BJJ Competition Results
for Don Geddis


I occasionally compete in Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournaments. Below are some of my more successful competitions. (Tournaments where I didn't do so well, somehow didn't make it to this page.)

Tournaments are generally single elimination. Competitors are divided by weight, age, and belt rank (skill). I've competed in Superfeather (122-134 lbs) and Feather (135-147) weights; in Adult (18-29 years old) and Master's (30-39); and in blue belt and purple belt ranks (the rank order is: white, blue, purple, brown, black).

Depending on the divison, a match lasts between five and ten minutes of continuous action. If a submission occurs (indicated by an opponent tapping the mat with his hand), the match is over immediately. Otherwise, if time runs out, the competitor ahead on points wins. "Advantages" are awarded for efforts that almost result in points, but barely fail instead. If time runs out, and points are even, then the leader in advantages wins. (If advantages are also even, then it is a referee decision, based on aggressiveness and other similar qualities.)


Date Result Video Belt Age Weight
Sponsor Event Location
Description
5/15/2011Winner (x2) 31MB
32MB

Black40+ Feather 148lbs
Will Harvey Grappling with friends Palo Alto, CA
A friend of mine (Will Harvey) without grappling training, wanted to try a little submission wrestling. He's about 175 lbs, in good shape, but limited technique. (I'm in the blue shirt; Will is in the white.) First match: I sit to guard, get full guard, attempted omoplata, side rear naked choke (like Royce vs. Shamrock in UFC 1!). Second match: double underhooks, outside leg trip (like Royce vs. Gordeau in UFC 1!), mount, opponent gives up.
5/8/2004Gold/1st 17MB PurpleAdult Feather 148lbs
Ralph and Charles Gracie United Gracie San Francisco, CA
Vs. Doug Fong from Charles Gracie academy. Same opponent as two years earlier, and almost an identical fight! I'm in the gi with the blue circle Ralph Gracie logos; Doug starts with (and later loses) the green/yellow belt. Most of the match was me, on top, trying (and failing) to pass Doug's guard. No points or advantages for either fighter. There are also a couple of discussions with the ref (in the middle of the match!) about heelhooks and kneebars, neither of which were permitted at the purple belt level in this tournament. After I finally pass (3 pt), I quickly take his back (4 pt). My choke attempts fail (but yield an advantage). I finally switch from back mount to a successful armbar. Geddis wins by submission, after being up 7-0 on points (1-0 advantages).
9/28/2002Gold/1st 7MB PurpleAdult Feather 148lbs
Ralph and Charles Gracie United Gracie San Francisco, CA
Vs. Doug Fong from Charles Gracie academy. Double-leg takedown (2 pt), attempted guard pass (advantage), attempted back hooks & guard pass (advantage), guard pass to back, back mount (4 pt), attempted gi collar choke, attempted leg-over choke, straight armbar. Geddis wins by submission, after being up 6-0 on points (2-0 advantages).
4/28/2002Gold/1st 11MB BlueMaster's Feather 148lbs
Cleber Luciano Copa Pacifica Huntington Beach, CA
Attempted de la Riva guard sweep (advantage), attempted cross-collar choke, opponent attempted pass (opp advantage), attempted takedown (advantage), successful (!) single-leg takedown (advantage, but referee error: should have been 2 pt), attempted pass, opponent attempted single-leg takedown, attempted back, takedown/sweep (2 pt), attempted guard pass (advantage). Time expires, Geddis wins 2-0 on points (4-1 advantages).
3/23/2002Gold/1st 6MB BlueMaster's Feather 148lbs
Carlos Gracie, Jr. Pan American Orlando, FL
Opponent attempted takedown (opp advantage), attempted sweep, de la Riva guard sweep, back mount (4 pt), gi collar choke. Geddis wins by submission, after being up 4-0 on points (0-1 advantages).
9/23/2001Gold/1st 9MB BlueMaster's Feather 148lbs
Ralph and Charles Gracie United Gracie San Francisco, CA
Attempted guard pass (advantage), guard pass (3 pt), attempted armbar, sweep, attempted armbar, mount (4 pt), back mount (4 pt), gi collar choke. Geddis wins by submission after being up 11-0 on points (1-0 advantages).
The end of this match can be seen on OnTheMat.Com's 101 Submissions DVD, also available at www.grappling-101submissions.com.
11/4/2000Gold/1st   BlueMaster's Feather 148lbs
Claudio Franca US Open Santa Cruz, CA
10/12/1997Silver/2nd 10MB BlueAdult Superfeather 134lbs
Claudio Franca US Open Santa Cruz, CA
Guard pass (3 pt), almost on back (advantage), opponent almost passed (opp advantage), sweep (2 pt), guard pass (3 pt), attempted armbar, attempted kneebar, attempted guard pass, attempted reverse triangle choke. Time expires, Geddis wins 8-0 on points (advantages tied 1-1).


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