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3/28/12 9:04 PM
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MONTREAL GRAPPLING GRAND PRIX

***There will be three (3) sponsorship prizes to win from REDSTAR BJJ and MONTREAL GRAPPLING which are trips to the 2012 IBJJF Mundials in California.

The sponsorship prizes goes to the winners of the Montreal Grappling Grand Prix's -170 and +170 Male Purple/Brown/Black Absolute Winners as well as the Blue Belt Male Absolute Winner. The sponsorship includes airfare to California, registration to the IBJJF Mundials, accommodation in California, and a REDSTAR BJJ GI.

Super Fight: Maxime Poulin (Nomad BJJ) versus. Olivier Aubin-Mercier (H2O MMA)

7 Gis as well as lots of t-shirts, shorts, hats, and other cool stuff to be won!
Stellar Gold and Silver Medals to also be won!

TIME: Registration and weigh-in: 9am to 11am (You register and weigh in day of, without your gi for both)
Rules Clinic: 11:30am
Competition: 12pm

Round Robin Gi Tournament:
***Men***
Divisions: White, Blue, Purple/Brown/Black Belt
Weights: -150, -170, -190, +190
3 Absolutes: Blue, -170 & +170 Purple/Brown/Black Belt Absolutes

***Women***
Divisions: White, Blue+
Weights: Absolute

Round Robin NoGi Tournament:
***Men***
Divisions: Beginner (0-18 months), Intermediate (18 months to 36 months), Advanced (3 years +)
Weights: -150, -170, -190, +190
2 Absolutes: Intermediate, Advanced

***Women***
Divisions: 0-1 year, 1 year +
Weights: Absolute
3/28/12 9:05 PM
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WHERE: Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, 5625 Avenue Decelles, Montreal, Quebec

JUST A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE EVENT:

-There are 4 matted fighting areas with safety mats around. Montreal Grappling purchased them from SAMA MATS (www.samamats.com) in a sponsorship deal between the two businesses. All 4 mats run constantly all day to keep matches occurring so that the schedule flows throughout the day.

-The matted fighting areas are barricaded off from the audience and non-currently competing competitors to assure a safe zone between fights and spectators. The barricades consist of poles and multiple black seatbelt rope. The barricades are also purchased by Montreal Grappling to ensure its tournament’s production is always sharp and safe.

-Our venue offers free private parking on the day of our events so that competitors and spectators do not need to pay to park outside the venue. There is lots of parking since the venue takes place at one of the province’s most prestigious private high school and college.

-Redstar BJJ has sponsored Montreal Grappling since nearly the beginning; they always supply prizes at every one of our tournaments. Their Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gis are amongst the best in the martial art and are always gunned for at our tournaments. Check them out at www.redstarbjj.com

-There is always plenty of seating at our events and we are always adding more every tournament to assure that all spectators have a seat throughout the day as well all competitors who are not competing have a seat to sit down and rest.

-Our tournaments are round robin assuring that all competitors get a minimum of 4 fights, if they finish the top of their bracket then they move into a single elimination playoff versus other bracket winners to determine the division winner. We do not have 1 person divisions because of this.

-All our tournaments are recorded and distributed through YouTube for free so that grapplers who compete at our tournament do not need to record their own fights or pay for a copy of the tournament; it is free of charge as a thank you from us to them. Every grappler should get the chance to look at their work at tournaments and analyze their mistakes.

-We are very well organized, do not have delays, start on time, and keep to our schedule.

-The event will be photographed by many perspectives. Adrian Bracisiewicz Photographe will be there to photograph the tournament from his view. Tri Nguyen will as well be there to photograph the tournament from his perspective. Dave Carrol and Joshua O'Connor from BJJ addict will be there to cover the event, photograph it, and capture post-tournament interviews afterwards. Gregg King will be there not only to cover it for his major Ontario BJJ News site Grappler’s Planet but will as well be sponsoring the event for the first time through VVV Co., we look forward to a great relationship with VVV Co. and the rest of these great supporters.

ROUND ROBIN FORMAT:
Competitors from each division will face four opponents within their own division to determine who’s advancing to the next stage of the competition. Divisions with ten competitors or more will be divided in multiple groups.

If a competitor has to forfeit some of his matches, due to injury, his opponent will be declared the winner. Although we understand perfectly that competitors might have to forfeit matches, we expect competitors to complete all four of their matches as respect to their opponents. For example, even though you lost your first three fights, if you refuse to compete in your fourth match not only are you passing out on the grappling experience we are offering you, but most importantly you are depriving your opponent of his experience as well.

Because of the round robin format, teammates might end up being matched against one another. We put extra effort on such a situation not happening, but depending on the number of competitors or teammates in a division, there might be no way to prevent it. Although we encourage teammates to face each other, we also understand that some competitors might be adamant about not doing it. We will allow teammates not to face each other but we absolutely need a winner and a loser because of the round robin rankings.

Following the round robin, the best grapplers from each division will compete in a single-elimination format to crown a winner. Depending on the number of competitors in each division we might be holding quarterfinals, semifinals or only finals.
3/28/12 9:06 PM
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POINTS SPECIFICATION:

TAKEDOWN (2 Points): A takedown is the action of bringing your opponent to the ground using projections, trips or takedown techniques (ex: single-leg). However, to be awarded the 2 points you must keep top position on your opponent for three seconds. For example, if you takedown your opponent but he gets up before you can control him on the ground for three seconds, you will not be given the 2 points.

On the other hand, if you are trying a takedown and your opponent pulls guard without defending the takedown, you will be given 2 points for a takedown. Guard pulling is not a defense against takedowns and you have to remember that you need control on your opponent to successfully pull guard.

SWEEPS (2 Points): A sweep is the action of reversing your opponent in a way for you to go from bottom position to top position. However, to be awarded the two points you must use your legs to sweep your opponent and keep top control for three seconds. For example, if your opponent has side control on you and you “buck” him over in a way that you now have side control on him, you will not be given the two points. Same thing is applicable from full mount. The sweep has to start from you guard (closed, half, open, spider, etc.) for you to use your legs and be awarded the points.

KNEE ON THE BELLY (2 Points): To be awarded the two points, you have to keep control of the position for three seconds. Both knees can be used (inside or outside, obviously not at the same time) and you do not have to be postured all the way, meaning you can stay tight to your opponent and still be given the two points. However, you will not be given additional points if you switch from one knee to the other or from one side to the other. If the referee judges that your knee is too much on the side (ribs) rather than on the belly, you have to improve your position to be given the points.

PASSING THE GUARD (3 Points): Passing the guard is the action of bringing your whole body beyond your opponent’s legs and keeping the position for three seconds. If your opponent rolls to his knees (turtle position) before you can control him, you will not be given the points unless you bring him back to side control, north-south position or full mount for three seconds.

FULL MOUNT (4 Points): To be awarded the four points, you have to keep control of the position for three seconds. Your hips also have to be higher than your opponent’s hips, meaning you will not be given point if you are in a position where your legs are wrapped around his thighs for example. Also, a mounted triangle is not considered as full mount. If you want the four points, you have to let go of the triangle and keep the full mount position for three seconds.

BACK CONTROL (4 Points): To be awarded the four points, you need both your hooks to be in and you have to keep control of the position for three seconds. The hooks can be crossed or not, but the body triangle position is not considered as back control. If you take out one hook after receiving your four points and you put it back a moment later, you will not be awarded any more points.

ADVANTAGES: An advantage can be given by the referee throughout the fight for almost scoring points or applying a serious submission attempt. Of course, the referee’s decision is subjective and therefore we ask competitors, coaches and spectators to always respect the referee when he gives or does not give an advantage.

Competitors need to understand that there is a difference between a submission attempt and a serious submission attempt. For example, getting the kimura grip on your opponent will not give you an advantage. You would need to bring his arm over his back and almost force him to submit. For an armbar you would need the arm to be fully extended, for a choke you have to be really tight around the neck, etc.

There is also a difference between trying to score points and almost scoring points. For example, bringing your opponent to his side or shaking him off balance while trying to sweep him will not give you an advantage. You would also have to almost gain top position but your opponent somehow gets back on top before you can control him for three seconds.
4/2/12 1:02 AM
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Teams confirmed so far that have competitors coming:

Team Bushido
Pura BJJ
Mount Royal BJJ
H2O MMA
Team Barbarian
Gracie Barra Montreal
Ness Martial
BJJ Quebec
BJJ Revolution Team
Team Evolution
Matador BJJ
4/4/12 10:22 AM
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how much is it?
4/5/12 1:11 PM
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simthefarmer - how much is it?


Hey, it is $50 for 1 division or $70 for both. Each division is suppose to get you a minimum of 4 fights. $10 to watch.

Here is a poster and some information on the tournaments from Grappler's Planet site: http://grapplersplanet.com/ai1ec_event/montreal-grappling-grand-prix-mundials-edition/?instance_id=24
4/8/12 8:14 PM
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You can probably expect some guys (and maybe girls) from team UQAM to compete for the first time in history Phone Post
4/9/12 6:59 PM
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simthefarmer - You can probably expect some guys (and maybe girls) from team UQAM to compete for the first time in history <img src="/images/phone/droid.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>


Hey, thanks buddy, its great to see that the program has picked up there. McGill should be probably coming too, they have a great program forming as well and brought 5 guys last time. Great to see UQAM follow suit, this could form a wicked rivalry.

4/9/12 7:00 PM
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1) H2O MMA (Montreal)
2) Mount Royal Jiu-Jitsu (Montreal)
3) Revolution Team (Montreal)
4) Pura BJJ (Hamilton)
5) Gracie Barra (Montreal)
6) Evolution BJJ (Gatineau)
7) BJJ Quebec (Quebec)
8) Team Bushido (Ottawa)
9) Matador BJJ (Woodbridge)
10) Team Barbarian (Terrebonne)
11) Club Kozak (Verdun)
12) Academie Ness Martial (Montreal)
13) Academie SGS (Sherbrooke)
14) JKS (Dollard-des-Ormeaux)
15) Joslin’s MMA (Hamilton)
16) Evolution BJJ (Petawawa)
17) Toronto BJJ (Toronto)
18) Nomad BJJ (Sherbrooke)
19) Grizzly MMA (Kingston)
20) Bruckmann’s Martial Arts (Oshawa)
21) UQAM University MMA Team (Montreal)
22) Team Ascension/Salvosa BJJ (Toronto)

These are teams that so far have confirmed they have competitors coming to the Grand Prix on April 28. You do not need to be part of a team to come or a team that is even confirmed, just come compete. It's going to be great
4/11/12 11:56 AM
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23) Coalition Martial Arts (Orleans)
24) McGowan's MMA Fight Team/ Academie Sportive Parc (Montreal)
25) Bravado BJJ (Longueil)
26) Shiokaido Fight Club (Joliette)
27) Siam MMA Fight House (Repentigny)

4/17/12 7:33 PM
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28) UMAC (Toronto)
29) Body of Four (Toronto)
30) McGill University (Montreal)
31) HoMa BJJ (Montreal)
32) Tristar Gym (Montreal)

This is going to be awesome!
4/18/12 2:43 PM
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The 33rd team to confirm is the Gracie Barra Gladiators from West Island, Quebec
4/18/12 2:44 PM
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Please note this will be round robin, gi and nogi, everything will be recorded for you free of charge, and it costs $50 to enter one division or $70 to enter two divisions.

Don't forget all the awesome prizes being given away.
4/22/12 7:25 PM
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Next Saturday!

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