Patriarch Kirill gave his blessing for this cultural festival in Moscow, and it includes a Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournament for girls . . .
During the first week of June, the 7th cultural festival for “Orthodoxy and Sports” was held at the Kolomenskoye Museum-Preserve, with the blessing of Patriarch Kirill.
Kolomenskoye Open-Air Museum and Nature Preserve — Moscow
This year the festival featured a large-scale martial arts zone, consisting of four categories: boxing, mixed martial arts (MMA), grappling and freestyle wrestling.
Elena Kosareva (center)
In the martial arts category, Elena Kosareva from the Church of the Life-Giving Trinity won the Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournament for girls, as can be seen in the following video:
The holiday gathered famous athletes and participants who held free master classes and performances for all comers, and it ended late in the evening with a concert.
Elena Kosareva, Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournament winner