Thursday, June 20, 2013


So far as we can tell, Five Grappling was once S7 Grappling, but now it's been rebranded and is way cooler.  We're not exactly sure.  I guess it doesn't matter, because they are doing very good things in the world of grappling competition.  And, we like that.  There's a trend in the world of BJJ - a trend toward progressive and innovative tournaments promotion separate and apart from the IBJJF events.  And, that trend only spell good things for the sport.

Five Grappling is new. We're not yet sure how different it is or whether it's rules and overall style will offer a significant change to the status quo.  Right now they are busy promoting and marketing their June 29 tournament in Ontario, which offers a pretty cool superfight between brown belt world champ, Gianni Grippo and Darson Hemmings.  Yeah, it will be double guard pulling and DLR guard playing in Berimboloville.  But, these are two of the best at that, so ... we're in. 

Check out the hype and tell us what you think. 


  1. Don't count on the double-guard pulling. In the event of a double-guard pull the first on top gets 2 points. No advantages. That's part of how Five is progressing the sport.

  2. Sadly, I've heard a rumor that the owner of this promotion, Dayan Henson, is a member of Lloyd Irvin's Mastermind Group.

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