Most Competitive BJJ in the World?

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  1. aleal17

    aleal17 White Belt

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    What is the most competitive BJJ tournament in the world and in the U.S.?
     
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    Competitive in what way? Highest level athletes? Most prestige? I would say that ADCC, Pan Am, and IBJFF Worlds would all be up there.
     
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    kuniggety 2nd Black Belt

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    I think IBJFF is the largest but I don't think any really hold prestige over the others. You'll see top level players competing in multiple ones.
     
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    That's what I was looking for. Thanks.
     
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    Cheers!
     
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    There are also a lot of "pro" invitations popping up. Metamoris, Submission Underground, etc. High level stuff. I like the EBI ruleset.
     
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    Yep. I didn't mention those because the OP asked about the most prestigious. Since those you mentioned are somewhat new, and oftentimes are having trouble filling their cards, I didn't quite see them in that light. I hope they grow as I like the submission only idea. I'm also curious to see what the JJGF does not that they are up and running. Rickson mentioned tweaks to IBJJF rulesets, but I am not sure exactly what he was getting at.
     
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    Cbjjf in Brazil, ibjjf and adcc. Pop up events just pick fighters and have too many 20 min snooze fest draws
     
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    In the BJJ community, it's the IBJJF Worlds for prestige. You're not considered a "World Champion" until you've won the Worlds in Long Beach. For Nogi, ADCC, not to be confused with UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro, is the most prestigious.
     
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    I hope this grows in a very big way.

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