As many of the masters of the BJJ world are away fighting in Vegas, the Gracie Worlds were being held in Anaheim, California. On Saturday, it was No Gi day, which also meant 10th Planet would be in the house with their usual army and 10 Star General, Eddie Bravo. For the other non-10th Planet school participants, it's a chance to get to fight against Eddie's infamous rubber guard system.
Rose Gracie, the promoter of Gracie Worlds, has made her impression on the world of bjj with her Submission Only movement. EBI and USSGL as well as other organizations have joined the Submission Only movement and it's sure to attract others. Rose has adapted her rules along the way and now uses EBI overtime rules. The overtime rules basically allow each fighter a turn at getting a submission by either starting from their opponent's back or spider web control (armbar position). Basically, the person who submits the person the quickest or escapes the quickest wins the match.
This event held at the Anaheim Convention Center, seems to be growing in size every year. This year they also had a special guest, Rorion Gracie, founder of the UFC, one of the persons responsible for bringing the sport of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu to the U.S. and one of few to receive the Grand Masters' Red Belt.
Today we're off to the Convention Center again to see the Gi competition. We'll report back later.
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