This week we’re still in the clouds thinking about all the great action at the 2011 IBJJF Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championship. What an event! I hope those of you who were able to watch online enjoyed the broadcast from BudoVideos.
Apparently we’re not the only ones replaying all those great matches in our head. We received this email from David, one of the Mighty 600,000:
Huge fan of the website and your work with the Budo videoes Pan/Mundial broadcasts.
Here’s an idea for a BJJ Poll that I don’t think has been used before.
“If the IBJJF announced that the black belt divisions of the Pan/Mundial would be run as submission-only brackets, would this be:”
a) an experiment I’d like to see
b) a total disaster
c) no more interesting to me than the current rules
I just read something from Cobrinha talking about stalling in BJJ. There are so many tweaks to the rules that people propose that I wonder why not do away with “the rules” altogether?
Just a thought, keep up the good work,
Thanks for the poll suggestion, David.
What do you think? Would it make things more interesting if matches in the male black belts and female black / brown belt divisions could only be won by submission? Let us know by voting and leaving a comment on the site.
If you’re not familiar with the idea of Sub-Only BJJ competition, be sure to check out this recent episode of The FightWorks Podcast that we devoted to the topic: #235 Submission-Only BJJ and Grappling Tournaments.