Marcos Flores Talks Grappling Industries and How to Run a Really Good BJJ Tournament

Are you interested in learning more about how to run an outstanding jiu-jitsu tournament? 

Marcos Flores is the Director of Tournaments for the USA for Grappling Industries. Never heard of Grappling Industries? You are missing out on one of the best promotions for competitive BJJ events. 

Grappling Industries is known for their round robin format, allowance of almost all submissions, and no advantages. Thanks to people like Marcos, they are also known for always running an efficient, fun, and professional event for all attendees. 

In this episode, we talk about how to run a good BJJ tournament, what Marcos does to make sure the event ends on time (or early), how he manages the moving pieces from behind the scenes, and we hear some of this thoughts on the current state of competitive jiu-jitsu. 

Be sure to compete at the next Grappling Industries event that comes into your area. You will not be disappointed! 

Show Notes: 

Connect with Marcos Flores on Facebook

Grappling Industries website with listing of all their upcoming events. When is the next one coming to your area? Are you going? You should! Also connect with Grappling Industries on Instagram, Facebook, or YouTube.

An explanation of the rules of Grappling Industries and their round robin format. Also, here's the rule set for the IBJJF for comparison. 

David Aguzzi, the CEO/President of Grappling Industries. 

The Arnold Classic event. This is one of the most famous events in the world for less mainstream sports like strongman, powerlifting, and bodybuilding. Traditionally, the event has hosted a BJJ tournament. Going forward, Grappling Industries is going to be hosting this event. 

Oliver Taza's match with Jon Blank at Grappling Industries EBI Qualifier round

Marcos with the legendary Carlson Gracie Jr.

Marcos with the legendary Carlson Gracie Jr.