Tournament Rules

SUBMISSION ONLY JIU-JITSU

ADULT RULES (AGES 16 & OLDER)

ADULT UNIFORM -All Adult competitors must wear: Rashguards, (t-shirts will not be permitted), Board Shorts, Spats or Compression Shorts. All clothing must be free of zippers, buttons or any material that could scratch or harm other competitors. No groin protection (protective cups metal or plastic) will be allowed.

*Fingernails and toenails must be trimmed

POINTS - There are no points or advantage points calculated for any positions/moves.

MATCH LENGTH - All Matches:

White Belt: 6 Minute rounds

Blue Belt: 8 Minute rounds

Purple, Brown, Black: 10 minute rounds

*If there is no submission then they will go into overtime rules

EBI OVERTIME - One Round. No Time limit in each round

POSITIONS - Each competitor gets a shot at either their opponent's back, with both leg hooks and a seat belt, OR the spider web position aka arm bar position. The competitor on offense gets the choice.

There is the TOP of the round and the BOTTOM of the round.

The competitor that goes first on offense at the top of round one will be referred to as competitor “A”. The competitor on defense at the top of round one will be referred to as competitor “B”.

Once there is an escape or submission in the top of round one, that half of the round is over. The competitor that was just on defense, competitor “B”, now gets a shot at the back or spider web, his choice.

If “A” secured a submission, then “B” has to secure a submission faster than “A” at the bottom of round one to win the match or he loses the match.

If at the top of round “A” does not secure a submission and “B” escapes, then we go to the bottom of round.

If “B” secures a submission the match is over, “B” wins.

If “B” does not secure a submission and “A” escapes. The competitor with the quickest escape time wins the match.

There is no time limit in each of the overtime rounds.

The competitor on offense can move from the back to spider web and back, and to the truck and back, and back and forth from these 3 positions as many times as they want and the round is still live. The back is still live as long as the seat belt is in place, losing both leg hooks does not stop time as long as the seat belt is still in place. The round ends in any other position than the back, spider web and the truck unless caught in a submission "in transition". For example, going to an arm triangle from the back which puts the offensive competitor in side control or mount keeps the round live until the escape is complete or there is a tap. Going from spider web to a triangle which puts the offensive competitor on his back in guard is still live until a full escape is achieved.

Going to a leg attack from spider web or from the back in OT is not legal. Only leg attacks from the truck are legal in OT.

IMPORTANT: If the combatant on defense pulls off a submission it's an escape.

MATCH WILL END VIA: -Physical Tapout -Verbal Tapout -Inability to defend -Significant risk of damage -Throwing in the towel

REFEREE MAY STOP THE MATCH

  • With groin Shots
  • Eye Pokes
  • Bleeding
  • Required Doctors Evaluation
  • Out of Bounds

ROLLING OR PULLING A COMPETITOR OFF OF THE MAT - *If an athlete is caught in a submission and PURPOSELY pulls their opponent or rolls off of the mat in an attempt to free themselves from the submission, they will be considered submitted and will lose the match.

**If an opponent is countering a submission and they happen to roll off of the mat but are caught in a deep and completely sunk submission (i.e. a heel hook or an arm lock and the competitor being caught rolls to counter the submission and happens to end up off of the mat) the referee will reset the position in the center of the ring with the submission INTACT to the submitters liking. The referee will give the person caught in the submission the option to tap out before the match is restarted to give a verbal submission. If the competitor refuses and tap out the match will be restarted with the submission in place.

ILLEGAL SUBMISSIONS IN ALL DIVISIONS
These submission attempts will result in IMMEDIATE disqualification. (Just because we will not allow these techniques for the safety of our competitors we still highly recommend you learn how to defend them at your school =)

No Slamming from the guard (ALSO when an athlete is lifted up from the ground and their head passes the opponents knee height the referee will stop the match and re-start again from the ground)

*****Slamming is not allowed but if a competitor in the guard is picked up above the waist of the standing competitor the competitor in the guard MUST open their guard and the match will continue. If a competitor is picked up above the standing competitor's waist the referee will assist the standing competitor in safely placing the guard competitor back to the ground.

No Butt Scooting is allowed in any division. You must either take the opponent down or pull them into the guard.

**Guard Jumping will NOT BE ALLOWED IN ANY DIVISION!! Guard pulling is OK.

*****The difference between Jumping Guard and Pulling Guard:

Jumping Guard (Illegal Technique) - When a competitor jumps into the guard with both feet off of the ground and is expecting their opponent to "catch" them. Sometimes this is done without the competitor even holding or touching the other competitor. This technique is not allowed in any division under any circumstances!!! This is an extremely dangerous technique that will not be allowed.

Pulling Guard (Legal Technique) -Pulling guard is exactly like it sounds. You are pulling your opponent down to the ground into your guard with at least one foot on the ground. Pulling guard requires one opponent to make contact with the other. A grip must be established on either a sleeve, collar, head, gi top or any part of the competitor prior to pulling their opponent down to the ground into their guard. Sitting to the guard is not permitted. Butt scooting is not permitted. You must attempt to take your opponent to the ground or pull them to the ground. (This simulates a real fight )

WHITE BELTS (AGES 16 & UP)

White Belt ILLEGAL SUBMISSIONS

  • No Wrist Lock of any kind.
  • No Knee Locks or Knee Bars of any kind.
  • No Bicep Slicer, No Calf Slicer and No Compression Locks of any kind.
  • No Calf Lock of any kind.
  • No Electric Chair Submissions.
  • No Twister Submissions.
  • No Twisting Leg Locks of any kind (heel hooks, toe holds, inverted heel hooks and inverted toe holds).
  • No Reaping the Knee (we consider reaping anything that twists the knee in an unnatural direction)
  • No Cervical Lock of any kind.
  • No Chin Whips.
  • No Knuckles in the Throat.
  • No Neck Cranks or Frontal Neck Cranks of any kind.
  • No Neck Locks of any kind.
  • No Scissors Takedown of any kind.
  • No leg attacks (With exception of Straight Ankle)

BLUE BELTS (AGES 16 & UP)

ADULT Blue and Purple Belt ILLEGAL SUBMISSIONS

  • No Twisting Leg Locks of any kind (heel hooks, toe holds, inverted heel hooks and inverted toe holds).
  • No Cervical Lock of any kind.
  • No Chin Whips.
  • No Knuckles in the Throat.
  • No Neck Cranks or Frontal Neck Crank of any kind.
  • No Neck Locks of any kind.
  • No Scissors Takedown of any kind.
- ADDITIONAL LEGAL SUBMISSION -

  • Knee Reaping is OK.
  • Wrist Locks are OK.
  • Knee Locks or Straight Leg Locks are OK.
  • Knee Bars are OK.
  • Bicep Slicers are OK.
  • Calf Slicers are OK.
  • Straight Ankle Locks are OK.
  • Leg Compressions are OK
  • Electric Chair Submissions are OK.
  • Twister Submissions are OK.

PURPLE, BROWN, & BLACK BELTS (AGES 18 & UP)

No additional restrictions beyond standard illegal submissions are allowable in any division, including the usual no hair pulling, eye poking, etc.

ADULT Brown and Black Belt ILLEGAL SUBMISSIONS

  • No Cervical Lock of any kind.
  • No Chin Whips.
  • No Knuckles in the Throat.
  • No Neck Cranks or Frontal Neck Cranks of any kind.
  • No Neck Locks of any kind.
  • No Scissors Takedown of any kind.

- ADDITIONAL LEGAL SUBMISSION -

  • Wrist Locks of any kind are OK.
  • Any Foot Lock, Straight Ankle Lock or Leg Lock are OK.
  • Knee Locks and Knee Bars are OK.
  • Twisting Leg Locks of any kind (heel hooks, toe holds, inverted heel hooks and inverted toe holds) are OK.
  • Reaping the knee is OK.
  • Bicep Slicers are OK.
  • Calf Slicers and Compression Locks are OK.
  • Electric Chair Submissions are OK.
  • Twister Submissions are OK.

NEW WILD CARD RULE

Brackets that start with either 3 competitors or end up with 3 competitors will have a wild card competitor added to the bracket. 1) If a bracket starts with 3 competitors, a 4th competitor will be brought in from a lower weight division within the same belt division. 2) If a bracket ends up with 3 competitors, competitors from within the same bracket that did not advance as a result of a tie will participate in a wild card lottery.