This short quiz will put your IBJJF rules knowledge to the test. See how well you understand the rules!
Regardless of whether or not you plan on competing, it is important to know the rules of our sport. If you train in the gi then you will most likely compete under the IBJJF’s rules, or a version very similar to them. The IBJJF has a long history and has been regarded as one of the most prestigious competitions in the world, particularly in the gi. As a result of this their rules have been adopted by gyms all over the world.
While you may be tempted to dismiss the rules as unnecessarily complex or irrelevant to your training – the reality is that if you ever want to compete or help your teammates prepare for competition it is important to have a basic understanding of the rules! It is a sad sight indeed to see a gung-ho white belt get disqualified for an illegal technique or an enthusiastic blue belt lose because they miscounted their points in their head!
Evan is nomadic brown belt, currently living in Germany. He enjoys pressure passes and tacos.