Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Some Rickson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Federation Tournament Rules

You have wondered, and click HERE for them in .pdf:

The time limits and points seem to be pretty standard fare for the IBJJF rules as far as submission legality and match length determined by belt level. If the goal is to get to the root of Jiu-Jitsu and submission, will the referees be instructed to be more heavy handed with the penalties for stalling?

Rickson's Federation has challenge matches governed by the following rules:

Every challenge match follows the standard format except as noted below...the two competitors may be of the same weight division, or they may be of different weight classes,as determined by the host....Challenge matches may have either twenty minute rounds or no time limit, as determined by the host...There are no points in challenge matches. Competitors may attempt to win by submission only...At the end of this [second] round if there is no submission victory, the referee will decide the winner based on
combativeness and number of penalty points"

 On guard pulling: "A minor penalty is declared when a competitor pulls guard from the standing position more than one timein a match without attempting a sweep, or submission within a 3 count. The match continues without interruption, and the top competitor must still engage the bottom competitor"


"Lack of combativeness (stalling) is a minor penalty. Stalling will be declared any time the competitor doesnot attempt to submit the opponent or progress in the match aft
er a 20 second count...Examples of not progressing in the match after the 20 count inc
lude, but are not limited to:1. Not engaging an opponent who is on the ground.
2. Sitting or kneeling without any grip on the opponent (e.g. butt scooting)."

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