BJJ

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.

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