Just got this from BJJ black-belt, Andy Wang, who is now stationed in San Diego but can still be found in Taiwan from time to time. -Luke
My name is Andy Wang and I am writing in regards to the grappling event being held in scenic San Diego, CA, at Undisputed Downtown (www.undisputedusa.com) on Sunday, February 22nd. This NO-GI submission wrestling event, "ChokeFest 2: The Quickening", will bring together no-gi grappling competitors representing some of the finest schools in the Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego regions; we are hoping you will be able to come support our event as well and add to the already impressive list of athletes, coaches and supporters and make your mark on the San Diego grappling scene.
We realize in difficult economic times such as these, athletes have to pick and choose which events to support carefully. We feel that your experience will be a good one and while we cannot promise who the winners will be, we can promise that you and your team will compete in a well-organized, competitive event featuring standardized rules that will be conducted in a professional and unbiased manner. The event will feature adult divisions only, for men and women, with various weight and experience categories so the action should be fast and exciting.
ChokeFest2: The Quickening was originally intended to be a USA Wrestling sanctioned event, but with rising costs for competitors in this tough economy we have decided to promote the event ourselves and therefore the event will only cost $20 per competitor and $5 per adult spectator, making it one of the most affordable grappling tournaments around. The athlete may choose the option to weigh in the day before the event at select UNDISPUTED gym locations or the morning of the event from 8:00-10:00 am, with the tournament beginning promptly at 10:30 am. Food and merchandise vendors will also be on hand so please come and enjoy a day of good competition and camaraderie.
Attached is the flier with the tournament information and again, please disregard the USA Wrestling card fees. Feel free to contact me personally if you have any questions or concerns about rules, weigh-in times and locations, schedule, etc. and I can forward that information to you. Good luck this year in your training and competing and we look forward to seeing you on the mats soon!