This past weekend two members of Team Elite Oswestry represented the club at the British Nogi BJJ championships (which had been rescheduled from december)
Matt White who was competing in this event for the first time, battled hard adding another submission victory to his growing record. Unfortunately he was eliminated from the tournament in the quarter finals, where he narrowly lost on points.
Daryl Small who teaches the beginner BJJ classes at Elite managed to get through to the finals where he lost on points to a strong wrestler. Along the way he managed to secure several submission wins. Daryl says he was pleased with his performance given he was struggling with a knee injury and was in a higher weight division then he is used too.
Both Daryl and Matt would like to thank the club and all the support that has been shown to them in preparation for the tournament.
Ollie Morris was fighting at the Full Contact Contender Championships in Bolton on the 30th of September against Ben Stokes.
Ollie was representing Team Elite and is tipped as being one of the rising stars in the MMA community.
At just 21 years old he was facing a more experienced fighter in Stokes who just turned 28 years old.
Both fighters came out cautiously with Stokes using his leg kicks early and delivering a low blow. After Morris takes a few seconds time out both fighters come out more aggressively and Stokes goes for a double leg takedown against the cage and successfully takes Morris to the ground but Morris soon gets back to his feet. Morris then goes for a guillotine attempt which Stokes defended. Morris then changes hand positions and puts on a very tight standing guillotine which sees Stokes tap out.
This was a very composed and impressive fight by Ollie Morris who now achieves his second title belt and secures an impressive 7th title belt in total for Shropshire based Team Elite.
Ollie would like to thank all of their coaches who helped them prepare for the competition.