• Abrie Kilian

GOLD AT THE LONDON OPEN!

Updated: Oct 11


Nick Mole in action during the semi-finals match against Amir Hadjiebrahimi.
Nick Mole in action during the semi-finals match against Amir Hadjiebrahimi.

LONDON ONTARIO – Over the past weekend (1 October 2022) The London Open, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament, was hosted in London. Four athletes successfully represented both Kilian Academy and Grey-Bruce County at this year's open.

Nick Mole 2022 London Open Champion.
Nick Mole 2022 London Open Champion.

Double Ontario Champion, Nick Mole, continued his absolute domination in the Masters 1 Light-Weight division, once again securing gold. “Nick’s domination this year of his division has been something wondrous to behold. Since last year's 2021 GTA Classic, Nick has only ceded 2 points at competitive Jiu-Jitsu, bringing home 4 gold medals. What makes him even more significant is the grace and humility in which he achieves his victories. It is regrettable that so little coverage is given to such an exceptional athlete, having to compete for acknowledgement against team sports such as hockey.” Stated Abrie Kilian, Program Director at Kilian Academy.


Megan Kuntz 2022 London Open Champion.
Megan Kuntz 2022 London Open Champion.

Megan Kuntz, entered the London Open as a dress rehearsal for the 2022 AJP Tour Canada National Pro and secured gold at the Open. “Megan is another one of our exceptional athletes. Weighing in at 115lb and training against men often twice her weight, she proves that female athletes can stand their ground.” Added Kilian.

Kilian also competed at the Open and lost by points (5-0) in the finals to Francis Yanga, securing a silver medal.

Kilian Academy is getting ready to compete at the 2022 AJP Tour National Championship on the 15th of October 2022. The National Championship will be broadcasted online, and martial art enthusiasts are granted the opportunity to watch the matches live through the AJP Tour website.

Kristahn Kilian in action at the 2022 London Open.
Kristahn Kilian in action at the 2022 London Open.
Abrie Kilian in action in the finals against Francis Yanga..
Abrie Kilian in action in the finals against Francis Yanga..

External Links:

  1. Mole wins gold again at London Open, article by The Post.

  2. Mole wins gold again at London Open, article by The Owen Sound Sun Times

  3. Local exceptional athletes making their mark in world Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, article by Saugeen Times

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