Elijah Mubarak overcomes fears to win big

Elijah Mubarak recently placed first in the Next Gen Niagara 2024 Jiu Jitsu Tournament. Photo Mubarak Family.
Elijah Mubarak recently placed first in the Next Gen Niagara 2024 Jiu Jitsu Tournament. Photo Mubarak Family.

Rolph Road’s very own 6-year-old Elijah Mubarak recently placed first in the Next Gen Niagara 2024 Jiu Jitsu Tournament.

A sweet and confident kid, Elijah has always been extremely active. “It’s just always been a part of his makeup,” notes dad Jamal. 

From climbing trees, jumping in lakes, playing soccer, skiing, doing gymnastics and, his favourite, jiu jitsu, Elijah is a kid on the go.

Elijah Mubarak. Photo Mubarak Family.
Elijah Mubarak. Photo Mubarak Family.

As a member of Leaside’s Thompson Jiu Jitsu Academy, Elijah has learned so many lessons both physical and philosophical.

Elijah’s mom Ashlie comments that the tenet of “you either win or you learn,” taught by the academy, has been one that Elijah has truly embraced.

Having already attained his grey and white belts, Elijah approaches each lesson and tournament with positivity, determination and a passion to advance his skills.

With his dedication and great athleticism, he will definitely go far.

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Susan Scandiffio was born in Scotland and raised in Toronto. While she holds a master’s degree in history, her main passion (besides her wonderful family) is sports. Susan can often be found at the A.C.C. or in a Leaside arena or playing field, scoping out stories for Leaside Life.