PREPARED: Peter Moraschi (back, right) and his team are heading to the 2016 Victorian Jiu Jitsu State Championship. Picture: Anthony StipoThe Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) fighters from Riverina Martial Arts (RMA) will travel to Melbourne this weekend to test themselves against some ofVictoria’sbest.
The group of 10 fighters–which includes juniors Matthew Heffer, Sarah and Thomas Zambon –will compete at the2016 Victorian Jiu Jitsu State Championship at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre on April 23 and 24.
The event will be thefirst tournament for the majority of the Griffith fighters and because of that coach Peter Moraschi hasn’t put too much pressure on his team.
“It’s all aboutenjoying ourselves, havingfun and mainly it’s just to experience a competition,” Moraschi said.
“Country people who live anywhere around these areas are up against it, we have to travel here there and everywhere for tournaments.”
The BJJ fighters at RMA trainunder former UFC fighterAnthony Perosh who will be in town –with Carlos Machado –to run aclass.
Cost is $100, no experience is necessary and people wishing to attend can book at RMA. Numbers for the class are limited.
PICTURED: Dean Gorman (back, left), Luke Wright, William Wood, Adele Stinson, James Rossetto, Steve Zambon, Bo Smith, Peter Moraschi, Charlie Davis (front, left), Sarah Zambon and Francie Sanna.
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