5th American International Championships

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  1. TheVandalz

    TheVandalz The Mighty Menehune

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    Anyone gonna be there?

    I am going to drop a weightclass and compete in the 149lb division. I took a painful loss at the GQ's but we were fairly equally skilled. I swept him, he swept me, niether of us could advance (other than his takedown which got him a mount that I immediately swept). I gassed 3 minutes in to it, went for a poor kimura from his half guard and got swept, mounted, and Americana'd. I chalk up 80% of that loss to the fact that he was a natural 170lber and I was a natural 155lber, I jsut didn't have any strength left at that point. I hope to do much better this time around.

    If anyone else is competing, let me know what weight and division! :D
     
  2. TheVandalz

    TheVandalz The Mighty Menehune

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    Its in Long Beach, CA on Dec 3rd for anyone who doesn't already know.
     
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    TheHighlander Green Belt

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    I'm considering it, but after Grappler's Quest last weekend and the California Open this weekend (Half Moon Bay), I'm not sure my finances will have recovered sufficiently. Do you have a site for it?
     
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    The Sickness Ichizoku

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    I'll be there. Men's intermediate, I weigh 182
     
  5. Spoonman7

    Spoonman7 Red Belt

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    Is there a website for this ? It sounds interesting.
     
  6. TripVersion1

    TripVersion1 Blue Belt

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    http://grapplingtournaments.com/index.php

    This is the link to the tournament information, it is a rated event.

    Im thinking I will go to compete as well. Im weighing 130 so Ill go in whatever division fits that weight, in both novice nogi and blue belt divisions.
     
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    sir037 Forever Noob

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    Unfortunately, I have to work and won't be able to play.
     
  8. TheVandalz

    TheVandalz The Mighty Menehune

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    Flyweight i think. Or Banta, not sure how this tournaments weight classes are breaking down, they all seem to differ between tournaments/promoters.

    Good luck tho.

    I'll probably cut 11lbs at compete as a feather as i've stated above.
     
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    The Sickness Ichizoku

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    I think I'm gonna compete in a weight class above mine...
     
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    TripVersion1 Blue Belt

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    Anyone else planning on going?
     
  11. GracieMMABarra

    GracieMMABarra Word.

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    good luck too you guys
     
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    TripVersion1 Blue Belt

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    Ill be going Flyweight Beginner No Gi and Blue Belt Super Featherweight Gi, thanks for the encouragement!
     
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    TheVandalz The Mighty Menehune

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    Big Days TOMORROW! See you guys there!
     
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    TripVersion1 Blue Belt

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    How did you guys do? I got 2nd in Gi and dead last haha (5th) in No Gi.
     

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