Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Grappling for bronze

David Lee June 29, 2016
MEDAL WINS FOR CLUB… From left, GV Martial Arts Jiu Jitsu student, Christian Burghartswieser, head coach, Jason Farren, Kaylee, student, James Davies (Sparkles), assistant coach, Kye Hardie and Eden. Photo: David Lee.

MEDAL WINS FOR CLUB… From left, GV Martial Arts Jiu Jitsu student, Christian Burghartswieser, head coach, Jason Farren, Kaylee, student, James Davies (Sparkles), assistant coach, Kye Hardie and Eden. Photo: David Lee.

IT was a double medal win for students of GV Martial Arts Jiu Jitsu, with two coming away with a bronze medal at the Grappling Industries Melbourne Round Robin Tournament.

As the third Grappling Industries’ competition the club has entered, it was head coach, Jason Farren and assistant coach, Kye Hardie who returned victorious.

Jason said, “In the whole competition there were 300 competitors but I went up against four and Kye went up against five.

“I went up against a couple of purple belts, which are one level above me in the Advanced Masters U86kg division. When I went up against a blue belt competitor, I foot locked him to get him to tap out and that lead me to win the bronze. I was really happy with my performance.

“It’s not really about winning medals anymore, it’s about seeing how my Jiu Jitsu has improved and that’s what I teach my students.”

Kye said, “I was paired with competitors all of the same rank as me in the Intermediate U76kg division.

“I won my first match outright and overall was judged to be the winner of two draws.

“It was a lot of fun and being the first competition I have been in for a year, I was happy to come away with bronze.”