Korean jiu-jitsu has proven its potential as a new sport in the Asian Games.

On the last day of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games Jiu-Jitsu held at the Linfu Gymnasium in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China on the 7th, the national team won two silver medals and one bronze medal.

The final results were 1 gold medal, 2 silver medals, and 3 bronze medals. We achieved the result of winning 6 medals.

On this day, Kim Hee-seung (35) lost to Fasial Alkhetvi (United Arab Emirates) in the men’s 85kg final, adding a silver medal.

Kim Hee-seung, who trained in judo and debuted as a mixed martial arts fighter and worked at Road FC, went all-in on jiu-jitsu in 2014. Adding skills to his natural strength, he grew into a top-class jujitsu.

Kim Hee-seung engaged in an exploration battle with Rketbee. He received two penalties each for not going into the guard position and attacking both fighters actively, who like to fight in top position.

Kim Hee-seung, who rose to the top position in a tie situation, actively attempted a guard pass, but the referee gave the opponent an advantage. The game ends just like that. 스포츠토토

He strongly protested against the strange decision, but it was not accepted.

In the women’s 63kg class held earlier, Sunggi Ra (26) lost 4-8 to her rival Shamma Alkalbani (United Arab Emirates) in the final. Although she failed to win a second straight Asian Games title, she did win a valuable silver medal.

Choi Hee-joo (24), of the same weight class, won the bronze medal.

Jiu-Jitsu was adopted as an official sport for the first time at the 2018 Zacatra Palembang Olympics.

At the time, Korea, which formed a national team for the national vote counting team selection event, finished its first competition with a gold medal for Seong-ra Ki in the women’s 62kg class and a bronze medal for Hwang Myeong-se in the men’s 94kg class.

In this competition, Joo Seung-hyeon won a bronze medal in the men’s 69kg class, and Koo Bon-cheol won a gold medal in the men’s 77kg class on the 6th. The first gold medal for a male athlete. On the same day, Park Jung-hye added a bronze medal in the women’s 52kg class.

Although the number of Jiu-Jitsu practitioners continues to increase, it is an unfamiliar sport to the public.

Jiu-Jitsu is a cousin of Judo. If judo is a fighting sport where you wear a gi and determine the winner by throwing and holding (throwing, breaking, pressing), jiu-jitsu is a fighting sport where you wear a gi and overpower your opponent with chokes and strikes.

UFC mixed martial arts fighters, such as ‘Korean Zombie’ Chan-Sung Jeong, are basically training jiu-jitsu to improve their ground game. Armbars, chokes, etc. are submission techniques developed from Jiu-Jitsu.

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