WILDEBOER DOMINATION AT ABU DHABI JIU-JITSU PRO
TORONTO – Saturday, the 30th of October, saw the Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Pro take place at Ryerson University, Toronto. Two of the three Kilian Academy elite competitors were crowned Canadian Champions.
Brothers, Alec and Sean Wildeboer from Owen Sound, continued their dominance in Canadian Jiu-Jitsu, securing gold in their respective weight categories. Both brothers are now ranked 1st in Canada. "Both brothers showed incredible persistence and determination with their performances over the weekend, as both pushed beyond their limits to secure victories in all their matches. While both managed victory, Sean stole the show with a 22-second armbar finish in his final match," added Nick Foster, Kilian Academy Team Captain.
Abrie Kilian, Program Director at Kilian Academy, stated that both Sean and Alec are now ranked 13th in North America respectively and hope to see their world ranking improve overall.
After training for only one year, Curran Dixon made his debut on the Pro Tour and won his first fight convincingly, however, lost in his second fight. His results still elevated him to 43rd in Canada and 85th in North America, on the AJP Tour. “It is simply a matter of time before Curran will be a Canadian champion. He is still fairly new to competitive Jiu-Jitsu but has what it takes to be a champion.” Stated Kilian.
“We are delighted with the performance of our athletes. For a small community such as ours, we understand that the value of these incredible achievements. Despite our ideological difference, we hope that these phenomenal athletes will unify our fractured community.” Added Kilian.
Kilian Academy is not ranked 19th overall in Canada, by the AJP Tour. The Academy forms part of a line of world-renowned Roy Dean Academies.
The Canadian leg of the Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Pro (AJP) is one of Canada’s largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments. Winners at the Canadian leg are eligible to compete at the World Championships that are held annually in Abu Dhabi. The AJP has developed into a prestigious tournament that draws the best in the world to compete for gold.