AKF Celebrates 35th Spring Tournament of Champions this weekend

AKF Spring Tournament of Champions

The American Kyuki-Do Federations 35th Spring Tournament of Champions takes place May 7 in Huntley, Illinois

Approximately 200 competitors will be swarming to Huntley, Illinois, on Saturday, May 7, for the 35th annual American Kyuki-Do Federation Spring Tournament of Champions and Black Belt Promotion.

As a family-based martial arts federation, the much-anticipated AKF tournament will feature martial artists, ranging from 2 ½-year-olds, competing in the Kihap Contest, to 4th Dans going for the gold in weapons, breaking, forms, grappling and sparring competitions.

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At least 13 academies and three states will be represented at this year’s Tournament of Champions which will be coinciding with its Spring Black Belt Promotion for the first time ever.

In previous years, the black belt promotion has taken place the day following the tournament, but due to the events falling on Mother’s Day weekend this year, the two events have been combined into one power-packed day.

Festivities begin at 8 a.m. at: Huntley Park District, 12015 Mill Street, Huntley, IL 60142.

Also new in the 35th year of the tournament is AKF’s partnership with martial arts flooring provider Greatmats, which is offering all competitors and spectators in attendance the opportunity to participate in Greatmats Photobomb Contest for a chance to win either a $25 Amazon Gift Card or $50 in Greatmats Credit. The Photobomb Contest winner for the AKF Spring Tournament of Champions will be automatically entered into the Grand Prize contest for a chance to win a 5×10 foot by 2 inch folding gym mat. For more information on the Greatmats Photobomb Contest, visit http://www.greatmats.com/martial-arts-mats/greatmats-photobomb-contest.php. To learn more about Greatmats’ martial arts mats visit http://www.greatmats.com/martial-arts-mats.php.

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March 12 full of Martial Arts Tournament Action

March 12, 2016 Karate Tournament

Connellsville Classic Karate Championships

March 12, 2016 BJJ Tournament

New Orleans BJJ Championships

This weekend will be a big one for Greatmats sponsored Martial Arts Tournaments.

The American Grappling Federation’s (AGF) New Orleans BJJ Championships in Westwego, Louisiana promises to provide a full day of action on Saturday, March 12, 2016, with more than 300 competitors.

Meanwhile, to the northeast, the Warriors United Tournament Circuit is preparing for its second tournament of 2016 – the Connellsville Classic Karate Championships in Connellsville, Pennsylvania – which is also expecting a huge turnout. More than 150 competitors from 20 academies have already registered for the tournament and expectations are for the number of competitors to nearly double by Saturday’s start.

Be ready to find a Greatmats banner at these events and take your picture with them for a chance to win great prizes in Greatmats’ Photobomb Contest. For details on prizes and how to enter visit http://www.greatmats.com/martial-arts-mats/greatmats-photobomb-contest.php.

Good luck to all academies and competitors!

Greatmats Photobomb Contest

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Carlson Gracie team wins Oklahoma State BJJ Championships

Oklahoma State BJJ Championships sponsored by Greatmats

AGF Oklahoma BJJ Tournament Kids Gi Action

Oklahoma State BJJ Championships sponsored by Greatmats

Oklahoma State BJJ Tourney No Gi Grappling

Boasting a record number of competitors for single American Grappling Federation Tournament last weekends Oklahoma State BJJ Championships was a great success, especially for the Carlson Gracie team which won the team title with 805 points.

The Carlson Gracie team posted 217 of those points in the Adult No Gi competitions, and another 211 points in Adult Gi.

Lovato BJJ, which placed second in the team standings with 657 points, gathered the bulk of their points by tallying 269 points in Kids Gi action and another 144 points in Kids No Gi competitions –

Oklahoma State BJJ Girls Championships sponsored by Greatmats

AGF Oklahoma Girls Gi Grappling tournament

both tops in those divisions.

Rounding out the top five teams (of 95 teams to score points) were Clinch Martial Arts Academy (209 points), Rubalcava Jiu-Jitsu (175 points) and Cobra BJJ (146 points).

Greatmats, a proud sponsor of the AGF, is offering all attendees of this tournament the opportunity to win an Amazon Gift Card, Greatmats Credit or a Folding Mat through its Photo Bomb Contest. Visit http://www.greatmats.com/martial-arts-mats/greatmats-photobomb-contest.php for complete contest details.

Oklahoma State BJJ Men's Championships sponsored by Greatmats

AGF Oklahoma BJJ Tournament Men’s No Gi Grappling Action.

AGF Oklahoma State BJJ Championships Preview

Greatmats and American Grappling Federation

If you’re in the Oklahoma City area on March 5, you won’t want to miss the American Grappling Federation’s (AGF) Oklahoma State BJJ Championships, sponsored by Greatmats. This premiere event, in its fourth year, will feature more than 600 competitors from 113 academies. Competitors range from age 3 to 58 years young.

Fighters from five of the Top 10 ranked AGF academies will be showing off their skills. Leading the charge is third-ranked BQuick JJ which boasts a team of 82 competitors. BQuick JJ is led by Sebastian Dayer who has 18 points already in 2016 and will compete in the 7-9 year-old Featherweight divisions.

Fourth-ranked Lovato BJJ is the largest ranked academy with 164 competitors. Ruben Hernandez in the competitor to watch for Lovato BJJ as he has already accumulated 21 points in three competitions this year. Hernandez will compete in the 10-12 year-old ultra heavyweight divisions. His teammates, Alexia Benton and Clayton White have recorded 18 points apiece. Benton competes in the 7-9 year old middleweight divisions while White is in the 10-12-year old medium heavyweight divisions.

Fifth-ranked Core Fight Academy is a small but power-packed squad of 27 competitors. Be on the lookout for Oliver Smith, who leads the team with 27 points in three competitions. Smith will compete in three classes for 10-15 year-olds under 85 pounds.

Also represented are sixth-ranked academy Alliance BJJ and seventh-ranked Alvaraz BJJ.

Look for plenty of great action and don’t forget to participate in Greatmats Photobomb Contest while your there for a chance to win a gift card or 5×10 foot folding mat!

Greatmats Photobomb Contest

Win Gift Cards or a Folding Mat in Greatmats’ Photobomb Contest

Oklahoma State BJJ Championships

Oklahoma State BJJ Championships

Greatmats offers $1,000 prize for Most Inspiring Martial Arts Story

Win $1000 for your inspiring Martial Arts Story

Most Inspiring Story $1,000 Giveaway: Greatmats Martial Arts Edition

MILLTOWN, WISC. – Every martial artist has a different reason for taking up the sport, and a different reason for sticking with it. For some, its all about fitness. Others have an unquenchable competitive spirit. Martial Arts are commonly taught for self defense and serve some who have been bullied or fear they might be. For some its more about inner peace or camaraderie. For whatever reason, Martial Arts have long helped people cope and conquer challenges in their lives.

Greatmats, a Wisconsin-based martial arts flooring leader, is seeking out inspiring martial arts stories to share how martial arts have served to help people overcome challenges.

The most inspiring story will win up to $1,000 in Greatmats credit or up to $700 in cash through Greatmats’ “Most Inspiring Story $1,000 Giveaway: Martial Arts Edition”. Greatmats is accepting submissions through Jan. 10, 2016.

For more details on the contest and how to enter, visit http://www.greatmats.com/gmats-giveaway.php.

 

Win a $25 amazon.com gift card from Greatmats!

Martial Arts Studio Photo Contest

Win an amazon gift card by posting a photo of your martial arts studio on Greatmats’ Facebook page.

Post a photo of your martial arts studio on Greatmats Facebook page for a chance to win a $25 amazon.com gift card in Greatmats Back-to-School Martial Arts Contest. No purchase necessary. Contest ends October 31, 2015. Follow these steps to enter the contest:

1. Post a photo of yourself at your dojo, dojang, kwoon, gym, etc. on Greatmats’ Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/Greatmats

2. In the post, including 2-3 sentences telling us what you look for in Martial Arts Flooring. Add or include the words “Greatmats Back-to-School Martial Arts Contest” and “#GreatmatsMartialArts2015” in the post.

3. Email your name, studio name, shipping address, email address and phone number to brett@greatmats.com with GreatmatsMartialArts2015 in the subject line.

The winner will be announced the first week of November 2015. Greatmats offers a large selection of Martial Arts flooring, pads and mats. Find them at http://www.greatmats.com/martial-arts-mats.php.

All of the photos submitted for this contest will become the property of Greatmats. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook.