THE Lake District’s BJJ Academy sent a squad of their grapplers to compete at a Brazilian Jiujitsu competition this month.

Eight members of the club competed on October 16 at the Manchester open BJJ 247 tournament and returned with a collection of medals.

Nick Martin, 29, won double gold in the white belt Middleweight Category, winning a total of eight fights, including four by armbar. 

Alex Archibald, 15, and Honey Morrison-Taylor, 24, both brought home silver medals after their impressive performances. 

Sam Holladay, 16, claimed the gold medal in the Juvenile white belt bracket, winning via Triangle Choke.

Dominic Lawson, 28, won the silver medal in the Gi category and a gold medal in the No-Gi, in the light heavyweight division.

Beth Calvert, 29, also won another double gold for her club in her division Gi and No-gi matches.

Her day was topped off for her by being promoted to blue belt on top of the podium.

Eddie Kaye closed out the open weight blue belt bracket with his team mate Danny Harper who brought home four medals in total.

Three of those medals were gold and another was silver from the division close out with his team mate.

Their victories displayed the hard effort and training conducted by the Lake District BJJ Academy who took second place in the team table.

Kyle Warlow, one of the LDBJJA coaches that helped on the day, said: “The team did themselves proud and really showed that their progression and hard work in the gym has paid off.

“There are so many great gyms in the north of England, to place 2nd with a team of only eight competitors is amazing.

“The next team outing for the club is planning to be the Manchester open BJJ 247 competition is the end of February 2023 where they hope to bring home more successes as the club grows from strength to strength.”

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