The amount of time remaining until the eventually ADCC world championships take place is dwindling away fast and there is never a better time than now for any hopeful competitors to brush up on their understanding of the rules. The ever-exciting trials events have only just begun and the first competitor for each men’s weight division has earned their place at the eventual world championships, with fifteen more set to join them over the coming months. ADCC will be picking up speed shortly as the North American East Coast trials are not far away and the second competitors will be determined at the event.
Now, the ADCC head organizer Mo Jassim has decided to lend a hand to all competitors who are looking to earn their way to the world championships the hard way by giving them a full breakdown of the rules that are in play at both the trials events and the eventual world championships. This forms part of a criticism that has long been levied at the BJJ community in general and the world’s premier gi promotion, the IBJJF. The rules are often not openly explained to the competitors outside of a rulebook that cannot possibly expand on every potential situation, and there are several different rulesets for athletes to compete under.
This particular effort to release the ADCC rules seminar to the public in full does something that the IBJJF never has, it makes every single aspect of the rules clear and concise not only to the competitors, but also to the fans watching at home. This seminar will likely stand as a useful resource for quite some time in the future, not just for this cycle of ADCC trials events, but for any moving forward and any smaller national events that are contested under ADCC rules.
The footage of the ADCC rules seminar was uploaded to the official YouTube channel of the organization’s head organizer, Mo Jassim: