Norman Yonkers' Karate Connection MMA began
the NYS Grappling Championship in 2004.
In 2006, we were invited to be the NYS Representative
for Gokor Chivichyan and Gene LeBell's
Hayastan Grappling Challenge.
Now, we run our NYS Grappling Championship every year in April, and the Hayastan Grappling Challenge every year in the fall.
As of 2013, we are adding a Submission Only Grappling tournament to our event list.
All events are held in Fredonia, NY where our martial arts school has been in operation since 1990.
We offer incentives to school owners/instructors who bring large groups to any of our events. Call Norm for more information: 716-679-7685
We are very proud of our events and our association with Gokor Chivichyan and Gene LeBell. We receive many compliments on how well run our tournaments are. We strive to make each one more organized than the next and to maintain the great relationships we have made with the competitors and school owners over the years.