Nancy competed at the Brazilian
Jiu-Jitsu junior world Gi championships on Saturday at Aldersley leisure village
in Birmingham. This was Nancy's first
competition. Nancy has been training at Gracie Barra Mansfield for just over a
year. Nancy won gold in the white belt
female junior 2 weight category.
Winning her gold medal with a
submission called a cross collar choke.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and
combat sport based on ground fighting
and submission holds. BJJ focuses on the skill of taking an opponent to the
ground, controlling one's opponent,
gaining a dominant position, and using a number of techniques to force them into submission via joint locks or chokeholds.
Credit to Nancy we knew she would be
good but being Nancy's first competition we were not sure how good. She
submitted and beat some great
competition who had been doing it and
competing longer than Nancy. We
couldn’t be more proud!
Well done Nancy. You are amazing!