FROM L-R: Patrick Bmcke

Local MMA competitors earn medals

Bill Fraser Martial Arts club does well at Port Alberni invitational tourney




It was an exciting day recently for three of the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) students and the proud instructor of Bill Fraser Martial Arts.   They recently travelled to Port Alberni to take part in an invitational tournament, participating in Gi and No Gi grappling. All of them utilized the skills they have learned by training with Bill Fraser, and everyone who took to the mats came home with a medal.

Patrick Bmcke, a white belt and new student to BJJ, comes from a judo background and is an exchange student visiting from Germany.  Patrick was successful in all of his matches against grapplers with higher belt levels.

Mike Pighin who never backs down from a good “roll” (BJJ term for sparring) also took first place in his division and after a tough match in which he fought hard for points and was always trying for submission.

Dave Webb was awarded the silver medal in his division. Fraser, who competed in the advanced division, took home the gold in No Gi as well as the silver in Gi.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or BJJ is a martial art, combat sport and self-defence system, which focuses on grappling and ground fighting. It works on the principle that with proper technique and using leverage, a smaller person can defend against even a stronger, larger assailant.

Bill Fraser Martial Arts is located within Comox Valley Fitness, 2920 Moray Ave. Classes in Muay Thai and BJJ and MMA are offered to men and women of all levels and ages, including children and youth.

The Competition Team of Bill Fraser Martial Arts is now entering training camp for the Be First Tournament in Victoria on March 30 in both kickboxing and BJJ. “We wish them luck and those not competing will be there to cheer their teammates on,” a team spokesperson said.

Anyone interested in learning Muay Thai, BJJ or MMA is welcome to come and take part in the toughest workout you will ever love.   Whether it’s for self-defence, fitness or the love of the sport, all are welcome.  Contact Bill Fraser Martial Arts through its Facebook page or by contacting Comox Valley Fitness at  250-703-0352.


– Bill Fraser Martial Arts



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