[personal]My son Chris Jiu-jitsu tournament

by David A. Chappell

My son Chris has been studying jiu-jitsu for four years now. Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a form of wrestling that is also referred to as "grappling". Its a very strenuous sport that involves close up wrestling with choke holds and submission holds.

Last weekend there was a local tournament where Chris wrestled. He won some matches and lost some matches, but the two matches he lost were to veteran black belt wrestlers. There's a discussion forum about this weekend's jiu-jitsu tournament with a thread where people are talking about Chris's matches. There's also a comment from the president of the AGC (the organization who sponsored the tournament) about how good Chris did against the more seasoned fighters.

For the purpose of the tournament, there is a point system where the wrestler gets between 2 - 4 points for gaining control, or changing from one position of control to another, as shown in this video. Chris is the one in the red shorts.

Sometimes the person who is on the bottom is the one who is in control, as shown in this video I found on the discussion thread labeled - "Chris' guillotine choke"

If you have ever seen an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) match on pay-per-view, its the jiu-jitsu guys who usually win those things. UFC is based on what is referred to as "Mixed Martial Arts" (MMA) which is a combination of grappling with punching and kicking. Chris is training for one of those fights in the fall.
Dave

3 Comments

stanza Amsterdam
2007-01-25 03:18:20
My son Chris has been studying jiu-jitsu for four years now. Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a form of wrestling that is also referred to as “grappling”. Its a very strenuous sport that involves close up wrestling with choke holds and submission holds.
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2007-03-19 05:22:09
My son Chris has been studying jiu-jitsu for four years now. Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a form of wrestling that is also referred to as “grappling”. Its a very strenuous sport that involves close up wrestling with choke holds and submission holds.
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Dan
2007-12-27 07:53:05
Bjj is not like wreslting yes you start standing and yes you are fighting some one, but they are differnt sports that require a differnt skill set you can be a good wrestler and win alot of bjj toury, that does not mean you are good at bjj. A good bjj guy will not be as succsuful in a wrestling toury. All in all your son looks like a wrestler he probaly was a wrestler and if he holds onto and uses wreslting he will not be as good as he could be and when he is put up against a higher level comp, against white and blue belts he will shine just like me because I know a takedown. But that takedown is only 2pts and that might not be enough to win at a higher level. Why was your son fighting a black belt with only 4yrs under his belt? If he wants to wrestle do a wrestling toury its a differnt sport and it takes away from the beauty of bjj to see a wrestler on the mat they stick out like a sore thumb, the same goes for a bjj guy in a wrestling toury. Im out!