Fighting chance

PUBLISHED: 11:46 31 July 2006 | UPDATED: 09:40 24 May 2010

A JIU-JITSU expert and part-time northern soul DJ is going to Brazil to compete in a world martial arts tournament. Ian Rossiter, aged 38, is jetting off to Rio de Janeiro in August to take on the cream of the world's Brazilian jiu jitsu fighters

A JIU-JITSU expert and part-time northern soul DJ is going to Brazil to compete in a world martial arts tournament.Ian Rossiter, aged 38, is jetting off to Rio de Janeiro in August to take on the cream of the world's Brazilian jiu jitsu fighters. The Brazilian form of the martial art is said to be a more streetwise version of the traditional Japanese combat technique.The father-of-one from Eskdale Close, Weston, a financial worker who also DJs northern soul music at the Pig & Truffle pub in Oxford Street once a month, is travelling to South America with high hopes.He said: "It's a once in a lifetime opportunity for me. This is really the last time before I hit 40 that I'll get the chance to do it."It's the world championships, so it will be extremely tough. I'll be fighting in the masters and seniors group because I run jiu jitsu clubs in Burnham and Taunton.

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