PORTLAND — Four athletes from the Seaside Jiu-Jitsu Academy competed Oct. 21 at the Grappling Industries tournament in Portland, where two local youth and two adults won a combined seven medals, including five gold and two silver.
“All of our athletes performed extremely well last Saturday,” said Seaside Jiu-Jitsu coach Zachary Adamson. “We’ve been making adjustments in our training and it really showed.”
Local competitor Evan Yokoyama competed in one of the toughest divisions. He faced a top California prospect (Lance Phillip Chong) who represents one of the top teams in the nation. Yokoyama was ready, however, and was able to “overwhelm his opponent early on, and submit him in devastating fashion,” according to Adamson.
The team competes again next month in Seattle.