Campbell River’s Jodey Ingalls

Campbell River snags first Jiu Jitsu black belt

Campbell River’s Jodey Ingalls recently achieved his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jits

Campbell River’s Jodey Ingalls recently achieved his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Professor Don Whitefield, head of the west Coast Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association.

“This is very special and a great honour,” Ingalls says. “I am now only one of three black belts on Vancouver Island.

“It has been about 6 and a half years, 6,500 hours of training and teaching for me to achieve this black belt.”

Ingalls has just returned from Waikiki Training under nine-time world champion Professor Rubens Charles Cobrinha and Professor Whitefield.

After completing the winter training camp he was awarded his BJJ Black Belt.

Ingalls is the head instructor of Pure Martial Arts & Fitness. He has more than 35 years experience in martial arts and started studying martial arts at the age of seven. He also currently holds high levels in several different Martial Arts Disciplines.

“I’m very committed to the evolution and changes Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has presented and believe our students are the future, which means to pass along knowledge a technique properly is my highest priority,” Ingalls says.

Professor Whitefield says of Ingalls, “It is very humbling for me to have Jodey train with West Coast BJJ. He decided to join us as a proven Martial Artist and club owner and was willing to start all over in learning BJJ with us even though he already had many years of grappling experience.”

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art that focuses on grappling, especially ground fighting.

BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a strong assailant using leverage and proper technique.

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