Sunday December 26th, Fuji BJJ tournaments held their Madison Open. This was a great event attended by all of the local academies, in a battle to see who could come out on top as the Champions of Madison. While we didn’t send the massive amount of competitors that we do for some of the bigger IBJJF Tournaments, we did manage to get a lot of our newer students to compete and showcase their skills. This was a great smaller event to get start for many who have never competed before. But, in normal Twisted Fitness/Alliance of Madison fashion, our solid curriculum and training methods prepared our students for success and it showed!
Andy Acker led off the day on the right foot, winning his Black Belt super fight and getting the tempo set for what would be a super days of matches for our students. Andy won his match on points, showcasing some solid skills from all positions and managed to win a hard fought battle. After the super fight, they began the normal matches for the day. It all started with the Kids!
We had only a small number of Kids compete at this tournament. All 5 of them medaled in both of their divisions and Owen Jenson took his first gold of his tournament career!!! We are so proud of the Kids and their hard work to represent their team!
Jakob Sedlak, our newest white belt to compete, got off to a great start winning two different divisions. Jakob had never competed in BJJ before and has only been training with us for a few months. Yet, before even receiving the first stripe on his white belt, Jakob showed that the Alliance methodology is second to none! Needless to say, I think Jakob has demonstrated that the Alliance curriculum can prepare even the newest of students to be efficient with their BJJ.
It would be nearly impossible to list all of the Students who competed and their results, but needless to say we are very proud of every one of them. Not only did we receive compliments on how technical our students are, but more importantly how great their attitude was. To us, this is much more important than winning a Gold medal.
All of our other students followed suit, competing to their very best and many of them taking the gold. As a team, we ended up finishing first place, winning by over 150 points over the 2nd place team. We couldn’t be more proud of all our students. We had great performances at White, Blue, Purple, Brown, and Black. Not a bad performance from a little school in Madison, WI!