The Academy of Martial Arts team at the Jiu-Jitsu Ohana III in Richmond.

Several locals win medals at jiu-jitsu event

Seven students from the Courtenay-based Academy of Martial Arts competed in a Brazilian jiu-jitsu competition, Aug. 17 in Richmond. The Jiu-Jitsu Ohana III was held at the Richmond Olympic Oval. It featured single elimination format for adults and masters, and double elimination for kids and juvenile.

  • Aug. 22, 2019 12:00 a.m.

Seven students from the Courtenay-based Academy of Martial Arts competed in a Brazilian jiu-jitsu competition, Aug. 17 in Richmond. The Jiu-Jitsu Ohana III was held at the Richmond Olympic Oval. It featured single elimination format for adults and masters, and double elimination for kids and juvenile.

Chris “Bukwas” Anderson won a gold, silver and two bronze medals. Raffael Tonazzi won two golds, Cullen Kendall and Mitch Kirk each won a gold, Akash Nanda won a bronze and Cameron Roe won a pair of bronze medals.

Scott Erikson also competed. Though he didn’t medal, academy owner Bill Fraser said Erikson lost by very close scores in two exciting matches.

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