Posts Tagged ‘Grappling Toronto Ontario Canada’

Grappling News Update

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Mixed Martial Arts Expo Founder and President – Gerald Chopik – recently inked a deal that will bring one of the most prestigious Grappling tournaments in the world to MMA Expo Toronto and other Canadian cities throughout 2010.

The tournaments are a joint venture between MMA Expo and Abu Dhabi Combat Club. 

Fight Planet, a Hamilton-based MMA retailer will be the official sponsor of the new ADCC Canadian Qualifier Series.

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2009 Team Ontario Grappling Qualifiers Tournament

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

Taking place on Saturday July 18th is the ‘2009 Team Ontario National Grappling Qualifiers’ tournament.

Held at The University of Toronto’s Mississauga Campus, the event will feature both men’s and women’s Gi and No Gi divisions.

The event is hosted by The Toronto Grappling Club.  The entry fee will be $50.00 for those that pre-register before July 15th, 2009.

Eligible gold medalists will be sponsored to attend the World Team Trials on August 8th in Ottawa, Ontario.

For more information, e-mail info@torontojiujitsu.com or call 416-939-5973.

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The Art of The Choke

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Katsuhiko Kashiwazaki is one of the most revered and dangerous Judo grapplers to ever come out of Japan.

Small in stature at 130 pounds, he was a giant on the mat, often beating competitors twice his size while choking, pinning and arm locking his way to multiple All Japan Judo weight class championships as well as Judo and Sambo world championships.

Gravitating towards groundwork early on in his Judo development, Kashiwazaki developed a fondness for choking techniques evident in his book “SHIMEWAZA” (translated as ‘choking techniques’), in which he devotes 112 pages strictly to the art of the choke.

Possibly the largest single collection of choking techniques ever compiled, this book is an excellent source and resource for any grappler serious about learning how to choke an opponent from a variety of positions and situations.   Bridging the sublime, Kashiwazaki goes into such detail as to just the right amounts of pressure that need to be applied in order to put your opponent in a deep sleep or light sleep. 

Although written for Judo, many techniques will and do cross-over to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).

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