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 >> You can download / view the IBJJF rulebook here. As is a comm...
  • 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?

    As of 2021, the wearing of rashguards is OPTIONAL for all competitors. This is one of the few rules that does not align with the IBJJF rulebook. Spats / Leggings under the Gi pants, however, are NOT allowed.
  • 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...