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ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL IBJJF 2021 Johnathan Waid & Damon Heath

18 matches. 16 submissions.

The boys went on a tear today putting their best foot forward.

The talent here is obvious but behind all the lights and glamour are endless nights and early mornings of blood, sweat and tears.

The big picture is simply to become a better human through martial arts- dominating tournaments is just the cherry on top.

Johnathan Waid

Silver- Gi weight
Gold- Gi absolute
Gold- Nogi weight

Damon Heath

Gold-Gi and Nogi

Congratulations John and Damon!

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NORTH AMERICAN GRAPPLING ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT - CHARLOTTE, NC BRISTOL JIU JITSU TEAM

•14 Gold Medals
•5 Silver Medals
•5 Bronze Medals

Results from this past weekend at NAGA (North American Grappling Association) in Charlotte.

Medals are cool, you know what’s cooler? The support and love our team has for each other. Picking up our teammates after a tough loss and glorifying our teammates after a tough win.
No medal won would be possible without such a flawless infrastructure that these mats have built.

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AMERICAN NATIONAL IBJJF JIU JITSU CHAMPIONSHIP Johnathan Waid & Damon Heath

Johnathan Waid and Damon Heath had amazing performances at the IBJJF American National Championships. Both athletes had great wins in both gi and nogi. 

Johnathan Waid

3rd/Lightweight/Blue/Gi

Damon Heath

1st/Featherweight/Blue/Nogi

Congratulations John and Damon!

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2020 IBJJF Pan American Championships Johnathan Waid

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” -Michael Jordan
On behalf of all of the staff and students of Bristol Jiu Jitsu we would like to extend a HUGE congratulations to our teammate Johnathan “John Wick” Waid.
John had 5 incredible matches at the recent 2020 IBJJF Pan American Championships. Out of a bracket with almost 70 athletes, he was able to achieve 3rd place.
First IBJJF at blue belt and first big tournament. The sky is the limit. Talk about a rollercoaster watching this guy compete. From having a hard weight cut to making several heart throbbing comebacks in several matches just shows one thing- Mindset. If you want it bad enough you’ll do anything to get it.
Bronze Medalist
Adult/ Blue/ Featherweight
2020 IBJJF Pan Ams
Congrats @johnathanswaid
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PROFESSOR SAMUEL BRAGA PROMOTES TAYLOR GRIFFIN TO BLACK BELT BLACK BELT PROMOTION

Such an awesome time having our friend and mentor, Samuel Braga on the mats this weekend. From hanging out on the mats and learning amazing techniques and details to watching Taylor Griffin get promoted to Black Belt. It just doesn’t get any better than that.
 
Also, a huge thank you to everyone that showed up to support Samuel and witness Taylor’s promotion!