PHILIPSBURG – Local ferry provider The Great Bay Express is giving back to the community by sponsoring a group of young Jiu Jitsu athletes, who will be competing in St. Barths in the 2nd annual St. Barths Kids BJJ Open tournament on January 21.
This is the second consecutive year the company, based out of Bobby’s Marina, has supported SXM BJJ. Some 22 children, ages 10-14, will represent SXM BJJ/Team Renzo Gracie St. Maarten, and will test their skills against students from St. Barths and French St. Martin.
The team is led by SXM BJJ head instructor Melissa Bardfield, and visiting Black belt Luciano Cristovam, Coaches Charlesson Reymond, Akeem Lewis and Allison Deher. Coaches Reymond and Lewis will also compete in “super-fight” matches against adult competitors from St. Barths.
SXM BJJ professor Bardfield is very thankful to the Great Bay Express ferry for making the trip feasible for her students for the second year in a row.
For more information on the tournament call: 690 35 73 22, and for more information on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes in Cole Bay visit: www.sxmbjj.com.