The IBJJF chose the 2011 Worlds for introducing teachers and team leaers to the changes Jiu-Jitsu’s rules will undergo for official competitions starting January 2012.
The first meeting with teachers took place Thursday afternoon, the first day of the championship.
Director of Refereeing Alvaro Mansor and Vice-President Marcelo Araujo led the meeting in the Long Beach pyramid.
The leaders of teams Atos, Brasa, Gracie Elite, Yamasaki, Avengers and more all participated.
Further meeting will be held by the end of the 2011 Worlds.
The IBJJF began the rule revision and change process 18 months ago.
The new rules will include images and will soon be published in Portuguese and English on the IBJJF website.