State Junior and Adult Jiu-jitsu Championships concludes
State Junior and Adult Jiu-jitsu Championships were held on January 6 and 7 at the Central Sports Palace, organized by Mongolian Jiu-jitsu Federation. Approximately 400 athletes competed this year. The head referee of this year’s championships was David Clahan, an international jiu-jitsu referee and a black belt.
B.Myagmardorj, the president of the Mongolian Jiu-jitsu Federation, opened the tournament and wished luck to all athletes. Labor Hero and Olympic bronze medalist judoka Kh.Tsagaanbaatar, State Honored Teacher Ch.Nasantogtokh and head referee David Claham took part in the opening ceremony.
Master and adult categories were held on the first day and No Gi and Contact Jiu-jitsu tournaments were held on the second day.
In addition, A.Unurjargal, an athlete of Garuda club and actor of TV Cocktail Films, competed in the men’s 69 kg event in the master category and seized a silver medal. He started training in jiu-jitsu, which is considered one of the safest martial arts, two years ago and took a bronze medal at the State Adult Jiu-jitsu Championships last year.
The Mongolian Jiu-jitsu Federation is celebration its 10th anniversary this year and is planning to hold two large events. The first was the State Junior and Adult Jiu-jitsu Championships, and the other is the Asia Continental Pro Jiujitsu Championship-GI, which will be co-organized by the Mongolian Jiu-jitsu Federation and United Arab Emirates Jiujitsu Federation on January 27 and 28 at the Central Sports Palace.