Bravado Jiu-jitsu/Canadian Submission Expo Results

The GI tournament went throughout the day and in the evening the events promoter put on a Inviation only pro event called the Canadian Submission Expo. This event featured matches with some of Canadas top grapplers.This past weekend in Toronto Ontario, the Bravado Jiu-jitsu academy (bravadojj.com) hosted its annual grappling tournament. This year the tournament introduced the belt rank divisions as opposed to experience levels which are used in most Canadian grappling events. The tournament was a great success, with approx. 280 competitors from Local cities such as:Hamilton, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Barrie, Mississauga, Port Colborne, Kitchener, and as far as Montreal,Que. Indiana, Ohio, NY, St.Louis,and Edmonton, Alberta.


The GI tournament went throughout the day and in the evening the events promoter put on a Inviation only pro event called the Canadian Submission Expo. This event featured matches with some of Canadas top grapplers and the finals of the open weight blue and purple belt divisions.

Onhand to catch some of the action were veteran grapplers/coaches Mark Bocek, Claude Patrick, Jeff Joslin, Richard Nancoo as well as Fabio Holanda and Prof. Sylvio Behring. Prof Behring gave a speech to the crowd and spoke about the developments of BJJ and Grappling throughout Brazil and now in Canada.—————————————————————————————-Bravado Jiu-jitsu Championship 2007 Winners

White Belt -140 1. Ryan Fleming – Gracie 2. Amar Singh – Northern Black Dragon 3. Frankie Talen – Salvosa BJJ 4. Rudy Splancho – Joslin`s -155 1. Mike Lapalme – Salvosa BJJ 2. Justin Soni – Salvosa BJJ 3. Rob Rende – KATA 4. Amir Niknazar – Salvosa BJJ -1701. Emilio Ramirez – Lin MA 2. Sambath Yos – Gracie 3. Navi Hehar – Toronto BJJ 4. Rob Barham – Alliance Canada -1851. Mike Kockmarek – Alliance Canada 2. Matt Vanderploeg – Dragons Den 3. Richard Zaniewski – Toronto BJJ 4. Blair Manktelow – Alliance Canada -2051. James Copithorne – Franco Behring 2. Dane Watts – Brukmann`s MA 3. Elias – Kretan 4. Gabriele Colonna – Beaupits -2251. Nick Sanders – Team Chitwood USA 2. Dave Golding – Salvosa BJJ 3. Alex Belleau – Shu Ha Ri 4. Michael Fitzakerley – Salvosa BJJ +225 1. Shaun Morand – Team Chitwood USA 2. Guillermo Quinto – GAMMA 3. Owen Ferguson – LMAC 4. Miyake – ? WOMEN -1251. Kari Gough – Reliance JJ 2. Krista Scott Dixon – Kimono Girls 3. Tammi Gibson – Spartan 4. Nicole Simmert – Salvosa BJJ -1451. Neetu Bambrah – Lin MA 2. Ainslie Husband – Schilling JJ 3. Leah Springate – Kimono Girl 4. Kristin Kelly – Definitive +1451. Alaina Hardie – Kimono Girl 2. K Betts Wilmott – Kimono Girl 3. Cheryl Entasistle – Nexus JJ

BLUE BELT -1401. Fred Keomsation – GAMMA 2. Eric Yu – Bodokan 3. Robert Yurich – Dayboll JJ 4. Robin Black – Toronto BJJ -1551. Alex Halkis – Lin MA 2. Seiji Sugimuhi – Franco Behring 3. Micheal Kukula – KATA 4. Brandon Farrell – Franco Behring -1701. Kieron Goguen – Brukmann MA 2. Jacob Weiss – GAMMA 3. Kevin Schingh – Dragon 4. Diego Vazquez – GAMMA -1851. Patrick Chenier – BTT 2. David Thomson – BTT 3. Darren Morgan – RGDA 4. Arron Behr – SCMP -2051. Andrew Lakemaker – BTT 2. Anthony De Juan – Salvosa BJJ 3. Matthew Pasquale – Toronto BJJ 4. Rui Slim – Toronto BJJ -2251. James Katris – Total Jiu Jitsu 2. Andrew Buckley – RGDA Canada 3. James Welsh – TLBBI 4. Nathan Rector – Toronto BJJ WOMEN BLUE & UP-1251. Yael Young – KATA -1451. Yael Young – KATA 2. Angela Wilson – Bodokan 3. Jo Jo Lasingham – Ara shi-do 4. Misty Shearder – Ara shi-do

PURPLE-1551. Craig Chitwood – Team Chitwood USA 2. Reggie Manuel – Lin MA 3. Shane Bereford – Bodokan -1701. Stephen Simms – Bocek / KATA 2. Dave Hutcheson – Franco Behring -185 1. Eric Yu – Dragan Alliance Canada 2. Amir Yafawi – Alliance -2051. Mike Yackulic – Ara shi-do -2251. Terry Dillino – GAMMA BROWN / BLACK

-225 1. Anthony Provirzino – Bo Jit su —————————————————————————–

***Best Supporting Club Award – Salvosa BJJ ***Team Champions – GAMMA ***ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONS – BTT CANADA ***2007 Appreciation Award – Scott Schilling


BLUE BELT Openweight Finalists 1. Andrew Buckley – RGDA2. Patrick Chenier – GAMMA / BTT PURPLE BELT Openweight Finalists 1. Eric Yu – Dragan Alliance2. Amir Yafawi – Alliance Atlanta

CANADIAN SUBMISSION EXPO RESULTS

1. Jack Szatko over Tim Wadsworth- via Submission (RNC)

2. Steve Westner over Jason Saggo – Decision 5-4

3. Barry Simms over Walter Meiss -Submission (Monson choke)

4. BLUE FINAL Andrew Buckley over Patrick Chenier -Submission (Collar choke)

5. Matt Page over Anthony Romita – Decision 9-1

6. Marco Costa over JW Wright – Decision 2-0 ?

7. Andrew McInnes over Patricio Canales -Decision Advantage

8. Open BELT FINAL Eric Yu over Amir Yafawi – Decision————————————————————————————————————

The Bravado Jiu-jisu tournament and Canadian Submission Expo was sponsored by:

*Fight Planet (www.fightplanet.ca)*OTM (www.onthemat.com)*Pound 4 Pound (www.pound4pound.ca)*CANFIGHT (www.canfight.com)*Kimura Wear (www.kimurawear.com)*Submit Gear (www.submitgear.com)*Meneike Car Care Centre (www.meneike.com)*Canadian MMA Association (www.canadianmma.com)*BAMA-Hurricane JJ (www.bamahjj.com)*Nucleus Media (www.nucleusmedia.com)*Jeff Joslin (www.jeffjoslin.ca)*Kombat Arts Training Academy (www.kombatarts.com)*Showdown Entertainment (www.showdown.ca)*Salvosa BJJ-Team Ascension (www.salvosabjj.com)*RGDA Canada Team (www.rgda.org)*Urban Samuraii (available at Fight Planet and Kombat Arts)*Key Clothing (www.unlockyourself.net)










































































































































































































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