Success for Perez brothers in Brighton Jiu Jitsu Open

Date published: 28 March 2024

It's been a hectic spell on and off the canvas for Rochdale's hugely talented fighting Perez brothers.

In competitive action, Andrew and Collin, who both attend Holy Family RC and CE College in Heywood, starred at the BJJ247 Brighton Spring Jiu Jitsu Open 2024 tournament.

Andrew competed in the 52.5kg category. He had two fights and won both by submission.

It was the same for Collin, who also had two fights, and won them both by submission, in the 39kg category.

Both brothers featured in the yellow belt categories.

After the tournament at the DoubleTree by Hilton Brighton Metropole in Brighton, the brothers' dad Carlos said: "Both performances were outstanding. As always, we are very proud of them."

Away from the canvas, the three Perez brothers - Andrew, Collin and Ethan - have enjoyed another meeting with Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham.


Andrew Perez
Andrew Perez


They were able to share with Mr Burnham all their achievements from last year and showed him some of their medals from recent competitions.

Carlos added: "The boys enjoyed their time with Andy as Andrew was also able to show him his Rubik’s cube skills - Andy was very impressed. The boys were thrilled after meeting with the mayor and we’re keeping in close contact with him as he’s actively supporting the boys’ journeys.

"We thanked Andy for making our boys feel special, for believing in them and supporting them on their journey.

"It really is having a great impact on their eagerness to continue their sporting development."

Finally, the family have set up a GoFundMe page in a bid to raise funds to send eldest Perez brother Andrew to compete and represent the UK in three prestigious international Jiu Jitsu tournaments.

Andrew, who trains seven days a week, is hoping to compete at the Brasileiro Championships in Sao Paolo, Brazil in June, the IBJJF Kids Pan American World Championships in July in the USA, and also an Abu Dhabi championship event.

Anyone who may be in a position to help the Perez family can donate by using the the GoFundMe page link here


Colin Perez
Colin Perez


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