Abu Dhabi Pro, Grappling Industries & SEQld BJJ Championships
08 March 2017
There were 3 BJJ (Brazilian Jiu JItsu) competitions around Sydney and Gold Coast in February.
A big day of BJJ competition (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) in Sydney at the Grappling Industries Competition on Sunday 12th February. SPMA Concord students had over 90 matches in total. They won 4 Gold, 5 Silver and 9 Bronze medals. Gold to Steve Rudic, Jeshua McPhail, Stef Boitano and Guy Vaccaro. Silver to Jeshua McPhail, Rebecca Beuk, Nobby Kuandyk and Anthony Roufas (Double). Bronze to Nobby Kuandyk, Steve Rudic, Hayden McKay, Ante Jaksic, John Biona (Double), Leo Yang, Damian Iacono and Axl Howie. Big congrats to all the competitors!
SPMA Moorebank had 11 competitors enter Grappling Industries and they took home 9 Medals. The students who competed were Aljosa Popadic (2nd), Barny Rashidi(2nd), Mia Kutner (2nd & 3rd) Lucas Bernardo (3rd & 3rd), Tyler Bernardo (2nd & 2nd), Hayden McKay (3rd), Garry Fung, Martyn Rush, Martin Mapagu, Michael Boateng, and Ryan Turner. Well done to all the students who competed and thanks to all the students who came down and supported.
Abu Dhabi Pro BJJ Championships
SPMA Concord had 7 students compete at the BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) pro gi trials on Sunday 19th February in Sydney. They won 3 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze medals. Frances Bavaro, Jeshua McPhail and Natasha Iacono won gold medals, Guy Vaccaro and Amelia Roufas won silver medals and Frances Bavaro (Triple) and Damian Iacono won bronze medals. Extra big congrats to Frances Bavaro who won 1 gold and 3 bronze medals in 4 divisions after 8 wins and 3 losses! A stella performance!
Part of Team SPMA Concord are students who run their own schools. Congrats to Shaher Khan on winning a gold and silver medal and Billy Sam on winning a silver medal.
SPMA Moorebank student Oliver Silvestro won gold again at the Abu Dhabi Pro.
SEQLD BJJ Championships
SPMA Concord student Hayden McDougall won a Bronze medal at the South East QLD Championships on 19th February on the Gold Coast. He won 1 match and lost the semi final by 2 points.
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