Jul 102011

Great! My first post and it has to be about something depressing. According to Gracie Magazine, the state of Illinois has passed a law that makes BJJ tournaments adhere to the same guide lines as MMA events! That means blood tests for every fighter and that the boxing commission will make the rules for grappling.

Boxers making rules for a sport that doesn’t even hit each other. Yeah, that makes sense, after all, law makers need to make sure the spread of arm bars and triangle chokes doesn’t run unchecked. Those of you who compete will back me up when I say that grappling events are expensive enough. Average $100 for the fun of getting someone to choke you out, now we have to add doctor’s fees and boxing commission license costs to the mix. Thanks guys.