Once again the HAMMA arena played host to Brisbane's best submission grappling competition and only MMA-style submission grappling comp in a cage. Lockdown 4 saw competitors of all weights and abilities travel from all around to lock horns and display their talents in wrestling, submission grappling and jiu-jitsu in what has fast become one of the hottest events on Brisbane's MMA calendar. The day saw some awesome displays of athleticism and talent as competitors engaged each other in some very stacked divisions with no shortage of talent or experience. Two of the enduring qualities of Lockdown are that there is an awesome standard of talent and that it offers the opportunity for enthusiasts and professionals to get in the cage and have a go in a safe and still highly competitive setting.
Lockdown 4 showcased that gyms and competitors are taking it seriously with wrestlers emerging with obvious signs that they have trained and drilled hard for the event, showcasing some supreme fits of fitness and skill. With some great referees and officials provided by MMAA, the safe atmosphere of the matches lets everyone compete on equal ground, which is probably the best part of Lockdown 4.
Lockdown 4 was a supremely smoothly run event, with great shows of submission grappling talent, athleticism and sportsmanship in a safe and competitive atmosphere. If you haven't yet got in to have a go, it's not too late to start training for Lockdown 5 on July 28th.
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1ST – Linda Nikeller (SHINDO NEW BREED)
2ND – Nezs McClosky (SHINDO NEW BREED)
3RD – Emma Herling (SHINDO NEW BREED)
1ST – Stewart Nicoll (BROZ JIU JUTSU/FIGHTCROSS MMA)
2ND – Max Cruz (INTEGRATED SUNSHINE)
3RD – Akira Takayama (FULL METAL JIU JITSU)
1ST – Michael Tobin (PUMMA)
2ND – Stewart Nicoll (BROZ JIU JUTSU/FIGHTCROSS MMA)
3RD – Alex Ruddy (COMBAT MARTIAL ARTS)
1ST – Mitch Warner (BROTHERS MMA)
2ND – Ethan Ruddy (COMBAT MARTIAL ARTS)
3RD – Aaron Le Saux-Claxton (FIGHTCROSS MMA)
1ST – Nicholai Robin (SHINDO NEW BREED)
2ND – James Schultz (INTEGRATED)
3RD – Aaron Churchill (SHINDO NEW BREED)
1ST – Tyler Manoworoa (INTEGRATED SUNSHINE)
2ND – Brendan Kanofski (INTEGRATED)
3RD – Jace Debano (AKI KENPO JU JUTSU)
1ST – Rob Giuffrida (INTEGRATED SUNSHINE)
2ND – Kurtis Pegoraro
3RD – Creedence Anderson (FIGHTCROSS MMA)
1ST – Ryann Creary (FULL METAL JIU JITSU)
2ND – Mason Aull (FIGHTCROSS MMA)
3RD – David Foki (FIGHTCROSS MMA)