Jaret MacIntosh, owner of the Pictou County Titans Jiu Jitsu Academy, is pleased to see the meteoric growth of Brazilian jiu jitsu in the Maritimes.
The latest indication of this growth took place last weekend, at the New Glasgow «Nova Scotia Open Jiu Jitsu Championship 2018». MacIntosh described the Nova Scotia Open as the biggest tournament in the Maritimes. Hosted by Nova Scotia Submission Series Promotions, the event took place at New Glasgow Academy on Saturday and Sunday, bringing out 388 competitors and a large audience, all from across Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, P.E.I., Quebec and Newfoundland.
The tournament featured a series of matches, in which participants played a game of physical and mental chess, strategically working to achieve the dominant position so they can either implement a chokehold or a submission hold.