November 1, 2012

Bragging Rights 4 Rules

Bragging Rights strikes! On Saturday, November 10th, 2012 Scranton MMA will be hosting its fourth annual submission only Brazilian jiu jitsu tournament ~ Bragging Rights!  Bragging Rights is Brazilian jiu jitsu stripped down to its roots – submit to win! Minimal rules, minimal weight classes and no points make Bragging Rights a true test of one’s jiu jitsu skills! The tournament divisions and rules  are simple enough.

 

The winner can be decided by:

  • Once an athlete gives up or “taps” by tapping the other person’s body or the mat.
  • If the referee decides that an athlete’s life is in danger and is unable to defend him or herself.
  • If a fighter breaks any rules more than once, the referee can then make a decision to disqualify the athlete.

Time limit/Points

  • 20-minutes
  • No points

If there is no submissions or disqualifications:

  • Overtime Round*

Illegal submissions and moves

  • No slamming
  • No heel hooks
  • Biting
  • Eye gouging
  • Punching
  • Kicking
  • Finger bending or toe bending
  • Using the belt to strangle
  • Fish hooking
  • Trachea pinching (excluding full hand to throat squeeze).
  • No grabbing the ears
  • No hair pulling
  • No scratching or pinching
  • No slippery substances allowed on body or clothing
  • Takedown directly on the head anything close to a 180-degree angle (a.k.a. spiking).

Re-positioning

  • When the athletes get close to the “out of bounds” line the referee will ask them to STOP and move them in the same position to the center.

Penalties:

  • Athlete purposely exiting the mat during the match
  • Using an illegal move
  • Using foul language
  • Any obscene behavior (i.e. nudity, flipping the bird, etc.)

The Mat

  • A square at 18×18’ will mark “out of bounds”

Apparel

  • Gi uniform should be worn to fit at reasonable size, as determined by the referee (not too small not too large).
  • No-gi uniform should consist of board shorts “fight shorts” and a rash guard.

Divisions and Rules Specific To Them:

ADULT MEN (double elimination)

All adult matches are 20 minute time limits with a victory coming only by way of submission. If after 20 minutes a victor hasn’t emerged a 5 minute scored overtime round will occur. (see overtime rules at end of page)

  • White Belts Under 200 pounds – chokes and armlocks only
  • White Belts 200 plus pounds – chokes and armlocks only
  • Blue Belts Under 200 pounds – chokes, armlocks, and al straight ankle and knee locks
  • Blue Belts 200 plus pounds – chokes, armlocks, and all straight ankle and knee locks
  • Purple Belts open weight only – all submission with the exception of heel hooks

ADULT WOMEN (double elimination)

All  matches are 20 minute time limits with a victory coming only by way of submission. If after 20 minutes a victor hasn’t emerged a 5 minute scored overtime round will occur. (see overtime rules at end of page)

  • open division – chokes, armlocks, and all straight ankle and knee locks

KIDS (double elimination)

All kids matches are 6 minute time limits with a victory coming only by way of submission. If after 6 minutes a victor hasn’t emerged a 3 minute scored overtime round will occur. (see overtime rules at end of page)

5 and 6 year olds open weight – chokes only

7 to 9 year olds open weight – chokes only

10 to 12 year olds open weight – chokes and armlocks

*OVERTIME RULES

Any bout that has not ended by submission in the time allotted will move into an overtime round. During the overtime round a set of scoring rules will be enforced by the referee, at anytime during the overtime period a submission secures victory. Points are as follows:

Pull Guard: -1

Escape To Standing: 1

Takedown: 2

Sweep or Reversal: 2

Improve Your Position To a More Dominant Position:  3

Opponent Must Legitimately Defend A Submission Attempt: 4

 *Golden Round Rules
If after the 5 minute overtime round the match is still a tie the winner will be determined by a coin flip.