2013 IBJJF Rule Changes


The International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation released the updated rule set for the 2013. While many things have stayed the same there are some new changes to the rules that include:

  • To receive points for a takedown you must stabilize the position for 3¬†seconds
  • Penalties will be noted on the scoreboard
  • You will receive a severe penalty for intentionally trying to initiate an illegal¬†position (ex. forcing a reap from your opponent to get them disqualified).
  • Restricting the registration of athletes with previous martial arts experience.

Here is a video by Felipe Costa explaining the IBJJF Rules: