Students from Lewisburg Jiu Jitsu Kid’s program traveled to Portsmouth, VA, to compete in the Bushido Kid’s Challenge. This was the first competition for these students as they faced seasoned opponents from the Tidewater area. At the end of an exciting day of grappling, the kids left with many medals in hand.
Aiden Wiles, 12, finished the day with three medals- gold in both his Gi and No Gi divisions, and silver in his Absolute Gi division. John Bryan, 10, won a silver medal for his No Gi division and placed 4th in his Gi division. Kaden McMillion, 13, made it to the podium four times, earning gold in his Absolute Gi division, silver in both his No Gi and Absolute No Gi divisions, bronze in his Gi division. Logan Hudson, 11, brought home a silver medal in his No Gi division, bronze in his Gi division. Gene Lilly, 10, earned two silver medals in his Gi and No Gi divisions.
“Stepping on the mat, at any age, can be intimidating,” said Adam Martin, Lewisburg Jiu Jitsu co-owner and coach. “These kids faced and conquered the fear of failure in front of their family and friends, and have the medals to prove it! Jiu Jitsu is equipping our students with the confidence and skills to succeed not only on the mat but in life,” added Martin.
Lewisburg Jiu Jitsu is an affiliate of the Ribeiro Jiu Jistu Association specializing in the martial art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. This unique sport focuses on grappling and is the ultimate form of ground fighting.
If you would like more information about Lewisburg Jiu Jitsu, please call their academy at 681-299-0023.