Is it a good idea to combine male + female competitors in absolute?

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  1. Toothless King

    Toothless King Brown Belt

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    I think it's possible.

    Edwin Najmi (featherweight) flying triangled on Jared Dopp (heavyweight) to win the absolute in purple belt division at Worlds.
     
  2. Difeco

    Difeco Blue Belt

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    Nope, he did that to Nicholas Meregali
     
  3. Human Bass

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    Well, I guess it would be cool if a girl could opt to.
     
  4. HockeyBjj

    HockeyBjj Putting on the foil

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    Give the girls the option. Why the fuck not

    Girl decides to and a larger man goes 110% and even hurts her in a non dirty way there better not be any bitching
     
  5. Toothless King

    Toothless King Brown Belt

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    i think it's cool too.

    the only problem is some outsiders might look down on BJJ as an illegitimate sport or a freak show when they see a large man choking the shit out of a small woman. there is no legitimate sport in the world where men and women are competing against each other.....well, maybe except for Nascar and golf
     
  6. mr violent

    mr violent Orange Belt

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    One of the local tournaments around here had an open gender, open rank, open weight "super absolute".

    To put it nicely, it seemed like a fucking wreck.
     
  7. Toothless King

    Toothless King Brown Belt

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    explain?
     
  8. vcmmafan

    vcmmafan Dark Knight Returns

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    Why not? Some women are better than some men. If a girl wants to grapple with the best to improve I don't see a problem with itt.
     
  9. mr violent

    mr violent Orange Belt

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    It wasn't so much the genders being combined as everything all at once. Picture your 230lb athletic purple belts against 110lb white belts who are just starting to compete.

    Sure, size advantages can be mitigated with technique, but what's to gain for anybody in a situation like that?

    Mixed gender is fine when they're roughly the same weight and skill.
     
  10. thecreator

    thecreator Blue Belt

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    No.

    Men compete for the competition. Going gentle enough not to hurt the girls, whilst at the same time not so gentle as to hurt their feelings is enough of a challenge during training.


    All it would accomplish is give overconfident females a reality check that they are easily crushed by males
     
  11. German Supplex

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    This.

    They would just be used as fodder and quickly eliminated.
     
  12. Toothless King

    Toothless King Brown Belt

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    The problem is you might see a 120 lbs female purple belt who got 1st place in her 5 - person team adult/female division against 220 lbs male purple belt who got 1st place in his 10 - person team adult/male division
     
  13. 400lbKneeOnFace

    400lbKneeOnFace Orange Belt

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    I think it's a stupid idea but if people want to do it why not.
     
  14. flyingnecklock

    flyingnecklock Brown Belt

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    Another shit thread.
     
  15. orangeclay

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    As long as it is clear when entering the tournament that this could happen I don't see the problem except that most of the women will likely loose. It is BJJ not bloodsport and most men and women train together anyways. BUT... I would rather see gender divided absolutes as long as numbers of competitors allow there to be a reasonable women's group. It is much more fun to grapple against or to watch grapple more closely matched competitors.
     
  16. RTD1

    RTD1 Blue Belt

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    LPGA?

    And to say that Danica is "competing" in NASCAR is probably a bit of an overstatement.

    :icon_chee
     
  17. FinBJJ

    FinBJJ Black Belt

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    Not a good idea. Women would get demolished and it would cause a shitstorm of some sort.

    Also puts the men in an awkward position when they have to publicly crush women.
     
  18. JustTheTip

    JustTheTip Green Belt

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    Bad idea. Women of equal rank are too far below a man of equal rank in overall ability. In my opinion, everything should be separate.
     
  19. OoopsaDaisey

    OoopsaDaisey Black Belt in DEEP Megaton

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    There's zero reason for women to compete against men in any physical sport. Not only is it unfair? It's plainly dangerous for the women. We shouldn't ignore biology due to political correctness. Feelings aren't more important than facts, fortunately.

    The Williams sisters challenged the 203rd ranked male in the world in tennis back in the late 90's. He dominated both of them after having a few drinks, back-to-back.

    This idea would get top level female BJJ players tooled by male blue belts.
     
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  20. Unipres

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    Separate. No man should have to face Gabi Garcia.
     

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