Martial Arts Tournament
Monte Massey

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Grappling/Jiu-Jitsu tournaments have been around for decades, with nearly all ever-increasingly favoring a sport Jiu-Jitsu style/ruleset framework. Which has its pros and cons depending on who you ask and for what purpose. However, now there is a new tournament company with a fresh outlook on what a grappling tournament ruleset should be.

In fact, brand new! Guardian Grappling just held its grand debut this past January 22nd. Monte Massey’s, Guardian Grappling’s founder, main goal is to challenge the rulesets for a more combative/self-defense approach to grappling… an exciting and refreshing change to the grappling tournament landscape. In our interview with Monte, he shared some auspicious plans for the future, some fresh yet grassroots perspectives on Jiu-Jitsu/grappling rulesets, and where you can come experience this awesome event yourself.

Guardian Grappling… The beginning

The inaugural tournament was a success with over 100 competitors and over $6,000 in prizes, a considerable prize share for almost any local tournament, but especially for their first one. Additionally, you don’t have to worry about single elimination with Guardian Grappling as every competitor gets to compete multiple times… A great value as many of us pay upwards of $1,500+ to make each tournament before we even account for missed work or opportunity costs.

Jiu Jitsu Mats

Monte Massey

They are also a veteran’s first tournament with military personnel, police officers, and veterans handing every winner their medals. They are even big supporters of Gi’s for GIs, a fantastic organization that gives Gi’s, puts on events, and supports all Jiu-Jitsu practitioners who serve our country and put their lives on the line.

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Also, with Guardian Grappling, even the metals are different. Instead of the typical neck-hung medals, they give each champion a double-sided gold coin, pretty cool, right!

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