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Taya Jones, Silver medallist, and team-mate Elsie Harvey, Bronze medallist

Gracie Barra Frome (GB Frome), a local Brazilian jiu-jitsu team, achieved their best competition performance at the inaugural Wiltshire Brazilian jiu-jitsu Championship Open. Children & adult competitors filled Grange Leisure Centre, Swindon, over the weekend and fought in hundreds of bouts for a place on the podium in the regional open.

Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a grappling form of martial arts that incorporates throws, takedowns, controlling pins & holds, along with submissions. Athletes are awarded points for advancing positional advantage over their opponents, or can win outright by preforming joint locks or chokeholds to achieve a submission.

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