On Saturday October 1, 41 competitors from Burney, Redding, Red Bluff, Klamath, and Hoopa competed in the Intermountain Area’s first No Gi Grappling Tournament at Burney High School. The Heroes Submission Wrestling Tournament began at 9 a.m. and lasted until late afternoon.
Boys, girls, teens, men and women ranging from 5 years old to 49 years old competed in various categories.
The event was promoted by Glenn Lego the owner of LongShot Martial Arts on Main Street in Burney. Mr. Lego said that the purpose of the event was to raise awareness about martial arts for people in the community.
“Martial arts is for everybody – men women and children. It’s not only about fighting or self-defense. Win lose, or draw, it is about personal improvement.”
The sponsors for the tournament included Blackout Fight Gear, Girl-jitsu llt, Totally Fit Gym, Amber Sanders Photography, Pit River Casino, Redding Rancheria, Boundary Waters Screen Printing, Direct Line Dax DX-Bullies, Hand-made soaps by Kim Golczynski, and Laughlin Construction.
Mr. Lego said that pictures from the tournament will be online, coming soon at www.heroesgrappling.com