ADCC Opens have now been announced for 2023, with several slated to take place across North America. The promotion put together their first open shortly before ADCC 2022 and it was a resounding success, prompting them to schedule more for the future. That first one took place in Las Vegas, Nevada but when it was announced that they were branching out, ADCC confirmed that their first location would be Canada. Now they’ve confirmed that the event will take place on April 23rd at in Ottawa, and registration for the event will be available soon.
ADCC have also confirmed that there will be other opens taking place elsewhere in North America, and they will be starting in April as well. The exact location of the USA opens have not been announced yet, but are reportedly most likely to be staged in either Texas or Southern California. This marks a huge moment for competitors looking to challenge themselves under the ADCC ruleset, whether they be amateurs or professionals.
For amateurs, it signals that there may be more variation in the rulesets that they can compete under. As it stands, the vast majority of competitions around the world take place under IBJJF rules. It would be nice for the wider BJJ community to get experience under other rulesets for a change. Given that the last ADCC Open took place right before ADCC 2022, it’s likely that anyone attending these future opens have never competed under ADCC rules before. For professionals, they will no longer have to wait for major events like ADCC 2024 and hope that they’ve simulated the ruleset well enough in training. Instead, they’ll be able to get regular run-outs in an environment with significantly less on the line.
The news that the first ADCC Opens of 2023 will take place in Canada and elsewhere across North America was announced in a post to the promotion’s official Instagram account: