There will be no advantages, but penalties will be given for stalling/etc throughout the match.
Match time: 5 minutes for adults, 4 minutes for kids Doors open at 10 AM, and there will be a short rules meeting at 10:15 and then juniors divisions will start promptly after. All Junior competitors must be in the tournament area ready to check in no later than 10:30AM or they may be disqualified if their division is called (so please give yourself ample time to find parking and be ready to enter when doors open) Adults divisions will start promptly after The junior competitors, so all adult competitors must be in the tournament area no later than 12PM or they may be disqualified if they are not present when their division is called.
No unsportsmanlike conduct will allowed. Referees, at their own discretion, may disqualify and or eject any competitor or coach for unsportsmanlike conduct. In divisions ages 5 to 17 and adult white belt, the referee has the right to call the match if he or she believes the submission or position may cause serious injury. No visible body jewelry will be allowed. The competitor and his or her uniform must be clean. No infectious skin diseases or open wounds will be permitted. Fingernails and toenails must be clipped.
|Illegal Moves||5-12||13-17||White||Blue||Purple +|
|Pulling head in triangle||X|
|Straight Foot Lock||X||X|
|Locks Inside Closed Guard w/legs compressing kidneys or ribs||X||X|
|Jumping closed guard||X||X||X|
|Sideways knee bars||X||X||X||X||X|
Up to-145 lbs 146-165 lbs 166-185 lbs 186-205 lbs 206- 225 lbs 226- up
Up to 130 lbs 131-155 lbs 156-170 lbs 171- up
Up to 45 lbs 46-60 lbs 61-76 lbs 77-92 lbs 93-108 lbs 109-124 lbs 125-140 lbs 141 lbs and -up
93-108 lbs 109-124 lbs 125-140 lbs 141-156 lbs 157 lbs and -up
To the best of our abilities, we will be dividing adults and kids divisions by weight, age, and experience level, but we reserve the right to combine and expand divisions as we see fit.
A: Yes, when possible, we will be separating competitors 30 years old and up from adults. If there is only one competitor over the age of 30 we will blend them in with the adult competitors as long as there isn’t more than a five-year gap in age. ( for example: we will put a 31 year old with a 28 year old if there is no one else over the age of 30. ) IF there is no one within a five-year age difference we will contact you and let you know of other options or offer you a refund.
A: Yes. However, it is not possible for us to track all competitors. We strongly rely on the honesty and integrity of the competitors, coaches, and parents to register athletes in the correct divisions.
A: Not all gyms have the same time frame requirements for belts and may even use a different colored belt system. So to the best of our ability, we will be bracketing divisions not just by belt color, but also by weight, age, and experience level.
A: Each division will be weighed in before their division begins. To the best of our ability, we will be starting kids divisions from youngest to oldest, but we ask that all junior competitors are in the tournament area ready to compete by 10:30AM or they may be disqualified if their division is called. Adult division will start promptly after juniors, so all adult competitors must be in the tournament area ready to compete no later than 12PM or they will be disqualified if they are not ready to compete when their division is called.
A: In Gi, you will not be required to weigh in with your Gi top or belt, but you’ll need your Gi pants on. In NoGi, you will need to be weighed in the outfit you will be competing in
A: No, competitors will have only one opportunity to make weight. If you do not make weight, you’ll be disqualified. Disqualification is non-refundable. It is the athletes responsibility to make the weight they reported on their registration.
A: We have no uniform/clothing color requirements, but we follow similar requirements for the uniform fit as IBJJF. If your uniform does not meet our requirements, you have up to five minutes to change into a uniform that does or you’ll be disqualified.
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