The World Grappling Games began in Southern California as a series of tournament sponsored by Jean Jacques Machado
The World Grappling Games began in Southern California as a series of tournament sponsored by Jean Jacques Machado (OntheMat has covered most of these tournament extensively) but has now morphed into a national circuit marked by fairness, smooth running schedules and a high level of competition. The event held on June 22nd and 23rd was no exception to the rule, and featured both a BJJ tournament on the first day and submission grappling on the second. At any rate, my brain is shooting blanks right now as far as a detailed trip description and the like, but look for an article penned by yours truly in Grappling magazine very soon. In the meantime, please enjoy the photo gallery and videos of the event and check out http://www.worldgrapplinggames.com  for full results. And hey, if I don`t remember your name off the bat, be sure to introduce yourself next time you see me (I`ll be wearing the Onthemat shirt carrying the video camera)â€¦.I tend to remember your name better when you`ve bought something from me J See you on August 23 for the Pan Americans of Submission Grappling!