Grappling Industries Denver, January 2023

January Update

Grappling Industries Results January 28th, 2023

On Saturday, January 28th 2023 we sent a small team to Lakewood, Colorado to compete in the first tournament of the year. A lot were with either new to competition or new to competing in their belt. Honestly I thought the timing was a bit iffy because with the holidays it was going to take a lot of their effort to get in shape and with the new year and the Six Blades Anniversary in Austin, we weren’t going to be running competition classes for it. 

Despite all that I was very proud of the competitors who showed up and competed great. We surprisingly took 5th as a team in adults and our 11 individuals took home 3 gold, 9 silver and 1 bronze. 

I was happy to see a lot of takedowns, great guard passing and a lot of Xande Ribeiro style collar sleeve guard. A few things to work on like staying out of the closed guard, but in general I was pretty stoked. Also thanks to all the students and friends who helped on day of or students who helped them get ready.

Our Sundy Women's Class is now fulltime

Our sunday women’s class is now every week, Sunday at 1 PM. We have had a lot of success in that class getting females comfortable with Jiu-Jitsu. If you are looking for you or someone else to get started, have them check it out, it is free and open to the public.

Six Blades Jiu-Jitsu HQ Anniversary

On Saturday, January 21st myself and Professor Will headed down to Austin, Texas to celebrate the one year anniversary of my instructor Xande Ribeiro’s academy being open to the public. It was a tremendous event with lots of training and celebrating. I think at one time there were 64 people sparring at once with more spectating. It is always a pleasure to train with so many world champs and great coaches, exchanging ideas. I got to train with 2x black belt world champion Victor Hugo and bring back some single leg x ideas to our guys. It is also fun to see such a strong hand in the collar game with their lower belts which is something of a lost art in the world of modern jiu-jitsu.