Thread: BJJ an olympic sport?
08-11-2005, 23:04 #1
BJJ an olympic sport?
I was wondering if they would ever make BJJ an olympic sport? I think it would be pretty neat. Both Gi and No gi. Weight classes and everything. It would just be like an other BJJ tournament. point and all same rules. Let me hear your thoughts.
08-11-2005, 23:05 #2
p.s. typo its not an other it was suppose to be any other sorry.
08-12-2005, 00:08 #3
Everybody wants there sport in the Olympics... I'd say the odds for BJJ would be pretty low.
Truthfully I'd put the odds of getting submission wrestling above BJJ, or maybe Pankration. Both those where there in the old greek days. But with the jacket, I don't see it. Not as good of a spectator sport, Judo guys can correct me but I believe the reduction of ground fighting came from that.
But long before that can happen there needs to be a unified and self-regulated organization, then it needs to join the national sports association (Sports Canada up here, not sure what yours is called)
That right there is going to be hard, martial arts doesn't do Unity well...
08-12-2005, 15:02 #4
Not going to happen, to many grappling sports already that draw small crowds when comparing them with the other sports. BJJ is too judo-esque and non-dogi grappling is covered in greco and freetsyle wrestling. Don't get me wrong I wish it could be included. To be honest Sombo is more likley than BJJ or sub wrestling as it is the third type of wrestling governed by FIAS. But again, too judo-esque.
08-12-2005, 15:15 #5
What would be more likely to happen would be for Judo to start including more ground work as well instead of the usual 10 seconds to pull guard or turtle up.
Unfortunately, to appeal to as many people as the Olympics must, in order to keep attracting crowds, they'll still need to make the competition rules in such a way that the audience can watch and enjoy. 20 minutes of guard passing is not a crowd pleaser, no matter how important it is for real grappling, unfortunately.I realize you think you understand what you thought I said, but what I am not so sure about is whether what you think you heard is what I think I meant.
08-19-2005, 16:09 #6
Maybe MMA...in the distant distant future.
08-19-2005, 16:52 #7
What are the rules like for Judo in the Olympics?
Couldn't a BJJ practicioner compete in Judo?
08-19-2005, 17:08 #8
If the BJJ guy is practicing his throw offense, defense, and his very quick attacks on the ground (like 10 seconds fast), then yes, s/he'll do fine. Actually, then it will technically be Judo, not BJJ.
In Olympic Judo they don't get much time to do groundwork and they can win with a perfect throw (an "ippon"). In BJJ the throw is just a takedown and you've still got to finish the match.I realize you think you understand what you thought I said, but what I am not so sure about is whether what you think you heard is what I think I meant.
08-19-2005, 17:09 #9
Couldn't a BJJ practicioner compete in Judo?Tony Dismukes
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