Garra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship Circuit 2010

G’day mates! How ya going?

A friend of ours was participating in the Queensland Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu League Championship Curcuit 2010, on June 19, 2010 at Nerang PCYC, Gold Coast, and we came along to show our support. Our friend participated as part of the Garra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy. “It is the only full time Traditional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy in Brisbane to have a world class Brazilian Black Belt as an instructor.”


We had to get up pretty early to get all the way down to Nerang for the competition but we were up to it; Jason’s a big fan of the UFC and other manly things. And I’m always up for new adventures and a spot of contained violence.

Once we arrived at the Nerang PCYC, there were crowds of athletes just warming up for their next match. The tension and anticipation were palpable. Many of the matches did not disappoint as the athletes showed finesse and impressive technique. Some matches were equally balanced as the two opponents battled for points and control. In some matches,  opponents were quickly dispatched with lightning fast submissions. As the day went on, the crowd of fighters thinned but the quality of the matches became more intense.

We sat down at the front to watch our friend in his first fight and after a struggle for control, he was able to lock a triangle choke (please insert proper name) to win the match. Jason had the camera set up floor-level to catch all of Nic’s matches.

As fighters continued to win their matches, the frequency of bouts became more steady. It was insane to see one guy pretty much fight non-stop and still win with submissions, his stamina was incredible.

There were also a couple of lady matches. I would have liked to have seen more lady matches but this just might be one of those sports that don’t really draw in the ladies.

Our friend Nic came by to watch a match with us between bouts.

Altogether, it was a great day to support a friend and watch a few guys wrestle.  It certainly wasn’t anything like UFC but I think I might have grown a chest hair or two from being surrounded by testosterone.

Until the next submission, sprinkle hearts!

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