British title and a world bronze medal

PUBLISHED: 15:10 25 March 2015 | UPDATED: 15:10 25 March 2015

Dylan O'Brien.

Dylan O'Brien.


Dylan O’Brien, a Portishead Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighter has enjoyed great success with a British title and a world bronze medal.

PORTISHEAD Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighter Dylan O’Brien enjoyed more success and is now the new British champion after competing in the junior nationals and also a bronze medallist at the world championships.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the fastest growing martial art in the world and is the art of control and submitting your opponent by tap out or by points gained for positional dominance, if no submission is made.

Popularity of this art has also been boosted by the growth of MMA and the UFC, where Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is used for the ground game and submissions.

The 13-year-old Gordano School pupil competed in the world championships in Long Beach, California, as part of Team GB and fought extremely well to win a bronze medal, which now puts him in the top three of the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) world junior rankings.

On his return to the UK, he started training hard for the Junior National Championships in Birmingham. Over 400 entries were received by the organisers, making it the largest junior BJJ event in Europe.

Dylan fought through a tough level of competition, with the whole of Team GB in attendance to win gold and his first full British title.

He was then asked by the organisers to also compete in the higher age group bracket, where he again fought well, eventually winning by arm-bar with his opponent tapping out for another national gold medal. Even more impressive was the fact that he had no points scored on him throughout the whole event.

Dylan has had 11 fights in the UK this year and has won every one without conceding a single point.

He is now in training for the NAGA championships in Germany in May and the Brazilian National Championships in Brazil in October.

Dylan represents Pedro Bessa BJJ and trains at Bristol Dojo BJJ and anyone of any age who would like to learn this martial art is welcome to come and join. Also, if any company would like to discuss joining his other sponsors, please email for more details or call Simon on 07450 226547.

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