Written by ‘Steven Johns’ *
In recent times there has been a growing trend in submission grappling for ‘submission only’ tournaments. Due to the ever growing popularity of EBI (Eddie Bravo Invitational), the rule set is being used by more and more events resulting in mixed reactions.
Why anybody would object to ‘sub only’ is beyond baffling. I guess it would be the same people who derive satisfaction from ‘points wins’ and the same people who claim ‘world title’ victories via ‘advantage points’ or technicalities like being the only competitor in the division.