March proved to be a busy month for the Grapplers of EGA. The Beacon Jiu Jitsu school participated every weekend in a tournament in March.
From Albany, to Boston the first half of the month, to New York City and Connecticut the latter half.
It was a busy month indeed!
On March 3rd, NAGA was in Albany, NY. We had 7 competitors from our team there. In the adults divisions we had Frankie(3rd), Kenny(1st), Jon(1st), Boomer(1st) and Andrew(1st).
In the Kids divisions, were Will and MJ who both took 1st in both their Gi and No Gi divisions, at the event in Albany.
Grappling Industries Boston
Electric Chair, Inside Sankaku and Imanari Rolls
On March 10th, Nick Spencer took 1st Place in the No Gi Division, and 2nd in the Gi. Mike Palladino took 1st in No Gi and 2nd in the Gi.
Mike on the Podium in both divisions.
Two Leg Lock Finishes for Mike:
Imanari Roll to Estima lock
Butterfly guard to Inside Sankaku:
Grappling Industries NYC
On March 24th, EGA had 15 competitors make the trek to Baruch College in NYC. It was a fantastic event!
The Adults of EGA:
Here are the results:
Adam F. 1st place No Gi and 3rd Gi
Carlos: 1st Gi
Cookie: 2nd Gi and 2nd No Gi
Joey M: 2nd No Gi
Matt S. 1st No Gi and 2nd Gi
The Darce Choke and it’s Variation’s:
A technique we’ve been focusing on at EGA has been the Darce choke and it’s variations. I was very happy to see a total of 6 Darce Choke variations hit at this tournament from 3 different students. Here is the ‘Sonic Roll to Marce” by Adam Firestone
Matt S. Would have gotten the MVP award if there was one. He was on Fire. Matt had 11 matches, with 3 Darce Chokes, a Rear Naked choke and a guillotine.
Another Highlight of the day was Joey M’s two Tomoe Nage to Armbars on his way to earning the Silver Medal.
Evolution Grappling Academy kids:
Joan, Izzy, Niko, James, John, Noel and Jaevon all did great!
Joan D. Also took 1st Place
James R. 1st
John C took 1st after 5 matches.
Noel takes 2nd.
Jaevon takes 2nd in his first tournament:
Tap Cancer Out
The last tournament of March was Tap cancer Out in Hamden, CT.
We had two grapplers from our Kids Program compete, MJ and Joan.
MJ took 3rd Place:
Joan’s 1st Match
Joan’s 2nd Match:
Very proud to see all the success from everyone!
Keep it up!