What Is Don’t Tap Championship?Admin
Every day it seems as though there are more and more opportunities in jiu jitsu, and Don’t Tap Championship is one of the hottest new names on the scene. Don’t Tap Championship is a platform for athletes to showcase the most exciting part of their jiu jitsu, submissions. DTC rules are as follows: “All submissions are legal at all levels. Submission is based upon physical tapping, a verbal tap, or yelling during a submission attempt. Standard matches are 8 minutes. If a submission occurs within the first 4 min of a match the submitter wins $300 cash. If it takes more than 4 min to submit, the submitter wins $150. If there are no submissions at the end of 8 min the match is considered a draw. Main event matches are 10 minutes. If a submission occurs within the first 5 min of a match the submitter wins $500 cash. If it takes more than 5 min to submit, the submitter wins $250. If there are no submissions at the end of 10 min the match is considered a draw. CASH bonus of $150 will also go to the ‘Fastest Submission of the Night’.” Long story short: get a submission ASAP!
Submission only matches are nothing new to jiu jitsu, but Don’t Tap provides a fresh take on the genre with a time oriented approach. Putting incentives on quick finishes ensures that the competitors are hungry and looking for a short night at the office. DTC matches don’t guarantee submission, but they sure guarantee action. They also give competitors the opportunity to grapple for cash and allow grapplers to earn some money doing something they love, a match made in heaven.
Don’t Tap showcases local and up-and-coming talent on a platform that has grown with each show, garnering praise from athletes like ADCC bronze medalist Dante Leon and former UFC bantamweight champion Juliana Peña. As the sport continues to grow the need to showcase the talent will grow with it, and DTC is doing things right and putting on amazing matches with high level talent.
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