It was a fun-filled weekend for the Little Warriors and Junior Champions from FaMA - Fitness and Martial Arts as they were able to test themselves in the first kids-only Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) competition in Singapore sanctioned by the Asian Sport Jiu Jitsu Federation (ASJJF).
Hosted by Grapple Asia, the event was held at City Square Mall and attracted hundreds of competitors. Alongside them were coaches, parents, and spectators who were there to support the participants.
According to Grapple Asia, the Little Warriors Roll-A-Thon is the only ASJJF sanctioned event in Singapore and a prelude to an exciting Kids Jiu-Jitsu circuit next year.
“The Little Warriors Roll-A-Thon is designed to promote the spirit of healthy competition and personal growth among the young ones. We envision a world where every child has a minimum threshold of Jiu-Jitsu knowledge, paving the way for future generations of mindful and tenacious little warriors,” stated Grapple Asia on their website.
FaMA came home with three gold, two silver and three bronze medals. FaMA's Little Warriors and Junior Champions head coach Professor Robyn Goudy said he was extremely proud of all the competitors and was very pleased with their effort.
“We are very happy with our students. They did really well, executed techniques that we have been working on and were able to showcase their Jiu-Jitsu,” he said.
“Above all, we want our kids to have fun and enjoy Jiu-Jitsu. Competition builds camaraderie among teammates. They get to hang out, compete and get ice cream together after they are done and they will remember these moments as they get older,” Robyn added.
FaMA - Fitness and Martial Arts Established in 2016, FaMA is a world-class martial arts training facility located in the heart of the Central Business District in Singapore. Walking distance from the Clarke Quay MRT station, FaMA’s main goal is to help people improve their lives through martial arts regardless of age or athletic capability. Each program is led by experts in their respective fields. Whether it is weight loss, a fun workout, camaraderie, competition training, or just to break a sweat, FaMA has something for everyone.
Little Warriors (Ages 4-7)
Fun through martial arts with FaMA’s Little Warriors program. Little warriors will spend their time learning about BJJ through games such as sumo-wrestling and belt tag in a safe and clean environment. These games will complement any existing exercise or training to help improve balance, speed, coordination and alertness. Self confidence and discipline is also key in this class.
Junior Champions (Ages 7-12)
Future world champions will get a head start through FaMA’s Junior Champions program. Students will gain insights into techniques and tournament rules from experienced BJJ competitors of the highest level and how to apply them in a competitive setting. Good sportsmanship and respect is constantly advocated by instructors to help these next generation of medal winners.