GPG Casting Calls for ‘Warrior Island’ in Arizona and New Jersey

Los Angeles, CA – October 8, 2012 – Global Proving Ground (GPG), a revolutionary platform that enables combat sports athletes to showcase their skills on a global level, continues to travel the world in search of elite martial arts talent for the new reality series ‘Warrior Island”. The organization announced today that the next round of open casting calls will take place this month in Arizona and New Jersey.

The show’s creator is in search of skilled combat sports fighters that have the raw talent, drive, and heart that it takes to beat anyone on any continent, as well the all-important social skills needed to win the hearts of fight fans worldwide. Like all GPG projects, the fans decide who makes the cut! Fight fans across the globe will vote for their favorite fighters GPG fighters and will send the top 16 and 4 alternates to “Warrior Island”.

Are you a combat sports athlete in Arizona, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware or New Jersey area? Do you think that you have the raw skill, heart, and drive that it takes to make it to ‘Warrior Island’? Now is your chance to prove it! GPG welcomes combat sports athletes of all weight classes, forms and disciplines to come out and showcase your skills.

On October 18, 2012 Dan “The Beast” Severn will host a casting call in Tempe, Arizona at the Arizona Defense Academy located at 1310 E. Apache Blvd, Ste. 105, Tempe AZ 85281. Fighter tryout videos will be filmed from 11am to 7pm. All competitors planning to attend the open casting call in Arizona must RSVP to Mr. Severn’s office in advance at

On October 20, 2012 an open casting call will be held for fighters in Philadelphia, New York, Delaware and the South Jersey area during the Medford Works Festival in historic Medford, NJ. Fighter tryout videos will be filmed from Noon to 3pm EST at 4 S Main St Medford, NJ 08055 Behind old bank on Corner, All Weight Classes, Fighters should were grappling and striking gear. . All competitors planning to attend the open casting call in New Jersey must RSVP to James Jefferson at

During each open casting call, reality show hopefuls will be required to demonstrate their fighting skills and tell the world why fight fans should vote them onto the show. ALL experienced fighters with a combat sports background are encouraged to try out. GPG ‘Warrior Island’ auditions are open to martial artists of all weight classes, forms and disciplines, not just MMA fighters. The show’s creator is seeking elite fighters from all over the world. Training gear will be available for fighter use during filming. Coaches are welcome to attend.

GPG will be release additional casting call dates and locations in the coming weeks, including additional international casting call announcements. Fighters that can’t make it out to one of the open casting calls can personally submit a try-out video through the GPG YouTube page. Please visit for video guidelines and additional details.

Fighters and fans can follow GPG on Facebook and Twitter. Fans can also view and vote for their favorite GPG fighter video’s on YouTube®. Voting is easy! Simply go to, subscribe to the GPG YouTube page, and click the ‘like’ button attached to your favorite GPG fighter videos.

If you are a martial arts gym owner or fight promotion that is interested in hosting an open casting call for ‘Warrior Island’, please contact James Jefferson at

About Global Proving Ground (GPG):
Global Proving Ground (GPG) is the ideal platform for fighters of all martial arts disciplines to showcase their skills on a global level. It is THE place for promoters, sponsors, television producers, match makers and fight managers to discover new elite fight talent. GPG offers skilled combat sports athletes of all disciplines useful tools to help showcase their skills and advance their careers. It is also a place for fans to show support for their favorite amateur and professional fighters.

The exciting reality based combat sports TV show ‘Warrior Island’, created by James Jefferson and directed by Hollywood veteran Ben Perry, will put 16 elite fighters on an island in the Pacific Ocean. Each week the fighters will battle one another to stay on the island and compete for international stardom, bragging rights, and a significant grand prize. The 16 fighters that go to the island will be determined by fan votes. Fans can vote for their favorite GPG fighter by subscribing to the GPG YouTube Channel and clicking the ‘like’ button attached to their favorite videos. View the ‘Warrior Island’ trailer below.

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