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EBI Jiu Jitsu Tournament Rules & Competing

EBI Jiu Jitsu Tournament Rules & Competing

What is EBI BJJ?

The Eddie Bravo Invitational (EBI) is an exciting new No Gi Jiu-Jitsu tournament ruleset designed to force submission attacks. A 10 minute regulation time with no points encourages a submission only style while an overtime with 3 rounds forces competitors into an overtime submission only shoot out to decide the winner.

It is showcased some of the hottest grapplers right now, including Gordon Ryan, Craig Jones, and Gary Tonnon.

EBI Jiu Jitsu Rules

The Eddie Bravo Invitational rules format has been a standard for sub only competitions all over the globe since its inception. EBI has played host to several successful events, bringing the biggest names in sub only grappling to the big stage for some of the most memorable moments in grappling history. But recently there’s been talk that EBI will be undergoing some pretty big changes to its ruleset.

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Eddie Bravo has recently stated that the future of the men’s division in EBI will only follow the combat jiu-jitsu format, rather that the original sub-only guidelines, while the women’s division will remain a sub-only contest. He also discusses adding team events similar to Quintet and Subversiv to the EBI platform.

If you’ve never seen a combat style BJJ match, here’ a quick highlight reel from Vagner Rocha, who seemed to thrive particularly well under these rules.

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Open hand slaps are permitted one one of the two competitors hits the canvas. And as you can see it significantly changes the game.

What are your thoughts? Do you prefer to watch pure sub-only grappling, or are you a fan of the combat style format?

We know one thing is for certain, strikes change the landscape of a grappling match. They require a different approach to securing victory. While this certainly adds an exciting element to the bouts, we may be sad to see the purer form of BJJ take a backseat. What’s your opinion? We’ll keep our ears open for more updates on these changes.

How to Compete in EBI Jiu Jitsu Tournament or Combat Jiu Jitsu?

EBI is always looking for new exciting grapplers to compete in the growing EBI Tournaments. If you think you've got what it takes, visit the official EBI website at ebiofficial.com/compete.

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