There is a huge achievement for Kitchener-Waterloo – usually most of the medals go to Brazil and the US, but now the first gold medal from such a high level competition has reached Waterloo! Dave Knowles won first place in the brown belt heavyweight division at the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation’s Masters and Seniors World Jiu-Jitsu Championships 2013 in Long Beach, California on October 6th. He achieved a gold medal and is proud to represent Dragan Alliance BJJ. He also got a silver medal in the absolute open class division. After 6 tough matches that lasted all day, he achieved these two medals despite going up against some of the top world Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitors. Everybody came well prepared and put up a great fight, but Dave kept going and won!