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Ground Warrior Submission Challenge

January 20 @ 9:00 am - January 21 @ 5:00 pm

Every new year since 2013 (with a hiatus in 2021), the Northwest Jiu Jitsu community has been starting the new year off right with this fun event. The Ground Warrior Submission Challenge is a stand-alone Jiu Jitsu tournament that follows Sub League’s classic rules and round robin format. Matches are won by submissions, not points. And round robin means you get to compete against everyone in your pool (no one is eliminated after losing a match).

Please join us for our next event… it’s the perfect way to kick off a year of great Jiu Jitsu.

The Ground Warrior Submission Challenge will feature both Gi and No-Gi competition. There will be no points counted within each match — the only way to win a match is by submission (some exceptions may apply, such as with division tie-breakers). If there is no submission, the match is considered a draw. This format showcases submission wrestling at its best. It doesn’t favor the takedown specialist or the control wrestler or the positional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor. Instead, it plays to the athlete that can complete submissions against an uncooperative opponent in a defined amount of time.

The event will operate in a round-robin pool format. Divisions of athletes will be divided into pools of up to seven competitors. All athletes within the same pool will compete against one another. This format, as opposed an elimination tournament (where competitors are eliminated at a set number of losses), typically allows for more matches for each athlete.

The Ground Warrior Submission Challenge is a stand-alone event – it is not a qualifier event for the Sub League Championship.

Parking is $5, Tickets will be available at the door – $10 (one day); $15 (two days)

Parent Note: Each youth competitor will receive one free parent entry at time of check-in (Sunday only). Spectators ages 9 and younger are free.

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January 20 @ 9:00 am
January 21 @ 5:00 pm
$10 – $15
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Columbia Hall
2330 17th Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
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