Pendle ju-jitsu ace adds to medals haul

Steven Stokes

Steven Stokes

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Pendle’s Steven Stokes struck gold at Manchester’s first International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open.

The 16-year-old – the youngest competitor at the event – won all his matches by submission to add to his medal haul, which includes being crowned British champion in Birmingham earlier in the month, earning qualification to January’s European Championships in Lisbon.

Anyone interested in training at Pendle Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, on Colne Road, Brierfield, can contact John (07933 349555) or go to www.pendlebjj.co.uk.