Yadvinder Singh – Punjab wins the title of Grappler of the Evolution Grappling Indian Open – 2 tournament at Oberoi Mall

Yadvinder Singh – Punjab wins the title of Grappler of the Evolution Grappling Indian Open – 2 tournament at Oberoi Mall


  • 118 total participants across India seen at the second edition of EGIO 2


Mumbai, June 6, 2014: EVOLUTION GRAPPLING INDIAN OPEN – 2, tournament concludes with martial art enthusiasts being completely electrified by the Submission wrestling (without GI) match on Day 2 at Oberoi Mall.


Yadvinder Singh, Son of Punjab won the title of “Grappler of the EGIO – 2 Tournament” at Oberoi Mall as the event concluded with huge success.


Following the competition the audience witnessed American wrestler JJ Ambrose (also known as Superman) and Akhil Kapur, Co-Founder of India Fight Factory an action-packed special demo.


Day 2 event had Submission Wrestling (without GI) and the competitors fought in 3 age categories: Sub- Juniors (8-14 years), Juniors (14- 18 years), Adults (over 18 years).


The event was conducted by Team Relentless – India’s leading mixed martial arts team at Oberoi Mall, Mumbai. This being the second consecutive year received an over-whelming response from states across Pan India level like Karnataka, Kerala, Delhi, Nagaland, Assam, West Bengal and Punjabs’ BJJ professional participants across various weight categories. This time more girls’ participation was seen across all categories. Mumbai girls have made their mark as well winning in their respective categories; Aishwarya Parab and Sakshi Parab.


This was the second consecutive year of EGIO-2 at Oberoi Mall and I am proud to have seen enthusiastic participation of about total 118 participants including girls across states this year. I thank Oberoi Mall, Mumbai which is proficient in its efforts to bring the mother of martial arts back to India and promote this beneficial art form here. I’m looking forward to seeing this sport grow and flourish in Mumbai and all of India.” said, Mr. Jitendra Khare, Co-founder& Head-coach Evolution Combat Sports Academy, Mumbai concluding the EGIO – 2 tournament

The winners were awarded with medals and certificates:


Mumbai, June 6, 2014:

The Submission Wrestling (without GI) results are below:


Juniors (10-14 years)

1st place, Gold- Aditya Moray

2nd place, Silver- Aishwarya Parab

Juniors (10-14 years) (below 45kgs)

1st place, Gold- Dushwant Mhatre

2nd place, Silver- Sakshi Parab

Junior (14- 18 years) (above 65 kgs)

1st place, Gold-Echungthung Kithan, Nagaland

2nd place, Silver- Love Bagga, Mumbai


Adult (over 75 kgs)

1st place, Gold – Nikhil Sharma

2nd place, Silver- Umamaheshwar

Adults (65 – 75 kgs)

1st Place, Gold- Chaitanya Gavali

2nd Place, Silver- Andrew Kandy

Adults (Under 65 kgs)

1st Place, Gold- Yadvinder Singh (Grappler of the Tournament Title)

2nd Place, Silver- Brendan Leach

Adults (Under 55 kgs)

1st Place, Gold- Ravi Jadhav

2nd Place, Silver- Sushovan Ghosh




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.Brazilian jiu-jitsu emphasizes getting an opponent to the ground in order to use ground fighting techniques and submission holds involving joint-locks and chokeholds. A more precise way of describing this would be to say that on the ground, physical strength can be offset or enhanced by an experienced grappler who knows how to maximize force using mechanical advantage instead of pure physical strength.BJJ permits a wide variety of techniques to take the fight to the ground after taking a grip. While other combat sports, such as Judo and Wrestling almost always use a takedown to bring an opponent to the ground, in BJJ one option is to “pull guard.” This entails obtaining some grip on the opponent and then bringing the fight or match onto the mat by sitting straight down or by jumping and wrapping the legs around the opponent.


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