New BJJ Team, open for everyone!

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Graugart, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Graugart

    Graugart White Belt

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    The members of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Globetrotters share a common set of values:

    • We don't pay each other any affiliation fees
    • We wear any patches we like on our gis
    • We are free to represent any (or no) team in competition
    • We encourage training with anyone regardless of affiliation
    • We are willing to promote anyone who deserves it
     
  2. Aesopian

    Aesopian Brown Belt

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    This is a key point too! "The team is officially registered with the IBJJF, in order for our members (and non-members, for that sake) to compete at those tournaments."
     
  3. anaconda

    anaconda Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

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    Pretty cool. So people can register under the Globetrotters team and then just put their individual school under it.

    Out of curiosity, who is the 2 stripe+ black belt that supported this organization?
     
  4. bjjaz

    bjjaz Got the Rock...Time to Roll

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    Wow awesome idea. And thats cool Jay Pages (the other black belt) signed up.
     
  5. Einarr

    Einarr Banned Banned

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    So, individuals can sign up?
     
  6. deadlizard

    deadlizard cold blooded

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    Sorry to troll you earlier. This is a good step forward in the BJJ community.
     
  7. lts5025

    lts5025 "What the **** is a Dim Mack?"

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    Oh yeah? I'm gonna start a team called the BJJ Washington Generals and give you guys some real competition.
     
  8. Knock Out Ned

    Knock Out Ned el mero mero

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    This is very cool.
     
  9. indulf

    indulf Orange Belt

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    haha!
     
  10. envee

    envee White Belt

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    i don't get it. is the purpose of starting this "team" set up to allow gracie-garage-type of people to compete in IBJJF tournaments and have someone legitimate sign off for them?
     
  11. Einarr

    Einarr Banned Banned

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    Plenty of legitimate, independent gyms exist that aren't registered with the IBJJF.
     
  12. envee

    envee White Belt

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    i disagree. only legitimate gyms are affiliated with the IBJJF. if they are legit they would let their students prove it on the big stage with the big dawgs.
     
  13. joker26

    joker26 Blue Belt

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    I like the idea
     
  14. lechien

    lechien Gold Belt

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    You only need an IBJJF registered BB to register an Academy to IBJJF.

    The 2 degrees IBJJF BB is only required to endorse another BB that wants to be member of IBJJF.'


    They did not mention to what level can they promote up to.
     
  15. BJJArsenal

    BJJArsenal Brown Belt

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    I love this idea.
     
  16. Gidselgrisen

    Gidselgrisen Green Belt

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    Wait... how do we then get to call people 'creonte', or otherwise uphold mobster-esque "you-are-either-with-us-or-against-us"-attitudes?
     
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  17. Amave

    Amave Green Belt

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    looks like unconditional love for the evolution of the sport over the mob mentality that has run rampant over the years


    Nice!
     
  18. flej

    flej Blue Belt

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    Good idea.
     
  19. Hendo89

    Hendo89 Purple Belt

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    endorse this!
     
  20. Graugart

    Graugart White Belt

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    There is no "purpose" with it really. It's just a gi patch and a message about being open minded, really.

    The IBJJF thing is not a "selling point", but I happened to have registered the team in order for myself to compete, and I wouldn't mind if anybody else uses it as well, if they have trouble getting registered.
     

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