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Paterson Martial Artist Produces National Titles

Devhonte Johnson of Paterson took home first place in his division at a national jiu jitsu tournament in Las Vegas.
Devhonte Johnson of Paterson took home first place in his division at a national jiu jitsu tournament in Las Vegas. Photo Credit: Facebook
Unity School of Jiu Jitsu- New Jersey national champions Jalen Mitchell, left, and Marco Alarcon.
Unity School of Jiu Jitsu- New Jersey national champions Jalen Mitchell, left, and Marco Alarcon. Photo Credit: Submit
Johnson, second from left, placed first at IJBBF nationals.
Johnson, second from left, placed first at IJBBF nationals. Photo Credit: Submit
Unity Jiu Jitsu School places third in the junior division of the IBJJF American Nationals.
Unity Jiu Jitsu School places third in the junior division of the IBJJF American Nationals. Photo Credit: Submit

TOTOWA, N.J. — Devhonte Johnson of Paterson recently ranked first in his division at a national Las Vegas competition.

Totowa's Unity School of Jiu Jitsu took third place in the junior division of the IBJJF American Nationals, making it the first East Coast team to place in the tournament since the inception of the youth divisions.

Several of Johnson's Unity School students also won national championship titles the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation's tournament last weekend.

Johnson was crowned an international champion earlier this year at the Abu Dhabi International Pro Trial.

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