NEWSFLASH: Evolve MMA Finishes 1st At The Dumau By Grapple Asia BJJ Competition!

The best and the brightest of Asia’s grappling talent came out to compete at the recently concluded Dumau by Grapple Asia BJJ Competition, held at the Aperia Mall in Singapore on 11 March 2018, and it was an absolute showcase of grappling mastery as students took to the mats seeking honor and glory.

In the end, Evolve Mixed Martial Arts secured a whopping 14 gold medals, 10 silver medals, and 6 bronze medals, totaling 134 points to become the overall winner of the event, emerging as the top BJJ gym in Singapore and Asia.


Grapple Asia is based in Singapore and is dedicated to hosting the widest range and highest quality tournament experiences in Asia. As a grappling promotion supporting key aspects of MMA growth such as Judo, Catch Wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu, Sambo, and Wrestling, Grapple Asia hosts competitions that bring about the best aspects of the grappling arts, while accelerating the development of MMA in the region.

Established in 2014, Grapple Asia has hosted the largest and longest-running events in Singapore.

“We are all very proud of our students. We have such a committed and hardworking group of students. They fought really hard and did their best, and it’s great to see them do well,” said BJJ World Champion and Evolve MMA Instructor Leandro “Brodinho” Issa.

“I’d like to thank all the competitors’ training partners for helping prepare them for the competition. Evolve is a family, so it’s awesome to see everyone encouraging and supporting each other, pushing each other to get better. For those competitors who didn’t get the result they were hoping for, keep training hard and try again next time. No matter the result, it’s great to see all of the students challenging themselves by entering competitions.”

The Sport Jiu-Jitsu International Federation (SJJIF) is Grapple Asia’s organizing partner for its Dumau events and features a unique, streamlined grappling ruleset.

Since its inception in 2013, the mission of the SJJIF has been to make Jiu-Jitsu an Olympic Sport. By formulating one set of rules, the SJJIF has helped unify existing federations by creating high quality and reliable competitions internationally. It aims to expand its goal of unifying existing federations and transition the sport to Olympic standards that embody the Olympic spirit.

Competing against the top martial arts academies and gyms from countries including Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines, the Evolve MMA students faced the best students in the region and emerged at the top of the heap.

A huge congratulations goes out to the hard-working Evolve MMA students who participated in last weekend’s event. The tremendous time you have put into practice and the incredible teamwork you have shown with your teammates and instructors has paid off, and we at Evolve are incredibly proud of what you have achieved.

There are more opportunities to showcase your skills and talents in the future, so keep training and stay on the grind, and together we will move onwards and upwards!

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