Category Archives: Art of Grappling

This Week in Florida MMA

This week Florida MMA has three of its heavy hitters putting on top notch MMA events! Fight fans all the way from Pensacola, to St. Augustine, to Tampa will be covered with nonstop action! There are also a couple Jiu Jitsu/Grappling tournaments taking place for the all around combat sports enthusiast.   Art of Grappling USA (kids 4-17) at the Doubletree Westshore Hotel in Tampa, FL on 6/28 at 10:00 a.m. EST. Website: Facebook: Event Page:   Newbreed Ultimate Challenge at the Coral Springs Gymnasium in Coral Springs, FL on 6/28 at 8:00 a.m. EST. Website: Facebook: Event Page: Island Fights 29: Merrit vs. Law at the Hilton Hotel in Pensacola Beach, FL on 6/28 at 7:00 p.m. EST. Website: Facebook: Event Page: Rumble in the Ancient City “Summer Slam” at Ketterlinus Gym in St. Augustine,...

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Art of Grappling 6/29/2013

Art of Grappling 6/29/2013 The Art of Grappling brought great action, on June 29th, in the form of their very first adult grappling tournament. The competitors showed up in large numbers at the Hilton in Downtown Tampa. Art of Grappling is co-owned by Ralph Garcia and Duane Spires of the World Class Fight League and Cris MidgetTwister Rodriguez of Gracie Pac MMA. They have made a great team thus far, putting on two tournaments as of now. The first Art of Grappling took place on March 30th and was strictly for kids. Their latest event was an all adult tournament. The competition was fierce and the appreciation from friends and family was well received. Art of Grappling offered various weight classes and divisions for the competitors. Brackets were well set up and the officiating was without flaw; truly a great event for Jiu Jitsu practitioners of...

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