GMA member Kev Capel of Roger Gracie Buckinghamshire is specially proud of one his students.
Purple belt Yasmine Wilson was invited at the last minute to compete at the 2011 ADCC under-60kg female division.
With one day’s notice, Yasmine made weight and had no fear of facing world champion Michelle Nicolini in her first match.
Capel narrates the performance of his student: “ The ADCC said there was a last minute injury and asked if she could make weight and was prepared to face off world champion Michelle Nicolini. She said yes to both! Yasmine defended some early submission attempts by Michelle before sucumbing to a toe hold that was sunk in deep. It was a great opportunity to gain experience at the very highest level for a purple belt who took silver in the Worlds earlier this year.”
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