On Sunday, Origin BJJ headed to the VS Grappling No-Gi tournament, and it was a successful day all around with some good performances from seasoned competitors and first-timers alike.

Congratulations to:

  • Phil Nelson – Silver in Beginner Feather
  • Benjamin Nzoh – Silver in Beginner Lightweight
  • Seb Jones – Silver in Advanced Heavy and Silver the Advanced Absolute
  • Piotr Lejwoda – Silver in Beginner Ultra Heavy and Silver in the Beginner Super Heavy – thanks for stepping up to take on a much bigger opponent on short notice!
  • Adam Paul Sanderson – Bronze in the Advanced Medium Heavy


Also well done to Jordan Cooper for gold in the Advanced Lightweight division, and to Luke Young and Andrew Mastaglio for winning their early matches in tough divisions.

We’ve been focused on gi training over the winter months, so it was nice to see people willing to have a go at no-gi. Well done to everyone who took part, and best of luck to everyone who is heading down to the British Open this weekend! Take it easy this week so you head in on-weight and injury free.