Jared Dopp takes 2nd place at ADCC
Jared Dopp takes 2nd place at ADCC! Congrats to Jared Dopp, a Rafael Lovato Jr brown belt on taking 2nd place in his division at the World Submission Wrestling Championship this weekend. Dopp beat 2 world BJJ black belt World Champions along the way in Rodrigo Cavaca and Jaoa Gabriel Rocha. Congrats Dopp! All of us at Savarese BJJ Academy are proud to be your teammate.
ADCC Submission Wrestling Championship
The ADCC (Abu Dhabi Combat Club) Submission Wrestling World Championship is a martial arts competition created by Sheik Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the son of the former United Arab Emirates president Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. He teamed up with his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor Nelson Monteiro and created the rules and invited practitioners successful at the highest levels of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling, judo, MMA, submission wrestling, sambo, and shooto. The rules of the event disallow strikes while promoting grappling and submissions. This tournament was the fight of it’s popularity without the traditional martial gi or kimono. Now, thousands of Submission grappling tournaments around the world use elements of the ADCC format and rule structure. The popularity of no-gi training around the world has definitely increased because of the ADCC tournament.