Edmonds Submission Challenge Results for Kids MMA Vancouver at Posener’s Pankration/MMA and Muay Thai
Last weekend Adam and I and the Cheng’s made the trek to Edmonds, which is just shy of Seattle, to compete at the Edmond’s Submission Challenge. Although the distance was a deterring factor for some of the other students to come, we thought it would be a good opportunity to have a trip, connect, spend time together and enjoy the challenge of a good, fun competition. The previous weekend Adam didn’t have anyone to compete with so we were both keen on getting some application in, considering we put a fair bit of energy into the process and it is nice to have the finish.
It was a well attended, organized competition with rules for Submission grappling that were in line with our practice at the school for Kids MMA Vancouver. Adam got a gold medal in his division and Dylan got a silver medal in his division. I will give some details. Adam’s first match was against a skilled boy from the states who won gold in his respective gi division. Adam and Dylan compete in no gi submission wrestling or no gi Brazilian Jiu-jitsu/BJJ. I feel that the no gi versions translate more effectively for Pankration/MMA. Our kids/youths train in a mixed style of Muay Thai and Submission Wrestling. There are a number of reasons for the no gi debate, and I will describe those at another time to do it justice. Any-ways, Adam did well dominated take downs and positions and won 10 -0. That score was a bit misleading because it was a closely contested match but Adam had the edge. The other child did make a catch at the end, which was defended but the rules state for kids, they often end the match early. Adam defended well but the ref’s were certainly erring on the side of caution. Adam defended. Adam, who has his challenges that he is making progress on, is quite determined, as those who know him can attest. It was a good match for them both. Adam finished his second match quite quickly by getting the take down and working towards the back and finishing with a rear naked choke. We thought there was going to be another match but there was not one because he had beaten the two kids who advanced from the elimination round. It was a good event for Adam.
Dylan’s first match was against another skilled young boy. Dylan lost the match because the other boy created a triangle catch, which stopped the match, and the ref, in my opinion, stopped the match early, as Dylan was defending. So, I guess the best defence in that situation, if defence time is limited, is to be more offensive. Dylan did not want to let that scenario happen again and came out strongly with an entangled armbar submission in his second match and a clear Rear naked choke submission in his 3rd match. It was also a good event for Dylan.
We had a nice lunch together after the event and made our way home. Both kids are keen on future experiences and challenges.
If anyone in the school is interested in competition, which is not required but has some benefits, and has questions, please let me know.
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