Rose Gracie is daughter of Rorion Gracie, who created the Ultimate Fighting Championship. She, along with many other members of her family, are looking to change how BJJ tournaments are run. They are unhappy with BJJ tournaments.
They claim that competitors are evolving into athletes that are very good at getting advantages and stalling, and are getting away from submissions and the self defense aspects of the art. Besides that, they claim that tournaments are often very boring.
What do you think? Are submission only tournaments better for Jiu-Jitsu? Are they more exciting to watch?
Eddie Bravo gives his opinion here on the InsideBJJ podcast (one of my favorite podcasts.) Click the play button under “listen.” Eddie’s opinion starts at 20:20.