NWU Jiu-Jitsu maestro dominates virtual tournament

Issued by North West University
Johannesburg, Dec 11, 2020

North-West University (NWU) Jiu-Jitsu maestro Moses Radebe made a clean sweep at the recent virtual South African Jiu-Jitsu Kata competition.

Radebe obtained positions one and two respectively in the two virtual competitions that were judged by a panel from Brazil.

Radebe says due to COVID-19, the future of sports lies in collaboration.

“Since the start of the pandemic, the sport has been taken online,” says Radebe.

The Brazilian Morganti University platform is especially helpful and has made available a digital manual of the sport, as well as courses offered online for students interested in Jiu-Jitsu.

“I am also planning to host self-defence classes to help those who might be vulnerable to gender-based violence,” he adds.

Radebe, an avid competitor and coach, was named the South African national champion in the Kata division for five years. In 2017, he walked away with the spoils as the South African Jiu-Jitsu champion for grappling, and in 2018, he received a gold medal for grappling at the South African Championships.

That same year, he progressed from a red to a black belt and was crowned world champion for stand-up fighting at the World Morganti Jiu-Jitsu Championships in Brazil. He also has two gold medals for Kata and team Kata to his name, obtained in the 2016 and 2019 World Championships.

Radebe is also a former NWU Sportsman of the year for 2016 and 2017.

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