With the Mind Body Soul growing in popularity every year we need to adapt. It is a great thing to have more people coming out. The more people we have the more divisions we can make to keep the competition fair.
This year we have several new divisions for the growing interest.
Last year we got a whole side of mats new for the tournament. We this year we picked up a few more. Not enough to complete the other side but enough to add some rings to help things run faster.
Our goal is to improve every year and move one step closer the IBJJF format. One of the suggestions a couple years ago was to get new mats. So last year we invested in 4 rings worth of roll out mats and this year a couple more rings. These mats are sweet. They are 4cm thick as opposed to 2.5 cm thick puzzle mats (much better foam used too) and the rings will be 11 sqm larger (6m x 6m).
I know everyone that gets a chance to compete on them will enjoy them very much. For those that don’t, we are doing our best to outfit the whole event with them and if we get a strong turnout (400+) we will be much closer to reaching that goal.
On top of that we are keeping the entry fee down, but more on that soon.