Local student wins big in Brazilian JuJitsu

Liam James. Photo supplied

Pakuranga College student Liam James, 15, won big in the Brazillian JuJitsu No Gi Nationals in the weekend.

The Year 12 student won gold in the event, taking out the title of national champion for his division.

James, who trained up to 10 hours a week in the lead up to the competition has been doing martial arts since the age of 6. In 2009, he won the Taekwondo full contact Nationals and was the National champion in his division in WTF [World Taekwondo Federation] taekwondo.