The Extreme Grappling Open (EGO) started as a simple project: to put together an effectively run, organized, fair and affordable tournament. Offering Gi and No-Gi divisions for Children through adult, both male and female. It is also the host of some of the most intense Invite-Only Divisions you will see anywhere!
From personal experience, I can say the EGO tournaments are top-of-the-line events, well managed by James Clingerman, who uses his knowledge as a Black Belt and business man to provide an overall satisfying experience to every competitor. The tournaments are on-time, have great atmosphere, and offer opportunities for competition ranging from kids to seniors, beginners to Black Belts, including pro divisions. These assets make the EGO events some of the best tournaments in the U.S., a must for any mid-west (and beyond) practitioner looking for some serious competition.
Thanks James, A.J. and the rest of the crew for this great work in the dissemination and development of our sport.
Alliance Black Belt
CBJ Judo Black Belt