Rickson Gracie Introduces a New BJJ Federation

So according to Fightland Rickson has in fact put together a new group, the Jiu Jitsu Global Federation (there’s not much on the site at the moment other than their social media accounts).

According to the story, Rickson looks not only to give more points to submission attempts, but to actually penalize players for pulling guard. I think that will certainly make matches more interesting- the highest amount of points are set on a bit of a gray area though. I mean, just how far along in the submission attempt does someone have to be before they are awarded points? I would like to think we are going more along the lines of what an advantage is supposed to be: an honest, legitimate attempt to submit your opponent, but it just doesn’t happen. I just hate the idea of someone throwing on sloppy, lazy armbars left and right because they know the ref has to give them points because “it was a submission attempt”. Still, it looks to be an interesting concept and I will certainly keep an eye out for how this progresses.

Check it out and let me know what you think- otherwise, have a great day everyone!


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