Castlegar competitor excels in state-side trip

Castlegar competitor excels in state-side athletic trip

  • May. 29, 2013 10:00 a.m.

(Left to Right): Ben Jolicoeur

Brandon George, a student with the Kootenay Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Castlegar, attended NAGA Seattle on May 18, 2013.  NAGA (North American Grappling Association) hosts some of the largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments in the world.

This was the first time a tournament was hosted in the Pacific Northwest region and Brandon was the only competitor who was able to make the trek with his parents from the Kootenay area.

The tournament was for both kids and adults and was run throughout the course of the day. Brandon competed in both Gi and No-Gi division coming away with First Place in both categories for his age and weight class. He received a Samurai Sword and Gold medal for his efforts. Brandon George has been training, in Jiu-Jitsu at Kootenay Jiu-Jitsu Academy,  for approximately a year under the instruction of Head Instructor Ben Jolicoeur and Assistant Coach Ken Postnikoff.

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