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 >> https://tapcancerout.org/tournament-rules-regulations/

As is a common question, this DOES mean that submissions ARE allowed at ALL ages.

Tap Cancer Out Rule Differentiations

**New for 2021* - Rashguards must be worn by ALL competitors until further notice. Spats are allowed but not mandatory.*

You may wear any Gi color you'd like, as long as the top and bottom match.

All athletes 15 and under as well as all White and Blue Belts (16 and over) will NOT be disqualified for illegal moves (such as knee reap and spinal lock without choke) unless the foul was flagrant or caused opponent unable to continue match. However, they will be penalized.

Also, a fourth infraction of serious fouls (such as pulling guard without grip and stalling) for the aforementioned divisions would concede two points to an opponent for each infraction, as would each subsequent infraction. Illegal moves and serious fouls are stated in the IBJJF rules manual linked above.

Purple, Brown, and Black belts are still subject to disqualification as stated in the IBJJF rulebook.

You can download / view the IBJJF rulebook here.

Sep 26, 2021

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