combat jiu jitsu

Introduction to Combat Jiu-Jitsu

Combat Jiu-Jitsu is submission grappling that allows open-handed strikes to opponents once the action hits the ground. Combat jiu-jitsu is pitched as a league of professional grappling. Combat jiu-jitsu adds an added element of danger to grappling matches thanks to the introduction of strikes. But it’s a place where grapplers hone their top-game and ground-and-pound skills. And allows for jiu-jitsu to be applied to a more combat oriented environment without the concern of boxing or kickboxing.

Meet Eddie Bravo: Combat Jiu Jitsu Mastermind

Combat Jiu-jitsu is Eddie Bravo’s brainchild. We got an early indication of what he was planning when he dropped hints on the Joe Rogan podcast last year.

Bravo mentioned: “It gets you ready for MMA better than grappling, that’s for sure” “And also there’s a lot of jiu-jitsu guys out there who are awesome that will never do MMA, they don’t want to learn Muay Thai, and this could be their professional sport. This could be the final frontier. I would think 90 percent of jiu-jitsu fans out there would rather see Marcelo Garcia and Xande Ribiero going at it with punches than just straight grappling.”

The common consensus is that combat jiu-jitsu could place BJJ in a larger spotlight and work to spread jiu-jitsu’s popularity. Combat jiu-jitsu aka CJJ has been pitched by Eddie Bravo as being a bit more attractive than pure BJJ tournaments. It’s going to help prepare jiu-jitsu guys for MMA and potentially evolve the sport.

Combat Jiu-Jitsu made its debut at EBI 11

However, to really draw out bigger names they will have to put up purses and they aren’t quite in a position to do that yet.

Eddie Bravo Invitational or EBI

The Eddie Bravo Invitational (EBI) is a 16-man tournament that features submission-only grappling. For EBI 11 combat jiu-jitsu was introduced. The EBI tournament features a $20,000 take home prize and is designed or the fans.

Rule Set:

  • EBI Rules – the basics
  • Matches are 10-minutes
  • Submission only – no points
  • If nobody gets a submission, we go to overtime rounds.

EBI Overtime Rules

  • Competitors flip a coin to decide who goes first
  • Competitors choose to start attacking from the back or ‘spiderweb’ position (armbar)
  • Competitors take turns to attack from chosen position
  • If one competitor submits, and the other does not (opponent escapes), he is declared winner
  • If both competitors escape, we move to the next overtime round (maximum 3 overtime rounds)
  • If there are no submissions at the end of the three overtime rounds, the competitor with the fastest combined escape time wins the match.

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