HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The UFC GYM BJ Penn team took a traveling squad of 12 Jiu Jitsu youth and 2 adult fighters to Las Vegas for a prestigious National Competition (IBJJF American Nations). The team fought hard and earned 3 GOLD (National Champions), 3 SILVER, & 6 BRONZE. We also took Silver for Adult Black Belt with one of our coaches. In addition to this, this small group of Hawaii competitors managed to earn an 8th Place Overall in the Teen Division. The Hawaii program has only been around since June of 2012 starting with our flagship Honolulu location and later growing into the Waikele and now Mililani location.
Since its launch in 2009, UFC GYM has opened over 135 locations spanning the United States, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Oman, Philippines, South America, Taiwan, Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates. The fitness franchise has continued to grow at a rapid pace with more than 50 locations opening in the past two years and over 50 gyms expected to open in the next year. Offering a full-range of group fitness classes, private MMA training, personal and group dynamic training, plus MMA-style youth programming, UFC GYM creates something for all ages and fitness levels.
For more information, please visit www.ufcgym.com.