Grappling Industries

Grappling Industries – Complete Guide & 2023 Events

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Background

Grappling Industries is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Submission Grappling tournament that emerged in Quebec, Canada in 2011 under the name Montreal Grappling. The primary motivation behind its establishment was addressing the limited availability of platforms for competitors to test their skills, as Quebec had only one tournament per year. To tackle this issue, the organization introduced Round Robin tournaments, which revolutionized the competition experience by providing participants with multiple guaranteed fights in each division.

Since then, Grappling Industries has experienced remarkable growth, expanding its reach to encompass over 200 events annually across Canada, Australia, the USA, the UK, and Europe. Throughout this journey, the mission has remained steadfast: fostering, inspiring, and maximizing inclusive grappling opportunities for all competitors while providing a platform for their pursuit of greatness.

Action from a recent Manhattan event (source: grapplings.com)

Ruleset Overview

Round Robin Tournaments:

  • Competitors from each division will be randomly pooled with opponents within their division, providing them with the opportunity to have up to 4 matches.
  • In divisions with more than 5 competitors, the round robin format will be followed. The top grapplers from the pools will advance to a single-elimination playoff format to determine the winner.
  • If a competitor is unable to participate in some matches due to injury, their opponent will be declared the winner.
  • In the event that teammates are matched against each other, a winner must be determined.
  • Tiebreakers will be resolved using the following algorithm:
    • Most Wins
    • Most Submissions
    • Head-to-Head Match
    • Most Points Scored

Absolute Division:

  • Absolute Divisions follow a single-elimination format in all Grappling Industries tournaments.
  • Gi Absolute Divisions are categorized by belt level and adhere to the respective belt’s ruleset.
  • NoGi Absolute Divisions combine skill levels and use Brown/Black rules during matches.

Rankings:

  • Medals won in the tournament contribute to individual and team ranking points:
    • Gold: 100 points
    • Silver: 50 points
    • Bronze: 20 points
  • Individual and team ranking points are also awarded based on match outcomes:
    • Submission win: 10 points
    • Points win: 7 points
    • Referee Decision or Disqualification win: 5 points
  • Individual ranking points are tracked across all Grappling Industries events for the current competition year and are reduced by 50% at the beginning of the next competition year.
  • Changes to a competitor’s team will not be made once an event has been completed.

The following is a summary of allowable techniques. For the full rules be sure to visit Grappling Industries Rules.

Grappling Industries Allowable Techniques (Source: https://grapplingindustries.com/rules/)

Upcoming Events 2023

Below are the Grappling Industries events coming up in 2023 – Note the dates are subject to change, for the most up to date event info please visit: https://grapplingindustries.smoothcomp.com/en/federation/23/events/upcoming

Event NameLocationDate
Grappling Industries ORLANDOOrlando, FL, United StatesJuly 01
Grappling Industries AMSTERDAMAmsterdam, NetherlandsJuly 02
Grappling Industries SALT LAKE CITYSalt Lake City, Utah, United StatesJuly 08
Grappling Industries PHILLYPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesJuly 08
Grappling Industries CHICAGOChicago, Illinois, United StatesJuly 08
Grappling Industries BOSTONBoston, MA, United StatesJuly 15
Grappling Industries MADRIDMadrid, SpainJuly 15
Grappling Industries CHEYENNECheyenne, Wyoming, United StatesJuly 15
Grappling Industries WINNIPEGWinnipeg, CanadaJuly 15
Grappling Industries CINCINNATICincinnati, OH, United StatesJuly 15
Grappling Industries DETROITDetroit, Michigan, United StatesJuly 22
Grappling Industries DUBLINDublin, IrelandJuly 22
Grappling Industries MELBOURNEMelbourne, Australia, AustraliaJuly 23
Grappling Industries PHOENIXPhoenix, Arizona, United StatesJuly 23
Grappling Industries SYRACUSESyracuse, New York, United StatesJuly 23
Grappling Industries BIRMINGHAMBirmingham, United KingdomJuly 29
Grappling Industries CHARLOTTECharlotte, North Carolina, United StatesJuly 29
Grappling Industries BOISEBoise, Idaho, United StatesJuly 29
Grappling Industries AUSTINAustin, Texas, United StatesSeptember 02
Grappling Industries MELBOURNEMelbourne, Victoria, AustraliaSeptember 02
Grappling Industries SACRAMENTOSacramento, California, United StatesSeptember 08
Grappling Industries WASHINGTON DCWashington, D.C., United StatesSeptember 09
Grappling Industries VANCOUVERVancouver, British Columbia, CanadaSeptember 16
Grappling Industries PITTSBURGHPittsburgh, PA, United StatesSeptember 16
Grappling Industries PHOENIXPhoenix, Arizona, United StatesSeptember 23
Grappling Industries MADISONMadison, WI, United StatesSeptember 23
Grappling Industries LOS ANGELESLos Angeles, California, United StatesSeptember 30
Grappling Industries ATLANTAAtlanta, Georgia, United StatesSeptember 30
Grappling Industries EDMONTONEdmonton, AB, CanadaOctober 07
Grappling Industries BRISBANEBrisbane, Queensland, AustraliaOctober 07
Grappling Industries BROOKLYNBrooklyn, NY, United StatesOctober 07
Grappling Industries LONDONLondon, England, United KingdomOctober 07
Grappling Industries OHIONewark, Ohio, United StatesOctober 14
Grappling Industries MONACONice, MonacoOctober 14
Grappling Industries PHILADELPHIAPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesOctober 21
Grappling Industries GENEVAGeneva, SwitzerlandOctober 21
Grappling Industries TAMPATampa, Florida, United StatesOctober 28
Grappling Industries SAN ANTONIOSan Antonio, Texas, United StatesOctober 28
Grappling Industries MINNESOTAMinneapolis, United StatesOctober 28
Grappling Industries CLEVELANDCleveland, Ohio, United StatesOctober 28
Grappling Industries SAN JOSESan Jose, California, United StatesNovember 04
Grappling Industries VIENNAVienna, AustriaNovember 04
Grappling Industries AMSTERDAMAmsterdam, NetherlandsNovember 11
Grappling Industries RENOReno, United StatesNovember 18
Grappling Industries SYDNEYSydney, AustraliaNovember 18
Grappling Industries SCOTLANDMotherwell, United KingdomNovember 18
Grappling Industries LAS VEGASLas Vegas, Nevada , United StatesNovember 18
Grappling Industries NEW HAMPSHIREDerry, New Hampshire, United StatesNovember 25
Grappling Industries KANSAS CITYKansas City, United StatesNovember 25
Grappling Industries NEW JERSEYRahway, New Jersey, United StatesNovember 25
Grappling Industries OMAHAOmaha, Nebraska, United StatesNovember 25
Grappling Industries SYRACUSESyracuse, New York, United StatesDecember 02
Grappling Industries MONTREALMontreal, Quebec, CanadaDecember 02
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