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Rules

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rules

BJJ TOUR operates on a single elimination system, which adheres to the official International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation rules. Please visit the following website for more information on the rules.

The BJJ Tour operates under the rules and guidelines of the IBJJF rules document.

Any rule that is not explicitly mentioned on our web site and / or documentation is to be covered by the rules outlined in the IBJJF rules document.

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A competitor can win a match by submission, points, advantage or referee’s decision.

Scoring System

Throws and/or takedowns

2 Points

Knee on stomach

2 Points

Changing position (Guard or Half-Guard to top)

2 Points

Passing the guard

3 Points

Top mount position

4 Points

Control from the back (Back mount and/or Back Grab)

4 Points

Advantage is determined by aggressiveness, submission attempts, takedown attempts and superior positioning.


Match Durations – Male and Female

Belt Juvenile Adult Master I Master
II, III, IV, V
5′ 5′ 5′ 5′
5′ 6′ 5′ 5′
7′ 6′ 5′
8′ 6′ 5′
10′ 6′ 5′

Medals will be awarded to athletes achieving first, second, and third place in each division.

Illegal Techniques In All Divisions

  • NO heel hooks or twisting knee locks of any kind
  • NO striking of any kind
  • NO biting, hair pulling or eye-gauging
  • NO slamming of any kind
  • NO cervical neck cranks of any kind

Comprehensive List of Legal and Illegal Techniques by Age and Belt Level

Juvenile

Including White and Blu belts (ages 16 to 17) and Adult through Senior White Belts.

Straight Ankle Locks are Permitted in these divisions.

  • NO slamming from the guard
  • NO cervical neck cranks
  • NO scissor takedowns
  • NO heel hooks or other twisting knee locks
  • NO biceps locks (i.e., bicep slicers)
  • NO calf locks (i.e., knee spreaders)
  • NO knee bars
  • NO mata leao with foot (i.e., figure-four toe-holds)
  • NO wrist locks

Adult

Through Senior Blue & Purple Belts

Wrist Locks Permitted for Adult Blue Belt and Up Only.

  • NO slamming from the guard
  • NO cervical neck cranks
  • NO scissor takedowns
  • NO heel hooks or other twisting knee locks
  • NO biceps locks (i.e., bicep slicers)
  • NO calf locks (i.e., knee spreaders)
  • NO knee bars
  • NO mata leao with foot (i.e., figure-four toe-holds)

Adult

Through Senior Brown & Black Belts

Knee Locks, Biceps Locks, Calf Locks, Knee Bars, and Mata Leao with the
Foot are legal in these divisions.

  • NO slamming from the guard
  • NO cervical neck cranks
  • NO scissor takedowns
  • NO heel hooks

Please Note

  • Weigh-ins will take place on the mat before each competitor’s first match. Each competitor gets  only one opportunity to weigh-in, so please make sure you have signed up for the right division, or  risk disqualification.
  • Any athlete who fails to appear when called to compete will forfeit the match
  • Any competitor running from a fight will be docked one point. If the behavior continues, he or she  may be disqualified.
  • Any competitor attempting to escape a submission by going out-of-bounds will be disqualified.
  • The promoters of the BJJ TOUR will not tolerate any unsportsman like conduct. Any disrespectful  behavior will result in immediate disqualification and removal from the premises of the athlete.
  • No refunds.
  • Disclaimer

    The promoters are not liable for any injury and / or accident involving the competitors. The event is properly insured. Medical staff will be on the premises to provide First-Aid as needed.