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Byron’s 10-year-old Eva Brooks, got the fastest submission of the day.

The Academy Byron Bay won overall first place at the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu winter Australian Open held on Sunday, 17 July at the Cavanbah Centre.

The event featured 200 competitors from over 40 academies from around the country. Southside Brazilian Jiu Jitsu from the Gold Coast came in second overall. Byron’s 10-year-old Eva Brooks, got the fastest submission of the day.


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