How Far Are You Willing To Take A BJJ Submission?

We’ve already beaten to death the fact that BJJ is all about respect. Whether it is common courtesy in training, behavior outside the academy or competition etiquette it all boils down to respect. But respect is a very general expression that is quite open to interpretation. While bowing is generally considered to be a sign of respect, other actions might not be so clear. In all honesty, the complete situation has to be taken into account to understand the context. One such example are submissions. While we all agree that it is respectful to give an opponent the time to tap, what happens if they’re stubborn. How far are you willing to take a BJJ submission? One huge aspect of grappling martial arts competition that is of big importance is etiquette among competitors. For that matter, this does not start nor end with grappling.  Anyone … Continue reading How Far Are You Willing To Take A BJJ Submission?