Jason Kelly

NVMdurance sponsors Jason Kelly in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu European Championships

Jason Kelly

Barry Fitzgerald, Engineering Manager and Jason Kelly, NVMdurance

Our own Jason is turning into quite a bit of a competitor these days! Last year he was a finalist in NetworkIrlande Web Design competition and this month he is participating in the European Championships in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ).

Jason is fighting at Masters 1 which to the rest of us means the 30 to 35 age group in the featherweight division. Jason weighs in at 70kg. The tournament is run as a single-elimination tournament or knockout so Jason will keep fighting until he loses!

The championships run from 17 to 22 January in Odivelas, Portugal. See the BJJ website for more information.

We wish Jason all the luck of the Irish which as we know, is loads of luck!

UPDATE 19 January 2017
Jason won his first fight and lost his second fight by 1 advantage. He is delighted with his progress. Some photos below of Jason before and after his first fight and then with his coach and teammates.