Congrats to Yagi of Martyr (Indonesia) for coming in third at a national Jiu Jitsu comp.


Damn! Two days in a row we have Asian hardcore kids representing in the field of martial arts somewhere in the world! Our good friend, Yagi from Medan (Indonesia) who sings in Martyr and Chain Unit, recently came in third in an Indonesian national Jiu Jitsu competition held in Indonesia.

Yagi had this to say:

“This is the first jiu jitsu national competition, Ganesha cup 2016. This was actually my second ever competition, but it’s the first time for me to be fighting in a national competition. I joined Jiu Jitsu martial arts 2 years ago and I’m still a white belt now. I practice at Alliance Jiu jitsu Indonesia and Arena MMA gym under Profesor Deddy Wigraha. At the national competition I came in third and I’m hoping that I will be able to go to the National Camp and prepare for the Asian Games! I also hope one day to be able to work or learn from hardcore kids involved in Jiu Jitsu like Billy of Biohazard, Harley Flanagan and Rob Sullivan from Ruiner too! He is a pro MMA athlete now.”

Huge congrats to both Yagi and Brian for taking the lessons they learned from the world of hardcore/punk into the ring!

*It’s also pretty rad that he busted out a Trueside Jakarta t-shirt while being awarded! 🙂 is an underground Asian music news website created for the sole purpose of supporting our own world. We support all bands and genres HOWEVER we do not support nor have any sympathy for homophobic, racist, sexist rhetoric in lyrical content or band material. UNITE ASIA!