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  1. FighterJones is offline
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    I hope they do drop it.
    that could be soooooooooooo good for wtf tkd.
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I am pretty sure we had a thread about this subject already or it had ben discussed in several other threads.

    Apart from everything else - I don't think that BJJ has the required numbers of participants in the required number of continents to apply to be recognised as an olympic sport.
    I am not sure about what the requirements are, but the sport needs to be played in x numbers of countries with x numbers of participants.

    Does competitive BJJ exist in Africa or Asia? How many European countries actually perform?
    Asia has been at the European Tournament - I am sure he would know.

    Is there a well organised BJJ governing body, sending the correct type of bribes to the Olympic official??

    I personly would love to kick swimming, track and field and some of the more obscure stuff out and get BJJ in - but - it ain't gonna happen.
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    2/05/2005 8:43pm


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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I don't see what good could possibly come out of it, other than recognition from people who know nothing about martial arts, and what's that worth?
    I pointed at him [the panhandler], bringing my rear hand up in a subtle approximation of the double Wu Sau guard that is the default hand position in Wing Chun Kung Fu.

    "Step away," I hissed.
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     Style: BJJ/Boxing

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Even though I love BJJ I wouldn't want to see it in the Olympics for the same reasons that Asia mentioned. Having a sport gain Olympic standing at the cost of being watered down is almost like selling out the soul of the art.
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    I was in greece during the olympics and judo got quite a bit of airtime, and I went to the heavy weight event and the stadium was atleast 3/4s full.

    TKD also got a lot of coverage (it might be because all the TKD took place in the last few days and most other games had ended), but I went to one of those events as well and it was well attended.

    That being said, I think another combat sport could easily gain popularity. Especially if it was MMA.
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    Posted On:
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Karate may be in the 2012 games, but there's a greater chance of it being the Ippon-Kumite rules from what I've been told. Kind of a drag, but the real fighters still hit very hard so we'll at least be spared the feather-touch crap.
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  7. lifetime is offline

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    What, so it'll look like the Olympic version of "Best of the Best"?
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     Style: Judo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry-Monkey
    I was in greece during the olympics and judo got quite a bit of airtime, and I went to the heavy weight event and the stadium was atleast 3/4s full.

    TKD also got a lot of coverage (it might be because all the TKD took place in the last few days and most other games had ended), but I went to one of those events as well and it was well attended.

    That being said, I think another combat sport could easily gain popularity. Especially if it was MMA.

    I'm not surprised Judo had a lot of coverage in Greece since it was one of the few sports they medaled in.
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     Style: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    The Best of the Best movie had some good action :P

    I saw the women's division in Judo. It was exciting and the only reason I was able to sit through it was because I'm a fan of Judo and grappling/wrestling/sub wrestling. Anyways, I think that at times Judo can be very slow when you just see them trying to get the other off balance and they just fall down.

    Even though there was a very impressive Japanese women who was good. I hate Olympic boxing. The way they score is ridiculous. You say to get rid of swimming and Track and Field?

    Screw that, I love those sports. If you want to get rid of something. Get rid of the Marksman events. Like Archery where they air 10 minutes of the last finals, or the shot pull. I mean? To me those may take skill, but doesn't require any athletic ability.

    To me the sports in the Olympics should test your body, not how many arrows or bullets you fire a day.
    I'll make one when I can find one I like.
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    2/11/2005 2:05am


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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    If curling can be a goddamned olympic sport, then I dont see why JJ couldn't.
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