Norah Smith is our Featured Student.
She has been training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu since mid-2017 and is a Yellow belt 3 stripe. Norah likes to compete and was all set to compete in the 2020 Arizona State Championship when the pandemic shut everything down last year. Her school also went to online learning and Norah hasn’t been in the classroom since then. She’s really looking forward to getting back to in person learning. Norah said being locked down and learning online was a drag. She’s always been an Honor Roll student, but online learning wasn’t her thing. She missed the in person social interaction with her friends and teachers and her grades suffered greatly.
During this isolated time, she developed a strong interest in video editing. Norah is a social butterfly and she credits returning to jiu jitsu as one of the first steps to getting herself back on solid ground. Before the shutdown she participated in Mariachi and may resume Mariachi when she returns to in person learning this Fall. She’s has a strong interest in art, both creating and understanding it. Norah is a contortionist, if you look at some of the class pictures on our website, you’ll see Norah, she’s the young lady who’s in some of the most contorted poses you will ever see.
Norah likes to compete and is already registered for the 2021 Az State Championships in August. She won Silver in the 2018 Az State Championship, the 2019 Az Kids Cup and the 2019 Az State Championships. She also won Bronze in the 2020 Az Open.
We are honored to have Norah in the Primero family. We congratulate Norah on her accomplishments and her resiliency and we wish her continued success. Norah is one of the reasons Primero has become Tucson’s premier jiu jitsu academy. www.primerobjj.com