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Rubber Guard and Playing Catch Up

Sorry guys, this morning was a bit hectic so I’m playing catch-up.

In the meantime, check out Eddie Bravo explaining his rubber guard to Rickson Gracie.

Er, see you later and have a great day everyone!

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More Information on Rickson Gracie’s New Jiu Jitsu Federation

The site definitely has more information on it, including the official set of rules rather than just a general overview from bloggers and sport writers, a list of participating academies, and a section that is just itching to be abused, a link that says “Ask Rickson”

While knowing full well this is supposed to be a contact form for questions regarding the newly found association, there’s definitely a temptation to submit etiquette questions, a la “Dear Abbie”

“Dear Rickson,

I’m having a small gathering at my house in a few days to watch some old school vale tudo footage. After said soiree, should I send hand written thank you notes with my jiu jitsu themed stationary, or will a simple email suffice?”

“Dear Rickson,

I’m going to a baby shower next weekend for a teammate who will be having a baby girl. Should I buy them a hot pink baby gi for their impending bundle of joy, a unisex kimono or maybe just give them a gift card so they can decide?”

….And then I can proudly tell my children and grandchildren about how I was kicked out of a tournament organization without even actually participating.

Anyway, if you are curious regarding the actual rules of the organization, or want to sign up for updates on when they will start holding tournaments ( I imagine they have that option somewhere on the site) Check out the actual site, and if you decide to ask Rickson anything other than JJGF related questions,  you did NOT get it from me.

Nope, No-Sir-Ree-Bob: never put that idea into your head… 😛

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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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