Absolutely brutal video…
There was a snap, a gasp, and feelings of regret coming out of the ADCC West Coast Trials this weekend. The ADCC (Abu Dhabi Combat Club) trials are where jiu-jitsu aces attempt to qualify for the organization’s world event in the fall. There’s a lot on the line, but not so much this guy shouldn’t have tapped.
Ethan Crelinston was the one forced to snap his opponent’s limb in this video. The Tristar student locked in a kimura and didn’t let go until an audible gasp was heard throughout the building.
Ethan Crelinsten: Bone-Snapper
In addition to training with Firas Zahabi in Montreal, Crelinsten also lists Renzo Gracie amongst his instructors.
He successfully qualified for the ADCC World Event by winning 4 straight this weekend. His arm-snapping moment came at the conclusion of his second bout during the trials. Later in the event, Crelinsten defeated Ricky Lule to secure his spot in Finland.
An honour to be mentioned by professor John Danaher. And a privilege to compete alongside such great athletes. ・・・ The kohai step up at American ADCC trials: An extremely impressive day for the squad kohai (juniors) at the west coast ADCC trials today. Our Canadian squad members had a very fine day indeed with Ethan Crelinsten winning gold at 66kg and a ticket to the world championships in Finland. Oliver Taza got to the semi finals. Nicky Ryan put in another incredible performance as this fifteen year old prodigy submitted his opponents all the way to semi finals where he lost narrowly on points to team mate Mr Crelinsten (who went on to get gold). He finished with a bronze medal – more importantly he finished with the realization that at such a young age he can easily mix it up with the adults at national level and get to the top 😊😊Matthew Tesla submitted his opponents before dropping a match on points to team mate Oliver Taza. We are so proud of these young men and their achievements and more importantly, the preparation and lifestyle they instill in themselves to make such achievements possible.
Snap and Gasp: Crelinsten’s Kimura
On route to winning a gold medal in the 66kg division, jiu-jitsu brown belt Crelinsten faced Dimitri Salem in his second contest. What happened should serve as a reminder that if you don’t tap, it’s gonna snap.
ADCC 2017 takes place between September 22-24 from Espoo, Finland. Each weight class consists of 16 competitors. Grapplers can qualify for the ADCC world competition by winning a qualification tournament (such as Crelinsten did this weekend) or by receiving an invitation.
FloGrappling will most likely be streaming the event for their subscribers, as they have done for past events.