I went to my first submission only tournament today in Seattle. It was part of the Submission Wrestling League. Sub League | Sport Submission Wrestling League TM |Submission Grappling | Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - BJJ | Impact Jiu Jitsu Gym | Portland Oregon, OR First of all, it was a very well-run event, IMO. We've got a couple of organizations in the area that really do a great job of putting on tournaments for the local academies and gyms (Liberty Events' Revolution series is the other). Second, I was blown away at how well our guys from GB Seattle did. We dont' train no gi very much at all--maybe a few days before an event. But we had five or six guys take first place after getting submissions in all of their matches. It was something to see. Which gets to my third point. It was one of the most entertaining tournaments I've ever seen. I'm mostly a gi guy, but I've never enjoyed watching no gi matches as much as I did today. With both guys for for submission or bust, the fights competely opened up. It was almost enough to make you want to do away with points. Has anybody had any experience with submission only competition? Like I said, a part of me still likes the traditional BJJ point competition. But for no gi, which tends to lend itself to speed and aggression anyway, there's really something to be said for going submission only, it seemed.