On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman speaks with Emilio Novoa, the president of the ADCC North American Federation.

The ADCC North American Championships 2010 will be held Saturday, November 20, 2010, at the Belleville High School Gymnasium at 100 Passaic Avenue in Belleville, New Jersey. Registration to compete in this event ends November 13. This is a qualifying event for the most prestigious grappling tournament in the world, the ADCC World Submission Fighting Championships. The 2011 edition of this event will be held at a time and place to be announced.

We spoke Sunday evening with Emilio Novoa about the ADCC North American Championships and the goals of the ADCC North American Federation. We had a wide-ranging discussion on topics including why the various styles of grappling are the best combat sports, what they must do to fulfill their potential to become major spectator sports, and how grappling tournaments should be run. We also encouraged everyone to support the ADCC events, whether they be competitors, coaches, fans, or media, and much more.

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