Our team did great at the BJJ Ontario Open, bringing home 2 silver and 2 gold medals. Congratulations to Tyler who got gold and silver, Patrick who got silver, and Bryan with his gold. Also good job to Connor, Ryan, Chris and Johnny for fighting hard through their divisions. Also, Mombashir won gold and Deacon won the silver in the no-gi division. Congrats everyone we did great! Great job guys and great tournament!
Huge congratulations to Connor and Patrick for traveling and competing in Boston in a tough, high-level competition: IBJJF Boston Open tournament. Connor brought home a bronze medal and Pat won two matches against tough competitors.
Excellent work guys! It takes a lot of commitment to travel to Boston and step on the mats!
Let’s congratulate Mubashar and Connor for doing very well at the Grappling Industries tournament for bringing home a silver in the no-gi advanced division as well silver in no-gi intermediate and a bronze in the gi white belt division. They got some really tough matches! Great job guys!
Congratulations to Kevin, Tony, Luka and Deacon, four competitors from the club, who competed at the Ascension Tournament last weekend. We took one gold, three bronze and one sliver in the blue belt absolute division. Also, our team placed 9th in the no-gi competition.
We will be closed December 24th, 25th and 26th. We’ll open back up for classes the 27th, 28th and 30th but will again be closed December 31st and January 1st. Lets all take this time to spend with our loved ones, enjoy a little time off from the grind and maybe move up a weight class enjoying the treats of the season! Thank you for making our first year at the new location a good one, we look forward to many more!
The weekend of November 30th to December 1st was amazing for us at the 2013 Ontario Provincial BJJ Championships. All 4 of our competitors got a medal! Patrick O’Halloran won in his gi division and achieved a gold medal with a tough fight. Bryan Pilon also won his division and a gold medal in gi by an amazing submission. As well, Kevin Craig won three matches and a gold medal in no-gi – one by points, one by submission, and the third by advantage! Also, congratulations to Conner who two matches which allowed him to achieve a bronze medal – an excellent performance for his first tournament!
I would like to congratulate all who attended the tournament – you guys did very well!
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!
We have some exciting news we would like to announce about this past Saturday’s tournaments.
At the Grappling Industries Tournament in Montreal on August 17th, last Sayurday, Patrick O’Halloran won gold in the advanced no-gi division and silver in the absolute gi division, defeating 4 of his opponents by submission and losing only one match in the entire tournament to a lot heavier guy by an advantage or 2 points. Great job Patrick, for every tournament he attended so far this year, he wins the first place in his division.
As well, congradulations Jeff Joslin on winning gold in Chicago at the IBJJF Summer Open Tournament last Saturday!