Interesting Article on the Flaws of Focusing on Submission Only

Over the weekend Jen Hall actually posted an interesting article about how submission only rules for tournaments may not be such a great idea- that there is a reason the phrase “position before submission” was created.

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

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One response to “Interesting Article on the Flaws of Focusing on Submission Only

  1. I’ll copy what I said on there: Polaris, EBI and others are not true submission only. They are ‘submission or time runs out’. True submission only is without time limits, like the good people at US Grappling. Until we see that format put in place, I don’t think it’s a fair comparison.

    Of course, the problem is that the not-quite-submission-only events that have been popular so far rely on PPV and ticket sales for revenue, which inherently requires some kind of definite end point (especially for booking a venue). That’s harder to do with true submission only with no time limits. US Grappling have always managed to finish on time (as far as I’m aware), but then I don’t think they’ve had elite level black belts with big reputations on the line.

    Still, I’d very much like to see a well-run organisation like US Grappling have the chance to prove that no time limit sub only can work even with the big names. Hopefully we’ll see it one day.

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