ON JANUARY 24, 2015, Matthew Hernandez participated in a Jiu Jitsu tournament of Champions 15 in Houston, TX. There were over 500 Jiu Jitsu competitors. Matthew, age 6, competed and made it to the finals in Gi (uniform) and no Gi (no uniform). He placed second in both divisions and received (2 Silver medals). Matthew trains under Black Belt Instructor Jake Montalvo at the Harlingen Jiu Jitsu club. Matthew attends Pittman Elementary. He is the son of Joe Roger “Rooster” and Melinda Hernandez. Grandparents are Roy and Celia Hernandez and Raul and San Juana Ramirez. 13p1.jpg

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