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2007 Midwest Grappling Open Update

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One Week Left to Pre-Register1/15/07 – Cleveland, OH: There is less then one week left for competitors to pre-register for the first ever Midwest Grappling Open. This highly anticipated submission grappling tournament is scheduled for Saturday, January 27th, 2007 and will be held at the Strong Style Martial Arts training facility located in Independence, Ohio just 15 minutes south of Cleveland. The 2007 Midwest Grappling Open will be the first ever submission grappling tournament of it?s kind to be held on the North Coast and will be open to competitors of all age groups and skill levels.The 2007 Midwest Grappling Open will include both Gi and No-Gi divisions for men, women, teens, executives and for the first time ever, position grappling for children eight years old and under. ?Position grappling? is a new concept aimed towards the youth of the sport and developed for the Midwest Grappling Open. In positing grappling there will be no tap outs or submissions and competitors will be judged on their aggressiveness, technique, effort and sportsmanship to determine the winners. All competitors in the ?position grappling? divisions will receive awards for their efforts. On-line pre-registration is now available for this tournament by visiting Competitors can pre-register for $50 which will include all divisions and a free Midwest Grappling Open t-shirt. Pre-registration deadline for all competitors is January 22nd, 2007. Day of registration will begin at 8 am at the Strong Style Martial Arts center and will cost $60 for entry to one or all divisions. The 2007 Midwest Grappling Open will be joining forces with ?The Online Voice of the Fight Fan?, PKW Live which will offer full coverage of this anticipated event. Divisions, scoring, rules and directions to the tournament are currently available on For additional information contact Marcus Marinelli at 216-520-0271 or PKW Promotions at 330-280-8442.This event is proudly sponsored by East Coast Martial Arts, Strong Style Martial Arts, Eagle Communications Inc, Quaker Steak & Lube of Valley View, The Days Inn Hotel, The Holiday Inn Hotel, and the On-line Voice of the Fight Fan, PKW Live!

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