I had the honor this weekend of witnessing first hand the power of Jiujitsu in the Houston area. F2W pro show put on an event to rival all. 25 matches of some of the top competitors Texas has to offer. From kids to adults, the line up was an action packed card that kept you in your seat.
I have had the opportunity over the years of reffing and witnessing a lot of matches. This however took the cake. Some of the youngest top notch grapplers from Texas went toe to toe in a submission only style event. Add to that, the teen and adult divisions followed with some impressive bouts.
Davis Martial Arts in Humble Texas is proud to be a part of the up and coming Jiujitsu community here in Texas. The growth of the art just within the Houston area is astounding to me. Seeing the events like F2W on Saturday, always reminds me of the humble roots from which we have come. 400 plus competitors in the early tournament event, to a packed house of on lookers for the Pro-show in the evening.
I remember being kicked out of gyms because the tournament ran too long. I can remember when a local tournament of 50 competitors was a big deal. I remember when tournaments were every 2-3 months usually in another town. Now, if you want, you can compete at least once a month just down the street.
The F2W shows, along with Seth Daniels and Brett Boyce, have always put on great tournaments. They want exactly what the competitors want. An organized event with lots of competition, running smooth, efficient, and on time. This what F2W always offers.
Humble Jiujitsu and myself would like to thank Brett and Seth for showing tournament groups and organizations what and how tournaments are supposed to be run.
Never would I have believed that there would be a full house of spectators, sitting down for 3-4 hours to watch Jiujitsu matches. Not MMA guys, strictly Jiujitsu. I loved the whole thing. Elevated mats. Professional announcer. Entry music. Light show. Cameras streaming the event to the web. Freakin awesome...
For sure, F2W tournaments and Pro show will go down in history and I am glad that Davis Martial Arts was and is part of it. Support these guys and any local Jiujitsu school. The BJJ community is small, but were growing everyday. Get on board and don't get left behind. Jiujitsu is for everyone. Lets train!!!
Davis Martial Arts Academy
Practice Makes Permanent
Owner and head instructor of Davis Martial Arts Academy in Humble Texas