Clean Sweep at National Masters BJJ Championship

By September 22, 2017Blog

3 from 3. All Fightworx Competitors win Gold Medals!

17th Sept was the inaugural National Masters Jiu Jitsu competition (‘Masters’ being people aged 30+, which sounds a little nicer than ‘Seniors’!) held in Hereford

The event sold out weeks before the date, bringing together hundreds of competitors from around the country. Fightworx Taunton managed to register 3 people in the event, student Adam White, Stuart Kingston (one of our kid’s BJJ Coaches) Matt Male (MMA & BJJ Coach)

The tournament was run as a single elimination knockout tournament and all 3 competitors faced tough draws in their respective divisions. Adam, who was entering his first competition, was up first at 9:30am. After a tentative, nervous start he eventually began to assert his dominance and technique, winning both his fights on points to secure a Gold Medal!

Stuart was next, and showed his takedown skills with a huge judo throw in his first fight, going on to win by points. In the final of his division, he secured another takedown and controlled the match from the top position, winning by submission (ezekiel choke from half-guard for the technically minded readers). Our 2nd Gold Medal of the day.

Finally, Matt took to the mats, determined to live up to the successes so far. After being thrown heavily in his first match he had to fight back from behind. Continuously attacking, he manged to draw even and win on an ‘advantage’ for a close submission attempt. In the final of his division, Matt won by a wrist lock submission to complete a clean sweep of Gold Medals!!

Good work from all the guys.

This shows that we’ll put our money where our mouth is. We can guarantee you are getting the best tuition available in all classes.