London Open BJJ Tournament

I got to cover the London Open Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament last weekend. It was an extremely well run tournament and finished over an hour ahead of schedule. I was asked to capture the tournament and not just the fights, which is a little challenging for me as I’m usually hyper-focused on the fights. Below are the images I got for the day. I’m looking forward to covering their super fight series in November.

Two kids having a lot of fun competing.

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Munda Jiu Jitsu Seminar and Grading

Chris Lee Byrne of Munda Jiu Jitsu invited me down to photograph their seminar and grading with Professor Josh Russell. Munda Jiu Jitsu has been around for a few years in London, ON and is one of the most active gyms in London for competing, both in MMA and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Professor Josh Russell

Josh Russell explains the technique

Owner and head trainer Chris Lee Byrne

Chris earned a stripe on his brown belt.

Jiu Jitsu Over Everything - VVV Fight Co.

Jiu Jitsu Over Everything is VVV signature series t-shirt. One of my photos is featured on their latest JJOE shirts. The people at VVV and especially Gregg King are just the best people to work with. It is always an honour to see my pictures (to borrow from my friend Stacie Snodden) in the wild. Thank you VVV.

Jiu Jitsu Over Everything

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Back of the shirt

Back of the shirt

The main image of the shirt is of Gregg King in his gi that we took prior to him receiving his BJJ black belt.

Original image

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Working with VVV Fight Co

I went down to Toronto Saturday to shoot with VVV Fight Co. We shot at the UMAC gym in Scarborough, great place, really spacious, lots of different activity areas. Gregg had a tonne of cool clothing for our models (All competitors) to wear. I was really impressed with the quality of the clothing, especially the rash guards and gis. We shot some liftestyle, some catalogue and some action shots. It was a great afternoon and the VVV people are awesome to deal with.

Closeup of Greg's hands and important tool in BJJ


BJJ Shoot with Chris Lee Byrne at Munda Jiu Jitsu

I had an opportunity to shoot with pro MMA fighter Chris Lee Byrne at Munda Jiu Jitsu last night. Chris recently got his brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and will be fighting next week on the Global Warriors 3 card in Brantford. It was a very cool night.