Full Force Submission Only Comp / by Andrew Neverman

On Saturday the 2nd September, 2017 Colin and Christian Bennett traveled to Hamilton to compete in the Full Force Submission Only National Gi tournament, where matches can only be won via submission as a points system is not used. The tournament saw over 80 competitors,from as far afield as Christchurch, converge at the Core MMA gym.
This was Christian’s first competition as an adult, having turned 18 a couple of weeks before. He had two very tough fights against a very physical opponent. Unfortunately he didn’t come away with the result he wanted but took a lot away from the day. Colin was entered in the Masters over 80 kg advanced. This division had two pools consisting of four competitors in each pool. The top two from each pool went into semi-finals and then the winners of each semi-final compete for the national title. Colin won gold in his division with four submission wins. The guys are now preparing for the next competition in Wellington on the 30th September.