Moriarty Wins ADCC Trials

As I predicted, Chris Moriarty (Alliance – Team Jacare) won the North American Abu Dhabi trials in New Jersey, last night. Chris defeated top U.S. grapplers such as Justin Garcia and Rick McCauley to earn his spot at the upcoming world championships of submission wrestling next spring.

Way to go Chris!

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I am going to get a post-ADCC trials interview with him shortly, so he can share with us his experience.

See Y’all on the mats!


Jeff Joslin: Apex Champion

Only minutes into the first round, Jeff stopped his opponent, Nuri Shakir, by TKO. He becomes the Apex Welterweight Champion.

Rowan Cunningham submitted both of his opponents en route to winning the welterweight tournament.

Great work, guys!


One Week ‘Til Jeff Fights

With the hardest training already behind him, Jeff Joslin goes into the final week of preparation for his fight at APEX: A Night of Champions. Instead of fighting Colin O’Rourke as was previously reported, he’s been given a golden opportunity to fight for the vacant Welterweight title. His opponent: Nuri Shakir.

I heard, from those in attendance at his last fight, that the cheers and support were deafening. This time we have over twice as many fans busing down to Quebec – each fan twice as crazy. Now, I’m no mathematician, but that’s going to be a lot of craziness.

Good luck to Jeff, I fear for the health and safety of your opponents.

Read Jeff’s latest interview here.

Canadian Open Approaching

It’s that time of the year again. Every fall sees Canada’s largest Brazilian jiu-jitsu and grappling tournament take place; the Joslin’s Canadian Open. I’ve been both spectator and competitor at the event and can attest to its magnitude. This thing is HUGE. Though I think it’s time to move into a larger facility (ie. the Rogers Centre), the Joslin’s never fail to put on a well run event. Two rings and extra seating have been added so that everything’s efficient, as usual.

The When: November 12th, 2006,
The Where: Sherwood High School, 24 High Street, Hamilton, Ontario (Map).
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