Cenojas MMA grapplers net 10 medals in nationals

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

FOUR young fighters of Cenojas Mixed Martial Arts-Kamphuis Fabrico Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (CMMA-KFBJJ) bagged a total of six golds, two silvers, and two bronze medals in the recently-concluded Philippine Jiu jitsu Gi and no Gi National Championships last August 2 and 3 at SM Sucat in Paranaque.

CMMA-KFBJJ is bannered by siblings Mark and Mike Lim, Mark Co, and Jun Rannier.

Mike Lim, 17, an Industrial Engineering student of Ateneo de Davao University, added more medals to his collection by capturing separate gold and silver medals in the Under-67 Intermediate Division, and No Gi Open division, respectively.


Mike, in a phone interview with Sun.Star Davao, said he's more motivated to perform well and improve his title chances in the next competitions.

"Natalo ako sa title fight sa No Gi Open division kasi malakas talaga ang kalaban ko especially parang Mixed Martial Arts fighter siya from Pacific Xtreme Combat (PXC) pero close naman yung match," Mike Lim said.

Mike, meanwhile, also bared that he's eyeing a place in a competition that will take place between September and October.

Mark Lim, who previously won four golds in last year's Under-70 kilogram category for the Blue-belt, clicnhed two gold titles and one silver in U-76 Intermediate Division, U-79 Intermediate Division, and Open category, respectively.

The seventeen-year-old Marketing student of Ateneo de Davao University said he's very happy to achieve another recognition in his martial art of choice.

In the U-79 ID, Mark defeated his Italian opponent via armbar.

"Nastudyhan nako daan ang iyang mga lihok so alam na nako iyang galaw, (I already studied how my opponent moves so I knew how things would go,)" Mark Lim said.

Newcomer Jun Rannier, on the other, claimed two golds, two silvers, and two bronzes while other teammate Marc Co added one gold medal.

CMMA-KFBJJ chief instructor Marco Cenojas, in a separate interview, said these young fighters have a lot of potential in them.

"Although sa first day kay dehado pa ta sa ranking, nakabawi man sad atong team pagkasecond so overall maayos ang team performance," Cenojas said.

Cenojas, for his part, said there are plans for his fighters to compete in the upcoming tournaments in Hong Kong, Australia and the United States.

A total of 200 delegates participated in this event. (KRP)

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 11, 2014.


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