by David "Silverfox" Karchmer & Eddie Fyvie
When the rulebook for sport Jiu-Jitsu was written in 1967; the goal was to create a point structure that best replicated a fight. For example, 4 points for the mount because it would be quite favorable for you to gain that position in a fight. Hence, the large point total.
In the decades since the rulebook was first written, the rules evolved alongside the athletes and the development of the sport. Some would argue...the rules became a far cry to the original self-defense origins.
The Rickson Gracie Cup is a tournament designed to restore these fragmented roots, by offering events that honor traditions, in parallel with the evolution of our art. The differences in the Rickson Gracie rulebook were crafted from the input of countless professor's and master's of Jiu-Jitsu. Here they are...
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