The World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship 2017 will be taking place in Long Beach, California from May 31st to June 4th.
As always, there will be a good contingent of UKBJJA athletes heading out to win some medals for the UK. In the run up to the competition, we will be profiling some of these athletes. Wish them luck!
Athlete Profile: Balraj Bhatti
Tell us your name & nickname, if you have one?
Balraj Bhatti, ‘the Beast’
What’s your belt rank & division?
17 yrs old, white belt, 76kg
Where do you train & what team do you represent?
I train at the MMA Clinic under Michael Russell BJJ
What have been your main achievements/results/medals so far?
UAEJJF British Gold; NAGA European Gold; 2x English Open champion; Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Silver; London Winter International Open Silver
Is this your first time at the Worlds? Do you know who else is in your division? What have you been doing to prepare?
Yes this is my first time and no, I only know that there’s 25 others in my category. I’ve been training 3 times a day 7 days a week for this fight and I feel ready.
What is your favourite position/technique? Be as (dis)honest as you like!
Favourite technique is triangle from guard
What are your plans for after the worlds?
I just plan to do as many BJJ comps in the UK as aI can.
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