I just got back. It was alot of fun (I was a spectator only), despite a late start and an absurdly long "opening ceremony" (The event started at 10am and the oc went from 1:30-2).
Really interesting to see so many different types of events in one place at one time.
Originally Posted by Captain Spaulding
I thought it was fucking hillarious but it lasted longer than that. Dude, you freaked the hell out of me when you came up to me
"Hey are you omega?"
I'm like now what the **** did I do. I apologize that I didn't recognize you initially.
For me it lasted forever, especialy since I had no idea they were going to do the Mid term opening ceromony. I was happy the other national anthems were not as long as ours or I would have gone insane and ran off the stage.
It's painfully hard to run a tournament inside someone else's tournament. I was so tired that I slept all day Monday.
On the up side it looked like the Pankration people doubled the Karate and Taekwondo people. I think there were around 200 Pankration.
Oct 22 will be our own event in Santa Ana High School (not College) where I will have my own little army of volunteers.
Combined. We doubled the TKD and Karate guys combined. That was just sweet. On a personal note I wanted to strangle grandmaster what's his face. He just kept talking and talking and talking, the National Anthem thing was a fiasco but I still hope this grows to be a good thing.
Originally Posted by socalpankration
I brought 3 to the event. They all had a great time and we look forward to next year- hopefully we will bring a much larger contingent then.
Anyone got a link to the video featuring BJ Penn and Matt Hughes?
I thought the funniest thing was that the entire left side of the seating was kids wearing white TKD uniforms and their parents and the entire right side was guys in their 20s and 30s wearing shorts and black teeshirts (with the occasional kid wearing shorts and a black teeshirt and parents). It was the martial arts equivalent of a sixth grade dance.
My favourite moment was sitting near this 9 year old boy with mma gloves on and orange hair talking more **** than anyone I've ever seen this side of Tito Ortiz. The kid ended up succesfully pulling off the same combo (reverse triangle choke to armbar from guard) three times in a row.
That and the guy in the super tight bright pink short-shorts.
Last edited by Captain Spaulding; 8/24/2006 12:33am at .
Oh come on. When he made a point of how important it was to listen quietly and "if the person next to you is talking, don't start talking too," I almost fell over laughing.
Originally Posted by Omega
It was better than the opening ceremonies at some WTF TKD events I've been to. And that's damning with faint praise.
Who did what in the where now?
Originally Posted by alexncdr
I don't think this is the right thread, unless I missed something. These aren't the droids you're looking for. You don't want to sell me death sticks. And so forth.
World Amateur Martial Arts Games
Amateur Pankration Championships
University Of San Diego
Aug 20th 2006
Over 200 Pankration Competitors including some from Mexico, Spain, France and Columbia!!!!
Congratulations to Cobra Kai, Las Vegas for winning both the Advanced and Youth Team Titles.
Sorry for some of the BS associated with the Karate & Taekwondo events and the formalites with the WAMAI Games.
Next tournament will be Oct 22 at Santa Ana High School. It will be a Pankration only event run by So Cal Pankration. A ISWA 4 way team dual will follow. Registrations are $40. More info will soon be up at www.fightleague.org ( We expect more than 200 and this event will be run by us!)
( Some brackets were lost so please let me know what I missed or if any corrections)
1. Anthony Frank OCJJ
2. Marc Hammerbeck OCDOJO
1. Ulysess Gomez Cobra Kai
2. Phillip Panjamer Roy Harris
3. Joshua Vera American Kickboxing Academy
1. Gunnar Hinson Team Wildman
2. Roger Soriano Strike First
Bantamweight (Not Sure of 1st & 3rd)
1. Jason Carpenter Cobra Kai
2. Lorenzo Parks OCJJ
3. George Estrada White Dragon
1. John Murphy American Kickboxing Academy
2. David Sosbee USMC
3. Ryan Hendricks White Dragon
1. Tim Carey American Freestyle Fighting
2. Ryan Monaco Cobra Kai
1. Dave Mckinnon Centerline
2. Marcus Zamora Chute Boxe
1. Jared Palmer Cobra Kai
2. Joshua Phillips USMC
3. Jose Trejo USMC
1. Jeremy Cabanilla Navy
2. Richard TO Strike First
3. Daniel Camara OCDOJO
1. Richard Soriano Strike First
2. Ryan Johnson Charles Gracie
3. Jeff Martin Sidekicks
1. Joeseph Foss Backyard Submissions
2. Zack Advocate My JKD
3. Kevin Miller White Dragon
1. Tucker Bell Navy
2. Nate Aye OCDOJO
3. Cory Dupont White Dragon
1. Chris Vincent Cobra Kai
2. Daniel Fair AMA
3. Steve Marino IND
1. Rich Campbell American Freestyle Fighting
2. Ronald Sampson USMC
3. Salvatore Cucci My JKD
1. Luis Ojeda American Boxing
2. Jonathan Diller American Pankration
1. Cartis Stephens USMC
2. Austin Foulke Way of Orient
1. Robert Voskoyan USMC
2. Ignacio Flores USMC
1. Daniel Sanchez Cobra Kai
2. Rodolfo Soriano Strike First
3. Matthew Muramoto American Freestyle Fighting
1. Andrew Martinez Farfan
2. Christopher Domingo Cobra Kai
3. Dante Pallotto AMA
1. Sonny Siegal IND
2. Reza Moayeri Dean Lister
3. Loren Chan USMC
1. Shea Ealey American Boxing
2. Michael Bascon American Boxing
3. Jared McCarthy Backyard Submission
1. Roy Anderson Cobra Kai
2. Gerardo Arredondo USMC
3. Ricardo Robles VP Jiujistu
1. Edward Bentancourt Frafan
2. Garrett Troffer Backyard Submissions
3. Eric Leeks USMC
1. Eric Roachell AMA
2. Randall Plunkett OCJJ
3. Armando Rivas USMC
1. Rich Campbell American Freestyle Fighting
2. Andres Gomez Team Columbia
Lt Heavyweight (Not Sure of 1st & 3rd)
1. James Frkovich OCDOJO
2. Brian Akers OCJJ
3. William Sterling USMC
1. Ronnie Cummings Nor Cal Fighting Alliance
2. Trenton Beyers American Freestyle Fighting
1. Opferman Team Freedom
2. Cummings Nor Cal Fighting Alliance
3. Cruz Cobra Kai
Middleweights (Lost Results)
List of Competitors
Cunanhan Cobra Kai
Robles VP Jiujitsu
Brendan Team USA
Lujan Cobra Kai
Cruz Cobra Kai
Flyweight (Lost Results)
List of Competitors
Beyers American Freestyle Fighting
Lambert Cobra Kai
Avila-Cunanhan Cobra Kai
Miller Team Frater
Opfermen Team Frater
Kamminga Cobra Kai
1. Blatin MKA
2. Lambert Cobra Kai
3. Valentine Team Katana
1. Anderson Cobra Kai
2. Groth Walkin Freestyle
3. Vargas Cobra Kai
1. Casarez Riverside Submission & Muay Thai
2. Vargas Cobra Kai
1. Kirkland Cobra Kai
2. Valasco United Studios of Self Defence
3. Comer Cobra Kai
1. Junkers Riverside Submission & Muay Thai
2. Polanco Ind
3. Frank OCJJ
1. Higgins OCDOJO
2. Guimond Riverside Submission & Muay Thai
3. Pappas Judo America
1. Tracy American Freestyle Fighting
2. Hinson Team Wildman
3. Arambula Farfan
1. Samantha Maki Team USA
2. Katrina Maki Team USA
ISWA World Cup Team Submission Wrestling
1. Ultimate Fitness
2. Grapplers Edge
3. Team Archangel
4. Team Titan
5. Team Pain & Suffering
6. San Diego Fight Club
7. Dean Lister's Fight Team
8. USMC-Camp Pendleton