Jordy Peute, Submission wizard and Official Primal Games referee
Jordy Peute is a true submission wizard and the owner of Gracie Barra Maastricht, one of the top Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gyms in the south of the Netherlands. Many of you will know Jordy as a referee at the Primal Games, keeping order on the mats.
Jordy has competed all over the world at the highest level of grappling and BJJ. The 20th of May he will use his experience to make the Primal Games matches run as smooth as possible.
We’ve asked Jordy some questions about the Primal Games:
How do you experience the Primal Games?
Primal games has grown to a well-organized grappling competition over the years. Every year its getting bigger and better. The last edition was awesome, due to the professional overall look and the Smoothcomp brackets/timetable made it a success.
The competition gives adults/kids a change to showcase their skill on every level from beginner to expert. The rules in general are simple, with their MMA approach it appeals to all grappling disciplines. I am looking forward to the next edition.
What appeals to you in the function as a referee at the Primal Games?
As an athlete it’s important to understand the rules, you can work those to your advantage. As referee you need to know these rules to do your job right. It keeps you sharp in both occasions. The big advantage of refereeing is to see great competitors up close.
What do you consider important as a referee during the tournament?
The referees have an important role, they are there to maintain every fight. Therefor they need to have a full understanding of the rules and descent experience in the grappling art.