Grappling Industries is one of the most popular and successful BJJ tournament organizations in the world, and they’ve just made a huge improvement by compiling their first full official rulebook in PDF format. It’s a great step forward for the promotion, primarily because it will allow better training for referees who will be working their events. It’s not just that though, having an available rulebook also allows competitors to familiarise themselves with the intricacies of the ruleset. This undoubtedly leads to less disqualifications in the long run, and it will likely lead to higher-level matches as the competitors can gameplan even better than before.
It’s undoubtedly difficult to stage a grappling tournament, and there’s so much work that goes on behind the scenes in order to get the finished product. Simply organizing the venue and all the relevant equipment is a monumental task, but gathering together all the staff necessary to run a successful event is even harder. That’s what makes organizations like Grappling Industries all the more impressive, as they run a ton of events all around the world on a regular basis.
The release of their first full official rulebook is just the latest in a series of great moves by Grappling Industries, including the introduction of a code to prevent sandbagging. It’s these kinds of developments that have led to Grappling Industries being one of the most popular tournament organizers around, and they regularly attract hundreds of competitors to each event. They aren’t just popular among newer competitors either though as they also host elite grapplers like Roberto ‘Cyborg’ Abreu and Gordon Ryan, along with UFC veterans like Sean O’Malley.
The news that Grappling Industries had compiled their first ever full official rulebook in PDF format was announced in a post to the promotion’s official Instagram account: