I wish there was submission grappling in the Commonwealth Games

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  1. HomerPlata

    HomerPlata Purple Belt

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    Just thinking out loud. I'm slyly watching the boxing on the BBC website while I'm in work, and I wish they had a BJJ/grappling/whatever event also. The whole "representing your country" angle is criminally under-used in the submission grappling world.

    Obviously the "BJJ in the Olympics" argument has been done to death, but as I sit here now watching live coverage from India, I think the Games really needs grappling.
     
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    they do have grappling - Wrestling - greco & freestyle. It just doesn't get *any* TV coverage

    looks like they might drop wrestling again for the next commonwealth games in Glasgow though :mad:
     
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    The dream would be to have a sub grappling tourney that athletes from wrestling and Judo could enter, as well as straight BJJ guys. Like how some sprinters do 100, 200, 400 and even long jump. Swimmers can rack up tons of golds in slight variations of their main events. You could have a wrestler winning gold in Greco, and then go on to win another gold in the sub grappling tournament.

    The downside is the IOC are a bunch of corrupt motherfuckers and would put their own stamp on things. I was looking for the wrestling on tv, but no, swimming swimming swimming, then more swimming. Not even Judo at the past couple commonwealths.
     
  4. mrpopenfresh

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    Some submission wrestling would be excellent.
     
  5. Hamsterdam

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    Submission wrestling wouldn't get a big enough audience to justify being aired, even though I'd love to see it in the Olympics.
     
  6. Sayian

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    i dunno what you guys are talking about.. there was alot of wrestling happening in tv's here in Australia?

    and yeah, i was sorta hoping for submission grappling too haha maybe one day
     
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    Why, what do you have against submission grappling that you'd want to see it ruined by the IOC like they did to wrestling, boxing and judo?
     
  8. FistInFace

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    This is a really cool idea.
     
  9. HomerPlata

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    I know there's wrestling, I've watched a bit of that on the BBC website too, but I'm talking about submissions, BJJ etc. I don't believe the IOC or whoever oversees the Commonwealths could ruin submission wrestling. What possible rule changes would they need to impose?
     
  10. Chute Stomp

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    We don't need sub grappling and Judo in the Commonwealths when we've got the fine athletes of lawn bowls, that's the way I see it anyway.
     
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    Pissing me off. I really wanted to see some wrestling. I've looked almost every day at varying times and seen NOTHING.

    Lawn fucking bowls got air time. LAWN FUCKING BOWLS.
     
  12. HomerPlata

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    Well said :icon_chee
     

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