Feels like it was yesterday...

I wrote this a few days after he passed in March of 2009.

In the early days of our sport, there were many people in the MMA community that had given up, people who put everything they had into a sport that were slowly fading away, sold out, gave up or went bankrupt. Not TapouT.

Ryan Hall vs. Wilson Reis at 2009 Grapplers Quest World Series of Grappling on Saturday, December 12th, 2009 at Texas Station Gambling Hall and Hotel in North Las Vegas, NV.


Grappling Radio just launched last week and we already have 2,200 listeners, which is a great start. Be sure to subscribe to our show at

This weeks show will be almost all listeners who want to share their greatest memory or inspirational story from participating at Grapplers Quest competitor, coach or fan in the past 10 years? Leave your story in 2 minutes or less by calling 877-ARMBAR-1, don't delay, call in today!

Grappling RADIO Episode # 3 with Special Guests Rafael Lovato, Jr. discussing his team's No-Gi Adult Team Title at the 2009 World Series of Grappling and also Ryan Hall on Sponsorship, listener calls and host Brian Cimins of Grapplers Quest

3RD EPISODE POSTED (Jan. 8th, 2009)
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Grapplers Quest is bringing the East Coast's Largest event back on Saturday, March 20th, 2010 at Caldwell College in Caldwell, New Jersey. For more event information, tickets and discount registrations, go to:

Two movies that inspired me to develop Grapplers Quest were Vision Quest and the Karate Kid, both being re-released in theaters in 2010 with 2 brand new casts. Remakes are usually hit or miss, but I think its great to get exposure wherever we can, especially in Hollywood. I will definitely be going to see both of opening night!

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Grappling Radio will be a nationally heard talk radio station by Summer 2010, so stay tuned for big things. Also, would like to welcome BUDWEISER for the first official sponsor for our show and the sport of grappling!

Hey guys, it's Brian Cimins, Cooper asked me to post something for him.

"Bare with me guys, I'm still figuring the blog stuff out...HAHA. Just stopped in to say hello to everyone. I'll be posting blogs here regularly about my training preparation and post event thoughts. Cim sent me a video camera, so I might be shooting some stuff too for you guys. Thanks again for the support and see ya soon!" Bill Cooper

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Rodrigo Ranieri vs Scott Epstein at 2009 Grapplers Quest World Series of Grappling Featherweight division. All preliminary and finals matches are being posted for FREE on YouTube. Support professional grappling guys! We're giving away a $10,000 prize crowning the World's Best Grappling in July in California...but we need your support too.