2023 was my second year participating and winning 1st Place Gold medal at The Pan Kids Championships in Orlando, Florida. The venue buzzed with energy as young athletes and their families filled the stands, creating an atmosphere of excitement and camaraderie. The event was impeccably organized, thanks to the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF), ensuring a seamless and fair competition for all participants.

Competing in My Division: The Pee-Wee 1 / Male / Feather (24.00kg) division was fierce, with talented young athletes from various parts of the world vying for the gold. As I stepped onto the mats, a mix of nerves and anticipation surged through me. I knew that I had prepared diligently for this moment, and I was determined to give it my all.

Throughout the competition, I faced formidable opponents who pushed me to my limits. Each match was a test of skill, strategy, and resilience. The feeling of stepping onto the mats, the adrenaline rush, and the cheers from my family and friends in the stands motivated me to perform at my best. I am proud to say that I managed to secure victory in each of my matches, ultimately earning the gold medal.

The Moment of Victory: Standing on the podium, with the gold medal hanging around my neck, was a surreal moment. All the hard work, sacrifices, and dedication had paid off. I couldn’t have achieved this milestone without the support of my coaches, training partners, and, of course, my loving family.

The Pan Kids Championships truly showcased the immense talent and dedication of young athletes in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I look forward to more exciting challenges and victories in the future as I continue to pursue my passion for this incredible martial art.

Thank you for sharing in my journey, and I hope to inspire others to pursue their dreams and never give up on their passions.

Big Thank you to my sponsor – Level Black

Photo credit: Tyy Withrow

Coaches/Professors: Art of Jiujitsu

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