No… we aren’t talking about the Olympic Games. However, Jack McVicker obviously had the equivalent of Jiu-Jitsu’s “Midas Touch” this weekend, as literally everything he touched turned to gold.
Jack competed Saturday in the IBJJF London International Open, winning gold after stepping up a weight division to get more matches than he could have at this own weight. He then entered into the open or “absolute” tournament to compete against black belts from all weight classes – again winning gold.
This alone would have made for an incredibly successful weekend. Impressively, however, this was just the first half of the weekend for Jack. Sunday he also entered into the IBJJF European Open No Gi Championships, again winning gold both at his weight and in the absolute division! Jack will literally leave London with more gold medals than some small countries did earlier this year!!!
For those of you who may not know Jack, he is a world-class black belt competitor, and incredible teacher. In fact, if you are in the Champaign, IL or Terre Haute, IN area, I would suggest that he is easily the most qualified martial artist, competitor and instructor in the area – you can learn more at www.jackmcvicker.com. More interestingly, Jack has had an incredible impact on martial arts in Peoria, IL, as he has been Brad Peplow’s BJJ coach for many, many years. Peoria Athletic Club is proud to represent McVicker Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and our hats are off to Jack for a exceptional performance in London this weekend.