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Submission Only Grappling Tournament. The Proving Grounds Submission Only Grappling Tournament was designed to allow BJJ and Submission Grappling players a venue to test and showcase their skills in a safe and fair environment.

We believe in “no points and no excuses.” At the Proving Grounds, leaving it to the referee is not an option. It is our goal to be THE home of the best submission finishers on the planet.

Operating as usual


Back from the ashes! Covid might have stalled us for a bit but definitely didn't get the tap. Thank you to this awesome crew and the grappling community for all your support.


Congratulations to our Reining and defended Ground Control CJJ 2x Champion⛩


BE SURE TO GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY. Seating is very limited and going quickly.It should be a night of 🔥 on the mats, as these guys battle for the Ground Control CJJ belt..


Be sure to get your tickets today.

Seating is limited.

And we will have food (not chips and soda)available

Vaibhav Shetty set to compete at KYS Promotions Combat Jiu Jitsu Event in the US 02/06/2022

Vaibhav Shetty set to compete at KYS Promotions Combat Jiu Jitsu Event in the US

Vaibhav Shetty set to compete at KYS Promotions Combat Jiu Jitsu Event in the US Indian athlete Vaibhav Shetty is all set to compete at the KYS Promotions’ Combat Jiu-Jitsu Event Proving Grounds in the United States on 19 February 2022.


The last 2 years have been quite the roller-coaster. We've all probably had our own speed bumps and some outright road blocks. But... The Phoenix always rises. With the support of the community and lots of prayer, Proving Grounds is on the move once again. Venues are still a bit tricky to navigate, and we have had to relocate from Green River College. With that being said, we have secured a venue in Monroe, WA, and look forward to seeing lots of veterans and hopefully many new faces as well. July 16th is locked in, and we are actively working on 1-2 more dates this year. The landscape has changed a bit over the last 2 years, with more events showing up in our area. It is and always be our intention to work around the other locally hosted events, the best we can. Things are tight, but know that we talk to one another, and we try to arrange dates the best we can for the community. Again, we couldn't and can't do it without your support. Time to get some.


Bracket building will be happening this week. We still have room for a few more gamers wanting to put it on the line.

KYS Promotions - Proving Grounds 01/13/2022

KYS Promotions - Proving Grounds

Looking for 145 and 170 pound male Grapplers looking to win that CJJ strap.

KYS Promotions - Proving Grounds

Ground Control Competitor Application - Proving Grounds 06/16/2021

Ground Control Competitor Application - Proving Grounds

I hope this finds you all well. Both mentally and physically. It's been way too long but things are starting to look brighter. We are currently looking to put together a small 4 man CJJ bracket for the end of July. We have yet to determine a weight class so Anyone interested please fill out the form from the link below and we will get back to you. With your support, KYS Promotions is hoping to get things back on track. This last year has been trying to say the least.

Ground Control Competitor Application - Proving Grounds


Stay Ready, Don't Get Ready.
For the remainder of July, comment daily (on this post) with your "pandemic phase" workout. Each days comment will get you an entry to our raffle to be held starting August 1st. Prizes will range from Defense soap products to free entries for our next Proving Grounds. Be sure to share this with your teammates.🤼‍♂️🙏🏿⛩


I hope this finds everyone well and and in good spirits. We've been hanging back in hopes to bring you something solid in terms of the next Proving Grounds date. Green River College has said they are "being very cautious" and suggested we plan on September. That being said, I am looking into logistics and policies around us hosting another Ground Control (superfights/invitational) sometime before our October 3rd Proving Grounds. I'm sure a lot of you are chomping at the bit to get back to the business of snatching necks and limbs. Those interested in a spot on a Ground Control card can direct message us. Be smart, and stay safe.


Congratulations to Gracie Barra NW for their outstanding performance at Proving Grounds XIX.


If you or one of your teammates left a gi and grey belt or this little guy at the last Proving Grounds, please message us.⛩


Congratulations to these mat Savages for their quick work.


Job well done team!


The numbers are in and we have our Proving Grounds XIX Team Champions. Congratulations to you all. And a big thank you to all of the academies who came out on Saturday.

Proving Grounds XIX 02/04/2020



Competitors and coaches:
Please be sure to double check you estimated start times on Smoothcomp. Some brackets have been re-ordered. Please share with your teammates.


I want to thank everyone of the people that have come thru both this year and years passed to help run this event. I couldn't do it without you. With only one more day before go time, I'm super excited to see how our 2020 Rankings play out.


Be on the lookout for bracket postings this evening.


Be sure to double check that you and your teammates are all registered under the same name. And the spelling does matter. Don't lose those team/academy points because you weren't thorough. 👊🏿⛩


Don't miss your chance to "Prove" you deserve one of these. And to start racking up your 2020 Ranking points. 01/07/2020

Proving Grounds XIX Submission Only BJJ/No-Gi Grappling Tournament

Final weeks to get registered for February 1st and start earning your 2020 rank points. Washington State's longest running Submission Only BJJ/Nogi Grappling Tournament. No Points and No Excuses! More Matches, More Learning (Round Robin all-day) 01/04/2020

Pacific Northwest Rankings Info - Proving Grounds

After rigorous number crunching, the results are in for our 2019 Rankings. Be sure to check to see if you made the list. Proving Grounds’ Pacific NW Rankings Unlike some ranking lists, that reward all division wins the same, Proving Grounds ranking will give a much more accurate picture of who are the top Washington State grapplers. Quality, quantity, and consistency are the keys to victory. A competitor’s...


She showed and "Proved"
February 1, you can t👊🏿👊🏿⛩


Speculation not needed. Proven Champions!

Registration is waiting for you.


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We wish you happy and safe holidays.

Submission Only Grappling Tournament.


Don't miss your opportunity to "Prove it"


A family affair ⛩
See you in 2020 to get your mat time!


Bjj Competition: Proving Grounds Straight Ankle Compilation

This young man had an OUTSTANDING performance at the October Proving Grounds. Keep up the good work.

In the bjj competition Proving Grounds I had a total of 7 matches, all of witch I won via the straight ankle lock. Typically I struggle to finish the ankle l...


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Be sure to lock up your Proving Grounds 2020 dates.
More Matches, More Learning (Round Robin all-day)
Feb 1
June 6
October 3


Congratulations to Amber Orchard, our Adult fastest no gi submission winner. Fighting like a woman/girl is a pretty good thing these days🙏🏿👊🏿⛩


Way to go to this little champion. Proving Grounds youth fastest submission.

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