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Jiu-Jitsu gold for Para Commando Army Cpl

Para Commando Army (RLC) Cpl Leon Hinds, based with 1st Battalion The Rifles, has won gold representing the Army at the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) in Rome.

This latest medal comes after a run of medals at various Jiu-Jitsu competitions; including a gold at open weight and silver in the super heavyweight category at the (IBJJF) World Masters in Las Vegas and the same again at the IBJJF European Championships held in Lisbon.

Las Vegas is the biggest IBJJF of its kind and Portugal is the second largest Jiu-Jitsu competition in the world, attracting over 4000 competitors from novice white belts to elite black belts. The level of competition is so high that Olympians use the competitions as an opportunity to test themselves out.

Cpl Hinds said: “It’s been an outstanding year and is such an honour to compete for the Army and The RLC, I’m going to continue to promote this sport within the Army.”

“I’ve had such great support from The RLC, Army Elite Sports Programme and 1st Battalion The Rifles to exhibit great my skills in such a great sport. I look forward to achieving greater success in the coming year.”

Cpl Hinds’ next event wil be competing at the IBJJF Paris.

Cpl Leon Hinds

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Please visit their page and support these great causes. #WeAreTheRLC
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At a final practice held at Food Services Wing Worthy Down last week, the team prepared an amazing three course meal for 120 covers. Based on that they have a great chance of a medal. Good luck.
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The Colonel RLC's aspiration to secure an apprenticeship for all direct entry RLC soldiers, was furthered during the week at a visit to 17 Port and Maritime Regiment RLC, Marchwood to confirm if Mr K Foster, CEO of the Workboat Association and Mr M Ince from the RLC's service provider Pearson would support the aspiration for RLC Mariners to be enrolled on the L2 Workboat Crew Member Apprenticeship. WO1 Styles on behalf the Regiment and staff from 73 Squadron were on hand to ask questions. #WeAreTheRLC Army Jobs
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