Giorgio captures grappling title and a bronze medal
PUBLISHED: 14:40 12 April 2017 | UPDATED: 14:40 12 April 2017
Portishead youngster Giorgio Villis captured a new title when the won the NAGA grappling champion at a competition in Wolverhampton.
Elite athlete Giorgio Villis, became NAGA champion after attended an international grappling tournament, held at Wolverhampton.
The event is ran by the notorious North American Grappling Association, and is highly appealing to a range of martial artists (junior and adults) with its open skill set inviting grapplers from various arts, other than just Brazilian Jiujitsu.
Giorgio was excited to be attending event, as it is a whole new experience to his routine competition circuit, and would help improve his fighting game, by highlighting any flaws.
NAGA competitions draw in highly experienced and skilled competitors from overseas, due to a contrasting layout to other BJJ competitions, and offering something different than the norm, as both points scoring and rules are different.
Giorgio was expecting a hard day, and tough fights to earn his medal place, as players with wrestling background commonly attend and it was likely he would come across such opponents in the expert division.
Giorgio performed in both categories, the ‘No Gi’ (grappling attire) where he earned a bronze medal and then went on to win gold in the ‘Gi’ (wear if kimono) earning NAGA champion title, and bringing home the much desired winning belt.
Although the tournament is very safety focused, as a junior competitor Giorgio was allowed to perform various techniques that would usually be deemed illegal, giving him the chance to use his extended expertise, and perform more freely than normal.
Thanks go to Moosehall Chiropractics & Wellbeing, Giorgio was in great health to perform at his best. Due to their on going expertise and support, they are ensuring he is fit and well for his competition next month, which he is already training hard towards.