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Next Event Dec 10

November 29, 2016

Thomas Ryder BJJHey Everyone,

 

We have the next tournament December 10 at the North side Arashi Do

The schedule for the day will be the same as the last one.

SCHEDULE:

The schedule will be as follows:

8:30am children registration and weigh ins. Please register and weigh in 30 minutes before your event is scheduled.

9:00 am Children’s Game – ages 4-6

9:30am Children age 7 and 8-9 Gi (Starting with lightest going to heaviest)

Children age 7 & 8-9 (Starting with lightest going to heaviest) will start after their Gi division is finished

11:00 10/11 &  12/13 (Starting with lightest going to heaviest) will start after their no Gi division is finished

11am Adult registration and weigh ins.

12pm Teens 14/15 & Women Gi first then No Gi.

1pm Adult No Gi (Starting with lightest in one ring, heaviest in the other and working to the middle)

2:30pm Adult Gi (Starting with lightest in one ring, heaviest in the other and working to the middle)

 

COSTS:

Children’s Game (ages 6 and under) – $15

Children 7, 8/9, 10/11, 12/13, 14-16 -$20 for 1 division and $30 for both Gi and No Gi

Adults $30 for 1 division and $40 for both Gi and No Gi

 

We are also looking forward to have the TV guys out again for the show they are working on.  If you were out last time come on out and do a follow up interview.  If you missed the last one then you are more than welcome to come out.

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If you have any questions please check out the FAQ page HERE  If you can find the answer you are looking fro then please send me a message at Myackulic@arashido.com

 

best of luck to you all,

Mike Yackulic

New Season Starting Soon!

August 28, 2016

I have been having a lot of emails about when the Submission Series will be starting up.

Sept 24!

We will be having this one at our North Location on 12730 St. Albert Trail.  We are looking at mixing things up this year in a couple ways.  One thing we will be doing is moving the series around to other host schools.  We are also looking at one big change for the kids… more on that soon, just finalizing some details first.

 

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Kids are coming out in HUGE numbers to compete and having a blast!

 

This year will be the same format as the others.  Gi then No Gi in the morning for the kids, No Gi then Gi in the afternoon for the adults.  The schedule will be very similar to the past as well as the rules with a few exceptions.  Please check the rules which will be updated by August 31.

 

There have been a few consistent questions over the many years we have had this tournament, so here are some and their answers.  If you have any questions please ask so I can add them to the list.

 

Are beginners welcome?

ABSOLUTELY! We actually have more beginners than Advanced show up for these events.  We also have a separate division for beginners/recreational competitors in the No Gi division.

 

Can I still come out if I miss a tournament?

Yes.  We have four parts to this Series but that only matters if you are going to compete for the Adult No Gi competition Belt.

 

How do you calculate the scores for the Championships?

We take your top three scores and add them together to  see who the top 4 people are that will compete for the Championship Belt.

 

What if there is only 2 people in a division… or 3?

If there are only 2 people in a division we will do a best 2 out of 3 to give a chance for more experience.  If there are 3 people we will follow what is laid out by the IBJJF as per the picture below.  To see the rules for the IBJJF please visit: http://ibjjf.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/RulesIBJJF_v4_en-US.pdf

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How do I register?

You can register at the door on the day of. Registration is done with cash only and there is not a ATM at the club so please be prepared.  There is no charge for spectators.

 

When can I weigh in?

You can weigh in 1 hour before your event is scheduled to start.  For younger children who start off the day please only come 30 minutes early.

 

When are the other dates?

Part 1 is Sept 24, Part 2 is Dec 10, Part 3 is Feb 11, Part 4 is April 1 and the Finals will be at the Mind Body Soul June 3.

 

I don’t train at a club or I train at a non-Arashi Do club, can I still come out?

You bet, this is an open tournament and we encourage everyone to come out.

 

Good luck for those coming out, we will see you September 24.

Submission Series this Weekend!

May 2, 2016

This weekend will be the last instalment of The Submission Series. and we are looking forward to seeing everyone out again.

Please check out the schedule below to save yourself time.  Adults do not to be here until 12pm to weigh in, with No Gi divisions starting at 1pm.

When you come out this weekend you can even get a preview of the Mind Body Soul medals… they are super cool and you can also check out our prototype for the Kids Championship Belt we hope to be using next year.

 

SCHEDULE:

The schedule will be as follows:

Please register and weigh in 30 minutes before your event is scheduled.

8:30am children registration and weigh ins

9:00 am Children’s Game – ages 4-6

9:30am Children age 7 and 8-9 Gi (Starting with lightest going to heaviest)

Children age 7 & 8-9 (Starting with lightest going to heaviest) will start after their Gi division is finished

11:00 10-11 &  12/13 (Starting with lightest going to heaviest) will start after their no Gi division is finished

11am Adult registration and weigh ins.

12pm Teens 14/15 & Women Gi first then No Gi.

1pm Adult No Gi (Starting with lightest in one ring, heaviest in the other and working to the middle)

2:30pm Adult Gi (Starting with lightest in one ring, heaviest in the other and working to the middle)

 

COSTS:

Submission Series 2016Children’s Game (ages 6 and under) – $15

Children 7, 8/9, 10/11, 12/13, 14-16 -$20 for 1 division and $30 for both Gi and No Gi

Adults $30 for 1 division and $40 for both Gi and No Gi

 

Please make sure you are familiar with the rules and if you have any questions please email me at myackulic@arashido.com

 

Happy Training and see you this weekend,

Mike Yackulic

 

Next Submission Series is a Month Away

March 31, 2016

MAY 7th is coming up quick.

I’ve had a few people asking about the event.

Can we register online?
No, this is a smaller event and we register day of. Mind Body Soul will be online reg starting May 2.

 

Is this for beginners?

We have divisions for beginner and advanced, kids and adults

 

When can I weigh in?
1 hour before your division is scheduled.


What is the schedule for the day?

SCHEDULE:

The schedule will be as follows:

Please register and weigh in 30 minutes before your event is scheduled.

8:30am children registration and weigh ins

9:00 am Children’s Game – ages 4-6

9:30am Children age 7 and 8-9 Gi (Starting with lightest going to heaviest)

Children age 7 & 8-9 (Starting with lightest going to heaviest) will start after their Gi division is finished

11:00 10-11 &  12/13 (Starting with lightest going to heaviest) will start after their no Gi division is finished

11am Adult registration and weigh ins.

12pm Teens 14/15 & Women Gi first then No Gi.

1pm Adult No Gi (Starting with lightest in one ring, heaviest in the other and working to the middle)

2:30pm Adult Gi (Starting with lightest in one ring, heaviest in the other and working to the middle)

We look forward to seeing you out May 7th, if you have any questions please ask and I’ll add to the list.

Next Series Dates

January 28, 2016

We have been holding back releasing dates for the next 2 Submission Series events due to the number of other events going on in Alberta.

The following dates are:

March 5 (this is tentative as the Capital City Championship is March 19… so this may get moved or cancelled)

May 7. This is set.

The Mind Body Soul will be on June 18 this year and we are looking forward to having a pre-registration process identical to the CBJJF events (same company doing it) which we expect will vastly improve our schedule. We will also be bring in a very experienced Black Belt to referee the whole day. Lots of other changes too, but that will come later.

We love putting on the smaller Submission Series events but we don’t want to over saturate the market and that is starting to happen.

IF you love coming out the the sub series, let us know so we are aware of the interest and we will try harder to find a date that will work for the other promoters.

Please check back for confirmation of the March 5th event.

Love and respect,

Mike Yackulic

15 Tips for New Competitors

December 2, 2015

This is an excerpt from another web page but it has some great tips for you guys looking to compete this weekend.

1. Decide whether you’re going to do takedowns or pull guard. If your standup strategy is a single technique like a “double-leg”, and you are unable to make it happen, just pull guard. If you started Jiu-Jitsu with takedown experience, make for yourself a set of parameters. For example, “If it’s halfway through the match and nothing has happened in terms of standup, I’ll pull guard to get the match going.”

2. Relax Relax Relax. What I mean by relax is to maintain a presence of mind.

3. There’s nothing wrong with being nervous. Don’t spend all your emotional energy fighting your own nervousness. Just accept it.

4. If it’s your first competition, remember that you only have to win each match once. In the training room, you can be lazy because you know there will be more rolling. You think, “Why burn up all my energy fighting this position now when I have another 30 minutes of rolling left?” This doesn’t apply to competitions. When competing you have to go full throttle each match from start to finish.

Read more at http://wbbjj.com/15-tips-and-strategies-for-white-belt-jiu-jitsu-competitors/

Looking forward to seeing you guys out this weekend. Mind the parking, read the post below.

Thomas Ryder BJJ

Special Note About Parking

September 18, 2015

With the popularity of The Submission Series growing each year, we have had to deal with needing to keep our business neighbours happy.

Parking is always an issue and I hope that  we Martial Artists are in good enough shape to walk an extra block to come compete.

Please respect the businesses open on Saturday by not parking in front of their business.

Windsor Plywood – They are having a customer appreciation day so please leave spots open

Flooring People

Diecast Depot

Try to park at the end of the parking lot, behind the building our in the neighbouring parking lots to the north and west.  Please see the map below.  Available parking is marked with a green arrow.

I look forward to seeing you out next weekend.

Mike Yackulic

Series PArking