Brothers Victory in BJJ World Championships

Brothers Medal Victory in California

Congratulations to brothers Corin Smith (14) and Tristan Smith (12) returned with Gold and Silver medals from the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Championships in California.

The international event attracted the world’s best juniors and 22 UK competitors made the trip to the states.

Tristan was one of five from the UK to get Gold beating both opponents by submission in under a minute, while brother Corin won Silver narrowly missing out on Gold to his UK teammate.

Brother’s parents Gavin and Sam who took the trip with them spent a nerve racking day waiting for them to compete.  Just to have got to this international competition was an achievement because the level was so high.  After a four hour selection process they were both selected to compete as part of a UK BJJ Youth Squad team.  “They have put in a lot of hard work and training, we are very proud parents.” added the boys father.

The brothers from Shifnal are members of Combat Athlete Mixed Martial Arts Academy in Ketley, Telford and have been training in Martial Arts since the age of four years old.

Both have already won several medals in British competitions including their first Gold last year, and are looking to take their skills even further.  Training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts it has given them the discipline and confidence to achieve this great opportunity.