April 30, 2016 WILL BE HERE SOON: The Submission Only State Championship
Submission State Championship Rules

Rules for Submission Addiction’s State Championship Tournament – April

SUBMISSION ONLY TOURNAMENT (Ages 13 and Up)

ADULT UNIFORM
No protective cups are allowed.
GI competitors must wear an standard gi. No more than four finger width from the end of the gi sleeve to the wrist.
Patches on the gi are OK so long as they do not impede the grip on the collars, sleeves, or knees.

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

ADULT MATCH LENGTH
Teens ages 13-14 – 8 mins
Teens ages 15-17 – 8 mins
White, Blue, Purple, Brown, and Black Belts – 20 mins
Finals – No Time Limit

MATCH OUTCOME
*THE TOURNAMENT REFEREES AND COORDINATORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MOVE COMPETITORS AROUND TO MAKE THE BEST BRACKETS POSSIBLE.
1) An athlete must submit his or her opponent within the time limit to win the match and move forward within the bracket based on their successful performance.
2) In the event of a non-finals match with no submission both competitors lose. We will allow a coin toss for the chance to move forward in the bracket.
3) The losers of the semi-finals matches will fight for 3rd and 4th places. This will be a 10 minute timed match. In the event the match does not end with a submission then a coin toss will determine the winner.
4) The goal of competition should be the “submission” of your opponent. The sport of Jiujitsu has lost its way—–talk about the stalling tactics, finding loop holes in the rules, surviving instead of winning and almost sweeping or almost submitting. If you don’t submit your opponent then you leave it up to chance.

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. an armlock 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 to 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.
No Slamming from the guard- Slamming will result in immediate disqualification. If your opponent is too heavy for you to pick up to attempt to open their guard then you should not try. “Falling” because of their weight will be considered slamming and you will be disqualified.
– 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 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. You must attempt to take your opponent to the ground or pull them to the ground. A “touch and go” approach will be treated the same as butt scooting. A grip must be established prior to the guard.
A competitor MAY NOT disengage from their opponent in order to bring the fight back to standing. Competitors MAY pull away from grips or submissions but must immediately engage their opponent again to keep the match progressing.

Teens Division (AGES 13-17)
ILLEGAL SUBMISSIONS
– All submissions involving the legs
– No neck cranks, or can openers
– No finger locks, or wrists locks
– No bicep slicers

WHITE and BLUE belts AND NOGI Beginner (AGES 18 AND UP)
ILLEGAL SUBMISSIONS
– 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.
– NO Cervical Lock of any kind.
– NO Neck Cranks or Frontal Neck Cranks of any kind.
– NO Neck Locks of any kind.
– NO Scissors Takedown of any kind.
– NO Chin whips
– NO knuckles on throat
– Wrist locks are OK
-Straight ankle locks are OK

PURPLE belt AND NOGI Intermediate (18 AND up)
No additional restrictions beyond standard illegal submissions not allowable in any division, including the usual no hair pulling, eye poking, etc.
ILLEGAL SUBMISSIONS
– NO Heel hooks, inverted heel hooks
– NO Cervical Lock of any kind.
– NO Neck Cranks or Frontal Neck Cranks of any kind.
– NO Neck Locks of any kind.
– NO Scissors Takedown of any kind.
– NO Reaping the knee or closing the gate to the inside.
– NO Banana split submission (splitting legs apart)
– NO Twister Submissions
– NO Chin whips
– NO knuckles on throat
– Wrist Locks of any kind are OK.
– Any Foot Lock, Straight Ankle Lock or Leg Lock are OK.
– Toe holds and inverted toe holds are OK.

BROWN, AND BLACK BELTS (AGES 18 AND UP)

No additional restrictions beyond standard illegal submissions not allowable in any division, including the usual no hair pulling, eye poking, etc.
ILLEGAL SUBMISSIONS
– NO Heel hooks, inverted heel hooks
– NO Cervical Lock of any kind.
– NO Neck Cranks or Frontal Neck Cranks of any kind.
– NO Neck Locks of any kind.
– NO Scissors Takedown of any kind.
– NO Reaping the knee or closing the gate to the inside.
– NO Banana split submission (splitting legs apart)
– NO Twister Submissions
– NO Chin whips
– NO knuckles on throat
– Wrist Locks of any kind are OK.
– Any Foot Lock, Straight Ankle Lock or Leg Lock are OK.
– Toe holds and inverted toe holds are OK.
-Knee bars/locks are OK
-Bicep/calf slicers are OK

NOGI Advanced

All submissions are legal with these exceptions:
– NO Cervical Lock of any kind.
– NO Neck Cranks or Frontal Neck Cranks of any kind.
– NO Neck Locks of any kind.
– NO Scissors Takedown of any kind.