Some Brazilian jiu-jitsu fans are pretty obsessed with details of the bigger BJJ competitions. This is not surprising as we need to be very detail-conscious when we are on the mats. After all, one moment of inattention when we are trying to sink that submission can often mean our opponent escapes!
For those folks who cannot get enough of BJJ minutiae, I wanted to pass along images of the brackets from the black belt male absolute division on Saturday in Irvine, California. As you know, the brackets of absolute divisions are crafted in partnership with representatives of all the major jiu-jitsu associations who have athletes in the competition. The leaders of those BJJ teams head off to a quiet place at the tournament facility with representatives from the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation. When they emerge later, the bring with them the brackets detailing who will fight who in the first round of the division.
Here are photos of those brackets as they appeared at that moment. Enjoy, fellow BJJ enthusiasts!