Excel Jiu Jitsu In-House tournament
Article written by John Richmond; Jiu Jitsu student
Excel Jiu Jitsu will be having it’s first In-House tournament, for Team Members only. The tournament will be run by Head Professor Michio Grubbs. Operations will be run by Kidd Grubbs.
This Tournament is designed for practice; for students to practice competing in a competitive environment. This tourney will help to introduce newer students to competition and for the experienced competitor, it is another chance to get a match in.
Please check with the Front Desk for more information.
I have been selected to Ref the matches. Here is a quick rundown for the competition:
Kids Jiu Jitsu Tournament Oceanside
We will have a quick rules meeting then start with the “Tiny Tough” Competition. The tourney will have a referee, Score Keeper and a ‘Safety Ref’.
The Kids will be split into two Categories, the “Tiny Tough” (ages 4-7yrs) and the Kids BJJ (ages 7-15yrs). The ‘Tiny Tough’ will go first.
The rules & Scoring will be different for the Kids ‘Tiny Tough’ compared to the Kids BJJ competition. The Whole tournament is run with ‘Safety first’ in mind.
If you have a child that is competing, please make sure to get there for the Rules/ Scoring meeting.
Kids matches will be 3 minutes in length. In case of a tie, we will have a ‘sudden death overtime’.
Men & Women BJJ Tournament
Adults matches will be 5 minutes.
Point scoring (IBJJF system) will be as follows:
Front Mount: 4 Points
Back Mount: 4 Points
Guard Pass: 3 Points
Sweep: 2 Points
Takedown: 2 Points
Knee on belly: 2 Points
All points will be scored with a 3 second secure.
There will be penalty points (please attend rules meeting for details)
At the end the of regulation the competitor with the most amount of points will be awarded the
winner. A submission will end the match at any time.
Overtime: First takedown wins
This will be an in house tournament. Competitors are not allowed from others schools. This
will be a great tournament especially for those that are still learning the sport or for those who
have not competed much.
Jiu Jitsu Education
It is our contention to teach students that you will learn so much, not only about The Art of Jiu Jitsu, but you will learn more about yourself. Through winning or losing, you will become a better Martial Artist through this experience.
Training with a purpose can often accelerate your understanding of the sport. You may be
training a specific position, sweep, for points or the submission. You may see that your training
changes once you have signed up for a tournament. Hopefully you start to find what works for
you under varying conditions.
It will be your choice to play your game to secure position for
points or to apply a submission.
Points will be given according to the rules not on effort alone.
Ok, go HAVE FUN!