Rules

Adult, Teen & Kid No-Gi Grappling & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu RULES:
General Rules
1) No unsportsmanlike conduct will be allowed. You may be disqualified or ejected for unsportsmanlike conduct. The referees will be shown maximum respect at all times. Their decisions are final and will not be overturned.
2) No striking, biting, eye gouging (includes chin to eye), head butting, small joint manipulation (finger or toe locks), hair pulling, grabbing the windpipe, or ear pulling will be permitted.
3) No slamming allowed. Illegal slamming will be defined as slamming your opponent to escape submissions and/or to pass the guard; or standing from the guard and/or jumping from a standing position to slam your opponent. Slamming will result in an automatic DQ. There are no exceptions to this rule. Takedowns are NOT considered slams, but you must deliver your opponent safely to the mat.
4) No infectious skin diseases (such as ringworm, staph, and MRSA) or open wounds will be permitted. No lubricants, oils, or lotions of any kind will be permitted on any part of the body or clothing.
5) Competitors will be allowed to continue grappling anywhere on the matted area, provided they don’t interfere with another match. If the competitors near the edge of the mat, they will be restarted from the same position, unless the referee is unable to duplicate the position for any reason. In case the referee is unable to duplicate the position, the competitors will restart from a standing position.
6) If a competitor flees the ring when a submission is locked in and the competitor is obviously fleeing to avoid submission, he or she will be automatically disqualified.
7)Men will not be permitted to compete in Women’s divisions. Women may compete in the Mens division. Teens (13+) may compete in Men’s or Women’s divisions with permission from their parent or coach.
8) In Juvenile (ages 4-17) matches, the referee has the discretion to call a match if the referee believes that a submission will cause immediate damage or injury, especially in the beginner divisions.

9) No Stalling: Referee will issue warnings for the 1st offense of stalling (i.e. backing out of the guard without engaging, hugging the opponent’s hips inside the guard, backing away from the opponent out of bounds, etc). A 2nd offense will result in an advantage for the staller’s opponent. A 3rd offense will result in a 2 point deduction. A 4th offense will result in a disqualification.

10) If a competitor flees the ring to avoid a takedown and it is obvious that the competitor is going to be taken down, his or her opponent will be awarded two points.
11)We reserve the right to expand or combine divisions to accommodate competitors.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Rules
1) Heel hooks, reaping the knee, twisting knee locks, “flying scissors” takedowns, and neck cranks are NEVER legal in Gi matches. Straight ankle locks and kneebars are ILLEGAL for juveniles, but are legal in all other divisions.
2) Kneebars, figure-four toeholds, and compression locks (AKA “slicers”, “crushers”) are legal in purple, brown and black belt divisions only.
3) BJJ divisions require a clean, properly fitted Jiu Jitsu or Judo Gi. Mouthpiece and groin protection are optional, but recommended.
4) All adult competitors must compete using the rank awarded to them by their Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor. Competitors will not be permitted to compete at a higher belt level than their current belt.
Submission Grappling Rules
1) No grabbing of any clothing, including your own, will be permitted.
2) Heel hooks, reaping the knee, figure-four toeholds, twisting knee locks, neck cranks, compression locks (AKA “slicers”, “crushers”) and “flying scissors” takedowns are ILLEGAL in Juvenile, Novice and Beginner divisions. All submissions are allowed in Intermediate and Advanced Men’s and Women’s divisions and in Super Fights. Straight kneebars and straight ankle locks are ILLEGAL in all Juvenile divisions, but are legal in all other divisions.
3) Gis are optional for submission grappling divisions. Mouthpiece and groin protection are optional, but recommended. Shirts must be tight fitting; rashguards are recommended.
4) Anyone who is a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu MUST compete in intermediate or higher, and anyone who is a purple belt or higher in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu MUST compete in the advanced division. There will be no exceptions to this rule.

MATCH LENGTHS

MEN’S AND WOMEN’S ADULT DIVISION
Novice: 5 minutes
Beginner: 6 minutes
Intermediate: 7 minutes
Advanced: 8 minutes

SUPER FIGHTS / PRO DIVISIONS

10 minutes

KIDS/TEENS DIVISIONS

Gi/NO-GI
KIDS Novice: 4 minutes

KIDS Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced: 5 minutes

TEEN Novice, Beginner, Intermediate: 5 minutes

TEEN Advanced: 6 minutes

ADULT & TEEN RULES – SUBMISSION ONLY

ADULT & TEEN NO-GI RULES

  • No points are awarded during the normal match duration.
  • Only a submission will end the fight in the normal match duration.
  • If no submission occurs within normal match duration then the players will enter overtime.
ALL TEEN COMPETITORS

  • No attacks below the waist, no neck cranks, no compression locks.

ADULT NOVICE & BEGINNER

  • White belts ONLY! No wrestlers!
  • No Heel hooks, reaping the knee, figure-four toeholds, twisting knee locks (heel hooks), neck cranks, compression locks (AKA “slicers”, “crushers”) and “flying scissors” takedowns
  • Straight kneebars and straight ankle locks are LEGAL in ADULT NOVICE & BEGINNER

ADULT INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED

  • All submissions are legal
ADULT & TEEN OVERTIME RULES

  • Both players will be stood up and begin overtime from the feet, standing position.
  • The first player to score a point under the IBJJF rules will win the overtime period and therefore the match.
  • Players may pull guard and this will not gain any points for either player if the guard puller initiates the attack and is not taken down.

NOTE : Players may pull guard but only with contact.

KIDS NO-GI RULES

POINTS ARE AWARDED FOR:

  • Takedowns                         2 POINTS
  • Sweep from the Guard         2 POINTS
  • Knee on Stomach Position    2 POINTS
  • Pass Guard to Side Position  2 POINTS
  • Rear Mount Position            2 POINTS
  • Mount Position                   2 POINTS

NOTE: You must hold your position for 3 seconds in order to get the above point

ALL CHILDREN NO-GI COMPETITORS:

  • No attacks below the waist (No Knee bars, foot locks, etc.)

KIDS GI RULES

POINTS ARE AWARDED FOR:

  • Takedowns 2 POINTS
  • Sweep from the Guard 2 POINTS
  • Knee on Stomach Position 2 POINTS
  • Pass Guard to Side Position 3 POINTS
  • Rear Mount Position 4 POINTS
  • Mount Position 4 POINTS

NOTE: You must hold your position for 3 seconds in order to get the above point

NOTE: KIDS Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu matches will adhere to the IBJJF rules which can be found at: http://www.ibjjf.org/rules.htm

ALL CHILDREN COMPETITORS:

  • No attacks below the waist (No Knee bars, foot locks,
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