A United Kingdom-born Ghanaian, Frank Agyemang, has described the prospects of jiu jitsu practitioners in Ghana as bright and believes they were in good shape to compete in international competitions.
Mr Agyemang, a jiu jitsu athlete, arrived in the country last Wednesday to take athletes through some techniques of the martial art sport.
Jiu Jitsu sport is a martial art sport similar to judo which first started at a battlefield at Sumarai in Japan, and has now spread across the world.It has different categories which include Adapted Jiu-Jitsu eligibility which determines an athlete’s disability before partaking in the sport.
In an interview with the Graphic Sports Online, Mr Agyemang, who has competed and won medals in European championships, said he was impressed with the performance of the athletes after taking them through training at the Accra Sports Stadium.
“I am impressed with their performance and I can tell you that they are ready to compete at international championships.
“From what I have seen during training, I can say that the sport has a bright future with the right training and preparations,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer of the GJJF, Evans Bernie Johnson, said the training forms part of measures being put in place by the federation to build the technical know-how of athletes in the country.