Giorgio earns gold at British Championships

PUBLISHED: 17:53 13 February 2018 | UPDATED: 17:53 13 February 2018

Giorgio Villis.

Giorgio Villis.


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighter Giorgio Villis claimed the British No Gi BJJ title in Stoke-on-Trent.

UK squad member Giorgio Villis gained further success at the British No Gi BJJ Championships.

Held in Stoke-on-Trent, the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition is deemed as one of the biggest No Gi competitions in the country.

Giorgio fought a strong, higher grade, experienced opponent, but managed to control and show off his technical ability to win by points.

Initially scheduled for December last year, the event was rearranged due to extreme weather conditions. Giorgio anticipated news of the event, but with late release of the date, he had little time to prepare.

Stepping onto the mats, full of confidence, he proved his natural ability to adapt within the sport, he returned home with the gold, and newest title of No Gi British Champion.

Only last week Giorgio gained a strained groin, which caused concern, but was grateful to his local sponsors Moosehall Chiropractics, for his swift treatment, ensuring his good health ready for the competition.

Passionate about BJJ and committed to progressing within the sport, Giorgio motivates himself to remain competition fit, with a healthy diet and extra fitness thanks to Parish Wharf Leisure Centre.

Preparing for the competition year, the young athlete will continue his training programme in Birmingham, with the world class Gracie Barra team, led by multi-world champion Braulio Estima.

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