Friday, March 20, 2009

You Gotta Be In It To Win It

Congratulations to everyone who put it on the line at the US Grappling tournament last Saturday. We have a small club, so our team was much smaller than some of the other schools, but we sent out 5 members and came back home with some hardware. Thanks to everyone who wasn't competing, but still came out to support the team.

Men's No Gi Intermediate under 149.9 lbs
Andrew Elwell - Bronze

Men's Gi Beginner under 129.9 lbs
Benjamin Saunders - Silver

30+ No Gi Division: Intermediate under 199.9 lbs
Peter Sanchez - Silver

30+ Gi Division: Intermediate Under 180 lbs.
Peter Sanchez - Bronze

Monday, March 16, 2009

More Upcoming Tournaments: 2009

Whether you're interested in competing or watching some up and coming jiu jitsu fighters do their thing, you are in luck. There are another two events coming up within an hour's drive of DC.

US GRAPPLING: SUBMISSION ONLY III April 25th, 2009. This is a non-traditional tournament that doesn't features points. All wins are by submission. Fights can be anywhere from less than a minute, to an hour. You can get information on registering by clicking here.

COPA NOVA: SATURDAY MAY 9Th: The Folks at Copa Nova have just announced that they are hosting another tournament on May 9th in Ashburn Virginia. You can get information on it by clicking here.


If you're interested in coming down to our club for a free introductory lesson, or just to watch a class, send an email to to set up an appointment.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Live MMA Fights in the Metro DC Area: Chantilly VA

Saturday March 14, at 7:30pm there will be a live MMA event in Chantilly VA. It's a good chance to see some live mma, for a decent price. (Tickets for a live UFC can run you several hundred dollars).

General admission tickets are only $25 at the door, seating in the general admission area is first come, first served. You can buy tickets in advance online for a few bucks more, but that doesn't guarentee you a good seat, just a seat. You can get better seats for about $45.

Here's the website and the fight card:

Google maps page for the place:

FYI, we are not getting anything from the promoters of this or any other event that we have mentioned on here. The reason we plug this stuff for free is so that these events do well and hopefully more promoters will decide to put on events in the area. We also know that sometimes it's hard for you to find about local tournaments or MMA fights because they are not widely advertised, so please check back here periodically (or subscribe to the RSS Feed) and we will keep you informed about future events in the area.

If you know of an event that we haven't menitoned on here, send us the details at and we will post it for you.