SUBMISSION GRAPPLING RULES
International Federation of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
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United States Police & Fire Championships (USPFC)
8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., #107, San Diego, CA 92111
Tele: (858) 571-9919; Fax: (858) 571-1641; E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
IBJJF Rules of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Submission Grappling Used as guidelines only.
Men; Open and Novice Categories: 18-34 and 35+
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
Women; Open (18+):
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
Novice will be held for those competitors with less than 2 years training. If the officials feel you do not qualify for this division, you will be placed in the Open division based on your ability. All Novice winners will move up to the Open Division in the following years’ competition.
Av. Armando Lombardi, 800
Condado de Cascais
Barra da Tijuca – Rio de Janeiro
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Sport Coordinator Referees
A doctor SHALL be on site during competition and at weigh-ins to examine the competitors. An ambulance with a minimum of one (1) Paramedic MUST be on site during competition. Basic medical supplies, such as a first aid kit will be provided by the Host at each venue. Communications shall be available at each venue and preparations made in case it is necessary to summon emergency services.
Gymnasium with showers
Lockers and dressing area requested
GENERAL SPORTS RULES for Submission Grappling
Grappling is a wrestling style also called “No Gi Jiu-Jitsu” “submission wrestling” or “submission grappling” which consists of controlling the opponent without using striking, in standing position or on the ground after a throw, and to make him or her abandon thanks to immobilization techniques such as locks. Grappling plays an important role in the practice of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and can be used as a self-defense technique. It brings together techniques from Brazilian jiu-jitsu, freestyle wrestling, folk American wrestling (catch-as-catch-can), sambo and judo.
Submission grappling is the tactic of attempting to end a fight before regulation expires by submitting your opponent. Fighters can attempt submissions from a variety of angles/positions once the fight has reached the floor.
Submission grappling is a blend of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Sambo, and Free Style Wrestling. Submission Grappling Tournaments/Championships exist specifically for those interested in grappling without “Strikes.”
To gain points for a position, the competitor must show clear control for 3 seconds (including takedowns and throws).
1) Advantages are submission attempts that posed a real threat to the other fighter, near takedowns, near sweeps, near passes etc. Advantages will only be used in the case of a tie with points.
2) 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, no activity, fleeing the ring to avoid takedown or submission attempts, etc). A 2nd offense will result in an advantage for the staller’s opponent. A 3rd offense will result in 2 point deduction. A 4th offense will result in a
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disqualification. 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.
3) Referee has the discretion to call a match for use of excessive force (i.e. competitor refuses to release pressure after opponent submits or opponent refuses to submit and the referee believes that the submission will cause immediate damage or injury). The referees will be shown maximum respect at all times. Their decisions are final and will not be overturned.
4) If the competitors are near the edge of the ring, they will be restarted from the same position, unless the referee is unable to duplicate the position for any reason, in which case the competitors will restart from a standing position.
5) No strikes, biting, eye gouging (includes chin to eye), head butting, small joint manipulation (finger or toe locks), hair pulling, or ear pulling.
6) No unsportsmanlike conduct allowed as observed by referee (includes spitting, use of foul language, obscene gestures, etc.). Warnings will be given for unsportsmanlike conduct. Repeat offenders will be disqualified.
7) No lubricants, oils, or lotions of any kind permitted of any part of the body or clothing.
8) 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.
9) Submissions to the spine, legs and feet are not permitted.
10) United States Police & Fire Championships reserves the right to expand or combine divisions to accommodate competitors.
11) Eligibility: Women will not be permitted to compete in Men’s divisions. Men will not be permitted to compete in Women’s divisions.
12) All competitors SHALL attend the mandatory meeting the night prior to competition for weigh-ins and explanation of rules. If you do not show up for the mandatory meeting, you will not be allowed to compete in the competition.
EQUIPMENT & ATTIRE
Use of mouth piece is optional.
Groin protector is optional “Not allowed”
NO GI ALLOWED
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Grapplers shall appear on the edge of the mat wearing regulation competition grappling or board shorts and a sleeveless, short sleeve or long sleeve rashguard shirt. The shorts shall not be excessively baggy or have button/snaps that may be unsafe during competition.
To gain points for position, the competitor must show clear control for 3 seconds (including takedowns and throws).
Takedown or Throw = 2 points Sweep = 2 points
Knee on Stomach = 2 points
Pass opponent’s guard = 3 points Mounted position = 4 points
Back Mount with Hooks in = 4 points or
Body triangle from the back = 4 points MATCH LENGTHS
Men & Women: 5 minutes
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A maximum of 35 sets of medals (1st through 3rd place) will be required. USPFC will advise you of the number of sets needed based on total entries, plus a reasonable margin.
THE GENERAL RULES APPLY TO ALL SPORTS.
YOU MUST BE FAMILIAR WITH ITS CONTENTS.
PRECISE RESULTS MUST BE FORWARDED
TO THE HOST COMMITTEE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE CONCLUSION OF THIS SPORT
The USPFC Director assigned to your sport is knowledgeable and experienced in providing assistance during the preparation and running of the sport. Questions, a detailed accounting of your preparations, and any area requiring approval of the USPFC shall be submitted in a timely
manner to this USPFC Director.
The USPFC Directors want to work with you to make your sport a success.
PLEASE USE THE USPFC DIRECTORS AS A RESOURCE.