Yup, another dangerous technique thread. So, I was at the All Japan Torunament in Tokyo (Chiba) Last weekend. I dont speak good Japanese or Portugese, so I didnt hear the rules until showtime. The usual no eyegouges, hair pulls, fishhooks, etc. No heelhooks. Fair enough. No leglocks and toe holds below brown belt. Brownbelt? Are you serious? In the states they might restrict it to blue and above, but brown? No neck cranks. Okay. No guillotines. WTF. No guillotines? Now, we could do scarfchokes and use the gi to do a choke from the front, but no Overeem style guillotines at ANY level. Ive never heard of this before, but it really through me off. This was an excellently run tournament and I respect the promoters, but I think people are going a little far with the sub limitations. The only wins were from Armbars, Triangles (mostly), RNCs (occassionally), and points (a lot of the time). Okay, all of you are thinking "well, BJJ is supposed to be position before submission". Well if you are going to give it that many limitations than it becomes a game of points, and if thats the case, Im just as well off competing in Olympic style Judo. Just venting. Discuss.