Donetsk, Sep 16 — DAN. The famous martial artist, Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Jeff Monson has visited Donetsk, Makeyevka and Mariupol, the Donetsk People’s Republic Ministry of Youth, Sport and Tourism reported on Friday.
“Jeff Monson, a legendary mixed martial arts exponent, two times winner of the ADCC grappling championship and Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion has visited Donbass, ” the report said.
He visited the “Fight Masters, ” “Atlant” and “Azovets” sport clubs of Donetsk, Makeyevka and Maripuol, respectively. Monson also met DPR activists at the Youth Initiative Center. He spoke about his sport career, answered questions and shared his skills during a martial arts master class, the Ministry said.
Monson won twice ADCC grappling championships and three times FILA grappling tournaments; he is also a Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion. A native of the USA, Monson repeatedly spoke against the socio-political system of western countries and the wars unleashed by U.S. authorities. In late 2015, he received documents for obtaining Russian citizenship.*jk