Nova Uniao’s Christian Broadnax began his endeavor to Brazil three months ago with hopes of learning, competing and developing as an athlete and a person. The brown belt under GMA member Gustavo Dantas left his home in Arizona to rid himself of his comfort zone and put his trust in Rodrigo Feijao to help him mature.
Results have shown as Christian topped the podium of the 2013 IBJJF South Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship, the 7th Maringa Open and most recently the 2013 IBJJF Floripa Open where he also placed third in the open class. He also competed in the 1st Copa Elite de Jiu-Jitsu where he finished first in the brown belt absolute earning 800,00 reais equivalent to about $350.
Before he returns home soon, he will compete in the Brazilian Nationals by Teams competition for Nova Uniao.
Check out the flying triangle submission he used in the Floripa Open: