Jiu-Jitsu won Gold

Rudi Bowe

Namibian Jiu-Jitsu students won Gold at the African Continental Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championships that was held from 2-3 March in Cape Town South Africa.

Sylvio Behring Jiu-Jitsu students, Giano Alcock won the Gold medal in the 38 kg division and Delano Müller secured Gold in the Boys GI 62 Kilogram. Both won Gold medals in December 2018 at the Jiu-Jitsu National Pro Championships-GI (with Kimono) in Johannesburg South Africa.
The African Continental Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championships-GI is part of the UAEJJF World Ranking and Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu qualifying series.
Ankia Retzke the first women fighter to represent Namibia at an international Jiu-Jitsu Championship did very well. Retzke who ended fourth said after her last fight that it was a phenomenal experience and that she did her best.
Well known kickboxer and boxer Lesley !Hoabeb also ended fourth at the championships in Cape Town. Last year December at the Jiu-Jitsu National Pro Championships-GI (with Kimono) in Johannesburg,Hoabeb ended in fifth position.
Owner and chairman of Namibia RCFA & Kickboxing Academy in Walvis Bay Philip Müller said “I am very proud and impressed of the fighters. The good behavior and sportsmanship of all the fighters are very good”.
Müller added that all the students at his club are one big family and that he is very proud of all his students.
The Presidents of the Namibia Kickboxing Federation Anita De Klerk said that the standard of Jiu-Jitsu in Namibia is very good and that all fighters will soon be able to participate at international events. She thanked the fighters for their good behaviour and for keeping the name of our country ant the federation high.
The Vice-President of the Namibia Kickboxing Federation Mr. Gideon Gurirab said “The Africa Continental Jiu-Jitsu Championships was very professionally presented, good disciplined spirit, competitive in character, venue conducive for competition and a great international contingent of teams competing.

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