Castlegar Jiu Jitsu garners gold
Castlegar’s own Kootenay Jiu Jitsu Academy brought home a golden haul from the 2014 Western Canadian Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships in Pentiction on June 28- including winning first place overall in the Adult No-Gi Division.
Led by coaches Ben Jolicoeur, Ken Postnikoff, and Brent McDonald, the academy took on approximately 20 clubs representing the Lower Mainland, Okanagan, Kootneays, and Western Alberta.
In addition to their first place finish in Adult No-Gi, the academy also racked up a trio of third-place trophies in the Adult Gi, Kid’s Gi, and Kid’s No-Gi divisions.
Anyone interested in trying a free class at Kootenay Jiu Jitsu Academy may contact head coach Ben Jolicoeur at 365-5100 or message the academy at www.facebook.com/kootenai.jiujitsu.
Highlight videos of the academy in action can been seen on their YouTube page at www.youtube.com/user/KootenaiJiuJitsu. (*Note: these links do indeed have “Kootenai” spelled with an “i” rather than a “y” as per the academy’s original name).
PHOTO: Top left to right: Head coach Ben Jolicoeur, Matt Angus, Bruce Goldsburry, Joe Dumont, assistant coach Ken Postnikoff, Robyn Leigh, Josh Goldsburry, Connor Nelson, Lucas Wolbaum, Joshua MacInnis, Skylar Wolbaum, Brandon George, Elliot Ford, and Evan Ford. MISSING: Jacob Rudkoski, Perry Thompson, Shaine Martini, Brent McDonald, Jonathan Beatie, Hazel Crescent, Sejah Roulleau, Tzohi McDonald, Keegan Christianson, and Taj McDonald.