Evolution Grappling Indian Open is back in India

Evolution Grappling Indian Open is back in India

  • Brazilian JiuJitsu & Submission Wrestling 2nd Tournament at Oberoi Mall
  • Excellent form of self-defence to empower Indian women


MUMBAI, May 29th, 2014: Oberoi Mall, Mumbai’s premium retail mall and Evolution Combat Sports Academy, have announced the Evolution Grappling Indian Open-2, the second edition of Brazilian JiuJitsu & Submission Wrestling Tournament in India, on June 05 – 06, 2014 in its premises. The highlight of the event is renowned American wrestler JJ Ambrose (also known as Superman) will act as one of the officials during the event.


Some historians say that Jiu-Jitsu, the oldest form of all martial arts, also known as “the Mother of Martial Arts”, can be traced back to India where it was invented by Buddhist monks. Oberoi Mall is proficient in its efforts to bring this art form back to India and promote this beneficial art form here.


“Evolution Grappling Indian Open”, the event will be held in 6 age categories: Kids (Below 10 years), Sub- Juniors (10-13 years), Junior Boys (14- 18 years), Junior Girls (14- 18 years), and Adult Men & Women (over 18 years). These age groups will be further divided in to weight categories. Winners of each category will be awarded with medals and certificates. Also, special awards will be given to ‘Grappler of the Tournament’ & ‘Team of the Tournament’.


Announcing the tournament, Mr. Nirzar Jain, Vice President, Oberoi Mall, said, “Oberoi Mall has always taken initiatives for its customers. Brazilian JiuJitsu is not only a martial art, but also a sport or a method that promotes physical fitness and builds self confidence and character in young people.”

 “Through this event, Indian grapplers will get an opportunity to compete against teams at pan India level. We will strive to ensure that Evolution Grappling Indian Open(EGIO) becomes a mainstay on the competition calendar across the Asian grappling community,” said,Mr. Jitendra Khare, Co-founder& Head-coach Evolution Combat Sports Academy, Mumbai.

Evolution Combat Sports Academy, Mumbai, a leading martial arts institute in India, will once again host Evolution Grappling Indian Open. The second edition of EGIO will witness a Pan Indian presence than its first edition. The goal is to make EGIO into an Asian Level tournament. Team Relentless, the fight team of Evolution Combat Sports Academy, Mumbai, has been competing and representing India at these tournaments for well over two years.


About Oberoi Mall:

The Oberoi Mall is located at Goregaon-east on the Western Express Highway and offers almost 5.52 lakh square feet of Fun, Food, Fashion and Films. It has occupied a significant position in the minds of customers and retailers. By reflecting and enabling customers’ lifestyles and delivering affordable luxury with a philosophy of ‘customer first’, the Mall has distinguished itself as something truly special on the retail landscape. Pioneered by the real estate development company, Oberoi Realty Ltd. (popularly known as Oberoi Constructions) Oberoi Mall has found a unique niche amongst quality conscious and discerning customers and offers facilities that include two levels of basement with a parking capacity for approximately 1,000 cars, a large central atrium with natural light, elevators and escalators for internal circulation, central air-conditioning and an integrated building management system.


About Evolution Combat Sports Academy, Mumbai

Founded in 2010 by Jitendra Khare, Evolution Combat Sports Academy, is the first of its kind Combat Sports training facility in Mumbai where you can learn various disciplines of martial arts under the watchful eye of internationally graded and legitimate Brazilian JiuJitsu and Submission Wrestling coaches & professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) trainers. Evolution Combat Sports Academy, unlike most so called BJJ & MMA training centers in the country, can boast of having 3 homegrown & legitimately graded Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Submission Wrestling coaches namely Jitendra Khare, Chaitanya Gavali & Susovan Ghosh

With the maximum numbers of wins on foreign soil since 2012,  fighters from Evolution Combat Sports Academy are easily the most decorated Submission wrestlers and MMA fighters out of India and  have successfully represented India in various Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Submission Wrestling tournaments across Asia.


About Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ)

Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defence system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting, while Submission wrestling is a formula of that is about clinch and ground fighting with the aim of obtaining a submission using submission holds.




Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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