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The Gracie Worlds 2012

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The Gracie Worlds 2012

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2012 EVENT SCHEDULE

 

GI Tournament

July 14th Sat 10am - 12pm - Kids

July 14th Sat 12pm - 6:30pm – Adults

 

 

NO-GI Tournament

July 15th Sun 10am - 12pm - Kids

July 15th Sun 12pm - 5pm – Adults

 

 

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

***Because of construction the entrance will be thru the side of the building, next to the Hilton. 

 

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REGISTRATION 

Changes to registration can be submitted until July 11th 2012 @ midnight email info@gracietournaments.com

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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.

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

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ALL COMPETITOR WEIGH INS

No gi necessary for weigh in.

 

July 13th Fri 7:00pm - 9:00pm - all competitors

Institute of Martial Arts

855 Park Avenue

San Jose, CA 95126

 

 

July 14th Sat 7:00am - 9:00am – Kids & Teens

July 15th Sun 7:00am - 9:00am – Kids & Teens

July 14th Sat 9:00am - 11:00am - Adults

July 15th Sun 9:00am - 11:00am - Adults

San Jose McEnery Convention Center

150 West San Carlos Street

San Jose, CA 95110

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KIDS TOURNAMENT (ages 4-12)

The Gracie Kids Worlds has 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 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 =)

The Gracie Worlds has 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 =)

 

Ages 4 - 12

-Slam from the guard (ALSO when athlete is lifted up from the ground the referee will stop the match and

- 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 Frontal Neck Crank of any kind

- No Neck Locks of any kind

- No Neck Cranks of any kind

- No Calf lock of any kind

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

- No reaping the knee

- 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.

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

**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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 TEENS TOURNAMENT (13-17)

 

TEENS 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

 

TEENS 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.

 

MATCH LENGTH

All Matches - 8 minutes

Finals - no time limit

 

MATCH OUTCOME 

 

SUBMISSION

An athlete must submit their opponent within the 8 minute time limit to win the match and advance in the bracket.

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 whole 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 live another day =) 

 

 

ILLEGAL SUBMISSIONS

These submission attempts will result in IMMEDIATE disqualification.

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

 

 

Ages 13 - 17 

White , Yellow, Orange and Green

-Slam from the guard ( ALSO when athlete is lifted up from the ground the referee will stop the match and

re-start again form the ground)

*****Slamming is not allowed but if 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.

Twisting leg locks of any kind (heel hooks, toe holds and Inverted heel hooks and inverted toe holds )

- 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 Frontal Neck Crank of any kind

- No Neck Locks of any kind

- No Neck Cranks of any kind

- No Calf lock of any kind

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

- No reaping the knee

- 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.

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

**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?

 

WEIGHT DIVISIONS

Girls 

Lightweight      115 lbs and below 

Welterweight   116-125 lbs 

Heavyweight   126 lbs and above

 

 

Boys 

Bantamweight 135 lbs and below 

Featherweight 136 lbs-145 lbs. 

Lightweight 146 lbs-155 lbs.

Welterweight 156 lbs-170 lbs. 

Middleweight 171 lbs-185 lbs. 

Lt Heavyweight 186 lbs-205 lbs. 

Heavyweight 206 lbs. and above

 

GI and NO-GI BELT DIVISIONS

White 

Yellow 

Green 

Blue 

 

For any multicolored belt, your child should be registered under the lower belt division. For example if the child is white and yellow they should compete under the white belt division. 

There is a possibility that some kids might have to be combined with adults depending on their size and weight. 

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ADULT TOURNAMENT (18 and up)

 

ADULTS GI 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

 

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

All Matches - 15 min

Finals - no time limit

 

ADULT / MASTERS WEIGHT DIVISIONS

* if not enough master in a bracket they will be placed with the adults. =)

 

Women

(@ the US nationals this year we didn’t have enough ladies to form brackets so we did a round robin with all the ladies together and each match was 8 minutes long. Winner was decided by the most amount of submissions at the end. This system was really cool because each lady got to compete several times and it was very exciting. 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) 

 

 

Lightweight 135 lbs and below 

Welterweight 136 lbs-165 lbs 

Heavyweight 166 lbs and above

 

Men

Bantamweight 135 lbs and below 

Featherweight 136 lbs-145 lbs. 

Lightweight 146 lbs-155 lbs.

Welterweight 156 lbs-170 lbs. 

Middleweight 171 lbs-185 lbs. 

Lt Heavyweight 186 lbs-205 lbs. 

Heavyweight 206 lbs. and above

 

 

ADULT / MASTERS GI and NO-GI BELT DIVISIONS

White 

Blue 

Purple 

Brown

Black

 

 

ADULT MATCH OUTCOME

 

SUBMISSION

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

 

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 =) 

 

ADULT ILLEGAL SUBMISSIONS (AGES 18 AND UP) 

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 =)

 

White Belt

- No Slamming from the guard (ALSO when athlete is lifted up from the ground the referee will stop the match and re-start again form the ground)

*****Slamming is not allowed but if 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 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 Frontal Neck Crank of any kind

- No Neck Locks of any kind

- No Neck Cranks of any kind

- No Calf lock of any kind

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

- No reaping the knee

- 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.

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

**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?

 

Blue and Purple Belts

- No Slamming from the guard (ALSO when athlete is lifted up from the ground the referee will stop the match and re-start again form the ground)

*****Slamming is not allowed but if 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 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 Frontal Neck Crank of any kind

- No Neck Locks of any kind

- No Neck Cranks of any kind

- No Calf lock of any kind

- No reaping the knee

- No Scissors takedown of any kind

- 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 OK

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

- 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?

 

 

Brown and Black Belts

 

- No Slamming from the guard (ALSO when athlete is lifted up from the ground the referee will stop the match and re-start again form the ground)

*****Slamming is not allowed but if 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 Cervical Lock of any kind

- No Frontal Neck Crank of any kind

- No Neck Locks of any kind

- No Neck Cranks of any kind

- No Scissors takedown of any kind

- 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 (See the difference

between the two below)

- Wrist locks of any kind are Ok

- Any foot lock, straight ankle lock or leg lock is OK

- Knee Locks and Leg Locks are OK

- Knee Bars Are OK

- Twisting Leg Locks are OK (heel hooks, toe holds and Inverted heel hooks and inverted toe holds) are

OK

- Bicep Slicers are OK

- Calf Slicer and Compression Locks are OK

- Reaping the knee is 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

 

*****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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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 Tshirts will be given at this tournament.

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

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 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 childs match. Only if you say general things as " good job kids" " way to go .. you guys are doing great!" they 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 Worlds, 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

 

HOTEL INFO 

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

 

 

We will all be staying at the Hilton inside of the convention center Have questions?

info@gracietournaments.com

909.941.3861

 

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San Jose McEnery Convention Center
150 West San Carlos Street
San Jose, CA 95110


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