• Pan Pacs 2009

    Well done to the athletes from Mornington who competed this weekend. A comparatively small group this year of five (3 whites/2 blues) competitors represented us well again. Johan did the best with a gold and silver medal in his first competition. Great work. This reflects the culmination of months of hard work by Johan, who has put in lots of quality mat time and extra training (early mornings) which paid off handsomely. Slym took silver in a tough blue belt no-gi division losing in a close match to a more experienced fellow team mate from Chadstone. Slym is also putting in the hard yards on the mat and starting to develop a very solid comp game, this result is well deserved also. Trent said goodbye in style with a good run in his no gi but ultimately failing to place in another large novice division. I look forward to getting some of the injured guys back on the mat soon and getting a strong team together for next years circuit. Combining some of the newer guys, who are getting valuable experience, with some of our more experienced guys has the potential to create a strong team indeed. The trick will be turning potential energy into kinetic energy if you get my drift. Full results are on the AFBJJ website now and some photos and more reports are on the Extreme homepage. I’m sure some footage will be uploaded to youtube over the following days.