GREAT NEWS! To ensure you don’t miss your bracket, you are now able to view the event progress at:
CHECK-IN (Warm Up Area)TIMES FOR SATURDAY June 1, 2019:
8:30 AM – Warm Up Area (matches will start by 9:00 AM)
All Children’s and Junior’s Gi and Nogi
10:30 AM – Warm Up Area
All Women’s Gi
All Men’s Gi
***New for this year, the order of competition will go from upper belts to lower belts
12:30 PM – Warm Up Area
All Adult Nogi (Men and Women)
**Allow sufficient time to get checked in at the front desk before you head to the warm up area
ONLY 5 DOLLARS FOR SPECTATORS
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 XVI Februaury 2, 2019
~OVERALL TEAM CHAMPIONS~
Gracie Barra NW
~MOST DOMINANT ACADEMY~
~Children’s Team Champions~
1st Place – Gracie Barra NW
2nd Place – Team Wise
3rd Place – GHBJJ/Hybrid
4th Place – Torque Martial Arts
5th Place – Kindred BJJ
~Adult Team Champions~
1st Place – Checkmat BJJ
2nd Place – Kindred BJJ
3rd Place – Foster/One Jiu Jitsu
4th Place – Team Wise
5th Place – Phantom 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.