RISING SUN II rocks!
Last Saturday showed one thing very clearly: Germany is finally ready to experience grappling as a respectable professional sport. At Gym 24 in Böblingen, Germany, it was a matter of RISING SUN II from 8 pm live on SportsGermany.tv hot her. 5 top teams from all over Germany faced the tough competition in the Grappling Team Survival Match based on the Japanese model of Quintet and fought for the victories in the sub-only format.
The field of participants was peppered with national champions and even placed at European and World Championships and the viewers in the livestream saw virtually a "Who is Who" of the German grappling scene. Among the most famous names in the field of participants were definitely the DGL Hall of Famer Gregor Herb (Southside Connection), Lukasz Zielonka (Team Slammlinge), Daniel Brauchle (Alpen BJJ), Markus Held (German Top Team) and Jan Zander (Fight Fusion). So excitement and a high technical level in the fights was guaranteed and thanks to the sponsors Fuji Sports Europe, Gothaer General Agency Deile Reutlingen, Tax office Schmid Reutlingen and MatGuerilla the event could be presented in a great and professional setting. Here on Kakutogi you get of course exclusively the results of the hard competition:
Team "Slammlings" defeats Alps BJJ
Southside Connection defeats Fight Fusion
Team "Slammlinge" defeats German Top Team
Southside Connection defeats team "Slammlinge
Of course, you can still watch the entire event in full for free at Sportdeutschland here by clicking on the graphic and follow the action on the mat:
The location of the very exclusive Gym 24 was the perfect stage for an event in this frame and the Southside Connection showed itself as a worthy champion of this great event. Already now the popularity for this format is extremely high and they are working on further improvements and new concepts for RISING SUN III starting next week. So it will go on soon and you can be curious what the Orga Team of Rising Sun is planning for the third edition.