July 14 & 15 in California: The Gracie Worlds
“We’re honored to once again be working with Rose Gracie from the legendary Gracie family on hosting The Gracie Worlds,” said TheFitExpo Executive Director, Erin Ferries. “We’re thrilled to have such an important event at our debut San Jose Expo. We love the synergy they create for competitors and attendees alike.”
Rose Gracie made significant changes to the rules of both adult and child competitions at the Gracie US Nationals in January 2012 as her desire is to bring back the original Jiu-Jitsu that her grandfather, Grandmaster Helio Gracie, envisioned from the beginning. “These changes were much needed in the sport and they were received with praise by the Jiu-Jitsu and Grappling community worldwide,” said Gracie. “I can’t wait until San Jose, and I am excited that we will have some of my family members including my brother Ryron and my cousin Kron competing this year. “
“My events are setting the new standard of what competitions should be like,” Rose Gracie continued. “I am persistent enough to know that I will change Jiu-Jitsu and Grappling forever. I feel like I owe it to these folks that get on the mat every day to celebrate such an amazing art.”
Athletes may be randomly tested for any performance enhancing drugs.
There are no points or advantage points calculated for any positions/moves.
Adult Match Length
All Matches – 15 min
Finals – no time limit
Adult Match Outcome:
Submission: An athlete must submit their opponent within the 15 minute time limit to win the match and advance in the bracket.
Tie: In case of a tie neither athlete will advance in the bracket.
Remember that the essence of Jiu-Jitsu is self defense. If one competitor attacks the whole time they are amazing for doing so. If the opponent defends the entire time and was never submitted, that makes them a great student for surviving and defending themselves well in the name of Jiu-Jitsu. Therefore in the case of a tie both competitors will be out of the event. They will both survive to live another day.