NZ Grappler in conjunction with OLIVER MMA are proud to present its first THROWDOWN TOURNAMENT on Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July 2012 at the Te Atatu Community Centre in Auckland. This event will feature a Takedown-only tournament for adults along with Submission Grappling Gi competition for Men, Women, and Kids. There will be weight divisions and Absolute, along with about $4000 in cash and prizes.
The takedown-only competition is designed to encourage more takedown techniques within the fighting sports. We welcome athletes from all sports that uses takedown techniques, such as MMA, Judo, BJJ, and Wrestling. Click here for the official rules for the takedown competition. First prize in the Absolute divisions of the Takedown tournament will be $400, and 2nd prize will be an iPod Touch. The Absolute divisions will be divided into 2 weight classes for the takedown competiton, under 84 kg and over 84 kg.
The Submission Grappling Gi competition will employ the same rules as the previous NZ Grappler No-Gi competitions with addition of holding and submission techniques using the Gi uniform. All submission grappling athletes are invited to compete, but divisions are separated by using BJJ belt ranks as a guideline. Click here for the official rules for the submission grappling gi competition.
Registration Prices are as follows:
$35 Takedown OR Adult Gi division until 11:59 pm on Saturday 23rd June
$55 Takedown AND Adult Gi divisions until 11:59 pm on Saturday 23rd June
$30 Kid Gi division until 11:59 pm on Saturday 23rd June
After 23rd June, late fee is $10 additional. All registrations must be received by Wednesday 27 June 2012.