ABRIE KILIAN BROWN BELT
SARATOGA, WY, USA - On Saturday the 28th of July 2023, Platte Valley Martial played host to several prominent martial artists, including world-renowned Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) instructor, Roy Dean.
Platte Valley Martial Arts was the centre of attention in hosting Roy Dean and his affiliates at their annual gathering. BJJ practitioners from as far as Australia visited Saratoga to train with fellow students and athletes at PVMA.
Amongst the visiting affiliate ranks were Byron Higinbotham, previous Gracie Worlds Champion, Chris Mikuta, USA Judo National Coach, and Abrie Kilian, 2022 AJP Canada National Champion.
At this year's retreat, Kilian Academy head coach, Abrie Kilian, was invited to demonstrate his advancement to brown belt in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Together with his partner, Jonathan Newiger, An impressive display of technique and determination by Abrie secured his advancement to Brown Belt.
Abrie commenced his Jiu-Jitsu training at Williams Lake in 2009, under Sensei Sheldon Lainchbury and Mr Eric Arseneault. Abrie frequently travelled down to Bend, Oregon in the United States to train with Professor Roy Dean. Professor Dean awarded Abrie his blue belt in 2015. After returning to South Africa and during the economic instability of South Africa, Abrie was guided by Professor Jurgen Putter, who awarded him his purple belt in 2018. During this time Abrie maintained his relationship with Professor Dean.
Moving to Canada in 2017, Abrie reaffiliated his ties with Roy Dean Academy.
Kilian Academy subscribes to both the Roy Harris and Roy Dean approach to advance athletes to the next level, through skill demonstration. Kilian Academy is Roy Dean Affiliated BJJ-Academy and Shogun Martial Arts Dojo in Owen Sound, Ontario.
Purple Belt Stats:
90% victory submission rate
0% loss submission rate
Purple Belt Medals
2022 GTA Classic, Middle Weight, Gold Medalist
2022 Toronto IBJJ, Middle Weight, Gold Medalist
2022 Toronto IBJJ, Open Weight, Gold Medalist
2022 London Open, Middle Weight, Silver Medalist
2022 AJP Tour Canada National Pro - Gi, Middle Weight, Silver Medalist
2022 AJP Tour Canada National Pro - Gi, Open Weight, Gold Medalist
2023 Ontario Open, Heavy Weight, Silver Medalist
2023 Ontario Open, Open Weight, Silver Medalist