olympic jiu jitsu

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  1. gothlink

    gothlink Blue Belt

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    I think that since tae kwon do has been accepted to the olympics maybe they will bring in submission grappling , sambo jiu jitsu bjj that sort of thing.
    If they did how do you think it would be orchestrated such as teams and rules?
     
  2. Jimmy Cerra

    Jimmy Cerra Amateur Fighter

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    Submission grappling was one of the original Olympic sports, wasn't it?
     
  3. gothlink

    gothlink Blue Belt

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    If so it should be brought back.
    Who do you think would be on team america?
     
  4. Commissar

    Commissar Gold Belt

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    Team Brazil would be stacked.
     
  5. gothlink

    gothlink Blue Belt

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    hell yeah that would be just a sweep.
    who would make the cut in team brasil?
     
  6. Shooto#1

    Shooto#1 White Belt

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    aint going to happen, besides that wrestling and judo are already olympic sports.
     
  7. SmashiusClay

    SmashiusClay Avatar of Cyttorak

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    Will never happen, for one thing wrestling and judo already have spots in the olympics, for another there are strict guidelines on which sports can be accepted. I can't remember them exactly, you ought to be able to find them on google without any trouble, but they basically say a sport must be practiced in at least a certain number of countries and by a lot of people. While bjj continues to grow pretty rapidly I doubt it is even close to qualifying.
     
  8. Moving Shadow

    Moving Shadow You are entering my dark place

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    what he said

    'a sport must also be popular in many countries--75 of them for men's summer sports, 40 for women's summer sports, and 25 for winter sports'

    it'd be cool to have olympic BJJ but i can't see it given that judo and wrestling are already in
     
  9. phenomfan1529

    phenomfan1529 Brown Belt

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    yes it would :)
     
  10. gothlink

    gothlink Blue Belt

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    if it needs to be praciticed like that would you think just submission grappling with all grappling arts there?
    or no
     
  11. SmashiusClay

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    Cheers, should probably have done that myself but thanks for clearing that all up.
     
  12. Half Boston Crab

    Half Boston Crab Purple Belt

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    In the Beijing Olympics in 2008, San shou will be an exhibitional sport. Which is the same way Tae Kwon Do was introduced to the Olympics in 1988. We'll see what happens.
     
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    San shou is way too fringe, the french did a similar thing with svate the last time they had the olympics but again too small a sport to get olympic acceptance. there might be a chance for MT/kickboxing to get let in but I doubt it as there is already taekwondo and if kickboxing gets allowed it will end up as a semi-contact points format which would end up pretty much the same.
     
  14. Wild Dan Hibiki

    Wild Dan Hibiki Black Belt

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    i thought the chinese were putting shitty wushu bullshit into the olympics
     
  15. scorcho

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    I could see it happening, but not in the near future.
     
  16. Chute Stomp

    Chute Stomp Brown Belt

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    Not just bjj as was said, but submission grappling all round. You could have some Judo guys participating and some of the wrestlers. Some track athletes do multiple events, so could the grappling guys from then...

    Ive watched the Olympic Tae Kwon Do and its such bullshit, fencing with feet. Isn't syncronised swiming an Olympic sport?? Wtf. Pistol shooting also. Frankly these are not really sports. Olympic pistol shooting "athlete" walking down during the opening parade with his beer belly looks ridiculus.
     
  17. DonkeyKong

    DonkeyKong Frazier > Ali

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    chute Stomp has a point....Jiu jitsu is a such a competition oriented sport that, to get to the olympics....damn, it would rule too much.
     
  18. Travis Trayer

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    You have to be pretty fucking athletic to be a syncronized swimmer. Do you know how hard it is to stay afloat in those positions? I like the shooting events because they are differen't. It allows people with a different set of skills to be put into the Olympics.

    There is a world of difference between all those grappling sports. So it wouldn't be like track. Training for the 100 is similar to training for the 200 or the 400 rely. Training for wresling, judo, and bjj are all vastly different.
     
  19. Chute Stomp

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    Showjumping is also an Olympic sport, and horse dancing aka Dressage. Sure it may take skill and training, but an Olympic sport?? Hell no!! Btw, a lot of the guys who vote on these sports have agenda's and some practice the sport in their spare time, also $$$. The Olympic's all round are corrupt as fuck! Hell I don't need to tell people this, everyone already knows...
     
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    Syncronised swimming is an underwater dance ffs. Sure you have to be athletic, but in the Olympic's?? A waste of a sport imo. You may like shooting sure, I like bowling, but is it an Olympic sport?? Fuck no. Lets include everything then, chess, tapdancing, ballroom dancing, why not?? My point about the track athletes wasn't about 100m runners running the 200m's. You have someone like Marian Jones and some other sprinter's who compete in the long jump and triple jump.
     

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