Martial arts has seen an enormous upswing in Germany in recent years, and within this growing spectrum of competitions, ADCC (Abu Dhabi Combat Club) tournaments have become increasingly popular. But how do ADCC competitions compare to other internationally recognized federations such as the IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation) or NAGA (North American Grappling Association)? In this article, we will take a closer look at the benefits of ADCC competitions in Germany, highlighting the differences with the aforementioned federations.
- Higher international recognition and competition level:
The ADCC competitions have an excellent reputation worldwide, attracting some of the best grapplers and fighters from around the world. In comparison, the IBJJF and NAGA tournaments are also highly regarded, but the ADCC competitions set an even higher standard. This gives German athletes the opportunity to prove themselves on the international stage and raise their skills to a new level.
- More versatile competition rules:
The ADCC competitions are characterized by more versatile rules. In contrast to the IBJJF-Events that focus primarily on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, ADCC allows for a wider range of techniques and encourages fighters to showcase their skills in different aspects of the combat sport. This creates a more dynamic and exciting competition experience for the participants and the audience.
- A focus on submission wrestling:
ADCC competitions place a strong emphasis on submission wrestling, meaning that fighters are encouraged to win the match by submitting their opponent rather than relying on points or decisions. This focus on submissions leads to exciting, action-packed fights that often feature spectacular finishes. In comparison, IBJJF focuses more on the points system, which can lead to more conservative fights.
- Equal opportunity for all ages and experience levels:
ADCC competitions offer categories for different age groups and experience levels, from Juniors to Masters divisions. This allows people of all ages and experience levels to compete and improve. ADCC's open attitude creates an inclusive and supportive community that is especially attractive to many athletes.
- International networking and exchange of experience:
By participating in ADCC tournaments, German fighters have the opportunity to compete with grapplers from all over the world. This promotes international exchange of experience and allows German athletes to learn from different styles and techniques. It also strengthens the global connection in the martial arts community and promotes cultural exchange.
In total offer ADCC competitions in Germany provide a unique opportunity for martial arts enthusiasts to prove themselves on an international level and demonstrate versatile skills. While federations such as the IBJJF and NAGA undoubtedly have their own merits, ADCC tournaments stand out for their higher international recognition, more versatile rules and focus on submission wrestling. These differences make ADCC competitions an exciting and rewarding choice for German fighters and help to strengthen and enrich the martial arts community in the country.
Two more competitions of the established Super Series of ADCC Germany are coming up in the next two months in the south and north of our country: