KO finisher IV
SUNDAY December 18th, 2016
RALPH GRACIE JIU JITSU ACADEMY SAN FRANCISO
1166 HOWARD ST
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103
Weigh-ins will take place any time after you have completed the sign-in process on the day of the event,
but before your first fight. We ask that you weigh in as early as possible to help avoid traffic jams.
Weigh-ins will be with your Gi on, if you want to compete with knee brace(s) you may, but you must wear them while weighing in.
No fingers inside the pants or sleeves.
A throw or takedown must be technically sound, no slamming or dropping your opponent on their head.
Anyone who finishes a submission without control or concern for the safety of their opponent is risking grievous bodily injury to their opponent; as such they are subject to being disqualified immediately.
Any coaches, spectators, or competitors caught verbally/physically assaulting a spectator, referee, staff member, or competitor will be removed from the premises and will also be subject to being banned from future tournaments.
If you quit at any point during the competition by refusing to participate in a match due to fatigue or injury, you will be disqualified and any wins you have accumulated will be turned into submission wins for all past and potential opponents in your pool.
What happens when an illegal move is used in the match?
~ DISQUALIFICATION ~
~ DISQUALIFICATION ~
The referee has the final say on whether you are disqualified.
For example, if you accidentally eye gouge someone, you will get a verbal warning, but if you have been warned for eye gouging and then accidentally knee your opponent in the groin, it is up to the referee’s judgment on whether you get disqualified or given a warning.
If a competitors is disqualified in their first match for non-malicious reasons, this does not mean that they will be disqualified for the other matches within their pool. With that said, a competitor can be disqualified for their future matches based on their behavior at the event. We encourage a respectful environment, and as such, will work with competitors on providing an exciting tournament if the respect is mutual.
Competitors can respectfully request clarification on referee decisions; however, if disagreement occurs, then competitors should contact the tournament director. If possible, we will resolve any issues to the best of our ability. If competitors are disrespectful at anytime during this process, such as threatening staff, delaying the tournament, or other unproductive means, our staff will have that person escorted from the tournament and may also be subject to being banned from future tournaments.
Immediate disqualification for all prohibited techniques with the exception of these:
The referee will stop the two competitors, stand them up, and give a verbal warning to the offender, “If you do that again, you will be disqualified”.
The referee will stop the competitors and award the match to the offending competitors opponent.
If a competitor intentionally reaps the knee to escape a submission (thinking it is better to get a verbal warning and stand up than to be submitted), no warning will be given, and the competitor will lose the match by disqualification.
Including accidental strikes, eye gouges, groin shots, etc. (where the victim of said contact must stop to receive medical attention), the victim of accidental contact will be checked out by medical staff on the mat.
If the competitor can continue to fight, his opponent will receive a verbal warning, and will be disqualified if the same contact reoccurs.
If the victim of accidental contact cannot continue with the match, they will win by default; but will not be allowed to continue in their division. If they are signed up for multiple divisions, they will not be disqualified for future divisions.
OUT OF BOUNDS
Without a submission:
If the referee determines that a clear position has been established (mount, side control, half guard, etc.) they will stop the competitors and move them back to the center of the mat in the same position, or standing at the referee’s discretion.
Note: Remember, this is submission only and the referee decides the outcome if you don’t submit your opponent; stall, walk slowly back to the center, take a breather on the mat, or otherwise waste match time, and it will be considered in your opponents favor should the match conclude with no submission.
With a submission:
The referee will only stop the submission should continuing the submission risk harm to the competitors by leaving the mat area or not giving enough space for a competitor to reasonably escape without leaving the mat or coming in contact with another group or object (ex. score table).
Fleeing the mat to escape a submission:
If a competitor is blatantly moving off of the mat to escape a submission they are subject to losing the match by submission. It is up to the discretion of the referee to make this decision.
Legal example of leaving the mat area:
Competitor A puts competitor B in a triangle choke from the bottom. Competitor B stacks competitor A to defend the submission, and ends up pushing competitor A off the mat. The referee will stop them, move them to the center, and recreate the same position if possible; or start them from standing if not.
Illegal example of fleeing the mat area:
Competitor A puts competitor B in a triangle choke from the bottom. Competitor B stacks competitor A to defend the submission, and ends up pushing competitor A off the mat.