Written by Urban Gorilla Movement
Thursday, 01 December 2005
Any kind of choke (except for using the hand to close the wind pipe) without the use of the uniform.
Any armbar, shoulder lock, or wristlock
Any Leg Lock or Ankle Lock
No striking / kicking of any kind
No eye gouging or fish hooking
No grabbing the ears
No hair pulling, biting
No finger or toe holds
No scratching and pinching
No touching groin area
No hands, knees or elbows on face (you can only push the lower jaw, forehead or side of face)
No slippery substances allowed on body or clothing
No “full nelsons” or “crucifix’s” which do not allow the opponent to tap.
No guillotines using the opponent’s chin, which puts pressure on the upper spine of the opponent, but will not allow them to escape.
NO SLAMMING to escape submissions or guard (hard/elevated throws are allowed)
3 Submission attempt *
2 Mount position *
2 Knee on stomach *
2 Sweeps and reversals
2 Takedown (ends Guard or Half Guard)
3 Back mount with hooks *
2 Passing the guard *
4 Clean Sweep or reversal (ends passed the guard)*
4 Clean Takedown (ends passed the guard)*
*3 second rule: all highlighted positions must held for at least 3 second in order for you to gain the points.
If a fighter has a submission attempt on at the end of a fight that is over the allocated 3 seconds and time runs out, he/she will get the points added to their total in the final score at the end of the match. Note: This only applies to submission points only.
Note takedown rule: If an opponent goes for a takedown and successfully manages to do it, but in the meantime their opponent catches them in a guillotine, then both will be awarded their respective points. All submission attempts must be clearly recognised and executed submissions.
If a fighter goes for a takedown and their opponent turns (spins) for a turtle position as they are getting thrown, 2 points will be awarded for the takedown.
Blood Stoppage Rule: If both fighters are bleeding or where one fighter is bleeding and the opponent has an open cut or abrasion, the referee may stop the bout and take the fighters to the doctor to be examined. If the bout is stopped the fighter ahead on points shall be the winner. However if the fighter cannot recover for his next match, then his last opponent will take his place.
Point Stoppage Rule: If one fighter has a 14-point advantage over their opponent, the bout must be stopped, and the fighter with the advantage is declared the winner.
Lost points or gained points
Going to your back: Your opponent is awarded 1 point and issued with a yellow card (see yellow card system), if you are deemed to be jumping on your back (or “butt scooting”) to avoid engaging in combat. This includes pulling guard and sitting in guard. If you are deemed to be deliberately jumping to flying armbars or triangles to enable you get to your back and not making any attempt to attack, your opponent will be awarded a point. These points are only awarded in the first half of the match.
Running away: Your opponent is awarded 1 point and issued with a yellow card (see yellow card system), if you are deemed to be running away to avoid engaging in combat. If you take 3 or more steps backwards then you are deemed to be running away from you opponent and avoid engaging in combat.
Resetting fighters: The referee has the right to warn and stand up fighters if it is deemed that there is not enough action. If the actions leaves the matted area the referee has the right to place fighters either back in the same position or stand them up, if it is deemed necessary.
The winner will be decided according to:
If one competitor gives up or submits by tapping the leg, arm or verbally
If one competitor is ahead on points or advantages of his opponent.
If referee feels one competitor is unable to defend himself or feels his life is in danger, the referee will declare the winner
If a fighter breaks the rules three times he will be disqualified by the referee.
If no one is declared the winner after the set overtime period, then the referee and judges will decide the winner.
Yellow Card system:
If a fighter is deemed to have broken a rule that deserves a warning then he/she will be issued with a yellow card and given a verbal warning. If they then break the rul eonce again they will be issued with a second yellow and 2 point will be given to their opponent. On the third time of an infrindgment they will be disqualified.
6 minutes in qualifying fights (first 3 min all points count, last 3 min only points for submission attempts count)
10 minutes in the finals (first 5 min with points, last 5 min submission points only count)
2 overtime rounds of 4mins each are added if fights are even with the last overtime round going to the person who scores a submission point first being proclaimed the winner. If no one is declared the winner then the referee and judges will decide the winner.
Fighter may only use gum shield, tights, box, knee pads, shorts and rash vest. Equipment must not be deemed too loose or dangerous as to endanger your opponent. You will be given a set time (3 minutes) to change into the proper regulation attire or be disqualified by the referee if this is not so.
Rules meetings: All fighters are advised to attend the rules meetings.
Novice rules: No heel hooks, toe holds/figure fours allowed (Instant disqualification).