Arnold Martial Arts Festival / No Gi Grappling


The Arnold Grappling Championships are expected to grow bigger and better in 2013 partnering with the Abu Dhabi Combat Club and our military to bring new exciting competitions & also having the standard 2013 Arnold Grappling event… In recognition of our nation's military we will be adding a free to our military grappling competition on Friday, March 1,2013. Called Operation Let's Roll, There will be 150 spots available all free on a first-come-first serve basis for the following personnel: veterans, active duty, reserve, National Guard, ROTC, and JROTC. In addition, family members of the aforementioned personnel also qualify to compete. The Arnold Grappling Championships will be held March 2-3 in Columbus, Ohio, with all No-Gi divisions to be held on Saturday March 2 and all Gi divisions set for Sunday, March 3. Special Pre-registration pricing for the Arnold grappling will take place until February 17, 2013. Late registration will take place until the morning of competition. In addition, in an effort to increase the level of competition, the Arnold Grappling Championships will run an official ADCC (Abu Dhabi Combat Club) expert portion of the show. The Expert or Advance no-Gi divisions of the men’s and women’s adult divisions will compete in ADCC style. The winners of this advanced adult competition will receive free entry into the ADCC World Championships held later in the year. This competition will qualify seven athletes who will travel to Dubai to compete for a $1 million prize purse! The ADCC World Federation will bring its head referee from the Abu Dhabi Combat Club to oversee the competition the Arnold Grappling Championships. (Note: this is only the Men and Women Adult Advanced division. All other divisions will have normal Gi and no-Gi rules. Passport or birth certificate with identification required, 18 years old and over only, and bring a copy of paytment to competition) For more information on rules, click the link! This year’s Arnold Grappling Championships will be like no other. Hope you are ready and Good Luck.

Directions Competitions and Registration Friday, March 1 Weigh in and Late Registration, 9a.m.-8 p.m. Red Roof Inn Downtown 111 E. Nationwide Blvd. Columbus, OH, 43215 614-224-653 Operation Let's Roll - Military Competition, 3 p.m. GREATER COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER HALL C MMA Workshops, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Grappling Workshop Featuring Carlson Gracie Jr. and UFC Fighter Colton Smith GREATER COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER HALL C Competitions Saturday, March 2 ARNOLD GRAPPLING - NO GI DIVISIONS ADCC ELITE/AMATUER GREATER COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER Late Weigh and Registration at Tournament, 7-9 a.m. Event Starts at 9 a.m., HALL-C Rules Meeting: 9:30 a.m., HALL-C Sunday, March 3 ARNOLD GRAPPLING - GI DIVISIONS GREATER COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER Late Weigh and Registration at Tournament, 7-9 a.m. Competition begins at 9 a.m., HALL-C Grappling Registration: 7 a.m., ROOM C122

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