Unwritten BJJ Rules: Commonly Accepted Mat Behavior Guidelines

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a sport with many rules. Some of them are there to make the sport better. Some are remnants of a different tie and many consider them aimless in modern BJJ. There are rules that refer to competition environments, and there are rules that dictate conduct on the mats. Among the many BJJ rules, there are some that haven’t been put in writing. These, the so-called unwritten BJJ rules are arguably the most important ones. Unwritten rules are there in any sport and BJJ is no different. The point of having these rules is that they are not official, yet they are crucial to the sport. Having people disregard them often results in the heaviest punishment of all – loss of respect. In an art based on respect as much as BJJ, losing the respect of the community is a big deal indeed. … Continue reading Unwritten BJJ Rules: Commonly Accepted Mat Behavior Guidelines