Rules & Regulations

1. Our tournaments will follow this Double Elimination format.  If/when you lose a match you will be inserted into the Consolation Bracket to compete for 3rd place. The competitors that continue in the Winners Bracket who make it to the Championship Round will be competing for 1st and 2nd place.

Two (2) person divisions will compete best 2 out of 3.

If there are no other competitors registered in your division you may be placed in another division in order for you to participate.  Team Points will not be awarded for divisions with 1 competitor. 

We reserve the right to either subdivide or combine divisions, weight classes, or age classes the day of the event depending on the turnout.

2. Each Competitor will be allowed to register in ONE DIVISION ONLY.

3. All competitors must weigh-in with the GI ON.  There is NO weight allowance at weigh-ins.

4. Each competitor must submit an on-line registration form, sign the electronic waiver, and pay the entry fee.

5. No advantages will be given. If the match is tied at the end of regulation the referee will decide the winner based on who showed the most aggressiveness during the match.

6. All competitors must wear a Gi with a standard collar size and thickness.

7. All competitors must wear a CLEAN and a SOLID colored Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu GI (Kimono), either ALL WHITE, ALL BLUE, or ALL BLACK in color. Women may also wear ALL PINK. No mixing of colors. Example; white pants and blue top or blue pants and white top, etc… will NOT be allowed. Competitors will compete with regulation GIs only. A regulation GI is four fingers cuff clearance and sleeves are to be no shorter than 4” from wrist between wrist and sleeve of GI.

8. All male competitors are not allowed to wear clothing underneath the GI such as T-Shirts, Rash Guard, Sweatpants, etc.  Also, wrestling shoes are NOT allowed.  All competitors must wear underwear.

9. We will do our best to pair up Kids according to weight and age no more than 2 years apart. For example ages groups may be (6 & 7) (8 & 9) (10 & 11) (12 & 13) (14 & 15). We will do our best to not mix girl and boy competitors, but it may be nescesary.  Kids need to be registered according to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Belt rankings (White, Grey, Yellow, Orange, Green).  Karate or Tae Kwon Do belt rankings may be the same color, but are not equivalent to the skill level as jiu-jitsu. Consult your Jiu-Jitsu instructor before registering your child to avoid your child being entered into the wrong division.

10.  We reserve the right to refuse service.

11.  We reserve the right to close the tournament registration at any time in order to benefit our event organization.

12. We reserve the right to change the date and/or location of the tournament.



Age Divisions:
• Kids ages 6 – 15 (male and female)
• Juniors ages 16 -17 (male and female) 
• Adults Men ages 18 - 35 
• Masters Men ages 36 - 45 
• Seniors Men ages 46 and up
• Adults Female ages 18 - 35
• Masters Female ages 36 - 45
• Seniors Female ages 46 and up

Weight Classes:

Weight Classes for "KIDS" (Male & Female).
Age Category "6 - 15 years old"

K-RoosterA 49.9 lbs & under
K-RoosterB 50 to 59.9 lbs
K-SuperfeatherA 60 to 69.9 lbs
K-SuperfeatherB 70 to 79.9 lbs
K-FeatherA 80 to 89.9 lbs
K-FeatherB 90 to 99.9 lbs
K-LightA  100 to 109.9 lbs
K-LightB  110 to 119.9 lbs
K-LightmiddleA  120 to 129.9 lbs
K-LightmiddleB 130 to 139.9 lbs
K-MiddleA  140 to 149.9 lbs
K-MiddleB 150 to 159.9 lbs
K-MiddleheavyA 160 to 169.9 lbs
K-MiddleheavyB 170 to 179.9 lbs
K-HeavyA 180 to 189.9 lbs
K-OpenA 190 lbs & over

Weight Classes for "JUNIORS" (Male & Female).  Age Category "16 and 17 years old"

 Rooster Up to 116 lbs.
 Super Feather 116.1 - 127 lbs.
 Feather 127.1 - 141 lbs.
 Light 141.1 - 154 lbs.
 Middle 154.1 - 167 lbs.
 Light Heavy 167.1 - 181 lbs.
 Heavy 181.1 - 194 lbs.
 Super Heavy 194.1 - 208 lbs.
 Unlimited 208.1 lbs. & Over

 WOMEN Weight Classes for "Adults, Masters, Seniors".  Age Category "18 years & older"

 Rooster Up to 116 lbs.
 Super Feather 116.1 - 127 lbs.
 Feather 127.1 - 141 lbs.
 Light 141.1 - 154 lbs.
 Middle 154.1 - 167 lbs.
 Light Heavy 167.1 - 181 lbs.
 Heavy 181.1 - 194 lbs.
 Super Heavy 194.1 - 208 lbs.
 Unlimited 208.1 lbs. & Over

MEN Weight Classes for "Adults, Masters, Seniors".  Age Category "18 years & older"

 Rooster Up to 127 lbs.
 Super Feather 127.1 - 141 lbs.
 Feather 141.1 - 154 lbs.
 Light 154.1 - 167 lbs.
 Middle 167.1 - 181 lbs.
 Light Heavy 181.1 - 194 lbs.
 Heavy 194.1 - 208 lbs.
 Super Heavy 208.1 - 221 lbs.
 Unlimited 221.1 lbs. & Over



Competitors: 1st, 2nd, 3rd place will receive medals and score team points

Team: The top 3 Adult Teams and top 3 Kid's Teams will be presented a team award. 
Note:  Teams are based upon the information provided on the registration forms.  It is your responsibility to make sure you correctly put your Team/School name on your registration form. 

Team scoring guidelines:
1st place by submission - 5 points
1st place - 4 points
2nd place - 2 points
3rd place - 1 point

 
ILLEGAL TECHNIQUES:

Illegal Techniques for ALL AGES & ALL DIVISIONS
NO Striking of any kind
NO Slamming
NO Biting, Hair pulling or Eye-Gouging
NO fingers to the throat
NO Small Joint Manipulation (Fingers, Toes, etc)
NO Pressure points
NO Knees or Elbows in the face
NO Stalling or running from the fight
NO Swearing or obscene gestures

Illegal Techniques for KIDS up to 15 years old 
Illegal Techniques for ALL AGES & ALL DIVISIONS will apply plus the following:
NO Ezequiel Chokes
NO Attacks below the waist (i.e. NO Foot Locks, Heel Hooks, Knee Bars, Toe holds)
NO Guillotine Chokes
NO Neck Cranks
NO Cervical Locks (i.e. crucifix)
NO Pulling the head while in the Guard (Can Opener)
NO Triangle while pulling the Head
NO Wrist Locks
NO Calf Locks
NO Scissors Takedown
NO Biceps Locks
NO Omoplata (Shoulder Lock)
NO Arm Triangles
NO Jumping Guard

(The referee reserves the right to stop a choke if the neck or spine is compromised)

Illegal Techniques for ALL WHITE & BLUE BELTS (ages 16 and over) 
Illegal Techniques for ALL AGES & ALL DIVISIONS will apply plus the following:
NO Knee Bars
NO Toe Hold ankle locks (Figure 4)
Only Straight Foot Locks are ALLOWED (can’t twist inward or wrap leg over)
NO Wrist Locks
NO Calf Locks
NO Biceps Locks
NO Scissors Takedown
NO Heel Hooks or Twisting Bent Knee Locks of any kind
NO Cervical Locks (i.e cruicifix)
NO Pulling the head while in the Guard (Can Opener)
NO Jumping Guard (WHITE BELTS ONLY)

Illegal Techniques for ALL PURPLE BELTS 
Illegal Techniques for ALL AGES & ALL DIVISIONS will apply plus the following:
NO Knee Bars
NO Toe Hold ankle locks (Figure 4)
Only Straight Foot Locks are ALLOWED (can’t twist inward or wrap leg over)
NO Calf Locks
NO Biceps Locks
NO Scissors Takedown
NO Heel Hooks or Twisting Bent Knee Locks of any kind
NO Cervical Locks (i.e cruicifix)

Illegal Techniques for ALL BROWN & BLACK BELTS 
Illegal Techniques for ALL AGES & ALL DIVISIONS will apply plus the following:
NO Scissors Takedown
NO Heel Hooks or Twisting Bent Knee Locks of any kind
NO Biceps Locks
NO Cervical Locks (i.e cruicifix)


Penalties:
Stalling: Holding or running away from the fight, or holding both sleeves with a closed guard. (more than 30 seconds)
1st incident - warning
2nd incident - 2 points to your opponent
3rd incident - disqualification

Taking down your opponent and running away from the fight on the ground
1st incident - 2 points to your opponent
2nd incident - disqualification

The following will result in immediate disqualification:
• Picking up your opponent while on the ground and slamming them
• Applying illegal techniques
• Unsportsmanlike conduct against the other competitor, referee, coach, or public
• Arguing with the referee (all disputes must be taken to the head table)
• Fleeing the mat to avoid submission



Points:
• Takedowns - 2 points
• Sweeps - 2 points
• Knee on the stomach - 2 points
• Technical Side Mount reversal  - 2 points
• Passing the half or full guard - 3 points
• Mount - 4 points
• Back Mount with hooks - 4 points

Victory By:
• Submission
• Points
• Referees decision


Time Limits:

Kids

ALL Belts  3 minutes


Juniors (Male & Female)

 White Belts 4 minutes
 Blue Belts 5 minutes

 

Adults Men and Women

 White Belts 5 minutes
 Blue Belts 6 minutes
 Purple Belts 7 minutes
 Brown Belts 8 minutes
 Black Belts 10 minutes

 

Masters/Seniors Men and Women

 White Belts 5 minutes
 Blue Belts 5 minutes
 Purple Belts 5 minutes
 Brown Belts 6 minutes
 Black Belts 6 minutes



 
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