Thread: BJJ in Olympics - Vote yes
3/11/2011 3:39pm, #1
BJJ in Olympics - Vote yes
Interested in seeing BJJ in the 2016 Olympics? There's a group petitioning the IOC to include BJJ in the games. It seems like a perfect time - the games are to be held in Rio De Janeiro and BJJ is one of the national sports of Brazil.
If you're interested, please sign the petition linked below:
(Or is this a bad idea? Will BJJ become Judo-fied if it's included in the Olympics?)
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3/11/2011 3:45pm, #2
3/11/2011 3:50pm, #3
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To be honest, I would like to see more MA's in the Olympics. I supported the WKF karate petition (even though it wasn't passed), and I'll support this one.
As for differentiate it from Judo, I would assume the same way they differentiate the many different versions of running/track events in the Olympics??? But then again, I'm not a Olympic committee member :)
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3/11/2011 3:56pm, #4
Nah, if we're going to have anything I say Pankration.
3/11/2011 7:40pm, #5
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After seeing what has become of Judo because of the Olympics, people seriously want BJJ in the Olympics too?
3/11/2011 7:46pm, #6
Look at boxing, look at judo... after what the Olympics has done to them do you really want the same thing to happen to BJJ?
3/11/2011 8:05pm, #7
Oh god no! Vote No! After what the IJF has done to Judo, you really want BJJ to be put through the same thing?!
3/11/2011 10:33pm, #8
Just because it happened to Judo doesn't mean it necessarily has to happen to BJJ. That being said, the odds are still pretty good that it will. But I would still like to see it at a high level. On the one hand, Judo has been suckified, but on the other, the Olympics does bring the best track athletes in the world, swimmers, etc. If there's a way...
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3/11/2011 10:48pm, #9
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3/11/2011 11:00pm, #10
Don't they already have Olympic wrestling? and Judo? Why not just mix BJJ with the other 2 and make a super world grappling comp?
Seriously BJJ in the Olympics would be cool. But, I know nothing of the Olympics. What did the Olympics do to judo? Is that where the "no double leg" rule came from? The Olympics has enough other obscure non-televised sports involved why not throw in BJJ? They might even make a buck or to or gain ratings.