This morning, some of Northern Ontario`s best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners gathered at Sudbury BJJ and Muay Thai Academy for an in-house tournement to raise funds for Team Renzo Gracie Sudbury`s trip to the Arnolds next month in Columbus, Ohio.
There were approximately 30 competitors in multiple weight classes followed by an absolute division tournement to end the day. One of the biggest surprises of the day was 11 year old Nathan Thompson from Sudbury BJJ. This little guy is in the kids program, but sometimes stays late to roll with the men. To see him compete with someone his own size showed just how far his game has progressed over the last few months. He was shooting for flying armbars and ended most of his matches with a triangle choke. If Nathan sticks with it, his future is bright! I would have taken some pictures from his matches, but I was too busy watching. Congrats Nathan!
A big thanks to John Cole and the team from Sudbury MMA for helping make the event as successful as it was and to Steve Joncas for putting it together.
Here are a few pictures from the event. Good luck to Team Renzo Gracie Sudbury at the Arnolds!