It’s been confirmed. Heel hooks and reaping will be allowed in No Gi competions for brown and black belts starting from 2021.
The IBJJF (International Jiu-Jitsu Federation) has announced the news during this weekend’s Pan Championship and FloGrappling confirmed the information. This year’s No-Gi Pans (November 21-22) won’t be using this rule change obviously.
The information had originally been leaked by BJJ black belt and IBJJF referee Thiago Stefanutti when he posted the news on facebook in his academy’s group. The news then spread.
This rule change means that all twisting leg locks including the inside and outside heel hook.
The IBJJF will soon be releasing an updated version of their official rule book soon with more details.
ADCC medalist and No Gi BJJ world Champion reacted to the news. He believes that it’s a huge change, because now the IBJJF can rival ADCC as the major world championship of submission grappling:
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