Norman Yonkers' Karate Connection
Mixed Martial Arts Academy
168 Cushing Street  •  Fredonia, NY 14063  •  716/679-7685  •

We are the proud promoters of the
Grappling Championship
NYS-HGC Submission
Grappling Tournament

the NY representative for

Gokor Chivichyan & Gene Lebell's 

Hayastan Grappling Challenge


Hello Everyone!

Well, it looks like we are beginning to see the end of this crazy time!
With the vaccines rolling it, there is a lot of excitement!

Unfortunately, the close contact of grappling is still not permitted in Chautauqua County.  We have checked with the Chautauqua County Department of Health and as of now, we cannot hold a tournament or
even add it back into our program at our dojo.

Even though we do believe most people who want the vaccine
will be able to get it by the summer, we do not believe it is possible
to hold our tournament this year.
Even if grappling is permitted again shortly,
our venue at the Fredonia High School is not going to permit
outside events this year. Their main goal, as it should be,
is to get the school ready to re-open full time in the fall.

We are planning on re-starting our event
at its usual time in April of 2022.

If you paid for our cancelled event in April 2020 and instructed us
to hold your money, we will still give you full credit for it in 2022
if that is what you want.
If however, you want a refund, just email us and we can do that also.

Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have!

We have missed seeing all of you and are really looking forward to
next year's event and putting all of this behind us!