Kids Jiu Jitsu Competition Success
Last weekend 7 members of the Stealth BJJ youth team travelled from Manchester to compete at the National Championships in Wolverhampton. For many of the kids Jiu Jitsu squad it was their first experience of competing in this exciting sport, but they could not wait to show exactly what they could do.
The first day was devoted to no gi competition where competitors wear shorts and t-shirts instead of a suit similar to the ones worn in judo and other martial arts. Our first Stealth BJJ competitor soon got the team off to a strong start by winning a gold medal in a heavier weight class than her own category before winning the open weight class too.
In the gi competition on the second day the rest of the team and Libby were on good form. Chloe Walker who had been recently graded and moved into a tougher category dominated and took gold winning her fight with an Americana submission.
Libby Genge impressed spectators and judges alike taking a further three gold medals by winning two weight classes and the open weight absolute category to take her gold medal count to 5!
James Buckley produced a fantastic win in his first fight throwing his opponent before finishing the fight with an arm bar. In his second match he lost to a tough wrestler, but took a well deserved silver.
Ava Russell took another silver and Paige Penny a bronze in their first Brazilian Jiu jitsu competition. Kayyan Younis was unlucky in his match, but still came off the mat with a massive smile and a thirst to enter another competition in the near future.
In total the Manchester martial arts club brought home 6 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze medal to add to their collection from last year’s European championship.