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GRAPPLING
Scoring
To gain points for position, the competitor must show clear control for 3 seconds.
Hold downs for 5 seconds = 1 point (after 2nd point the referee will restart the competitors)
Takedown or Throw = 2 points
Takedown into side control = 3 points
Sweep = 2 points
Pass opponent's guard = 3 points
Mounted position = 4 points
Back Mount with Hooks in = 4 points
Back Mount knees on ground, opponent flat on stomach = 4 points
(Additional 4 points are scored by putting the hooks in from this position
Body triangle = 4 points
Knee on belly = 2 points
Match Lengths
Beginner Children's matches (Ages 4 – 11): 3 Minutes
Advanced Children's matches (Ages 4 – 12): 4 Minutes
Beginner Teen's matches (Ages 12 – 17): 3 Minutes
Advanced Teen's matches (Ages 12 –17): 4 Minutes
All Executive matches (Age 30+): 5 Minutes
All Masters matches (Age 40+): 5 Minutes
Gi Matches
White Belt: 5 minutes
Blue Belt: 6 minutes
Purple Belt: 7 minutes
Brown Belt: 8 minutes
Black Belt: 10 minutes
Pro (Finals): 10 minutes
 Gi Skill Level Definitions
Children ages 4-11 will begin on their knees. All others will begin standing.
Children (ages 4-11)
Beginners: Up to one year of training any grappling art
Advanced: Over one year training any grappling art.
Teen (ages 12-17)
Beginners: Up to one year of training any grappling art.
Advanced: Over one year training any grappling art.
Executive (Men age 30 or older)

Beginners: Less than 18 months of training any grappling art (white belts only).
Intermediate: Less then 3 years training any grappling art, or blue belt.
Advanced: Over 3 years training any grappling art, or purple belt and above.
 
 
Masters (Men age 40 or older)

Beginners: Less than 18 months of training any grappling art (white belts only).
Intermediate: Less then 3 years training any grappling art, or blue belt.
Advanced: Over 3 years training any grappling art, or purple belt and above.
Women (All ages)

Beginners: Less than 18 months of training any grappling art (white belts only).
Intermediate: Less then 3 years training any grappling art, or blue belt.
Advanced: Over 3 years training any grappling art, or purple belt and above.
Men (All ages)

Novice: Less than 9 months of training any grappling art (white belts only).
Beginners: Less than 18 months of training any grappling art (white belts only).
Intermediate: Less then 3 years training any grappling art, or blue belt.
Advanced: Over 3 years training any grappling art, or purple belt and above.
Women will not be permitted to compete in men's divisions.
Men will not be permitted to compete in women's divisions.
If you have judo, sombo, or wrestling experience, the time you spent training in these sports counts as time training a grappling art. For example, a D1 collegiate wrestler can not enter the novice or beginner men's division, because he would have too much experience to enter those divisions, even if he just started Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or submission grappling recently.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RULES
All competitors must wear a complete Dobok/Gi. (uniform) Also all competitors must wear a mouth guard and males groin protection. Ladies groin protection is encouraged.
ILLEGAL TECHNIQUES
·         No strikes of any kind allowed to any part of the body or head at all.
·         No elbows or forearm strikes are allowed
·         No butting with the head
·         No knee to the head
·         No kicks to an opponent
·         No hands in face
·         No Slamming the opponent at all! (disqualification)
·         No Biting
·         Eye gouging
·         No pulling hair (girls must have hair pulled up)
·         No pinching , twisting of skin
·         No spitting or swearing
·         Unsportsmanlike conduct
·         Nails must be trimmed. (fingers & toes) (you to ladies)
·         No leg locks for children up to 17 years of age.
. A warning will be given for an illegal technique; two warnings will be a loss of 2 points. Immediate disqualification will result if you slam your opponent, any use of unsportsmanlike conduct, (purposely using illegal techniques) or 3 illegal techniques in one bout
WAYS TO WIN
·         Tap-Out
·         Corner throws in towel
·         Judges decision
·         Disqualification
·         Forfeit
·         Referee stoppage
·         Referee reserves the right to stop a match if they feel that a child or teen is in danger, and refuses to tap. Do not yell at the referee his/her decision is final.
All submission techniques are legal, Arm locks, leg locks (adults only), chokes.
 
 
 
 
 
Weight Classes
Children (Ages 4-11)
Up to 49.9 lbs
50 to 59.9 lbs
60 to 69.9 lbs
70 to 79.9 lbs
80 to 89.9 lbs
90 to 99.9 lbs
100 to 114.9 lbs
115 lbs and over
Teens (Ages 12-17)
Up to 114.9 lbs
115 – 129.9 lbs
130 – 144.9 lbs
145 – 159.9 lbs
160 - 174.9 lbs
175 lbs and over
Executives (Men age 30 or older)Lightweight: Up to 159.9 lbs
Middleweight: 160 to 179.9 lbs
Cruiserweight: 180 to 199.9 lbs
Heavyweight: 200 lbs & over

Masters (Men age 40 or older)Lightweight: Up to 159.9 lbs
Middleweight: 160 to 179.9 lbs
Cruiserweight: 180 to 199.9 lbs
Heavyweight: 200 lbs & over
Women
Featherweight: Up to 114.9 lbs
Lightweight: 115 to 129.9 lbs
Middleweight: 130 to 144.9 lbs
Heavyweight: 145 lbs to 159.9 lbs.
Super Heavyweight: 160 lbs. and over
Men
Bantamweight: Up to 129.9 lbs
Flyweight: 130 to 139.9 lbs
Featherweight: 140 to 149.9 lbs
Lightweight: 150 to 159.9 lbs
Welterweight: 160 to 169.9 lbs
Middleweight: 170 to 179.9 lbs
Cruiserweight: 180 to 189.9 lbs
Light Heavyweight: 190 to 204.9 lbs
Heavyweight: 205 to 219.9 lbs
Super Heavyweight: 220 lbs & over