NWU Jiu-Jitsu maestro dominates virtual tournament

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

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

Moses 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 Moses. 

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-defense classes to help those who might be vulnerable to gender-based violence,” he adds.

Moses, 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.

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

Moses Radebe is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to Jiu-Jitsu.


Submitted by BELINDA BANTHAM on Mon, 11/16/2020 - 14:30