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15 Expressive Images from a Texas Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament

By TXMMA Staff // Images by Mike Calimbas Photography

Capturing the feel of competition through photographs from recent Fight to Win / World Grappling Circuit BJJ tournament


July 15, 2014 – Those of you that have been to one of many BJJ tournaments around the state know these competitions can be full of emotion. From competitors to coaches, staff and everyone else involved the arena is always abuzz with activity. Needless to say it can get interesting at times. One series in particular that always seems to capture the full spectrum of emotion are those tournaments put on by Fight to Win and World Grappling Circuit.

Working close with promoters Brett Boyce and Seth Daniels, TXMMA staff is present and capturing the action at every F2W/WGC tournament held in Texas. This includes the 2014 Summer Classic held last month at the Competitive Edge Sports Center in Spring.

Complete results here.

Complete high-resolution event gallery here.

The promotion is back at it again with the All Valley Grappling Championships taking place August 9th at the Nytex Sports Center in North Richland Hills (Dallas area BJJ tournament, more info here) Scroll on below to see get an idea of what to expect that this upcoming event along with all other BJJ tournaments TXMMA covers here in Texas.

 15 Images from the 2014 Summer Classic (Houston BJJ Tournament)



Congrats again to the Entire Team Alvarez Jiu Jitsu Army for Winning the F2W & WGC Europa Super Show for the 3rd Year in a Row and Winner of $1,000 Cash!!!

T.E.A.M Alvarez also Won the F2W & WGC Torque Tournament earlier this year as well!

Very Proud of this T.E.AM and what We Accomplished in
5 Short Years!

Thanks to Mr. Seth Daniels & Mr. Brett Boyce for putting on another Great event! Osss


1st Place Team Champions
November 20, 2010

F2W & WGC – Europa Championships
1st Place Team Champions
August 13, 2011

F2W & WGC EUROPA -Dallas, TX
1st Place Team Champion Overall for 2nd Year in a Row
$1,500 1st Place Prize Money
August 18, 2012

2013 F2W & WGC – TORQUE OPEN – Arlington, TX
1st Place Overall Team Champions
May 18, 2013

2013 F2W & WGC Europa Super Show
1st Place Team Champions and Winner of $1,000 Cash
August 17, 2013


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TXMMA Technique of the Week - Seth Daniels’ Outside Foot Sweeps

By TXMMA Staff

Fight to Win CEO showcases several Outside Foot Sweep Variations


DENVER, CO, February 3, 2014 – Today’s much anticipated edition of the TXMMA Technique of the Week features Fight to Win CEO and MMA and Jiu-Jitsu promoter

Seth Daniels.

Chances are if you’ve competed in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) or no-gi grappling within the state of Texas over the past half-dozen years you already know of Seth. Together with his business partner Brett Boyce the two have held events all around the state from Austin and Houston to Dallas and Midland.

What some people (at least the newer ones up to purple belt) may not know is that Seth is an accomplished grappler as well. He’s currently ranked as a BJJ purple belt, training primarily at Colorado BJJ alongside 3rd degree black belt David Ruiz, Nobuo Yagai, Robert Wunderlich and others. And though he’s based in Colorado now Seth actually came up in Katy, TX where he developed strong fundamentals in Jiu-Jitsu and Judo beforehand.

Combining his judo acumen with his BJJ training, Seth Daniels has competed in most of the tournaments he puts on, from Europa and the Austin Open to the Texas State Championships. Throughout it all the one constant in his game has been his exceptional ability to off-balance his  opponents and get the takedown – usually with a variety of foot sweep variations.

Recognizing Seth Daniels as a specialist and subject matter expert on outside foot sweeps, we reached out to Seth and asked him to showcase this exceptionally useful grappling technique with our audience.

He graciously agreed and showed a few variations of the outside foot sweep in the video below.

Watch and enjoy!

TXMMA Technique of the Week – Seth Daniels (Colorado BJJ)


Urg… hit my wall, going to try for a nap.

Stayed up for another crummy F2W MMO game (on Kong… for the badges, to no one’s surprise), then stayed up even longer doing photo touch-ups for an uncle, and waiting for mom’s b-day dinner. I dwelled on asking to get pAID for this shit, but it’s definitely too late now that I’ve got roughly half of the pictures he wanted retouched (not too major/intensive per photo, but it accumulates man)… plus money issues don’t fuckin’ mix well with family and he wasn’t even going to get any money ‘till a couple weeks from now, so that was a pointless mental sticking point.

[I do feel a bit taken for granted here with this whole affair. Just because I can do some nice enhancements and fairly fast/easily does not mean you can dump a fucking album’s worth of old photos to fix up for you. Like, if it was like TEN, tops then I’d probs be cool with it. But it got around to twenty when I started to wear a sour face, he got the hint to leave the rest for “later”. Arg.]

I’ll try to finish this shit up next waking period and hope to fuck he let me catch a damn break. I got a commission I should be working on dammit.

Anywho, you lot be loed and I hope you’ve a fair time of it.

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2013 Summer Classic - Tournament Recap

Photos by Mike Calimbas (BJJ Tournament Photographer)

Houston Area Tournament Proves To Be A Good Day Of Competitive BJJ and NO-GI Grappling


HOUSTON, TX, June 27, 2013 – Promoters Seth Daniels and Brett Boyce held their most recent Houston are tournament this past Saturday, July 22nd with the Competitive Edge Sports Complex playing host to the 2013 Summer Classic and competitors from the Houston area and beyond that showed up for a fun day of competitive grappling.

Sandwiched between the Torque Open and their upcoming tournament at the Europa Super Show, the 2013 Summer Classic drew about 450+ grapplers yet ran quite swiftly, with the last match of the day happening before the 5PM mark.

Divisions themselves were spread out all over the board with exciting matches found anywhere from the kids divisions to the seniors but some of the highlights of the day included a very exciting matchup between brown belt Julian Vega (Elite MMA Baytown) and purple belt Jordan Henry (Gracie Barra) in a combined purple / brown belt division along with some dominant performances from the Cordova brothers, Andy and Kevin (GB Texas), who took home around 10 medals and closed out two divisions together, along with Cora Sek (Team Tooke) who continued her streak of exciting rubber guard play and triangle chokes in the kids division.

Full individual and team results should be forthcoming from F2W/WGC but other names that shone out to us at the 2013 Summer Classic included Dominic Alfano (HGA), Saul Flores (GB Westchase), Damion Oranday (Elite MMA Baytown), and Roberto Jimenez (Alliance Team Gacho). Make sure to check out the complete results as soon as they are posted to see who else made their way to the medal podium.

Until then, here’s the link to about 70 select match videos on the day from the 2013 Summer Classic courtesy of our Texas Grappling YouTube Channel.

2013 Summer Classic – Photo Highlights


Make sure to check out our TXMMA Facebook Page for a healthy selection of tournament photos from the 2013 Summer Classic. Complete high-resolution photo galleries of all divisions are also available on so make sure to look through them especially if you’d like to order prints for your home, office, or academy.