NEW FOR 2018
KYS Promotions held the first ever Combat Jiu Jitsu event in the State of Washington. With Jake Blaski, Austin Daffron, Timothy Weeks, and Peter Ridings all battling for our first 4-man Tournament title, an era was reborn. Austin Daffron, representing Kindred Jiu Jitsu, did an amazing job in his matches to capture the CJJ1 title. I would also like to send out a big thank you to Defense Soap for their support. They are a long time supporter of KYS Promotions and the grappling arts. Be sure to check-in often and visit our Facebook page for future dates and to see more of this outstanding young submission grappler.
Congratulations to all of the Teams
Proving Grounds XIII February 3, 2018
~OVERALL TEAM CHAMPIONS~
~MOST DOMINANT ACADEMY~
1st Place – Team Wise
2nd Place – BJJ of Olympia
3rd Place – Phantom BJJ
~Children’s Team Champions~
1st Place – Team Wise
2nd Place – Gracie Barra NW
3rd Place – Straight Blast Burien
4th Place – Phantom BJJ/BJJ Olympia
5th Place – Combat Arts of Seattle
~Adult Team Champions~
1st Place – Foster BJJ/One Jiu Jitsu
2nd Place – Marcelo Alonso BJJ
3rd Place – BJJ of Olympia
4th Place – Gracie Barra NW
5th Place – Summit BJJ
Very Exciting and Important news
In an effort to stay true to our mission of offering the best possible tournament format, we will be making a few significant changes for future events. The following changes should make for a more exciting, competitive, and inclusive event.
1. Most “Dominate Academy” award. This title will be given to the academy (defined by a single address/location. Not to be mistaken with affiliation/multi locations) with the greatest number of submission finishes.
2. Due to many requests, we are now adding a “Master 4” division for competitors 50+ years of age. It is our hopes that this will bring many more of our “not as young as we used to be” competitors out for a day of fun on the mats.
3. As Washington State’s longest running Submission Only Grappling Tournament, Proving Grounds will soon be stepping up it’s tournament presentation. Look for many cool new features over the coming events. Stay tuned here and on our Facebook page for more info.