Fight for medals

June 08, 2017

(L-R) Jayda Golding, Mason Golding, Melbourne Maromba member Hugh Boyd (behind) and Seth Blade.

WICKHAM’S Martial Arts Centre has again produced medal winning performances, this time at the South Australia and ACT state titles.

Mason Golding, Jayda Golding and Seth Blade travelled to Adelaide on April 8 for the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu South Australia state titles, each finding their way onto the winners’ podium.

Blade competed in the 46-48kg division, weighing just 42kg himself, and came away with silver in a tough fight against an experienced opponent.

Jayda, 8, also competing above her level in the 10-year-old girls division also brought home a silver medal for her performance.

Mason eventually walked away with gold following two hard bouts and fighting above both his weight and age division.

And the triumphs didn’t end there with the same team recently heading to Canberra for the ACT state titles last month.

Blade had two tough rounds and was at one stage up against the highest ranked junior in Australia, fighting well to come home with silver.

Jayda was moved to the boys division with no other female competitors and fought well against two heavier opponents.

She unfortunately didn’t move through the rest of the division but nevertheless put up a great fight.

Mason, after a very tough and technical bout, missed out on gold by two points, also being awarded the silver.

Each of the participants are part of the Maromba Academia Australia which is affiliated with some eight clubs across Australia and New Zealand including Wickham’s.

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