Team USA wins TMS International Jiu Jitsu Grappling Tournament
December 17th, 2019 by Buddy Chambers
On December 12th, two of our BFF Checkmat teammates, Kody Steele and William Tackett, went to Kyiv, Ukraine to compete on Team USA in the TMS International Jiu Jitsu Grappling Tournament and gave top-notch performances. The TMS International has a unique battle format consisting of teams of 5 verses other teams of 5(5×5). The teams that competed in the event were from the Ukraine, Israel, the USA, and Lithuania. Both our competitors Kody Steele, and William Tackett won all their matches via submissions. Notably William Tackett was able to wipe out the entire Israeli team in a 1v5 match-up. Team USA went on to win the TMS International, wow, amazing performances and congrats to Team USA.