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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Soul Fighters System. Bruno will focus on ground control concepts and attacks / defenses on the side control / North South position.

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It's now official. The International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation has confirmed earlier reports that they will allow the use of heel hook and knee reaping techniques in no-gi competitions for brown and black belt divisions starting in 2021.

The news originally came to light after a post by IBJJF referee Thiago Stefanutti on a private Facebook group was leaked and reported by the website BJJ Eastern Europe. The IBJJF said there will be additional changes to their rules for the coming year including new specifications for gis.

It's being reported that the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation will be making a long awaited change in their rules to allow the use of heel hooks and knee reaps in no-gi competition for brown and black belts. Though the change has not been officially announced, the website BJJ Eastern Europe cited a Facebook post by respected IBJJF referee Thiago Stefanutti saying heel hooks will be allowed starting in 2021.

However the site BJJ Heroes is reporting that other referees are claiming the rule change is still under discussion. Recent years have seen an increased popularity of leg lock techniques in other grappling competitions leading to a growing call among jiu-jitsu practitioners for their inclusion in IBJJF events.

Jean Jacques Machado is one of five brothers of the world-renown Machado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu family.

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Machado began his Jiu-Jitsu training more than forty years ago. He dominated the competitive arena of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in his native country, capturing every major title and competition award from 1982 through 1992.

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