Sao Paulo 7th November 2013.
The first PanAmerican Police Martial Arts Championship organized by the new Police Sport Union UDEPP started today successful with the Judo disciplines. The Martial Arts Championship is held and hosted on location of the Sao Paulo Military Police Academy Barro Branco. Colonel Jose Mauricio Weisshaupt Perez, Head of the Police Academy and a sport minded personality welcomed in the morning all competitors, delegates and officials during an official welcome ceremony.

After an informal welcome reception the USIP delegation and the President of the USEPP General Hugo Marcelo Rocha had a meeting with the Head of the Police academy Colonel Mauricio Weisshaupt to thank him for his hospitality and talk about police sport in common. On occasion the USIP delegation offered Colonel Weisshaupt an USIP plaque for his effort to support this championship on behalf of the President of the USIP, Lt. Gen. Sheikh Ahmed Nawaf Al Ahmed Al Sabah.

Fanatic start of Judo championship
The judokas of the first PanAmerican championship showed a fanatic start of the championship. The Brazilian judokas had a majority in the championship but judokas from Ecuador showed there strength. The fights were tough but there was a lot of comradeship and FairPlay. This shows that police sport brings nations together and build bridges. Even after tough fights friendship and respect was shown by the athletes. Some of them had big expectations about their results but at the end they came to the conclusion that their opponent was a little better prepared for this championship.

The medals were donated to the judokas by the President of the UDEPP General Hugo Marcelo Rocha and USIP representatives Secretary General Sandro Dirckx and Lt.Col Khalid Alnajar, director of the USIP Presidential Office.

In the next days the Jiujutsu, Taekwondo and Karate disciplines will be held.

Download results:
Medal Winners Judo.pdf