Rules

POINTS

4 points – mount, back grab
3 points – passing the guard
2 points – take downs, sweeps and knee on the belly

NO ADVANTAGES OR PENALTIES

There will never be a draw. Bouts will be decided by:

1-SUBMISSION

2-DISQUALIFICATION

3-UNCONSCIOUSNESS

4-POINTS

1) SUBMISSION:

Submission occurs when a technique forces an opponent into admitting defeat by:

a) tapping with the palm against opponent or the floor in a visible manner
b) tapping with his feet on the ground (if unable to use hands)
c) requesting verbally to the referee that the fight be stopped (if unable to tap with hands or feet)
d) requesting that the fight be ended if the athlete gets injured, feels physically incapable, or unprepared
e) the referee may end the fight, giving victory to the one applying the submission, if he sees the submission being properly applied and is certain that the athlete is exposed to serious physical damage
f) a coach of one of the athletes may request that the fight be ended either by directing himself to the referee or by throwing the towel into the ring for any reason
g) when an athlete is under a submission position and he screams or says “Ouch”, or anything similar, will be the same as tapping
h) the referee may end the fight when one of the athletes is injured or the doctor’s examination proves he is unable to continue. If this occurs, the victory will be given to the opponent as long as the injury was not caused intentionally by conduct worthy of disqualification.
i) an athlete requesting a time-out for cramps is the same as tapping

2)-DISQUALIFICATION:

SERIOUS FOULS:

1)SERIOUS FOULS ARE THOSE THAT LEAD TO IMMEDIATE DISQUALIFICATION BY THE REFEREE.

a) the use of foul language, cursing, or other immoral acts of disrespect towards the referee or any of the assisting public.
b) biting, hair pulling, putting fingers into the eyes or nose of one’s opponent, intentionally seeking to injure genitalia or the use of fists, feet, knees, elbows, or heads with the intention to hurt or gain unfair advantage.
c) when the fighter has his kimono ripped during the fight, the referee will give a set time to change it. If the fighter does not change it in time, he will be disqualified.
d) The fighter must wear under-garments under the pants, keeping in mind the risk that the suit might get torn or unsowed, if this occurs, the athlete will be given a set time determined by the referee to find another pair of pants to wear. If the athlete cannot change within the set time, he will be immediately disqualified.
e) When an athlete has been submitted to a lock and to avoid tapping out he runs out of the ring, he will be immediately disqualified. In such cases when it is considered a technical foul, not a disciplinary foul, the offender may return to the competition to fight the absolute division or in case of a bracket of three.
f) When the athlete breaks any rule of the article

3)-UNCONSCIOUSNESS:

One of the 2 opponents is defeated after losing consciousness by any of the valid moves: strangling, pressuring, take downs, or accidents in which the opponent has not committed any foul worthy of disqualification.

4)-POINTS: POSITIVE POINTS:

a) TAKE DOWNS: Any kind of knocking down of the opponent or being taken down on his back side: 2 POINTS. If the athlete is thrown to the ground and does not land on his back, the thrower must pin him to the ground in the same position for at least 3 seconds to gain the points of the take down.
Observation 1: a takedown that lands outside of the fighting area and on to the security area will be valid as long as the athlete that applied it stood with both feet in the fighting area while making the take down.
Observation 2: If the athlete has one of his knees on the ground and is taken down, whoever applied the take down will be awarded 2 points as long as he has both his feet on the ground. If the athlete has both his knees on the ground and is knocked down the standing athlete will have to pass to his side and maintain this position to receive an advantage.
Observation 3: When the athlete attempts the double leg and the opponent sits on the floor and executes a sweep, the athlete who attempted the take down will not receive points, but the one who executed the sweep will.
Observation 4: When a competitor throws his opponent and ends up in a bottom position, the competitor throwing will receive 2 points and the opponent on top will receive an advantage. If the competitor executing the throw lands in his opponent’s guard and is swept, both will receive 2 points.
b) PASSING THE GUARD: When the athlete that is above his adversary or in between his legs, moves to his opponent’s side, establishing a perpendicular or longitudinal position over his adversary’s trunk, dominating him and leaving him no space to move or to escape the position – even if they are on their side or back: 3 POINTS
Observation: if the athlete that is underneath avoids the move by getting to his knees or standing up, the one who initiated will not be awarded 3 points.
c) KNEE ON THE BELLY: When the athlete on top puts his knee on his adversary’s stomach, holding his collar or sleeve and belt with his other leg towards his adversary’s head: 2 POINTS. Observation: if the athlete that is underneath does not allow his adversary to put his knee down onto his belly and the one on top does not establish the position completely, it will not be awarded 2 points but an advantage.
d) THE MOUNT: when the athlete sits on his opponent’s torso; the opponent can be lying on his stomach, side or back. The one mounted can be on top of one of his opponent’s arms, but never on both. It will also be considered a mount if he has one knee and one foot on the ground: 4 POINTS.
Observation: no points will be awarded if his feet or knees are on his opponent’s leg. Also, if an athlete applies a triangle while in the guard and in so doing lands mounted on his opponent, it will be considered a sweep, not a mount. (See The Sweep)
e) THE BACK GRAB: when the athlete grabs his adversary’s back, taking hold of his neck and wrapping his legs around his opponent’s waist, with his heels leaning on the inner side of his opponent’s thighs, not allowing him to leave the position: 4 POINTS.

f) THE SWEEP: is when the athlete that is underneath has his opponent in his guard (in between his legs) or the half guard (having one of his adversary’s legs between his) and is able to get on top of his adversary by inverting his position: 2 POINTS.
Observation 1: it will not be considered a sweep if the move does not begin from inside the guard or half guard.
Observation 2: When the athlete sweeping advances his position to the back of his opponent during the attempted sweep, he is awarded 2 points.
Observation 3: If starting in a guard position, an athlete attempts a sweep and both athletes return to their feet and the competitor attempting the sweep executes a takedown remaining on top, he will be awarded 2 points.

RESTRICTIONS

In all categories, the central referee has the authority to stop a match when either of the competitors is in danger of serious bodily harm as a result of a submission and can award the victory to competitor applying the submission.

Wrestling shoes or any type of shoes, head gear, shirts under the GI (except for girls) and any kind of protectors that can alter the outcome of the match in any way are not allowed in competition. NO CUPS ALLOWED!

ILLEGAL TECHNIQUES:

FROM AGES 4 THROUGH 15

SLAM FROM THE GUARD
BICEPS LOCK
WRIST LOCK
TRIANGLE PULLING THE HEAD
FOOT LOCKS OF ANY KIND
KNEE LOCK/ LEG LOCK
CERVICAL LOCK (ANY KIND)
FRONTAL NECK CRANK
EZEQUIEL
CALF LOCK
SCISSORS TAKEDOWN
HEEL HOOK
OMOPLATA (SHOULDER LOCK) – **Allowed for ages 13 through 15**
FRONTAL GUILLOTINE – **Allowed for ages 13 through 15**

AGES 16 TO 17 and ADULT WHITE BELT

SLAM FROM THE GUARD
LEG LOCKS
CERVICAL LOCK (without choke)
BICEPS LOCK
CALF LOCK
WRIST LOCK
TOE HOLD
SCISSORS TAKEDOWN
HEEL HOOK

FROM ADULT THROUGH SENIOR (BLUE & PURPLE BELT)

TOE HOLD
SLAM FROM THE GUARD
LEG LOCKS
CERVICAL LOCK (without choke)
BICEPS LOCK
CALF LOCK
SCISSORS TAKEDOWN
HEEL HOOK

FROM ADULT THROUGH SENIOR (BROWN & BLACK BELT)

SLAM FROM THE GUARD
CERVICAL LOCK (without choke)
SCISSORS TAKEDOWN
HEEL HOOK

HYGIENE

The kimono must be washed and dried with no unpleasant odors.
Toe and fingernails must be cut short and clean.
People with long hair must keep their hair from interfering with there opponent or themselves during the match.
Athletes are not permitted to paint there hair with spray and may be disqualified by the referee.

KIMONO

COMPETITORS ARE REQUIRED TO USE KIMONOS UNDER THE FOLLOWING SPECIFICATIONS

Constructed of cotton or similar material and in good condition. The material may not be excessively thick or hard to the point where it will obstruct the opponent.
Colors may be black, white or blue, no combined colors (white kimono with blue pants, etc.)
The jacket is to be of sufficient length down to the thighs, sleeves must reach the wrist with arms extended in front of the body. The sleeve should follow the official measures according to CBJJ and IBJJF, from the shoulder to the wrist.
Belt width 4-5cm, with color corresponding to rank, tied around the waist with a double knot and tight enough to secure the kimono closed.
Athletes are not permitted to compete with torn kimonos, sleeves or pants that are not of proper length, or with t-shirts underneath the kimono (except in the female divisions).
Athletes are not allowed to use painted kimonos

Competitors must abide by the hygiene and kimono specifications in order to compete, otherwise, the opponent will be considered the winner.

DIRECTION AND DECISION

All those that will be in an official function in the competition such as technicians, professors, directors, time keepers, or other officials. Other unofficial people giving instructions from inside the dedicated area of competition will warrant disqualification of the competitor.
In case the two athletes are accidentally injured and unable to continue during the final match the result will be:
If points are confirmed they will determine the winner.
If no points exist the result will be a draw.
If the two athletes stand from a position on the ground in any situation the judgment will be equal to that if standing.
For the final matches there will be a maximum of twice the rest period for the athletes.
For the final match the competitors will be allowed two opportunities to make weight.
In case of only two athletes on the bracket and one of the competitors does not show up for the final match, the athlete present will be awarded the win. The competitor not present will not receive a medal or classification.
In the case that an athlete is attempting to pass the guard and attempts a foot lock without success with the adversary sitting up, the competitor on top will receive 2 points after he defends the attack and keeps the position for at least three seconds. In addition, if the competitor attempting the submission puts the opponent in visible danger, he will receive an advantage point.
In the case that an athlete weighs-in with one kimono and changes it for the fight, they will be disqualified, except in case that the referee tells him or her to change the kimono. The kimono must be measured again if the referee sees it necessary.