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Jon Jarvis

Jon Jarvis Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Fighter

Wikipedia says:
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Brazilian jiu-jitsu was formed from Kodokan Judo ground fighting (Ne-Waza) fundamentals that were taught to Carlos Gracie by master Mitsuyo Maeda. Brazilian jiu-jitsu eventually came to be its own art through the experimentations, practices, and adaptation from the Judo knowledge of Carlos and Hélio Gracie, who then passed their knowledge on to their family.
Jon along with Lee Ambler is due to fight in America soon. In May 2013 Jon along with Lee refereed at White Collar Fight Clubs Medway Mayhem hopefully Jon will be returning for our next show in September. In the mean time we managed to ask him a few questions.
Jon Jarvis recently refereed at the Medway Mayhem Boxing Show held at The Rainham Mark Social Club by The White Collar Fight Club which is part of The Cage Amateurs UK Family of websites. The Show was held to raise money for murder victim David Young's partner and two children. We caught up Jon shortly after the show and this is what he said.
Jon JarvisName: Jon Jarvis
Age: 26
Lives: Sittingbourne, Kent
Trains at: Combat Sports Academy and Gymbox London

Q/ How long have you been training and what belt are you?
A/ I have been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for almost 3 years now and I am a blue belt with 2 stripes.

Q/ How many medals have you won over all?
A/ I have picked up over 20 medals in the past 2 and a half years, my biggest achievements actually include coming 3rd place in the British Open at white belt and coming 4th in the English Open at blue belt last November.

Q/ What is your opinion on your overall performance this weekend and what tournament was it?
A/ In the past month I have fought in 3 tournaments coming away with two medals, the past weekend I fought in Bournemouth and came 3rd in a big category. I had trained hard and felt strong coming into the tournament. Unfortunately things never went my way in the semi final and I came off with a controversial loss, but I learnt a lot and it has given me good preparation for the rest of the year.

Q/ What other tournaments are you entering this year?
A/ In September, my team mate Lee Amber and I are travelling the New York to compete in the Pan American IBJJF tournament, it is one of the biggest tournaments of the year and we have started out training camp for it now. After this we have the London International tournament which is one of the biggest competitions in the UK and finished off with the English Open, which has been my main aim this year to win.

To see more about Combat Sports Academy http://www.combatsportsacademy.net/index.html or visit the C.S.A page on this site
Jon also now referees on our own promotion The White Collar Fight Club and can be seen with other referee Lee Ambler.