Congratulations to our IPPON team-mates who all took home medals from last weekend’s English No Gi Championships. It was a great day for our small club with Adam Wiles, Rosie Clarke and Peter Clarke all winning Golds and becoming English Champions!
Team IPPON finished third overall which is an amazing achievement considering we only had a few representatives.
The performance of the day belongs to our daily sparring partner Rosie, who also added a Silver medal to her tally by finishing as runner-up in the Women’s Absolute division. Rosie is only 16 but ended up competing in the adult’s division submitting five women, all of them were older and much heavier than her. She really is going to win so many Jiu Jitsu competitions over the next few years.
Lauren and I also brought home Gold and Silver medals again, our third 1st and 2nd placed podium finished in the past 3 weeks. It’s difficult to face your twin in a final and we actually fight a lot gentler against each other than we do against competitors from others clubs.
It was a really good event and Dartford Judo club is a great venue, we are looking forward to putting on our Gis and returning back there for the English BJJ Championships later in the year. Thanks as usual to our team-mates, coach Kevin Hall and AESTHETIC for sending us the best looking and best performing compression fightware available!