Florian Bayili is one of the most talented Jiu Jitsu competitors in Europe. Fresh off winning the ADWPJJC last year, he’s on a quest to become one of the best grapplers in the world.
We had the pleasure of talking to Florian as he talked to us about his career and future goals. Check out our profile on Florian Bayili below, and you’ll instantly become a fan of this young Belgian athlete.
Florian’s Entry Into Jiu-Jitsu
Jiu-Jitsu has really become a global martial art. There are jiu-jitsu athletes from all over the world that are exposed to the art and get to train from a young age. Bayili is one of these young athletes who had the opportunity to start training early.
“At the age of 7, I started practicing Jiu Jitsu. I practiced the sport to express my energy. At the age of 21-22, I decided to do it professionally, and after, I participated in major tournaments.”
Florian has been training since he was seven years old. Sharpening his skills within Belgium and later across Europe. His dedication led him to become a full-time Jiu-Jitsu athlete when he was 21, the rest was history. Since then, Bayili has been traveling the world and competing in the world’s biggest tournaments. Including numerous AJP events that qualified him to compete at the prestigious ADWPJJC event three times.
Florian’s Experience Competing at the UAEJJF and AJP Championships
“I have always had a good experience with UAEJJF and AJP tournaments. Always a good organization, fights start on time, never delays, a lot of professionalism, and a lot of opportunities. You can win a package to the @ADWPJJC, and there, you grab the chance to become world champion.”
Florian has been a fixture at AJP and UAEJJF events for the last few years. Building his reputation as one of Belgium’s best athletes and one of the best in the world.
Florian’s Experience Competing at the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship
Since Florian was a brown belt, he has been making a name for himself in AJP events. His hard work has earned him three trips to the prestigious ADWPJJC in Abu Dhabi. These experiences have been some of the most memorable of the young Belgian’s career (so far).
“Fighting at the ADWPJJC is a great chance and opportunity. I have already been able to compete at it 3 times, 2 times got silver, and became world champion the 3rd time.”
After two silver medals, Bayili would finally get over the hump. Becoming a world professional Jiu-Jitsu champion on his third attempt. A feeling that Florian felt was hard to describe.
“Becoming a world champion is a feeling that is hard to describe. You train so hard; the competitions are intense. Sometimes it plays on an advantage, but I love that kind of challenge. That’s the reason why I always want to participate in ADWPJJC.”
Needless to say, Florian’s hard work paid off. He became the top brown belt athlete in the world in his third attempt at the world title.
What’s Next For Florian Bayili?
After winning the ADWPJJC, Florian was promoted to black belt. As a black belt, Florian has continued to stay busy. Competing around the world in the biggest Jiu-Jitsu events.
He has a lot of goals as a black belt, and one of his biggest goals is to get more eyes on Jiu-Jitsu in Belgium.
“My goal is to put Belgian Jiu Jitsu on the map by any means possible. But being the number 1 black belt in Europe as a Belgian would be a great honor. I’m obviously going to do everything to become it as well.”
Bayili is a man on a mission and wants to show how good the Jiu-Jitsu scene is in Belgium. The young black belt has showcased his talents worldwide as one of Europe’s best young black belts. But Florian isn’t satisfied and is looking to become the next star athlete in the Jiu Jitsu world.
“Winning the ADWPJJC at the black belt level would be a great example for other European athletes, and I hope it would get them more motivated to compete at the ADWPJJC. My future goals are to win as many world titles as possible. And doing camps and seminars in Abu Dhabi.”
We love his confidence and are eager to see if he can repeat as world champion at black belt later this year.
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Florian Bayili is an exciting young athlete with big dreams. Not only becoming a multi-time world champion, but also establishing Belgium as a top Jiu-Jitsu scene.
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