On 4th of April, 2009, our associated club Horizon Martial Arts, located in West Seneca, NY, lead by Tim Hartman, held a grappling tournament in gi and no gi in the city of Buffalo.
The tournament was organised with the help of Defensive Arts Training Center from St. Catharine, Canada. The competition was well attended and gave students an opportunity to compete at a smaller venue, rather than some of the larger national tournaments.
Winning and taking home a medal at the end of the event is always nice, but not the first and foremost reason for attending these kinds of events. However, our athletes did very well taking lots of medals, as can be seen from the picture below. Eight gold medals, five silvers and three bronzes, along with two wins in the Absolute divisions, an impressive score!
Huge congratulations for the initiative and the results.