Girl, 5, becomes World Martial Arts Champion | Daily Star

Little belter Blossom Crosby is celebrating becoming a world martial arts champion – at the age of five.

The cute youngster has beaten kids twice her age to win a string of jiu-jitsu titles.

Blossom won three gold medals at this year’s Elite Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Junior World Championships.

She stormed to victory, winning all her fights without dropping a single point.

Brazilian jiu-jitsu, or BJJ, involves grappling, ground fighting and trying to control an opponent through moves which force them to submit.

Blossom, from Rochdale, near Manchester, said: “I was very nervous before the competition because it is such a big event.

“But after my first match I was excited about winning.

“I love doing BJJ, mixed martial arts and kickboxing because I have fun.”

Blossom trains three times a week at a youth academy in Morley and every weekend at a gym in Pontefract, West Yorks.

Her main coach is her father – professional MMA fighter Tom “The Viking” Crosby.

She also trains with Britain’s first female BJJ black belt, Helen Currie, and Thai boxer Louis Lee Scott.

Dad Tom said: “I’m so proud of Blossom. The World Championships is a huge and prestigious event, with more than 1,400 kids competing over the weekend.

“She even stepped up into a heavier weight category to win one of her events. She really enjoys training and competing, and it’s great to see her following in Daddy’s footsteps.”

Blossom was promoted from a white belt to a grey and white belt after her triple victory last month.

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