New jiu jitsu class starts next month

“I don’t know, somehow you kind of get addicted to it, I guess,” Matt Nore said.

Nore, volunteering with the Parks and Recreation Department, will be hosting jiu jitsu classes starting next month. Nore has grown up enjoying combat sports, he said, starting with wrestling in high school. He also participated in mixed martial arts through the Alaska Fighting Championship before he was first deployed to Iraq around 2004.

He started getting back into jiu jitsu early this year, he said, and wants to begin teaching others the basics so he can keep enjoying the sport. With no classes in Wrangell, how...


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