Today regular classes were cancelled in lieu of the first Kids in-house BJJ tournement at the new club. As you can see from the pictures, the turnout was great, the kids had fun and the Sudbury Food Bank was the beneficiary of canned goods donated for both participant and spectator fees. A great way for the Sudbury BJJ and Muay Thai Academy to give back to the community.
Here`s a look at some of the competitors.
The kids listened intently as Steve went over the modified rules for kids competition. The younger kids were grappling for position and were awarded points accordingly. The older kids did the same but were allowed a limited number of submissions to end a match. Safety is always the top priority and the instructors go a long way to make sure nobody gets hurt and walks off the mat with a smile.
Sudbury BJJ blue belt Guy Poulin was our scorekeeper. He also had his two younger boys competing in the event. Guy looks a bit shady, but rest assured ladies and gentlemen, he`s a good egg. (just a bit weird)
The first match of the day saw Max (in blue) vs Brayden (in white). It was a great back and forth contest which displayed the solid level of jiu jitsu we`d see throughout the day.
Here are a few more pictures from other matchups.
At the end of the day, it didn`t really matter who won or lost. It was just great to see these kids enjoying themselves at the club and competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. These are the black belts of future. Congratulations to all the competitors and to Steve for putting on a great event! It was a great way to start the day. Tonight, we head over to Guy`s house in Garson to watch UFC 112 and cheer on Master Renzo as he takes on Matt Hughes in welterweight action from Abu Dhabi. GO RENZO!!