Local MMA fighters dominate

2016-05-18 06:00
Photo: supplied CombatCoaching.com gym grappling team (front, from left) Dylan Swanepoel (first place juniors under 60kg), Caleb Mendelson (first place juniors under 53kg), Troy Dyer (first place juniors under 47kg), and (back, from left) Cameron Meintjes (first place seniors  under 85 kg), Bradley Swanepoel (first place juniors under 66kg and second place seniors under 66kg) and coach Morné Swanepoel.

Photo: supplied CombatCoaching.com gym grappling team (front, from left) Dylan Swanepoel (first place juniors under 60kg), Caleb Mendelson (first place juniors under 53kg), Troy Dyer (first place juniors under 47kg), and (back, from left) Cameron Meintjes (first place seniors under 85 kg), Bradley Swanepoel (first place juniors under 66kg and second place seniors under 66kg) and coach Morné Swanepoel.

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MORNÉ Swanepoel’s Rio Grappling team dominated GroundQuest, a national grappling tournament which was held in New Germany on Saturday.
The goal of the tournament is to use a wrestling positioning to get your opponent to submit, and then apply joint lock or chokes until your opponent “tap’s out”.
More than 100 fighters from all over South Africa competed at this prestigious event.

CombatCoaching.com gym grappling team, “Rio Grappling Club”, won the most divisions at the event, with special mention going to one of coach Morné’s sons, Bradley Swanepoel.

Aside from winning his junior division, Bradley also competed in the senior adult division. Winning all his fights in the adult division placed him in the final against current adult MMA and grappling champion, Andrew Caruth.

“It was a very close fight, with Bradley almost submitting the much older, experienced and stronger opponent on a couple of occasions. Andrew won the fight, but Bradley won the hearts of spectators and fellow competitors with his outstanding performance,” Morné said.

Self defence course for women

Morné is hosting a women’s self-defence workshop at Sweetwaters Church on 21 May at 9am. It is a fund-raiser for the church. Cost is R50 per person.

For further information, contact Sweetwaters Church on 031 916 2653. - Supplied.

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