Minnesota and Wisconsin Grappling Events After 02/20/11

Here is a list of the upcoming grappling events in Minnesota and Wisconsin (links provided where available):

03/12/11: MatMania Ground Grappling Tournament. Saturday, March 12 · 9:30am - 12:30pm. At Petushin Martial Arts 2930 146th Street, Ste 110 Rosemount, MN (entry cost still to come).

This is a "start from knees" tournament. Sorry wrestlers and judo guys, gotta win the old fashion way (through scrambling and flailing). Paul runs one- if not THE- safest events in the Twin Cities. Make sure to get their early to hear exactly what you can't do.

03/12/11: Iron Man 3 at Neisen's Sports Bar in Savage, MN. FREE (as of the posting of this blog), No Gi tournament. No points, submission only event. If no submission after the initial time period, competitors will chose either standing, bottom guard or top guard starting position. The first to secure a dominant position will be awarded win via advantage point.

At the last event, every was scheduled at least two matches. If you won both you could choose from a shirt they had available. If you won three (either because you were scheduled 3 or because you asked to do an extra) you got your choice of clothing/equipment. No guarantee it will be the same situation at this event.

Weight classes to be determined based on weight, BJJ experience and wrestling experience. NO SANDBAGGING! Call (952) 846-4513 for more details.

04/09/11: Spring 2011 St. Croix Valley Grappling Games in Hudson Wisconsin. This is a "Gi Trumps" event, meaning that if one of the two competitors wants to wear a gi, both have to wear a gi. To avoid disappointment, DO NOT COME WITHOUT A GI. Click HERE for registration packet and more info.

For those of you that attend the Sub Hunt as your largest competition of the year, this is an excellent prep tournament. Good attitude, great skills, same point system and cheap! $25 before 3/21, $30 after.

04/16/11: Combat Corner Grappling Championships Vol. 7
Featuring two $400 cash prize  Absolute divisions for 170 lbs. and under and 171 lbs. and up.              
At only $45 (pre-register) for both GI and NOGI divisions it remains one of the cheapest best run tournaments in the country.  All 1-3 places in all divisions will receive custom Die Cast medals, the division winner will get an additional prize from our sponsors.

Friday Night weigh-Ins  @ 5:00-7:00 PM Combat Corner Fight Shop.
Saturday Weigh-Ins  9:00-10:30 AM @Pius High School.
Rules Meeting @ 10:30AM
Grappling Starts @ 11:00AM


Follow LINK for more information

04/30-05/01/11: NAGA Chicago (not Minnesota or Wisconsin, but close enough). Pre-registration is open. Click HERE for details.

05/21/11: Submission Hunt (Back at Champlin Park High School... Thank God!) Click HERE for website and details.

Pre Registration Fee:
One Division = $50- (Kids & Teens may compete in both divisions for the price of one)
Both Divisions=$70
Late Registration Fee:
One Division = $60- (Kids & Teens may compete in both divisions for the price of one)
Both Divisions=$80

08/27/11-08/28/11: NAGA Midwest, Chicago, Il (not Minnesota or Wisconsin, but close enough). Details to come.

11/12/11-11/13/11: NAGA Illinois, Chicago, Il (not Minnesota or Wisconsin, but close enough). Details to come.