“MATA LEAO” is the most successful BJJ and grappling team in Montenegro with results at many international competitions. Mata Leao is affiliated to A- FORCE BJJ International network led by master Andre “Tim” Monteiro. We proudly represent famous Carlson Gracie lineage and we are honoured to be part of it.
- Mladen Jokmanovic – BJJ Black belt and black belt 4. DAN Judo
- Marko Jokmanovic – BJJ Black belt and black belt 3.DAN Judo
- Mentor Head Coach: Andre Monteiro, 3rd degree Black belt, BRA/USA
- Fighting specifics consultant: Travis Conley, USA
Success summary 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and before
30 MEDALS FOR MATA LEAO A-FORCE BJJ MNE FROM JANUARY TO JULY 2016 In the first part of the 2016
Brazilian jiu jitsu club Mata Leao A-Force BJJ MNE participated at 4 international competitions. 2 of those competitions were in Italy (Firence and Trieste), one was in Munich, Germany and one in Zagreb, Croatia. Altogether we won 30 medals: 8 golds, 15 silvers and 7 bronze. 21 medals won in GI discipline, while 9 medals were in NO GI.
We participated at: ; Italia Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Open, Firenze (103 teams, 1172 competitors from Italy, Switzerland, Portugal, Montenegro, Greece, Slovenia, Moldavia, Czech Republic, Brazil and Tunis), IBJJF Munich Gi and NO GI Open, (70 teams from whole Europe and also Brazil and Asia), East Europe Open Zagreb(20 teams iz Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Austria, Germany, Russia, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Switzerland, Italy and Canada), Mittel Europe Open, Trieste (23 teams, Italy, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Tunis, Guam, Japan, Brazil, Moldavia).
We proudly emphasize that as a team we managed to climb high up the lists of team results of two very prestigious competitions. Italia BJJ Open, Firenze, 103 teams, 1172 competitors, we placed 4th in adult GI and 9th in adult NO GI. Mittel Europe Open, Trieste , 23 teams Mata Leao A-Force BJJ MNE was 4th in adult GI and 2nd in junior GI team results. Mata Leao still proudly represents the first and the most successful BJJ team in Montenegro. We continue to write Montenegrin BJJ history! OSS!
37 international medals for Mata Leao A-Force Montenegro in 2015 From January to December 2015 Brazialian jiu jitsu club Mata Leao A-Force participated at 8 international competitons: IBJJF Europans, 4 European Opens and 3 regional Opens. We participated at BJJ East European Open- Zagreb, Croatia, Mittel European Open- Trieste Italy, IBJJF Rome Open, IBJJF European championship- Rome Italy, BJJ Split Open-Croatia, Belgrade No Gi Open/Serbia, Gameness Macedonia Open- Skopje and Milano Brazilian jiu jitsu challenge- Italy. 37 medals consist of 12 golds, 9 silvers i 18 bronze medals. Among these medals are 4 from IBJJF Europeans in Rome which represent the forst medals of this kind for Montenegro. For more details from every competiton you can check out timelines on our FB page or group.
This year we organized one BJJ seminar conducted by professor Andre Monteiro. Seminar gathered 30 participants from Montenegro and Russia and became historicaly important date since professor Monteiro promoted BJJ pioneers of Montenegro, Mladen Jokmanovic and Marko Jokmanovic to BJJ black belts, after 10 years of promoting BJJ in Montenegro Mata Leao still proudly represents the first and the most successful BJJ team in Montenegro. We continue to write Montenegrin BJJ history! OSS!
Members of Mata Leao A-Force Montenegro BJJ club won 42 medals- 11 golds,17 silvers and 14 bronze medals. We participated at 6 international competitions: BJJ East Europe Open in Zagreb, Croatia BJJ Open in Zagreb, Macedonia BJJ Open-Skoplje, ADCC East Europe Open Submission Fighting- Slovenija, Ljubljana, Serbia Open- Belgrade and BJJ Europe Challenge Varazdinu-Croatia. It should be emphasized that our team placed 2nd in team results at the ADCC East Europe Open and 3rd at the Croatia BJJ Open.
BJJ club Mata Leao A-Force Montenegro works hard on promoting our sport in Montenegro so we organized three BJJ seminars in Podgorica held by Mladen Jokmanovic, Travis Conley (USA) and Andre “Tim” Monteiro (USA/BRA).
BJJ club Mata Leao won 30 medals at 7 international competitions-11 golds, 11 silvers i 8 bronze medals. Croatia Openu (8 medals), Serbia Openu (3 medals), Four Rivers international Open (5 medals ), Srbija Kupu (5 medals) , IBJJF Rome Openu and IBJJF prvenstvu Evrope NO GI (3 medals), World Grappling Grand Prixu (2 medals), World Grappling championship U-21 and U+ 35 (4 medals). At the world grappling championship our members won 3 golds and one bronze medal. Biljana Mitrović took 2 golds while Srđan Bošković took gold and bronze while Nikola Novakovic and Marko Popovic ended up 5th. Marko Jokmanovic and Biljana Mitrovic took slver medals at the World Grand Prixu while Novakovic took a gold at the IBJJF Rome open while Bošković i Čelebić won bronze medals and Marko Jokmanovic was stopped in the Quarterfinals of the European NO GI championship.
At IBJJF Rome Openu and European NO GI championship we proudly represented world famous BJJ Revolution team. We also hosted 3 BJJ seminars of: Travis Conley (USA), third degree black belt Andre Monteiro (USA/BRA) and commander of special forces of Sao Paulo i 2nd degree black belt Luiz Camarinha.
Other major results 2012, 2011, 2010:
- SILVER MEDAL, FILA GRAPPLING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2011, ADULT
- TWO 5TH PLACES FILA GRAPPLING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2011, ADULT
- TWO 5TH PLACES FILA GRAPPLING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2010, JUNIOR
- 4th FILA GRAPPLING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2010, JUNIOR
- 5th PLACE EUROPEAN GRAPPLING CHMPIONSHIP 2012 ETC.