Grappling competitors at the top of their game

2017-05-31 06:05
Photo: suppliedAt the club (from left) Morné, Dylan and Bradley Swanepoel.

Photo: suppliedAt the club (from left) Morné, Dylan and Bradley Swanepoel.

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DYLAN and Bradley Swanepoel from Amanzimtoti’s recently competed in the national Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Grappling championships in New Germany.

The championship features 150 fighters from across the country, competing in five divisions.

Dylan (16) and Bradley (18) won in their divisions, then competed in the adult division, where Dylan won in the under 60kg division and Bradley in the under 65kg division.

Dylan also competed in Bradley’s adult division and came second.

“They started preparing in February and trained with fighters competing in the extreme fighting championship [EFC] and Megaledon Fighting Club [MFC] in Durban and for the last eight weeks, followed a strict fighters diet,” said coach Morné Swanepoel.

The next MFC tournament is on June 4, and will see team MMA Fighters Justin Groenewald and Tash Santillal and Cheyne Booysen compete in this high-level MMA tournament.

A year has lapsed since the last EFC championships and the popular event returns to Sibaya Casino on June 10, with Team MMA Fighter Thabani “The Doctor” Mdebele representing Swanepoel’s team.

On June 11 is the Abu Dhabi grappling tournament in Abu Dhabi, a qualifier for the world championships in which Bradley and Dylan will be competing.

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