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Jinri Park is an international jiu-jitsu champion

by Rey Pumaloy
Mar 28, 2018
Despite sustaining a knee injury before the tournaments, Jinri Park won four medals from two competitions in Tokyo, Japan.

Jinri Park displayed her talent in Martial Arts at two competitions—International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) and Master International Asia championship 2018—which were both held in Tokyo, Japan.

The Philippine-based Korean celebrity bagged one bronze and one silver at the IBJF, and another set of bronze and silver at the latter.

Jinri, who holds a blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, shared photos on her Instagram account the proud moments taken during the awarding ceremonies.

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In her caption, Jinri talked about her experience and the hurdles she went through during the competition, with no coach and team to back her up.

Jinri wrote, “Tokyo Open and Masters International Asia with two silvers and two bronze medals.

“Tough fights, long waits, mentally stressed, no coaches or team by my side, a lot of things going against me but I’m glad and stepped up and tried.

"Now I understand how hard it is to wait and fight for two consecutive days hahahaha!"

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Despite being a Korean national, Jinri represented the Philippines in the said tournaments because she trains in the country.

She said in her caption, “I’m so glad I not only represent team ATOS but Philippine Jiujitsu as well. Although I’m Korean, I train in Manila and that’s the team I represent.”

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Jinri is also raring to join another competition as her knee is back to fighting form.

“My knee is back and next competition si killing time. Last but not the least to my sponsor @kingzkimonos for my gis!”

Aside from her own wins, Jinri also posted about the three medals won by her teammate Pong Meimban.

Pong bagged one gold medal from Tokyo International Open, and one gold and one silver medal from Master International Asia.

Another celebrity who's also into jiu-jitsu is Kapuso actor Rocco Nacino.

Rocco got the gold medal at last year's Manila International Open 2017: IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship. He bested other athletes from Guam, Taiwan, and Korea.

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VIVA talent Cristine Reyes and Kapuso actress Jennylyn Mercado are also trained in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a martial art and combat sport system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting.

Congratulations, Jinri!

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