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Broome martial artist TJ Anderson returns triumphant with medal wins

Cain AndrewsBroome Advertiser
TJ Anderson after his wins at the Pan Pacific Jiu-Jitsu Championships.
Camera IconTJ Anderson after his wins at the Pan Pacific Jiu-Jitsu Championships. Credit: Supplied

One of Broome’s most prominent martial artists, who was sponsored to travel around Australia to compete has now returned home with another slew of medals.

TJ Anderson was recently sponsored by Kimberley Care Group to travel around the country to compete in a number of jiujitsu and martial arts competitions.

He competed in the Pan Pacific Jiu-Jitsu Championships in Melbourne last month where he came away with two gold, a silver and a bronze in each juvenile division.

Anderson also displayed his prowess at the 2023 AJJC Australian National Championships in Melbourne in August.

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He secured a silver in gi sparring and a bronze in no-gi sparring within his division, adding another notch to his already impressive martial arts belt.

The high-performing youngster also won his division at the WAJJC State Championships in Perth in July.

In that competition, with a flawless 13-0 record on points Anderson secured victory in his division with a submission that highlighted his strategic and technical skill.

Beyond his individual achievements, Anderson is also contributing to the growth of the Broome martial arts community by training young fighters.

Alongside youngsters Xavier Taylor-Fuller and Mackie Brown, Anderson led his team to a remarkable performance at the ATI inter-club Mixed Martial Arts competition in October last year coming away with an impressive tally of 10 gold medals, four silver medals, and one bronze medal.

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