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The Rules of BJJ & Grappling Competitions for (IBJJF, ADCC etc.)

Competing in a grappling tournament can be stressful can be stressful. Make sure you know the different rulesets to ensure your best possible performance.
The Rules of BJJ & Grappling Competitions for (IBJJF, ADCC etc.)

by JJB Admin

7 years ago

This video post was written by 3rd-Degree Roger Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Nicolas Gregoriades.

Exploiting the System?

Competing is a large part of most people's jiu-jitsu journeys. I've never been the kind of grappler who tried to exploit the rules to his advantage. I always fight to submit. Looking back on my competitive career, I realise that this was a mistake. On more than a few occasions I lost to savvy players who exploited the rules to beat me.

A couple of years ago I attended an IBJJF rules course as a requirement for my 2nd-degree black belt certificate. Even after over a decade of training and competing, I was astounded by how much I didn't know. From then on I made an effort to understand this aspect of jiu-jitsu.

The Rules are Complex

During the course and my studies of the rulesets of the major competitions I realised that the rules of grappling and BJJ are complex and that in order to maximise your potential as a competitor, it's vital that you know and understand them properly. In this video, I teamed up with David Aguzzi from Grappling Industries to provide a comprehensive break-down of the rules for those wishing to compete.

If you enjoyed this video post article, you may also enjoy our best selling book 'Beyond the Black Belt' by 3rd-degree Roger Gracie Black Belt, Nicolas Gregoriades and friends.


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