Glenn Dale, MD - This past weekend, grapplers from surrounding Jiu Jitsu schools and academies got the chance to try their skills against local competition at the Grappling Industries tournament which was held at the Capital Sportsplex located about 15 miles east of Washington D.C.
Grappling Industries is one of a rising number of Jiu Jitsu tournaments that tour various locations across the U.S. and internationally. The proof concept as to why these events work and attract participants is easy to understand. If you're constantly competing at your home school with the same team and instructors, you might still be learning but over time everyone you roll with begins to understand your tendencies, what you might be good at or positions that you don't like to be put in. Growth in experience and skills happens in tournaments and outside competition, where you don't know what to expect.
Grappling Industries upcoming locations over the next month include Toronto, Atlanta, Boca Raton, Denver and Columbus, Ohio. For additional information on future events including registration, go to www.grapplingindustries.com.
About the Author:
Darryl Keeton is an avid striking, grappling and wrestling fan living in Upper Marlboro, MD. He holds a black belt in ITF Tae Kwon Do with additional training in Combat Jujutsu, Boxing and Muay Thai.