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The Gracie Regionals 2014

Gracie Tournaments

San Jose, CA

The Gracie Regionals 2014

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2014 EVENT SCHEDULE

 

GI Tournament

July 12th Sat 10am - 11pm - Kids Gi and No-Gi

July 12th Sat 12pm - 6pm - Teen & Adults Gi Only

 

NO-GI Tournament

July 13th Sun 11am - 4pm - Teen & Adults No-Gi Only

 

LOCATION

This event is being held in conjunction with The FitExpo - San Jose

Please check out their website for more info on this amazing weekend 

www.TheFitExpo.com

San Jose McEnery Convention Center 

150 West San Carlos Street 

San Jose, CA 95110 

Event in Halls 1 & 2 


PARKING DETAILS:

The San Jose McEnery Convention Center parking garage entrances are located on Almaden Boulevard and Market Street—Open 24 hours. Rates: $1 per 20 min, $20 daily maximum (no in/out).

Click here for parking map/driving directions: http://www.sanjose.org/EC2/maps/Convention_Center_Parking_Map1.pdf

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REGISTRATION 

PRE-REGISTRATION ENDS SATURDAY, JUNE 28TH.

FINAL REGISTRATION ENDS THURSDAY, JULY 10TH.

Changes to registration can be submitted until July 10th, 2014 @ midnight. 

Email changes to gracietournaments@gmail.com

Subject line: CHANGES REGIONALS 2014
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GI & NO-GI Uniform

GI competitors must wear an ALL WHITE gi.

No other colors will be accepted. 

This is abiding to Grandmaster Helio Gracie's view that only white gi's are worn for Jiu-Jitsu.

Patches on the gi are OK.

NO-GI competitors will wear a rash guard the color of their belt rank or all black with fight shorts or lycra shorts. No zippers, metal tabs, pockets or strings.

This is to facilitate organization on tournament day. Competitors will easily recognize which mat areas their skill level division will be.

No cups allowed any day.

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COMPETITOR WEIGH INS

KIDS 12 & UNDER ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED TO WEIGH-IN.

Kids should be at convention center between 8:45am and 9:30am

No gi necessary for weigh-in.

Weigh-ins are for teens and adults ONLY. 

Weigh-ins will ONLY be held on Saturday and Sunday morning at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

If you are competing Gi only or Gi + No-Gi, you must weigh in Saturday morning.

 

  

Weigh-ins at San Jose McEnery Convention Center

July 12th Sat 8:00am - 11:00am – Teens & Adults for Gi and Gi + No-Gi

July 13th Sun 8:00am - 10:00am – Teens & Adults for No-Gi Only

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WEIGHT DIVISIONS

(No gi necessary for weigh in. No pound allowance!! )
135 lbs (61.2 kg) and below
145 lbs (65.8 kg) and below 
155 lbs (70.3 kg) and below
170 lbs (77.1 kg) and below
185 lbs (83.9 kg) and below
205 lbs (93.0 kg) and below
206 lbs (93.6 kg) and above

 

BELT DIVISION GI 

WHITE 
BLUE
PURPLE 
BROWN 
BLACK 

 

BELT DIVISION NO-GI  

WHITE / NOVICE / less then 1 year of training 
BLUE / BEGINNER / 1-2 years of training
PURPLE / INTERMEDIATE / 3-4 years of training
BROWN / ADVANCE / 5-7 years of training 
BLACK / PRO / 8 plus years of training 

 

LADIES WEIGH DIVISION 

(No gi necessary for weigh in. No pound allowance!! )
135 lbs (61.2 kg) and below
136 lbs (65.8 kg) and above

 

LADIES BELT DIVISION 

White/Blue 
Purple/Brown/Black 
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KIDS TOURNAMENT (Ages 4 - 12)

KIDS 12 & UNDER ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED TO WEIGH-IN.

The Gracie Tournaments have been carefully designed to be a multi-cultural learning experience and to allow children the opportunity to exhibit their skills in an atmosphere of cooperation and respect for fellow participants. This event provides competitors the opportunity to build confidence that will last a lifetime.

One of the greatest attributes of this system is that it provides participants with the opportunity to perform under pressure in a safe and positive setting. 

 

KIDS UNIFORM

A standard WHITE jiu-jitsu gi uniform is required. 

Patches on the gi are OK. 

It is Ok to wear rashguards or t-shirts under the gi uniform

 

KIDS NO-GI UNIFORM

Rash guard the color of your belt rank OR all black 

Fight shorts or lycra shorts. No zippers, metal tabs, pockets or strings.

 

KIDS SKILL LEVEL

All kids must sign up consistently when signing up for gi and no-gi. For example, if a child is a yellow belt with the gi he must also sign up as a yellow belt in the no-gi competition. You cannot sign up a child for one belt (Yellow) with the gi and another belt (Orange) on the no-gi day.

 

KIDS POINTS/SUBMISSION

There are no points or advantage points calculated for any positions/moves.

For our kids safety, referees are instructed to stop a match before a full submission is in place. In case of a tap or referee stoppage the match will stop, reset to standing position, restart and continue until the 4 minutes are up.

 

KIDS MATCH LENGTH

All matches will be 4 minutes.

 

KIDS MATCH OUTCOME

The children will compete with each other and the best part is, everyone will come out a First Place Winner =)

Gracie Tournaments have been carefully designed to be a multi-cultural learning experience and to allow children the opportunity to exhibit their skills in an atmosphere of cooperation and respect for fellow participants. This event provides competitors the opportunity to build confidence that will last a lifetime.

One of the greatest attributes of this system is that it provides participants with the opportunity to perform under pressure in a safe and positive setting. 

 

KIDS ROUND ROBIN

All brackets will run under a round robin system.

All kids within a bracket will compete against each other. If there is only one child in a bracket, they will be tested in some of their skills.

 

KIDS ILLEGAL SUBMISSIONS

These submission attempts will result in IMMEDIATE disqualification.

(Just because I will not allow these techniques for the safety of our competitor I still highly recommend you learn how to defend them at your school =)

- Slam from the guard (ALSO when athlete is lifted up from the ground the referee will stop the match and reset the competitors on the ground.)

- No Child should have to tap out. The referee should stop the match before the child’s arm is extended or if he feels that the child might be in danger of tapping. Remember, our goal is to build each child’s confidence and provide a positive atmosphere for them to perform without the pressure of winning and loosing.

- Re-start again from the standing position after a referee separation.

- No Wrist lock of any kind.

- No Foot Locks or Straight Ankle Locks or Leg Locks of any kind.

- No Knee Locks or Leg Locks of any kind.

- No Knee Bars of any kind.

- No Twisting Leg Locks of any kind (heel hooks, toe holds and Inverted heel hooks and inverted toe holds).

- No Reaping the Knee.

- No Cervical Lock of any kind.

- No Chin Whips.

- No Knuckles in the Throat.

- No Neck Cranks or Frontal Neck Cranks of any kind. 

- No Neck Locks of any kind.

- No Calf Lock of any kind. 

- No Bicep Slicer, No Calf Slicer and No Compression Locks of any kind.

- No Scissors Takedown of any kind.

- No Electric Chair Submissions.

- No Twister Submissions.

- No Butt Scooting is allowed in any division. You must either take the opponent down or pull them into the guard. 

**Guard Jumping will NOT BE ALLOWED IN ANY DIVISION!!  Guard pulling is OK.

The difference between Jumping and Pulling Guard:

Jumping Guard (Illegal Technique) - When a competitor jumps into the guard with both feet off of the ground and is expecting their opponent to "catch" them.  Sometimes this is done without the competitor even holding or touching the other competitor. This technique is not allowed in any division under any circumstances!!! This is an extremely dangerous technique that will not be allowed.

Pulling Guard (Legal Technique) - Pulling guard is exactly like it sounds.  You are pulling your opponent down to the ground into your guard with at least one foot on the ground. Pulling guard requires one opponent to make contact with the other. A grip must be established on either a sleeve, collar, head, gi top or any part of the competitor prior to pulling their opponent down to the ground into their guard.  Sitting to the guard is not permitted. Butt scooting is not permitted. You must attempt to take your opponent to the ground or pull them to the ground. This simulates a real fight. Would you sit to your butt in a real fight?


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ADULT TOURNAMENT (Ages 13 and Up)

 

ADULTS GI UNIFORM

A standard WHITE Jiu-Jitsu gi uniform is required. 

Patches on the gi are OK. 

No groin protection (protective cups metal or plastic) are allowed.

It is Ok to wear rash guards or t-shirts under the gi uniform

 

ADULTS NO-GI UNIFORM

Rash guard the color of your belt rank OR all black 

Fight shorts or lycra shorts. No zippers, metal tabs, pockets or strings.

 

POINTS

There are no points or advantage points calculated for any positions/moves.

 

ADULT MATCH LENGTH

White Belt Matches - 8 min

Blue, Purple, Brown, & Black Belt Matches - 15 min

Finals - no time limit

 

ADULT MATCH OUTCOME

**Women**

Some years we do not have enough ladies to form brackets so we do a round robin with all the ladies together and each match is 8 minutes long. Winner is decided by the most amount of submissions at the end. This system has proven successful and very exciting in past years and is really cool because each lady gets to compete several times. Just want all the ladies to keep in mind that we might have to do it again this year if we don’t have enough brackets.

Rules will abide by the lowest belt level in the match. For example Womens White/Blue Belt Matches will abide by White Belt Rules. Purple/Brown/Black Belt Matches will abide by Purple Belt Rules.

 

SUBMISSION

An athlete must submit their opponent within the 15 minute time limit to win the match and advance in the bracket.

 

ROLLING OR PULLING A COMPETITOR OFF OF THE MAT

*If an athlete is caught in a submission and PURPOSELY pulls their opponent or rolls off of the mat in an attempt to free themselves from the submission, they will be considered submitted and will lose the match.

**If an opponent is countering a submission and they happen to roll off of the mat but are caught in a deep and completely sunk submission (i.e. a heel hook or an armlock and the competitor being caught rolls to counter the submission and happens to end up off of the mat) the referee will reset the position in the center of the ring with the submission INTACT to the submitters liking.  The referee will give the person caught in the submission the option to tap out before the match is restarted to give a verbal submission. If the competitor refuses and tap out the match will be restarted with the submission in place.

 

TIE

In case of a tie neither athlete will advance in the bracket.  

*Remember that the essence of Jiu-Jitsu is self defense. If one competitor attacks the entire time they are amazing for doing so. If the opponent defends the entire time and was never submitted, that makes them a great student for surviving and defending themselves well in the name of Jiu-Jitsu. Therefore, in the case of a tie both competitors will be out of the event. They will both survive to fight another day =) 

 

ILLEGAL SUBMISSIONS IN ALL DIVISIONS

These submission attempts will result in IMMEDIATE disqualification.

(Just because I will not allow these techniques for the safety of our competitors I still highly recommend you learn how to defend them at your school =)

- No Slamming from the guard (Slamming is not allowed but if a competitor in the guard is picked up above the waist of the standing competitor the competitor in the guard MUST open their guard and the match will continue. If a competitor is picked up above the standing competitor's waist the referee will assist the standing competitor in safely placing the guard competitor back to the ground.)

- No Butt Scooting is allowed in any division. You must either take the opponent down or pull them into the guard. 

**Guard Jumping will NOT BE ALLOWED IN ANY DIVISION!!  Guard pulling is OK.

The difference between Jumping and Pulling Guard:

Jumping Guard (Illegal Technique) - When a competitor jumps into the guard with both feet off of the ground and is expecting their opponent to "catch" them.  Sometimes this is done without the competitor even holding or touching the other competitor. This technique is not allowed in any division under any circumstances!!! This is an extremely dangerous technique that will not be allowed.

Pulling Guard (Legal Technique) - Pulling guard is exactly like it sounds.  You are pulling your opponent down to the ground into your guard with at least one foot on the ground. Pulling guard requires one opponent to make contact with the other. A grip must be established on either a sleeve, collar, head, gi top or any part of the competitor prior to pulling their opponent down to the ground into their guard.  Sitting to the guard is not permitted. Butt scooting is not permitted. You must attempt to take your opponent to the ground or pull them to the ground. This simulates a real fight. Would you sit to your butt in a real fight?

 

WHITE BELTS (AGES 13 AND UP)

ADULT White Belt ILLEGAL SUBMISSIONS

- No Wrist Lock of any kind.

- No Foot Locks or Straight Ankle Locks or Leg Locks of any kind.  

- No Knee Locks or Knee Bars of any kind. 

- No Bicep Slicer, No Calf Slicer and No Compression Locks of any kind.

- No Calf Lock of any kind. 

- No Electric Chair Submissions.

- No Twister Submissions.

- No Twisting Leg Locks of any kind (heel hooks, toe holds, inverted heel hooks and inverted toe holds).

- No Reaping the Knee.

- No Cervical Lock of any kind. 

- No Chin Whips.

- No Knuckles in the Throat.

- No Neck Cranks or Frontal Neck Cranks of any kind. 

- No Neck Locks of any kind. 

- No Scissors Takedown of any kind.

- Grabbing with 4 fingers inside the sleeve of the jacket top and inside the pants will be allowed and is OK.

  

BLUE AND PURPLE BELTS (AGES 16 AND UP)

ADULT Blue and Purple Belt ILLEGAL SUBMISSIONS

- No Twisting Leg Locks of any kind (heel hooks, toe holds, inverted heel hooks and inverted toe holds).

- No Reaping the Knee.

- No Cervical Lock of any kind.

- No Neck Cranks or Frontal Neck Crank of any kind. 

- No Neck Locks of any kind.

- No Scissors Takedown of any kind.

- Wrist Locks are OK.

- Knee Locks or Straight Leg Locks are OK. 

- Knee Bars are OK.

- Bicep Slicers are OK. 

- Calf Slicers are OK. 

- Straight Compression Locks are OK.

- Electric Chair Submissions are OK.

- Twister Submissions are OK.

- Grabbing with 4 fingers inside the sleeve of the jacket top and inside the pants will be allowed and is OK.

  

BROWN AND BLACK BETLS (AGES 18 AND UP)

No additional restrictions beyond standard illegal submissions not allowable in any division, including the usual no hair pulling, eye poking, etc.

ADULT Brown and Black Belt ILLEGAL SUBMISSIONS

- No Cervical Lock of any kind. 

- No Chin Whips.

- No Knuckles in the Throat.

- No Neck Cranks or Frontal Neck Cranks of any kind. 

- No Neck Locks of any kind.

- No Scissors Takedown of any kind.

- Wrist Locks of any kind are OK.

- Any Foot Lock, Straight Ankle Lock or Leg Lock are OK.  

- Knee Locks and Knee Bars are OK.

- Twisting Leg Locks of any kind (heel hooks, toe holds, inverted heel hooks and inverted toe holds) are OK.

- Reaping the knee is OK.

- Bicep Slicers are OK.

- Calf Slicers and Compression Locks are OK.

- Electric Chair Submissions are OK.

- Twister Submissions are OK.

- Grabbing with 4 fingers inside the sleeve of the jacket top and inside the pants will be allowed and is OK.


NEW WILD CARD RULE

Brackets that either start with 3 competitors or end up with 3 competitors will have a wild card competitor added to the bracket.

  1. If a bracket starts with 3 competitors, a 4th competitor will be brought in from a lower weight division within the same belt division.
  2. If a bracket ends up with 3 competitors, competitors from within the same bracket that did not advance as a result of a tie will participate in a wild card lottery.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Your support is greatly appreciated! We want you to have fun and enjoy this event.

Athletes may be randomly tested for any performance enhancing drugs.

No T-shirts will be given at this tournament.

Food will be available from vendors. We highly recommend bringing your own food and plenty of drinks.

Competitors will have free access to the San Jose Fitness Expo. Please check out www.TheFitExpo.com for spectator tickets and event info.

Everyone must have an ID at the time of weigh-ins.

All competitors must have the medical release form filled out at check-in.

Competitors may NOT fight in multiple age and weight groups.

Parents/coaches are not to cheer and scream during kids match. Only if you say general things such as "good job kids, way to go, you guys are doing great!" Comments must always be generic and for both competitors and not just one child. 

All competitors must wear gear that is both clean and in good condition. Nails must be trimmed and clean.

Any competitors or coaches that show any kind of unsportsmanship like conduct will be disqualified.

All disqualified competitors forfeit their match and registration fee.

Any competitor that try to intentionally hurt their opponent including, but not limited to slamming, will be disqualified.

Registration fees are non-refundable if a future paypal dispute arises competitor wont be able to compete in any of our events until dispute is cleared up. 

The Gracie Tournaments, its staff, and associates are not responsible for any accident, injury or death as a result of the tournament.

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SPECTATOR TICKETS

Competitors do not have to purchase spectator tickets for themselves. We encourage you to buy spectator tickets for your family and friends in advance so they won’t be in line missing the show.  =) 

http://www.TheFitExpo.com/SJ/Tickets.asp

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HOTEL INFO 

We will all be staying at the Hilton Hotel inside the convention center.

http://www.thefitexpo.com/TFESJ_hotel.asp

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Any questions?

gracietournaments@gmail.com

909.941.3861

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San Jose Convention Center
150 W San Carlos St
San Jose, CA 95110


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