2 Filipino Kids Dominate Abu Dhabi World Festival Jiu-Jitsu Championships
Two (2) Filipino kids take home gold medals they dominate the Abu Dhabi World Festival Jiu-Jitsu championships.
The Philippines’ youngest Jiu-Jitsu talents, Aleia Aielle Aguilar and Nash Mackenzie Sobritchea, showcased their impressive skills at the 2023 Abu Dhabi World Festival Jiu-Jitsu Championship. Nash, at the age of 8, made a memorable debut in international competitions, securing his first gold.
In the jiu-jitsu championships held in the United Arab Emirates, Nash displayed remarkable submission skills against opponents from the UAE and France, based on the video. This led to his victory and the world title in the Boys Kids 3 White Belt 38 kg category.
On the other hand, six-year-old jiu-jitsu fighter clinched a gold medal in the Girls Kids 2 White Belt 17 kg category for 6 to 7-year-olds. Aguilar’s win marked her second consecutive world championship title. Aleia Aielle was hailed as the Youngest World Jiu-Jitsu champion.
In the final match, she secured a submission victory in just 10 seconds against UAE’s Maitha Faraj, following a semifinal triumph over Brazil’s Gabriella Kulzer. Both young talents are part of DEFTAC Philippines, highlighting the club’s excellence in nurturing world-class athletes.
Aleia Aielle is the the daughter of Alvin Aguilar, who is the President of Philippine Mixed Martial Arts, and Maybelline Masuda, a Jiu-Jitsu world champion. Aielle continues to uphold her family’s legacy in martial arts.
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