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I elect we rename BJJ to "Mary and Nancy pick flowers."
Or at the very least, "delicate sissy pants."
There's an upcoming tournament this weekend held by GrapplingX in Fresno as well as a pankration tournament.
Before I continue, no, I am not getting video for you to see. And before you complain about that, please shoot your mouth with a super soaker full of pee. Thanks. If you need a clean sample, pm me your address, I'll mail you one in the morning.
Here we have THE RULES.
Now when they made THE RULES, they had a 4 year old gorilla from the San Diego zoo with a crayola brand crayon write it and then CC'd to Sean Hannity to edit and make sure there was some kind of continuity and semblance of balance and fairness.
Basically they've disallowed all submissions below the hips for anybody who isn't a brown or above.
No heel hooks, straight ankle, toe holds, knee bars, crushes and
wedges. No Neck cranks or submissions which involve dynamic twisting
or pressure against the neck joint or spine are prohibited. These
submission will be allowed in adult advanced only.
So basically for the 17.5 people who study Sambo who just so happen to be coming to this tournament or any tournaments held by these people are screwed. I mean ****, a lot of my guard passes involve leg attacks.
Basically this is a Judo tournament without the 10 second grappling rule and everyone has bad ukemi and can't throw. This is like sitting in a Ferarri F355 Spyder converted Fiero. On the outside, it looks good enough but when you're actually in it, everything creaks, it smells like gasoline, you're afraid of catching on fire, the radio doesn't work, and only 1st and 3rd gear work, but only if you give it $50.
Oh yeah that's another thing, the entrance fee is $50 for the grappling tournament or pankration or $65 for both pankration and grappling tournament. Which sounds like a great deal, right? If only ALL OF THE SCHEDULING DIDN'T OVERLAP.
Yeah that's right, if you're an adult and grappling, it's almost going to be impossible (unless you just lose outright in your first match) to get to the pankration tournament, because it starts about 2 hours after the adults start. Woohoo!
And what about the pankration rules? Pretty much the same. This is more like combat BJJ than it is Pankration. Which brings me to my second point:
But I do really enjoy this:
No strikes to the face or the head. No Kicks with the instep, bottom
of foot, blade of foot, ball of foot, toes, shin and knee to the face.
No elbows to the face. No strikes to joints, back, spine, groin or
other vital points are prohibited. No head butts, fish hooks or eye
So basically, every year, these kinds of BJJ orgs are slowly watering down BJJ and finally will come full circle and just become Judo again.
Wish me luck.