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Hybrid Wrestling/Sub Grappling Ruleset

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Balto, Sep 15, 2005.

  1. Balto

    Balto Silver Belt

    Feb 8, 2005
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    One of my training partners mentioned today that he got an email from a former wrestler at our university who wanted to set up an intramural wrestling program with us. Since we are BJJ/submission grapplers and they are folkstyle wrestlers, I was trying to come up with a fair grappling ruleset that will give both sides a chance. Here is what I came up with:

    Takedown - 2 points
    Dominant pin (side control or better) for 30 seconds - 3 points
    Submission - 5 points

    The guard and all of its variants will not count as a pin.
    Pulling guard will always award takedown points for your opponent.

    The instant win nature of submissions and pins has been discarded. Instead these techniques are awarded a point value. After a successful pin or submission, the match will be restarted in a neutral standing position. The match will end after a predetermined time limit (probably 5 minutes). Obviously the most points wins.

    Since submissions are harder to get than pins, I gave them a higher point value. However, a takedown and a pin is equivalent to a submission so I think this is fair enough for wrestlers.

    Any comments or other ideas on a possible hybrid ruleset would be greatly appreciated.
  2. krellik

    krellik Gimli son of Cisco

    Nov 11, 2003
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    Sweden (Kalmar)
    Seriously subs should be fight winning.. When someone quits he quits..
    How do you feel about adcc rules?
  3. scorcho

    scorcho Brown Belt

    Jan 1, 2004
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    Adcc is really not fair if the other side has not trained with subs. Sounds like a good start. You can play around with the rules later. Let us know how this goes.

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