Noah DiNola to combat in Kazakhstan with Canadian jiu jitsu group

ERIN – Grade 9 pupil Noah DiNola can be representing Canada on the Jiu Jitsu World Championships in Kazakhstan this summer time.  

DiNola gained gold in his division on the Canadian Nationals Jiu Jitsu match in Scarborough on April 1, qualifying him for the Canadian Nationwide Jiu Jitsu Group.  

“I’m fairly happy with it,” mentioned the Erin District Excessive College pupil.

“It’s gonna be fairly aggravating however I feel I can do it.”

His division is yellow belt, beneath 100 kilos, and beneath 16. 

Jiu jitsu is each an artwork and a dance, DiNola mentioned, and “in case you excellent a way you possibly can actually dominate matches,” no matter your dimension. 

For instance DiNola mentioned considered one of his instructors, Brad Varsava, is “not the heaviest within the health club, however is aware of a bunch of methods so he can beat up mainly anyone within the dojo.

“You simply have to know it, and know the methods, and get it right down to the T.”

He additionally appears as much as his head teacher Andrew McColl “in approach and the way he fights,” including McColl “is a really nice mentor” and “an inspiration for me.”

Representing Canada is “a reasonably large accomplishment,” DiNola famous, and he has “been coaching fairly arduous to get it.” 

He trains for an hour and a half, six days per week, at Brampton Jiu Jitsu, Georgetown Jiu Jitsu and Blaze Efficiency Coaching in Orangeville.

DiNola began working towards jiu jitsu when he was 4, progressing to a yellow belt final yr. 

“That was an enormous step up,” he mentioned, making tournaments much more difficult. 

DiNola mentioned his mother, dad, and brother can be coming with him to Kazakhstan for the championships in August, in addition to “ten children and 15 adults” who will come alongside to indicate assist. 

In complete there can be 20 rivals there representing Canada. 

DiNola mentioned he’s in search of sponsors for the journey, noting his “aim is to have $10,000 so I can get to Kazakhstan and pay for the entire bills.” 

DiNola’s dad and mom, Janan and Rick, mentioned they’re “so proud” of him, as “not solely has he managed to compete on such a excessive degree, however he managed to do that with going to high school full-time and producing wonderful grades.” 

In an electronic mail to the Advertiser they added, “He’s so devoted to his martial arts.

“As dad and mom, all we are able to do is assist him in being the perfect model of himself. 

“We watch him day in and day trip, pouring sweat and tears into being the perfect of the perfect and he does it with such resilience and beauty. 

“We’re actually impressed by him.”

Anybody who needs to assist sponsor DiNola’s journey to Kazakhstan for the Jiu Jitsu World Championships can electronic mail [email protected] or donate by way of his GoFundMe web page.