A DARLINGTON man who is an electrician by day and a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighter by night has just won a national title.

David Moore, who owns Connect Electrical Services, fought his way to a British title in Coventry as part of Redcar-based Team Lagarto Teesside.

He said: “I have been doing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) for more than eight years and have competed at many tournaments over the past few years. I train at Redcar BJJ Club under Shaun Mathews, himself a multiple British Champion, and we have one of the country’s most successful teams.

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“I have made numerous attempts to become British Champion – coming close last year and getting silver but last weekend took gold at the Coventry Skydome where I won the master Purple Belt middleweight title after beating European No1 ranked Purple Belt – Tyrone Husbands, who had defeated me six months prior to this bout on another big show.

“This was huge victory for myself and my team.”

For more details about the club and the sport visit http://www.redcarbjj.co.uk