Media Thought On Combat Jiu Jitsu, Grappling And Self Defence

The Professional Combat Sports Association of Ghana in association with the Jiu Jitsu Federation of Ghana on Saturday, January 23, 2021 organized a Combat Jiu Jitsu Referees and Judges course which was attended by sports journalists at the Will Power Gym at James Town in Accra.

Participants were taken through the basics and foundation of the art, as well as scoring and opportunities in the sport.

Technical Director, Maxwell Borquaye was supported by fighters Malik Adjei and Ismael Lamptey in the demonstrations. The second Dan Black Belt Karateka said he trains regularly daily and having knowledge of basic self defence ideas is very good.

He disclosed that Ghana has been selected alongside Egypt out of 13 nations to represent Africa at the World Combat Jiu Jitsu Championship in Ukraine in May.

There was a Grappling Officiating course earlier on the day, before the self-defence training which some Journalists took part.

Mr. Evans Bernie Johnson, PRO of the Professional Combat Sports Association appeal to corporate Ghana to support the least financed sports like Grappling and they will see their investments yielding positive results.

He said combat sport is exciting and entertaining on television so the media must take up the challenge to promote the sports and inform the public accurately on events.

Bernie Johnson who is also the president of the Grappling Association thanked the media who attended and promise to organise a second phase of the courses.

Present at the event were executives of the association, Mr. Gabriel Akosah, Elizabeth Tetteh, Bernice Adutwumwaa and others.


Source:Ghana/ Nana Prempeh

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