Mello has just started training with us and is showing amazing potential. Although he did not place in his category, he had some great matches and walked away with a positive attitude which I am extremely happy to see in someone.
Tarin showed up and displayed his amazing spirit for combat. He is a natural competitor and I look forward to watching him grow. He took second in both the Gi and No GI.
Evan recently started back training with us after a long break when we first opened and this was his first tournament. He had some amazing moments and showed great heart, however fell just a bit short, taking bronze both in Gi and No Gi.
Jim didn't have an easy day, battling the toughest opponents in a stacked division back to back who had a lot of experience. After a beautiful display of Jiu Jitsu, he fell just short of securing a spot on the podium. We were all extremely impressed with his technique and first showing in competition.
This was an amazing experience as a coach and as a competitor. It was a chance for us get experience and to access what we need to work on leading up to the Queen City Open this fall.