Rules and Regulations

  • What are your rules?

    We follow International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation Rules for ALL divisions. Please see our Rules & Regulations page for more detail on what is and is not allowed >> As is a common question, this DOES mean that submissions ARE a...
  • Are jockstraps/cups allowed?

    No, unless for specific medical reasons.
  • May I wear a brace on one of my joints?

    Only braces made purely of fabric (ex: elbow or knee sleeves) are allowed in competition. Nothing with metal or plastic pieces are allowed. If you are unsure, please email us at with a photo of your brace and we can make a determination ahead of time.
  • May I wear a rashguard, undershirt, or spats?

    Rashguards/spats may ONLY be worn by women and competitors under 16 years old. Adult and Masters men may NOT wear rashguards, spats, or undershirts of any kind. This is an IBJJF rule.
  • What are your tie-breakers for Round Robin divisions?

    An inevitability of round-robin is that there will be varied records. Sometimes it will be simple, with first place going undefeated, second place having one loss, etc. However, there are many times where that’s not the case, so we have to break the ties in records in some manner. This is the way...
  • Why is my son/daughter fighting a boy/girl?

    All our kids, juniors, and teen divisions combine males and females. This gives us the best chance to offer your child the most matches. Dividing them would lead to countless small or single competitor brackets.