8.05.2012

STEPHEN KAMPHUIS ON THE EDDIE GOLDMAN SHOW: ADCC PHILIPPINES


On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman speaks with

Stephen Kamphuis of ADCC Philippines
 
http://www.adccphilippines.com

The ADCC Philippines is organizing the ADCC Asia-Pacfic World

Qualifying Championships, which will be held November 3-4 at the SM Mall
of Asia, Music Atrium, Manila Bay side, in Manila, the Philippines.

This event is the selection trials for the Asia-Pacific region for the

2013 ADCC World Submission Fighting Championships, the most prestigious
grappling event in the world. The winners of the advanced divisions will
receive free accommodation and airfare to compete at the 2013 ADCC
Worlds.

We spoke with Stephen Kamphuis by Skype Sunday (Saturday night New York

time) about the significance of this event.

"The impact of an event like this for this region is huge," said

Stephen Kamphuis in this interview. With the Asian grappling scene already
rapidly growing, he added that this "accelerates the work that people have
been doing before this" and "will lift the sport in this region, the
competitiveness of the players and the exposure we get for the sport. It's
a fantastic thing for the region."

We also discussed his background in judo and boxing and how he started

training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, why this outdoor event may be seen by one
of the largest audiences ever to watch grappling in the world, why mixed
martial arts needs sports like grappling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and much
more.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is a bad ass event.