Stall-Jitsu. It’s a commonly seen, yet rarely criticized, issue within high level competition. Far too many matches consist of both competitors sitting in idle positions, choosing not to progress or actually do any jiu-jitsu, only to attempt to win on a single scoring technique or even a refs decision. I’d go as far as to say that I wouldn’t ever show 90% of jiu-jitsu matches to anyone who didn’t know the ins and outs of the sport. Even for those who know the sport find it boring… And we’re trying to make BJJ spectator friendly?
I think there are a number of reasons for the stalling phenomenon and it’s prevalence, but Rule Sets and Mentality have the largest impact. Continue reading “Stall-Jitsu: A high level problem”