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Wanganui martial arts event a success

Oct 27th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News

More than 100 competitors fought it out at a Brazilian jiu jitsu competition in Wanganui on Saturday.

 

Brazilian jiu jitsu is a ground fighting martial art similar to wrestling and judo.

 

Abe Leach explains.

 

Saturday’s event featured men and woman of all ages and skill levels.

 

Grena Waitai, the mother of a competitor at the event says there is one major benefit of jiu jitsu.

 

Event organiser Jo Burke says there are many options for people who want to begin jiu jitsu.

 

Brazilian jiu jitsu is a growing sport in New Zealand but Jo Burke hopes to expand and continue her event annually.

 

WATCH: Some of the competitors in action over the weekend.

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