the crowd on crutches, there to support her teammates in any way she could. Now she’s fully recovered and ready to rise up in the IBJJF rankings, but when she reached out to the organization to see what she could do about these unattainable qualifying points, she was met with indifference.

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IBJJF Policies Ban African and European Black Belts from the 2021 Worlds

Full-time athlete Yasmira Pires Dias (Yas) from the Brazilian Power Team (BPT) in Portugal, like any other athlete, is hungry for the chance to claim that World Title. When we first met Yas at the 2019 Europeans she was making her way through the crowd on crutches, there to support her teammates in any way she could. Now she’s fully recovered and ready to rise up in the IBJJF rankings, but when she reached out to the organization to see what she could do about these unattainable qualifying points, she was met with indifference.

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IBJJF Policies Ban African and European Black Belts from the 2021 Worlds

Full-time athlete Yasmira Pires Dias (Yas) from the Brazilian Power Team (BPT) in Portugal, like any other athlete, is hungry for the chance to claim that World Title. When we first met Yas at the 2019 Europeans she was making her way through the crowd on crutches, there to support her teammates in any way she could. Now she’s fully recovered and ready to rise up in the IBJJF rankings, but when she reached out to the organization to see what she could do about these unattainable qualifying points, she was met with indifference.

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IBJJF Policies Ban African and European Black Belts from the 2021 Worlds

Full-time athlete Yasmira Pires Dias (Yas) from the Brazilian Power Team (BPT) in Portugal, like any other athlete, is hungry for the chance to claim that World Title. When we first met Yas at the 2019 Europeans she was making her way through the crowd on crutches, there to support her teammates in any way she could. Now she’s fully recovered and ready to rise up in the IBJJF rankings, but when she reached out to the organization to see what she could do about these unattainable qualifying points, she was met with indifference.

Read More »
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IBJJF Policies Ban African and European Black Belts from the 2021 Worlds

Full-time athlete Yasmira Pires Dias (Yas) from the Brazilian Power Team (BPT) in Portugal, like any other athlete, is hungry for the chance to claim that World Title. When we first met Yas at the 2019 Europeans she was making her way through the crowd on crutches, there to support her teammates in any way she could. Now she’s fully recovered and ready to rise up in the IBJJF rankings, but when she reached out to the organization to see what she could do about these unattainable qualifying points, she was met with indifference.

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