Martial Arts 'exploding' in Huron County
WINGHAM, ONT. -- In the past two-and-a-half years, Huron BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) has grown from six members to over 110.
The gym, located in Goderich, Ont. is home a black belt in jiu-jitsu, a professional MMA fighter, and an jiu-jitsu purple belt champion.
That’s a lot for a small martial arts gym in a small town.
Shaun Garrity, who used to be a newspaper editor, founded Huron BJJ over 2 years ago.
“We started with six members, 2 and half years ago, and now we have more than 110 members. It’s just blown up.”
Dan Barsky recently moved to Goderich from Ottawa.
He’s a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He says, “it’s quite surprising that a small gym in a small town can offer such high level training, better than you can find in some larger centres.”
75 of Huron BJJ’s members are kids, 45 are adults.