We’ve simply had the Olympics of grappling, ADCC 2022 and as all the time, there have been some nice matches. Unsurprisingly, Gordon Ryan dominated the 96kg+ division. He simply walked by way of each excessive degree opponent they threw at him, even ending Andre Galvao within the Superfight and making it look straightforward within the course of.
Right here’s his quickest (11 second!) victory on his technique to the ultimate!
Regardless of Ryan’s completely horrible social media persona, it was refreshing to see how calm and respectful he was to his opponents on the mat. Even when Galvao resorted to dirtier techniques, like slapping him, Ryan didn’t get indignant. He simply laughed.
For me the Kade Ruotolo was a standout this yr – he submitted all his opponents on his technique to the 77kg crown. That’s a 100% submission price on his first try. And he’s solely 19, making him the youngest ever champion, and he’s 100% pure (i.e. no juice). I actually loved his match with Lachlan Giles particularly as a result of it was an ideal match up of guard participant vs guard passer. The end picked up some criticism as a result of it appeared like Kade was kicking Lachlan within the face to safe the armlock, however meh, Lachlan didn’t appear too upset about it, so it will possibly’t have been that dangerous. See what you suppose:
Shout out to Ffion Davies who turns into the UK’s first ADCC champion. An important outcomes for the UK and for Wales.
ADCC runs trials everywhere in the world for individuals to qualify and is open to everyone who does any kind off grappling, however as soon as once more no Tai Chi gamers made the finals…
Let’s be sincere although, the one individuals who made it to the finals have been Brazilian Jiujitsu guys and ladies, as a result of the rule set is designed to favour them. No person stands you up if you find yourself on the bottom and virtually all submissions are authorized. Clearly, regardless of Push Arms being a type of grappling there is no such thing as a Tai Chi on the bottom, and leg locks aren’t a part of the artwork.
As soon as once more, I believe it’s value noting that if you wish to be a nicely rounded martial artist, you really want to deal with the bottom facet in any other case there’ll all the time be an enormous gap in your sport.