On Saturday, May 21st elite grapplers from all over the globe came to St. Louis for the 3rd installment of the Respect Professional Grappling event. Watson Martial Arts was honored to be included in the list of talented competitors. Our very own Josh McKinney made his brown belt debut alongside world class athletes like Rafael Lovato Jr., Gianni Grippo and many others. Josh faced another very talented brown belt in Alex Lane from Lafayette, Louisiana. Josh was able to execute a dominant game plan for a 13-0 victory. We are very proud of his hard work and display of talent!

Professor Watson competed on Respect 1 & 2, but an injury kept him off this card. However, he was asked to join the commentary crew for the event which was featured on Flograppling.com. The show also featured some great sponsors that give back to the community like the Head Nod Squad and We Defy, funding cancer research and helping disabled veterans respectively.

Watson Martial Arts would like to thank JW Wright and Patrick Smith for including us in such a professional and well run event!