2/27/2006 7:42pm, #1
Awarding points for knee-on-belly
At a recent BJJ tournament I was at, one of the referees refused to award points for knee-on-belly, saying it was a useless position for striking and should be used as a transitional position only, if at all. I think the ref was brown or black belt. I am unsure if he got a talking to and was forced to award points for it though.
Has anyone ever experienced anything similar with refs or competition rules that did not award points for knee-on-belly?
2/27/2006 7:51pm, #2
Not in BJJ.
They call the points correctly or we protest. Or, if you are Rickson, throw a waterbottle.
2/27/2006 7:53pm, #3
That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Vitor Belfort KTFO'd Jon Hess from Knee-ride.
2/27/2006 7:57pm, #4
The point values fluctuate because we have no real governing body in this country, but the position is always awarded at least two points.
2/27/2006 7:59pm, #5
Promoters should stick with the CBJJ rules to make it easier for everyone.
2/27/2006 8:38pm, #6
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2/27/2006 11:20pm, #7Originally Posted by JohnnyS
But sticking to the CBJJ rules for positioning, at least, is probably a good idea
2/27/2006 11:55pm, #8
Knee on belly is a great position to strike from. That ref was an idiot.
2/28/2006 1:01am, #9Originally Posted by RoninPimp
2/28/2006 10:35am, #10
Far's I know, he was legit. He did certainly have students that did OK as well as the mandatory brazillian accent, so I wonder what made him go rogue on that particular decision.