NAGA Shares Statement Condemning Shooting After Colorado Suspect Is Revealed To Have Trained BJJ

The 21-year-old man charged with murdering Denny Stong, 20; Neven Stanisic, 23; Rikki Olds, 25; Tralona Bartkowika, 49; Teri Leiker, 51; Suzanne Fountain, 59; Kevin Mahoney, 61; Lynn Murray, 62; Jody Waters, 65; and Boulder Police Officer Eric Talley, 51, has spent time training wrestling and BJJ.

Ahmad Al Aliwi Al Issa is accused of a mass shooting at a King Soopers supermarket in Boulder, Colorado this past Monday. He was apprehended alive and taken into custody.

According to an update posted by Rita Katz, Director of the SITE Intelligence Group, Al Issa’s since-deleted Facebook profile revealed that he was interested in MMA and wrestling. A photo shared from his profile showed Al Iissa posing with two gold medals from a NAGA competition.

Al Issa’s profile on Smoothcomp lists him as being a white belt at the time and having three wins from the tournament, which took place in Denver. He is listed on the website as being part of the Carlson Gracie affiliation.

NAGA has since released a statement in light of the recent revelations about the suspect’s participation in one of their events:


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