This past Saturday, Eric Goo of Mad Tiger Jiu Jitsu had a Middleweight Purple & Brown Belt Derby hosted at his Academy in Mililani. In the Brown Belt division there was one other competitor so we ended up just having a superfight. I was able to secure a collar choke versus Brown Belt KJ Kama of Sunset Beach Jiu Jitsu.
In the Purple Belt division they ran a round robin tournament with the six competitors, the winner of each match moved on while the loser went into the loser bracket. In the finals, Dan Bachman of Sunset Beach Jiu Jitsu faced Jeremy Nitta of Mad Tiger... Up for grabs was a sweet $150 and a couple boxes of #HEMPGOLD protein bars. It was a tough battle with Jeremy Nitta edging out the victory via a sweep in a 3 minute overtime.
At the end of the night, all competitors were satisfied having rolled 5x6 minute matches. Great technique was on display as well as some very close battles. We were stoked to sponsor a grassroots Jiu Jitsu tournament that not only helps promote the art and also helps local competitors get more matches prior to competing in world events.
No derby is complete without a sound system and beer garden. Beer Koozies compliments of Shakas X Alohas.