SAVE THE WEEKEND: Grapplers Quest opens the 2013 Grappling Tournament Competition Season on Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26, 2013 in Brampton, Ontario, Canada – For more details stay tuned to: http://GrapplingOntario.com and http://GrapplersQuest.com
Please listen to this interview and life strategy discussion with former UFC Fighters, Kurt “Batman” Pellegrino and Joe “Daddy” Stevenson who fought each other back in August 2007 to a decision-war, which could have gone either way. Kurt broke his hand on Joe’s face and Joe broke his nose – they are competitive and both submission grappling masters in their own right. We discuss some very important LIFE CYCLE discussions that need to happen for ALL FIGHTERS in their career.
On Saturday, July 21 at 1:00 PM in Morristown, New Jersey, they get to settle the score in a submission-only grappling superfight grudge rematch at the 2012 Grapplers Quest U.S. Nationals at the Mennen Arena. Get more information here: http://www.grapplersquest.com/events/gaspari-presents-2012-grapplers-quest-us-national-championships-2-day-event-weekend-huge-venu
Future superstar and his biggest fan
The picture above is Jeff Glover and I at IGJJF 2003 (or 2004)
Thinking back to the 1st International Gracie Jiu Jitsu Federation Tournament back in the Summer of 2003, when one of our mutual friends, Gazzy Parman, introduced me to a very young and new Blue Belt competitor, Jeff Glover. I remember watching him in awe all day on Saturday watching him submit opponent after opponent with a no-time-limit format and then on Day 2 (Sunday) in the Absolute division competing for a Free Cruise, where I saw a “legal” slam nearly knock out my new friend under Rorion Gracie’s new Jiu Jitsu Event rules. I guess though, it might have been The Day a Grappling Legend Was Born – for sure it was the Day I’d never be able to forget the name Jeff Glover again.
Like many of you, yesterday, I received Jiu Jitsu Magazine and proudly saw Jeff Glover gracing the front cover. Jeff Glover is a 27-Time Grapplers Quest champion and holds the best grappling record in Grapplers Quest history, losing only 4 times over 8 years of active competition, nearly 6 events nationwide per year.
In 2009, Jeff Glover was signed to the UFC Fan Expo to compete in the first ever Grappling superfight in front of 60,000 fans live from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas at Grapplers Quest – it was a dream come true, but that was Saturday, Jeff wanted to compete Friday too, winning his weight class and the Absolute Division in impressive fashion.
In 2010, Jeff Glover released a great 6-DVD series with Budo Videos, Jeff Glover’s Deep Half Guard available here: http://www.budovideos.com/shop/customer/product.php?productid=29007&cat=&page=1 with several other titles already in production.
I always believed in Jeff Glover, because I saw how much he loved grappling and how naturally it came to him, he was “The Natural”. I’m so very proud of you Jeff and always want you to know that you are a wonderful person who can achieve anything in life. Also, please know that Nanny* loves you like another Grandson and my Mother loves you like a younger son. Keep turning heads
Your friend, fan and promoter for life,
Brian J. Cimins, CEO
Grapplers Quest Worldwide
*Nanny is my 84-year-old grandmother who’s watched Jeff Glover compete since the very beginning. She described his excitement level on the mats comparing him to “A young Mike Tyson style aggressive grappler, I Love Him!”.
Warrior Movie Review and Thoughts for TIPPING POINT in Grappling by Brian Cimins:
The GARV interviews Grapplers Quest Founder, Brian Cimins – December 2010 – check out the GARV here: http://TheGarv.com
Thanks for the support always GARV!
My nephew, Jonathan Cimins was born on April 16, 2003 as a seemingly healthy, beautiful blue eyed baby boy. At 18 months old, soon after his booster vaccination, his speech rapidly declined, his behaviors started becoming repetitive, spinning for hours, jumping for hours, making strange noises and even seriously injuring himself without fear, we were lost. Sadly, he’s never been able to say, “Daddy, I love you,” but his father, Paul Cimins NEVER gave up Hope. UPDATE: On May 6, 2013, Jonathan said “Daddy” – check out: http://AutismRadio.org
Cimins’ mastery in the Culinary Arts as a graduate of Culinary Institute of America and consulatations with DAN Doctors and Nutritional Experts propelled him to create the world renonwn, “Autism Spectrum Diet”, voted “best tasting gluten free and cassein free recipes”. He sought out international Autism experts and doctors, herbalists, phychiatrists, alternative biomedical treatments and most importantly, family crisis support groups throughout the World. The family support radio show, Hope Saves The Day is free on iTunes here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-saves-the-day/id368234896
There was very little information available, no health insurance support and no guidance or help for families who learned their child or children had Autism. There were no treatments or hope for many of these families. The Divorce rate amongst parents of Autistic Children is 75%. With one in 91 boys being diagnosed with Autism, now is more important than ever to help raise funds to directly support families. Other Autism organizations boast “awareness” campaigns, but lack in the true families that need their help the most.
Paul Cimins and the entire family is on a QUEST to help cure and treat Autism and help the families it can potentially devastate.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Grappling Autism was founded by Brian Cimins in 2007 to help raise funds for families with AutismRadio, a 5013c charitable organization you directly helps these families, most desperately in need of support, both emotionally and biomedically to help recover their child. Cimins is the President and Founder of Grapplers Quest currently donates $1 from every competitor worldwide directly to AutismRadio and with annual donations exceeding $10,000+ annually, still just helps ONE family per year, that’s how expensive Autism can be to treat properly.
Autism Families desperately need our support.
Instructors, Family and Friends come up to up to us every tournament and say, “How Can I help?” – here’s how:
In-House Tournament Fundraising Program to
Benefit AutismRadio.org to Help Desperate Families in Need.
Your $250 Direct School Donation includes:
TOOLS TO RUN THE EVENT:
– Tournament Bracketing Software ($50 value)
– 1 Flipper Scoreboard ($35 value)
– Referee Wristbands ($10 value)
– One Set of Competitor Ankle ($10 value)
– Guide How to Run an In-House Tournament
– Guide How to Plan and Market Your Event
– Guide How to Teach your Youth Students and their Families the Values of Charity
MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS:
– How to get AMAZING local and national Press (PR) from supporting Autism
– Interview on Hope Saves The Day on AutismRadio (30,000 weekly listeners)
– News Promotion on GrapplersQuest.com
– News Promotion on GrapplingFans.com
Your SCHOOL Fundraising Goal:
To Raise $2,500+ per event for GRAPPLING AUTISM (AutismRadio, 501c3)
50 competitors at $50 each = $2,500 + $500 donation === $3,000
Note: This pays for 3 months of biomedical
treatment in Hyperbaric Chamber for one Autistic Child
Sign up your ACADEMY today to help support families in need and get the best possible exposure possible for your charitable good deed, don’t delay, go to: http://www.grapplersquest.com/products/grappling-autism-house-tournament-fundraising-kit-and-donation-autism-radio-501c3-charitabl
STAND OUT AMONGST YOUR PEERS,
HELP FAMILIES IN NEED,
AND HELP US MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE
FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM, GO TO:
Last weekend, I gave an impromptu speech teaching youth competitors how to be leaders in their community and at school. I explained to them about Autism (see below for description) briefly, but realized it is a national campaign to help TEACH our children to be friends with and stick up for kids with special needs including Autism, Down Syndrome or any other Physically or Mentally disabilities. When I say “stick up”, I’m not saying a physical altercation whatsoever, I mean, the confidence a martial artist displays is respected and revered. Your positive energy and actions will be replicated by others, together YOU can make a difference by being a better, nicer and more friendly person to everyone you meet.
I’ve seen how mean children can be and I want to help change that, one tournament, 250+ children at a time, at UFC Fan Expos and all Grapplers Quest events worldwide. It’s my new mission. As Grapplers or Jiu Jitsu fighters, we are competitors, but we are still Martial Artists at our core. We already stand out in the community as respected and possibly revered individuals, YOU ARE LEADERS! Treat people well and be the example others will follow, giving a better life for those with special needs and it will bless your heart too.
Stand out in the crowd, you already do – now channel that energy towards making the world a better place. Grapplers Quest donates $1 per competitor worldwide to Autism Radio, a 501c3 charity helping families dealing with Autism every day. Be good to one another.
Your Grappling Promoter,
Brian J. Cimins
Autism is a brain disorder that affects communication, social interaction, and creative play. The numbers are rising fast and getting worse every year – today, 1 in 91 children are diagnosed with Autism including my 8-year-old nephew, Jonathan. We are currently raising money for one special family to help them build a Safe Padded Room for their child, iPads for Autism Classrooms and other Biomedical treatments. Learn more about Autism and to make donations please visit: http://AutismRadio.org – we appreciate your support.