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Pasadena Submission Grappling Tournament March 24

Sharpen up your submission grappling skills (Chingajitsu) as on March 24, Chingasos MMA is once again hosting and sponsoring Coach Tony's Villa Parke Submission Grappling Tournament in Pasadena, California.  This no-gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a.k.a submission grappling, a.k.a submission wrestling event will be held at the Villa Parke Community Center in Pasadena.  The tournament will be free for competitors and spectators. Feel free to come and compete or just come witness some of the submission grappling, BJJ action (Chingajitsu).


As it stands, Coach Tony's Villa Parke Submission Grappling Tournament will feature three weight classes, lightweight, middleweight and heavyweight.  This will be subject to change depending on the number of competitors.  Our tournament organizer will do his best to make sure the brackets are even. We will also open up a women's division if there is enough interest.

Weigh ins and registration will be from 8:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Matches will begin at 10:00.

Weight Classes:

Heavyweight: 190<
Middleweight: 166-190
Lightweight: 166 >
**Again, these weight classes are subject to change depending on the number of competitors.  We well do our best to match up the brackets evenly. 

Rules:

Rules are inspired by Gokor submission grappling tournament rules and are designed to push the action.

Competitors may wear gi pants, gi shorts, MMA fight shorts, grappling shorts, or acceptable gym shorts (referee discretion). All pants and shorts must be free of pockets, metal or hard plastic. Cargo shorts or any other street clothes will not be allowed. Competitors must wear shirt, t-shirt, or rashguard. Wrestling shoes will be allowed. Competitors must also wear a groin protector and mouthpiece.

Grappling Match: Three minutes
There will be NO points awarded. Competitor wins by submission or opponent disqualification. There will be an overtime, in the case of no winner.

Overtime:
Overtime 1:
Two minute round with points awarded. Competitor wins by submission, points, or opponent disqualification (two fouls or referee's discretion). There will be a second overtime, in the case a tie.

POINTS:
Takedown: 1 point
Gaining a position of advantage: 1 point
Includes top mount, side mount, north-south position, or the back with hooks.

Escaping a position of advantage: 1 point
Includes going from a disadvantaged position to a neutral position such as guard, on knees, standing, etc.

Reversal of position: 2 points
Includes going directly from a disadvantaged position to a position of advantage (see above).

Overtime 2:
Sudden Death. Competitor wins by first takedown (which in this case includes pulling guard by opponent), submission, or opponent disqualification (two fouls or referee's discretion).

LEGAL TECHNIQUES:
Chokes, neck cranks, jaw and chin cranks, armbars, shoulder, wrist, and hip locks (straight and twisting armbars, shoulder locks, and wrist locks), knee locks, foot locks, and ankle locks (heel hooks included), and key locks.

All finishing techniques must be applied in a gradual and safe manner or will result in disqualification.

ILLEGAL TECHNIQUES:
Strikes of any kind to any part of the body, include elbow, forearm, and knee strikes, and head butting.
Attacks to the windpipe (i.e. finger in throat, striking, or clutching), eyes (fingers, elbows, palms, or groin
Pushing palm or elbow directly into the nose.
Fish hooking
Biting
Spiking an opponent on his/her head
Pulling Hair
Pinching, twisting of skin
Sticking a finger into a cut of an opponent
Small Joint Manipulation
Putting a finger into any orifice
Interference by a corner with any official or fighter
Attacking an opponent before or after the fight, during a rest period or when being attended by medic or any other official.
Throwing an opponent off the mat
Unsportsmanlike conduct

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