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CageworX Fight Team and WA State BJJ Competitions for February-March 2017

Below are the CageworX fight team events and WA state BJJ competitions coming up in February and March.

Proving Grounds X Submission Only Grappling Tournament

Saturday • February 4
This is a fun  tournament for those of you who want to compete in a submission-only format. It’s a good change of pace if you’ve only competed under the standard IBJJF rules. Brackets are available for men, women and youth (ages 5 to 17), both gi and no gi. For complete rules and to register online, visit Location: Green River Community College, 12401 SE 320th Street Auburn, WA.

The Redemption IX

Saturday • February 4
On the same day and in the same location as the above grappling tournament, The Redemption will feature amateur MMA and kickboxing fights. Cage set up and sanctioning will be provided by CageworX. Click here for more information and tickets.

Battle in the BarnBattle in the Barn VI

February 11
Washington state’s premier amateur fight show returns featuring three CageworX fighters on the card: Dexter Thumm, Darrell Hutchins and Josh McCool. The show will offer live music, a beer garden and a fight card you won’t want to miss! As always, the show wil be in Monroe, WA at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds. Cage set up and sanctioning will be done by CageworX. Find out more and buy tickets online at

Sat. February 25 NAGA & Fight Shows

NAGA BJJ/Submission Grappling Tournament
The North American Grappling Association returns to Seattle offering gi and no gi divisions for men, women and youth. CageworX will have several competitors at this tournament! For online registration and rules, click here. Location: Washington State Fair Agriplex, 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA.

Brawl at Harmony Hall 3 Pro Boxing Show
CageworX fighter, Jake Blaski, will make his pro boxing debut at PNW Professional Boxing Promotions’ show at 9101 Steilacoom Rd. SE in Olympia, WA. Click here for more information and tickets.

Cagesport MMA Fight Show
At the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA.
Information & Tickets

Warehouse Warz 3
Kickboxing smoker at AKA MMA Fitness, 5919 195th St NE #2 in Arlington, WA. • More Information

The Revolution BJJ Tournament

Saturday March 4 (adults) | Sunday March 4 (kids)
This is the biggest tournament in the region and several members of our competition team will be there! Information is below or visit for online registration and rules. As usual, the tournament will be held at Pacific Lutheran University, 905 124th St S, Tacoma, WA 98447.

The Revolution Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournament March 4-5, 2017

Upcoming CageworX Fight Events and Seminars

There are a lot going through the end of the year and well into the next! Check out the schedule below for CageworX Fight  Events, opportunities to get your Washington State MMA Official certification and information on the next Revolution submission grappling tournament.

More details will be provided on each event as the dates get closer. Check back again soon!

Late Summer/Fall 2016 BJJ Tournament, Seminar and Fight Event Schedule

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Competitions

NAGA – SeattleNAGA Fighter Seattle BJJ tournament

Saturday • September 10
The North American Grappling Association offers adult, youth, gi and no gi divisions. Check the rules and register online at  The event will again be hosted by Everett Community College Student Fitness Center 2206 Tower St. Everett, WA. Be sure to let Professor Houston know in advance if you are competing. We will be doing special BJJ tournament preparations to help get you ready!

The RevolutionRevolution Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournament

Saturday Nov. 12 (Adults) & Sunday Nov. 13 (Youth)
This is the largest BJJ tournament in the Pacific NW! Adults and youth can compete in both gi and no gi divisions. Unlike many tournaments, you are guaranteed a minimum of two matches. Register online, get directions and find out the rules (they’re different for every tournament!) at

Upcoming CageworX Fight Events & Seminars

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2015 Fall Tournaments & CageworX Fight Team Schedule

The tournament and CageworX fight team event schedule below includes websites for online registration/ticket sales as well as exact addresses to help you find your way!

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Competitions

Oregon Open Jiu-Jitsu Tournament

Saturday • September 12
This is the biggest Jiu-Jitsu tournament in Oregon and uses the IBJJF rules. Adult, youth, gi and no gi divisions. It will be held at the Liberty High School Gym, 21945 NW Wagon Way, Hillsboro, OR. For more information and to register online:


Saturday • October 3
The North American Grappling Association returns to Washington state, offering adult, youth, gi and no gi divisions. Pre-registration closes at midnight, September 25, 2015. For rules and online registration, visit  The event will be held at Everett Community College Student Fitness Center 2206 Tower St. Everett, WA. Members of the CageworX Competition Team will be going to this one! Contact Professor Houston if you are interested in competing.

G Sub X

Saturday • October 3
This submission only tournament has adult divisions for both gi and no gi. No youth divisions at this time. The event will be at Garfield Community Center, 2323 E. Cherry St., Seattle, WA. For rules and online registration, visit

Proving Grounds VII

Saturday • October 17
This submission only grappling tournament offers both adult and youth divisions, gi and no gi. • Interlake High School, 16245 NE 24th St. Bellevue, WA. For rules and online registration, please go to

IBJJF Seattle International Open

Saturday • October 24
This is the big one! IBJJF has only recently started having tournaments in the Seattle area. Youth, adults, gi and no gi divisions for those who want to participate in this tourney with international ranking. (Unfortunately, this is also the same day as the biggest amateur event of the year, Battle in the Barn. Most of the CageworX competition team and coaching staff will be unable to participate.) • The event will be held at Everett Community College Student Fitness Center 2206 Tower St. Everett, WA. For rules and online registration, please go to

The Revolution

Saturday • November 14
The largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament in the Pacific Northwest, The Revolution will again be offering adults and youth a chance to compete in both gi and no gi divisions. Register online, get directions and rules information at LeapLLC.comPlease note: Due to a previously scheduled seminar, the CageworX coaching staff will not be available for this tournament. However, we highly recommend competing in this event which gives you a minimum of two matches.

Upcoming CageworX Fight Events

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July 18, 2015: The Revolution BJJ Tournament

If you’re interested in competing in or watching the Pacific Northwest’s largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament, it’s coming up soon! The Revolution BJJ Tournament is held three times a year in Tacoma, WA. The venue is Pacific Lutheran University, Olson Auditorium. Online registration is now open and will close July 13th.

As usual, there are gi and no gi divisions for both children and adults, men and women. Visit the event website,, to also see the weight classes, approximate schedule and tournament rules.The-Revolution-28

If you are thinking of competing, it’s especially important to check the rules since every tournament is different. You don’t want to get go for a knee bar that got you the win at NAGA, but will get you disqualified at The Revolution! You should also make sure your gi is ok for competition. For example, if your sleeves are too short, it’s time to buy your new gi top NOW. If you holes in the knees of your gi pants, it’s time to buy new gi pants NOW.

If this is your first tournament, please be sure to check with your coaches to see if it’s a good idea for you to compete. They can also help you get ready in the weeks and days before the competition. CageworX will probably have a group carpooling from the gym. Check with Cody for details.


CageworX Kids Martial Arts News

Stripes for The Youth Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Class!

On Monday, May 18, 2015, we gave stripes to all the current students in our Youth Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program. Everyone has been working (and playing!) as they learn the basics of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. We’re proud of everyone as they make progress on their martial arts path! Congratulations to our gray belts, John and Dee Dee and white belts Anna, Sam, Chase, Mark, Anthony, Natalie, Emma and Lucas!

Explanation of Youth BJJ Ranking System

In the Youth Program, rather than testing, Professor Houston checks students’ progress every day they train. Periodically, we will give stripes to mark advancement in technique and knowledge. Unlike the adult program, the youth students are also evaluated based on attendance and attention during classes.

The progression of belt colors are white, gray, yellow, orange and green. Up to four stripes may be given on a belt before advancing to the next color. When a student showed a marked change in their BJJ understanding, they may be promoted to the next belt level. When students reach the age of 16, they enter the adult BJJ belt promotion system of white, blue, purple, brown, black.

Congratulations to the CageworX Kids Martial Arts Competitors

On Saturday May 2, 2015, four members of the CageworX Youth Competition Team competed at the Youth Grappling Tournament, Chess on the Mat. John, Anna, Dee Dee, Mark and their families made their way to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu of Tacoma who organized and hosted the event. With their families and coaches cheering them on, all four did great! Dee Dee got a silver grappling against a GIANT kid who was much bigger than her. John and Anna each got bronzes competing well as they become veteran competitors (this was their fourth tournament). Mark won gold in his very first competition ever! We are so proud of all of them for their hard work and excellent sportsmanship.

To learn more about our Port Angeles WA Youth Martial Arts Programs, visit our Kids Program page or please contact us:

CageworX Events: May-July 2015 Tournaments, Seminars and CageworX Fight Team Competitions

CageworX Seminars

Saturday, May 23: Marcelo Alonso Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Seminar at CageworX in Port Angeles, WA. Click here for details!

CageworX Head Instructor Cody Houston and Marcelo Alonso
Left to right: CageworX Head Instructor, Cody Houston and Marcelo Alonso, one of the greats of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu during his most recent BJJ seminar at CageworX.

Saturday, June 13: Henry Akins Seminar @ Foster BJJ in Kent, WA. Henry Akins, the renown Rickson Gracie black belt, will share his BJJ knowledge.

Saturday, July 25: Women’s Self-Defense Workshop at CageworX in Port Angeles, WA. The seminar will be held from Noon to 3 pm. Cost is $30. Click on the above link for more information or Contact Us!

CageworX Fight Team Events

Saturday, May 30: USEACA* Muay Thai Cultural Event featuring CageworX’s very own Josh ‘El Matador’ McCool and Josh Pulczinski, both making their Muay Thai debuts! Join us for the first Pro/Am Muay Thai event in Washington state. It will be held at the Nisqually Youth & Community Center • 1937 Lashi St SE, Olympia, WA 98513 • Doors open at 3 pm and the event starts at 4 pm. General seating tickets are $25 and can be purchased at CageworX or at the door.

UPDATE: Unfortunately, Josh McCool’s opponent dropped out and they were unable to find a suitable replacement. Josh Pulczinski put on a great fight. Though he lost by decision, he fought with both skill and heart. We’re incredibly proud of you Josh!!!
*United South East Asia Cultural Association

Saturday, June 6th: KOA Combat presents ‘Ewalu’ @ Green River Community College, 12401 SE 320th St. • Auburn, WA. This event is being sanctioned by CageworX and includes cage set up. That means we’ll need our reliable cage set up team to make it happen!  Doors open at 6:00 pm and the show starts at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $25 at the door.

UPDATE: CageworX fighter, Adaeus Wilson-Premo took a fight on this card with less than 24 hours notice. He won by arm triangle at 2:18 min in the first round! Congratulations to Adaeus who has been training consistently so that he was able to get the win! 

Saturday, June 20th: Reign FC @ Clearwater Casino, 15347 Suquamish Way NE • Suquamish, WA. The fight card includes Adaeus Wilson-Premo in his second match as a CageworX fighter. Be sure to join us and cheer him on! Tickets are $35–$65 and can be purchased at The show starts at 7:00 pm.

Saturday, July 11: The Redemption III MMA Event. This will also be a CageworX cage set-up/sanctioning gig. And we will most likely have some fighters on the card. Check this page for updates!

Saturday, July 18: MMA Summer Showdown 2 at Tulalip Casino (10200 Quil Ceda Blvd, Tulalip, WA). Special appearances by Urijah Faber, Julianna Pena, Mike Chiesa, and Sam Sicilia! Fight card will feature CageworX fighter, Adaeus Wilson-Premo. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the show begins at 7:00 pm. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Grappling Tournaments Near Port Angeles

The Revolution Tournaments for 2015

Saturday July 18: The Revolution XXVIII BJJ/Submission Tournament at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. Please click here for more details about The Revolution Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments. Register online at Registration for the July 18th event opens on June 22.

May 2015 Tournament and CageworX Fight Team Events

Chess on the Mat: Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament

Saturday • May 2, 2015 • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu of Tacoma
3630 S. Cedar Street • Tacoma, WA •

The CageworX Kids’ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team will be returning to Tacoma, WA this May! It’s a fun opportunity to meet other children, sharpen their games and learn good sportsmanship. This competition is open to kids ages 5 to 14. There are both gi and no gi divisions ($30 for one division and $40 for both).

For more information about competing, please contact Head Instructor Cody Houston or Assistant Coach Jenn Lozada. Visit to register online and learn more about the rules and weight divisions.

King of the Mat BJJ Tournament

Saturday • May 9, 2015 • Eatonville Middle School
207 Carter St. E • Eatonville, WA

Small tournaments are a great way to get more competition experience. They also tend to be less expensive. This one is $35 for gi only, $35 for no-gi only, or $50 for both. There are divisions for kids, men, women and masters (age 40+). Register online and check out the rules at

Proving Grounds VI: Submission Only Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament

Saturday • May 30, 2015 • Interlake High School
16245 Northeast 24th St. • Bellevue, WA •

This a great opportunity for both kids (age 5-17) and adults to further challenge themselves. Rather than the more typical point system, this tournament is submission only, eliminating some aspects of sport Jiu-Jitsu that focus on winning by points. We encourage members of our CageworX family to enter the competition which offers both gi and no gi divisions. Keep in mind that most of the CageworX coaching staff will NOT be available on this date due to a scheduling conflict (see below). Instead, we will be cheering on the Joshes at their Muay Thai kickboxing matches!

Upcoming CageworX Fight Team Events

SAT: MAY 16, 2015 • NW Fight Challenge XXI (Tumwater, WA)
Come on down to Tumwater at the South Sound Sports Center to enjoy a great fight show. CageworX will be sanctioning this fight. We will need our good ol’ reliable CageworX cage set up/take down crew since we will be providing the cage. Time & Location: 7:00pm at 7960 Center Street SW, • Tumwater, WA.

SAT: MAY 30, 2015 • Pro/Am Muay Thai (Olympia, WA)
We’re excited to have two fighters from the CageworX team, Josh McCool and Josh Pulczinski, participating in WA state’s first ever Pro/Am Muay Thai event sponsored by United South East Asia Cultural Association (USEACA). We will be heading over to Tacoma to support our teammates who have been working hard to prepare! Time & Location: Nisqually Youth & Community Center • 1937 Lashi St SE, Olympia, WA 98513 • Doors open at 3 pm/Event starts at 4 pm. General seating tickets at $25.


March 2015 Upcoming Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournaments

March 7: The Revolution in Tacoma, WA

The Revolution Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Grappling Tournament Poster March 2015
The Revolution Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournaments are held about three times a year.

Members of our CageworX Youth and Adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teams are already looking forward to The 27th Revolution. This is the largest BJJ tournament in the Pacific Northwest. Registration online is now open and you get a free T-shirt if you register by February 16th! Choose to compete wearing a gi (in a uniform) or no-gi or both. Visit The Revolution website to learn more about the cost of registering, tournament rules, and FAQs. Registration closes on March 2nd.

Although not everyone who trains at our Port Angeles gym competes—it is not required!—it’s fortunate that Continue reading March 2015 Upcoming Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournaments