Founder of Clark Gracie Jiu Jitsu notes growth in New Zealand

Aroha Treacher
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Ko tā te toa JiuJitsu a Clark Gracie, koia tērā i whakatūria ai te whare whawhai o Clark Gracie JiuJitsu, e tipu matomato ana taua momo whawhai puta noa i te ao ka pērā tonu ki Aotearoa hoki.

"Ko Jiu Jitsu te hākinakina e tipu matomato o te ao ki Aotearao hoki, kua tae atu au ki Te Wai Pounamau, ki Ika a Māui kua horapa a Jiu Jitsu ki ngā pito maha," tā Gracie.

Ki kōnei ki te whare whawhai o Allegiance ki Heretaunga kua tipu ngā wahanga katoa mō ngā tāne wāhine hoki.

"I ngā tau e tekau mā ono kua tipu mārika ngā whare whawhai mai te 8-10 ki te 120 ngā tāngata," tā Damian Smith, kaihautū Allegiance Academy.

Ko tā Gracie nā te hākinakina i huri ai te tai mō ētahi tāngata, me te tū pakari ō rātou whai muri mai.

I kōnei a Gracie ki te whakahaere wānanga whakangungu i ngā pito maha o Aotearoa i mua i tōna hokianga atu ki Amerika kia ārai i tōna taitara toa.