MMA thoughts on bjj or just freestyle no-gi as an olympic sport?

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  1. TigreTek

    TigreTek omega member OT Supporter

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    :dunno: despite my mistake a few months back in theorizing that mma might make sense as an olympic sport, do you think that bjj or "freestyle" no-gi submission grappling could make it as an olympic sport?
     
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    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    no, because there arent enough countries that do it yet.
     
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    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    also no, because jiu jitsu with the gi is too similar to judo, and no gi is too similar to wrestling
     
  4. TigreTek

    TigreTek omega member OT Supporter

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    :dunno: i'm willing to think that some of the current judo/wrestling olympic competitors would branch out into it.
     
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    TigreTek omega member OT Supporter

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    and yet faggoty TKD is an olympic sport. :ugh:

    i think no gi has a chance.
     
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    kinda hope not. :dunno:
     
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    TigreTek omega member OT Supporter

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    why? i think it would further legitimize the sport (not that it has any issues now...)
     
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    Hillary fukc yaeh. ew waitled long enough. nujgses of hill

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    Sub wrestling they're working on. The world grappling games includes nogi stuff now, they're hoping that will help it spread to more countries.
     
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    Further watered-downitization. :dunno: There would probably be a bunch of lame rules to appease the audience.
     
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    TigreTek omega member OT Supporter

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    :dunno: i thought most grappling competitions currently share a mostly standardized ruleset that seems to work just fine.
     
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    TigreTek omega member OT Supporter

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    i would've said dilution. :mamoru: but dilution of what? the "essence" of the sport? Are you afraid that it would increase its popularity even further and fill classes with idiots and entice people with the thought of easy money by opening up schools when they have no legitimate right to teach anyone? (mcdojofying)
     
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    If it ever did become an olympic sport it would be shown after badminton and table tennis if at all.
     
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    Yeah, dilution is good, a tad abstract, though. :mamoru:. My vocabulary is nonexistent today. :o

    I dunno, I'm just used to being into stuff like skateboarding when the X-Games started and stuff. Usually moving further mainstream (not that bjj isn't already) is rarely a good thing.

    I don't really get the merit in making it an olympic sport other than the additional resources introduced by the state-sponsorship of teams. :dunno:

    Not to mention it would pretty much be a Brazil vs. USA thing for ~5 years.
     
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    TigreTek omega member OT Supporter

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    don't forget handball.

    i just don't understand how these things are in the spirit of the olympics. i thought the early olympics were a celebration of all sports utilizing martial skills. running, javelins, wrestling, boxing, pancakes.... err, pancrase/pankration. things like that. :dunno:

    table tennis? what fucking warrior plays table tennis?
     
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    TigreTek omega member OT Supporter

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    because judokas and whatever you call a sambo practitioner wouldn't consider transitioning over?
     
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    That's a pretty obsolete, yet romantic, way of thinking of the Olympics. It would be very cool if that was at all true.

    Synchronized swimming featured heavily in ancient warrior training, as well.
     
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    TigreTek omega member OT Supporter

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    ?

    i'm not following you on this. it's the same story as all of their current "combat" sports.
     
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    I was thinking more in the realm of Gi JJ, sorry.

    It's possible. :dunno: I still can't see it happening. It's pretty much Greco/Freestyle wrestling with more violence, and I doubt many people (in the overall PC world audience) would be excited by that.
     
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    TigreTek omega member OT Supporter

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    swimming is fine. the routines and bullshit in synchonized swimming, not so much.

    :hs:
     
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    I agree. Status Quo != justification, though.
     
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    TigreTek omega member OT Supporter

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    i think what inspired this was a judo competition highlight that i saw. i couldn't help but think "these guys are fucking pussies" they'd score a throw and immediately jump up i victory. judo just seems to have cheapened itself.
     
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    :werd:

    Ski jumping isn't exactly "warrior-like".
     
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    have you ever been thrown hard? it hurts like a mother man. but i dont see no-gi sub wrestling making it to the olympics for a while, there just isn't a big enough interest in it worldwide yet. give it 10-15 years and we'll see a variation of it in the games.
     
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    TigreTek omega member OT Supporter

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    i've been thrown hard. yes, i know it can hurt. it's just that they fight for the throw (i know it's hard) get the throw and that's it. it's over.
     
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    The USA no-gi grappling team is going into its 2nd year. You have to win certain tournaments to be invited to the trials. But I don't think it's widespread enough around the world to make it into the olympics.
     

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