Double gold for Ridge Jiu-Jitsu champion

Clint Cooper competed in the third annual World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation Marcus Soares Invitational submission only...

Clint Cooper competed in the third annual World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation Marcus Soares Invitational submission only tournament last weekend in North Vancouver, winning gold in both Gi and No Gi divisions.

In No Gi competition, fighters are not allowed to grab their opponents clothing.

Submission-only tournaments are different than the normal grappling or Jiu Jitsu events in that there are no points awarded for positional dominance, so the only way to win is by submitting your opponent, said Cooper.

It was his third straight year winning this event, making him a six-time gold medalist. He submitted all four of his opponents on Saturday, two in each division.

Cooper was the only representative for Genesis Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Maple Ridge this weekend.

He and two of his students will be participating in the Canadian Brazilian Jiu Jitsu provincials taking place at BCIT this weekend.