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Leisure Centre stages Ju Jitsu World Championships this weekend
1:49pm Tuesday 24th September 2013 in Sport
Some of the best Ju-Jitsu players in the world are at Andover Leisure Centre from Friday and for the whole weekend.
Tickets are available for the Ju-Jitsu World Championships, which are being held in the town for the very first time, and which will feature competitors from all over the world, including the USA and Australia. Local martial arts expert Mike ‘Mad Dog’ McGarry, who’s also treasurer of the World Council of Ju-Jitsu Organisations, the event organisers, said: “Ju-Jitsu is a fantastic spectator sport as it’s really fast-paced with lots of throws and groundwork.”
Three events are covered over the weekend, with a grappling competition today [Friday], team work on Saturday and individual competitions on Sunday.
Mike hopes the event will bring new interest to Ju-Jitsu, and said: “It’s a great sport for youngsters, as there are a lot of interesting techniques to learn.”
Information on joining local clubs will be available during the weekend too.
Day tickets cost £10 and event tickets (three days) cost £25. Tickets will be available on the door.