Five students and myself traveled to Saskatoon for our first tournament as a club. Jim, Mello, Tarin, Evan and Jason all did exceptionally well in their categories.
Jason moved up a weight class and took gold in his division after some hard matches where he controlled the fight and secured decisive victories. Jason puts in a lot of work in the gym and it showed.
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.