GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin                                Derian Guadarrama, an independent competitor from Mexico City, left, and Quinn Golobar, of Campbell River MMA, compete in a submission grappling match at the West Coast Combat Championships on Sunday at Cilaire Elementary School.

GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin Derian Guadarrama, an independent competitor from Mexico City, left, and Quinn Golobar, of Campbell River MMA, compete in a submission grappling match at the West Coast Combat Championships on Sunday at Cilaire Elementary School.

Athletes take to the mats at combat championships in Nanaimo

West Coast Combat Championships were held Sunday at Cilaire Elementary

There were flying fists and ground and pound, all at the same time.

The West Coast Combat Championships were held Sunday at Cilaire Elementary School and the action was fast, with up to four matches in different disciplines being held at the same time on the mats in the school gym.

Nanaimo’s CJ Martial Arts and Fitness co-hosted the event along with West Coast Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu of Vancouver.

The event featured standup sparring, submission grappling and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.



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Athletes take to the mats at combat championships in Nanaimo