The ADCC is perhaps the most prestigious grappling competition from it’s conception to this very date.
In 1993 after watching the first UFC Sheik Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the 6th son of United Arabian Emirates leader Sheik Zayed, was amazed by the beauty and efficacy of jiu-jitsu. At the time he was completing his education in the USA and he became a huge fan of MMA.
In the next several years he would meet Gracie Barra San Diego’s then instructor Nelson Monteiro whose class he joined under a pseudonym “Ben”.
The Sheikh would return to Abu Dhabi in 1998 with plenty of bjj education under his belt. It was there he set out to create and build his vision of a tournament – The Abu Dhabi Combat Club. Royler Gracie characterized this as the beginning of “the modern era of submission grappling”.
The ADCC aimed to have neutral rules that would allow different grappling styles to compete in between each other without strikes hoping to gain insight into the most effective grappling styles available across the globe.
Interestingly as the Sheikh Tahnoon learned jiu-jitsu in America he saw flaws in the philosophy of the Gi – mainly that many lower body submissions went largely ignored. To make sure his perspective was good Tahnoon proceeded to learn Sambo and gained knowledge of wrestling and judo.
The next ADCC is just around the corner and will be held in Los Angeles, California on September 28-29.
Many people ask Riccardo Ammedolia exactly HOW can they be invited to this event. SO here is his explanation on 5 ways to get into the next ADCC Submission Fighting World Championship:
Learn Marcelo Garcia’s Complete Butterfly Guard – You’ll Have An Unfair Advantage As You Successfully Attack Any Opponent (Large Or Small) -As He Has Proven Time After Time
- Get a total masterclass in the most successful butterfly guard of all time, as Marcelo Garcia teaches how to attack and defend from his favorite guard position.
- The 4-time ADCC Champion and 5-time IBJJF World Champion is one of the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitors ever, and he was known for using his incredible technique to beat world champions way bigger than him, sometimes as much as twice his size.