Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a multi-faceted method of self-defense and dynamic sport composed of techniques that work toward superior positioning in order to submit an opponent by applying force to a joint or chokehold. Technique that consists of controlling the opponent without using striking, in standing position or on the ground is emphasized over strength to place an opponent in a controlled position or submission. During competitions divisions are divided into GI and No GI matches composed of two competitors of the same age group, weight division, and belt rank fighting against each other in a sportsmanlike competition adhering to the SJJIF rules in a competitive match. Winning is achieved by earning points by placing the opponent in different positions or by forcing them to submit.

GUIDING BODIES

World Police and Fire Games Federation (WPFGF)

8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., # 107, San Diego, CA  92111 USA

Tel: (858) 571-9919   FAX: (858) 571-1641   E-MAIL:  4info@cpaf.org

Sport Jiu-Jitsu International Federation

20775 S. Western Ave Suite 103, Torrance, CA 90501 USA

E-MAIL: staff@sjjif.com

Competition Regulations & Guidelines:

Sport Jiu-Jitsu International Federation Rulebook  or www.sjjif.org

Rules Video: https://youtu.be/AqSoXDy4o_w

 

MEDICAL

A doctor SHALL be on site during competition and at weigh-ins to examine the competitors. An ambulance with a minimum of one (1) Paramedic MUST be on site during competition. Basic medical supplies, such as a first aid kit will be provided by the Host at each venue.

COMPETITORS’ MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Prior to or during Host Registration all competitors must submit a Medical Release, signed by a licensed physician and based on a physical exam conducted within six months of competition.  This release may take the form of a doctor’s note stating the entrant’s fitness to compete in a contact sport.

Communications shall be available at each venue and preparations made in case it is necessary to summon emergency services. 

EVENT OFFICIALS

Sport Coordinator (General Organizer)

Referee

Referee Director

Overseer Inspector

Matchmaker

Ring Coordinator

Scorekeeper

Uniform Inspector

Medic

EVENT DIVISIONS

Male and Female Experience Level Divisions:

  • Beginner – BJJ White belts or up to 2 years experience.
  • Intermediate – BJJ Blue and Purple Belts or 2 to 5 years experience.
  • Advanced – BJJ Brown and Black Belts or over 5 years experience.

MATCH LENGTHS

Male & Female match times are five (5) minutes for all divisions.

 

AGE DIVISIONS

  • Male age divisions: 18+, 30+, 40+ & 50+
  • Female age divisions: 18+, 30+ & 40+

WEIGHT DIVISIONS

Weight Division Male Female Adult & Masters
Gi No-Gi Gi No-Gi
Rooster

(Galo)

127.5 lbs (57.6kg) 123.5 lbs (56kg) 107 lbs (48.5kg) 103 lbs (46.7kg)
Super Feather (Pluma) 141 lbs (64kg) 137 lbs (62.1kg) 120 lbs (54.4kg) 116 lbs (52.6kg)
Feather

(Pena)

154 lbs (70kg) 150 lbs (68kg) 135 lbs (61.2kg) 131 lbs (59.4kg)
Light

(Leve)

167.5 lbs (76kg) 163.5 lbs (74.2kg) 150 lbs (68kg) 146 lbs (66.2kg)
Middle

(Medio)

181 lbs (82.1kg) 177 lbs (74.2kg) 165 lbs (74.8kg) 161 lbs (73kg)
Medium Heavy (Meio-Pesado) 194.5 lbs (88.2kg) 190.5 lbs (86.2kg) 180 lbs (81.6kg) 177 lbs (80.3kg)
Heavy

(Pesado)

207.5 lbs (94.1kg) 203.5 (92.3kg) Over 180 lbs (+81.6kg) Over 177 lbs (+80.3kg)
Super Heavy (Super Pesado) 221 lbs (100.2kg) 217 lbs (94.84kg)    
Ultra Heavy (Pesadissimo) Over 221 lbs (100.2kg) Over 217 lbs (98.4kg)    

 

WPFGF BRAZILIAN JIU_JITSU /  SUBMISSION GRAPPLING GENERAL RULES

  • World Police & Fire Games and matchmaker reserve the right to expand or combine divisions to accommodate competitors.
  • Eligibility: Women will not be permitted to compete in Men’s divisions. Men will not be permitted to compete in Women’s divisions.
  • All competitors SHALL attend the mandatory meeting the night prior to competition for weigh-ins and explanation of rules. If you do not show up for the mandatory meeting, you will not be allowed to compete in the competition.
  • Safe Match: On beginner division matches Referee has the discretion to call a match for use of excessive force (i.e. competitor refuses to release pressure after opponent submits or opponent refuses to submit and the referee believes that the submission will cause immediate damage or injury). The referees will be shown maximum respect at all times.

EQUIPMENT & UNIFORM

Uniform regulations for GI competition are as follows:

  • GIs are to be constructed of cotton or similar material and in good condition. The material may not be excessively thick or stiff to the point where it hinders the opponent from executing a submission.  The GI top must be made of single weave, gold weave, double weave or a similar weight material.
  • Colors may be black, white or royal blue.  No combined colors will be allowed (e.g. white gi with blue pants or a white gi with black lapels).
  • The jacket is to be of sufficient length, down to the pelvis.
  • The sleeves must reach a point no more than 5cm back from the wrist when the arms are extended in front of the body.
  • When the arms are held out to the sides, level to the shoulders, the material of the sleeves must have at least 7cm of slack along the length of the arm.
  • The lapel of the jacket must be 4-5cm wide and less than 1.3cm thick.
  • A belt with width of 4-5cm and color corresponding to rank tied around the waist with a double knot, tight enough to secure the GI closed. The belt must have the degree bar.
  • The pants are to be tied securely at the waist above the buttocks.  If they are grabbed and pulled down, they should remain affixed where they are secured at the waist.  They must be of appropriate length, reaching a point no more than 8cm up from the ankle.
  • When the athlete is standing, the material of the pants must have at least 5cm of slack along the length of the leg.

Uniform regulations for all No GI competition are as follows:

  • Rash guard must be fitted and hug the body with a round collar (V-necks are not allowed).
  • Rash guard may have short sleeves or long sleeves but it cannot be without sleeves.
  • The shorts can be of any color, they must be free of zippers and pockets.
  • The shorts must be proper secured to avoid exposure.
  • Shorts may be a loose board-like short or tight like vale-tudo shorts as long as they are at least mid thigh length.
  • Lycra pants may pass the knee, but not the ankle, and cannot be a loose fit.
  • Athletes must choose to compete in shorts or lycra pants, or both.
  • The shorts are to be tied securely at the waist, above the buttocks.  If they are grabbed and pulled down, they should remain affixed where they are secured at the waist.
  • Athletes are not permitted to compete with torn shorts or torn rash guards.
  • Patches and embroidery may be securely affixed in any place on the shorts or rash guard.  Any patches with unfixed edges or tears must be removed.

General uniform regulations for both GI and No GI competition:

  • If a competitor does not meet any of the standards for equipment or uniform, he/she will be given 5 minutes to change.  If the competitor cannot meet the equipment and uniform standards within those 5 minutes, they will be disqualified.
  • The competitor must wear under garments under shorts or pants, due to the risk that the suit might become torn or undone. In the case that pants are torn, the competitor will be given 5 minutes to find another pair of pants to wear. The competitor must be cleared by the uniform inspector prior to returning to the mat area. If the competitor cannot change within 5 minutes, he/she will be immediately disqualified.
  • Competitors must compete in the uniform they wore when they weighed in.  Should the competitor weigh in with one uniform and then change into another before their first competition or between their competitions, he/she will be disqualified.
  • Wrestling shoes, or any shoes, socks, cups and headgear will not be permitted.  Any brace or piece of protective equipment that may alter the outcome of the match may not be worn.  This includes, but is not limited to, braces with metal parts and supports that provide extra grip against the mat.
  • Use of mouthpiece is optional.
  • Uniforms, both in GI and No GI, may not have patches and/or text in any form that contain phrases, symbols, or slogans that are offensive to gender, culture, race, sexual orientation, religion, and/or political ideologies or that promote violence, sexual acts, drugs, alcohol and/or tobacco.
  • It is required that all competitors wear shoes, sandals, or slippers when off the competition area to avoid feet injury and/or germs on the mat area.
  • In order to standardize uniforms in competition, general guidelines are as follows:
  1. All male competitors are allowedto wear rash guards only underneath the GI.
  2. All female competitors are not allowedto wear t-shirts, tank tops or any cotton material undergarment and are required to wear rash guards, sports bras, or an equivalent lycra garment underneath their GI. Female under garments should not be sexually explicit or provocative.
  • Female athletes are permitted to cover their heads. The Head Cover requirements are as follows:
  1. Must be fixed and made with elastic fabric (or have elastics at the borders);
  2. Be made without any kind of plastic or hard materials;
  3. Be made with no strings of any kind;
  4. Be clear of any inscription or logo;
  5. Must be completely in black color;
  6. The head covering can be made of elastic material, must be fully black in color and can cover the neck, ears and hair, like a wetsuit headpiece. The face must remain fully visible.

HYGINE REQUIREMENTS

Competitors must meet the following regulations or they may be disqualified.

  • Their uniform must be washed, dry, and free of unpleasant odor.
  • Competitors’ toenails and fingernails must be kept short, clean and free from sharp edges or jaggedness.
  • Individuals with long hair must secure it so that it will not interfere with their performance or that of their opponent during a match.
  • Competitors may not use makeup, hair spray/dye, or any other substance that will come off onto their own GI, the mats or onto their opponent.
  • Any individual with a transmittable disease, viral, bacterial or fungal, will not be allowed to compete. An individual with an uncovered cut, sore, rash, wound or lesion will not be allowed to compete. Individuals with cuts, sores, rashes, wounds or lesions that are bandaged may be allowed to compete at the discretion of the medic and tournament officials.

CONCLUSION OF MATCHES

  1. No match may end in a draw, all matches will be decided by:
  • Points
  • One Man Bracket Result
  • Submission
  • Disqualification
  • “Sudden Death” Overtime
  • Inability to Continue
  • Unconsciousness
  • Referee Decision (only in the event of a double injury)
  1. Victory by Points: The referee will stop the match at the end of regulation time. If there is no submission or other match conclusion by the time limit of a match, the athlete with the greater number of points will be declared the winner.
  2. Victory by One Man Bracket Result: In this case, the competitor in that bracket will receive the gold medal, however no points will be awarded for the individual or team.
  3. Victory by Submission: If the referee observes a competitor submitting with physical or verbal signals, the referee will end the competition and award the victory to the other competitor regardless of the point tally.
    • An athlete may signal submission with the following:
      1. Tapping with the palm against any surface in a visible manner.
      2. Tapping with the feet against any surface if the competitor is unable to use the hands to tap.
  • Requesting verbally to the referee that the competition be stopped (if athlete can neither tap with hands or feet).
  • Requesting that the competition be stopped if the athlete gets injured or feels physically incapable or unprepared.
  • A coach of one of the competitors may request that the competition be terminated by directing themselves to the referee for any reason.
  • When the competitor is under a submission position and he/she screams or emits noise expressing pain or verbalizes the interjection “Aa!” it will be considered the equivalent of the athlete having tapped.
  • The referee may also choose to stop the competition and declare a submission if he/she notices a competitor in immediate physical danger from a properly applied technique
  1. Victory by Opponent’s Inability to Continue: The referee may end the competition when one of the competitors is injured or if the medical attendant examines the competitor and declares athlete unable to continue. If this occurs, the victory will be given to the opponent as long as the injury was not caused intentionally by conduct worthy of disqualification.
    1. When a competitor verbalizes that he/she is experiencing muscle cramps or spasms, it could be considered the equivalent of the athlete submitting.
    2. Victory by Opponent’s Loss of Consciousness: An athlete shall be declared to have lost the match upon losing consciousness due to a legal hold applied by the opponent or due to an accident not stemming from an illegal maneuver by the opponent.
  2. Athletes who lose consciousness because of head trauma (concussion) shall not be allowed to compete again in the same tournament and should be directed to undergo treatment from medical staff.
  3. Referee Decision/Double Injury: If both competitors are injured and cannot continue the match, the athlete leading on scorecard shall be declared the winner. If the score is tied and both cannot continue, then the referee must render a decision based on fighting spirit, superiority of tactics, and superiority of techniques. In all other situations, both competitors will be disqualified from continuing since they cannot continue to compete.

SCORING

To scoring points for position, the competitor must show clear control of a position for 3 seconds (except on takedowns as the points will be awarded immediately).

  1. Takedown or Throw = 2 points
  2. Sweep = 2 points
  3. Knee on Stomach = 2 points
  4. Pass opponent’s guard = 3 points
  5. Mounted position = 4 points
  6. Back mount (opponent flat on the mat) = 4 points
  7. Back with a form of hooks in = 4 points 

TIEBREAK “SUDDEN DEATH” OVERTIME

  • When there is a tie situation on the scoreboard at the end of the match-time, the referee will call for a tiebreak “sudden death” match. Guidelines for “Sudden Death” overtime are as follows:
  • The referee will place both opponents in a starting position and will restart the competition for a non-regulated time period.
  • Application of rules and negative points for stalling will be more rigid during a “sudden death” match.
  • Athletes must actively pursue points and/or submission during match.
  • When a competitor scores points or forces the opponent to submit during sudden death overtime, the referee will end the match immediately. The first competitor to have scored points or forced the opponent to submit will be declared the winner.
  • If a competitor receives a negative point during “sudden death” overtime, the referee will end the match immediately and declare his/her opponent the victor.
  • If one or both competitors are stalling, referee may give negative points to both athletes.
  • If there is not enough action from both competitors the referee may do the following:
  • If there is insufficient action from a standing position, restart the competitors in the center of the mat in a standing position.
  • If there is insufficient action from a standing position, restart the competitors in the center of the mat area with athletes starting on their knees.
  • If there is continued insufficient action from both athletes the referee can potentially end the match with double disqualification in the case of a third negative point awarded to both athletes.
  • A competitor that pulls guard and does not show significant attempts to submit and/or gain points can be seen as avoiding the match, which can result in losing points.
  • A competitor that runs away from the opponent’s guard in an attempt to call the fight to the feet and/or does not show significant attempts to pass the guard can be seen as avoiding the match which can result in losing points.
  • The center referee and/or Referee Director may ask for a three (3)-referee set-up if deemed necessary.

 

OUT OF BOUNDS

  1. Out of Bounds: During the match it is the referee’s responsibly to direct the competitors towards the center of the mat area. In the event that the competitors move out of bounds during the match, the referee will gesture and call out “stop” or “parou” and competitors shall hold their position without movement. Guidelines for Out of Bounds are as follows:
    1. Both competitors will be considered out of bounds if 2/3 of either competitor’s body is outside the boundary.
    2. The referee may be assisted by the timekeeper in moving the athletes back to the center of the mat area or the athletes may be asked to walk back to the center.
    3. The referee will restart athletes in the center of the mat area in the same position or in the standing position.
    4. The event time is placed on hold from the moment the referee declares, “stop” or “parou” until the match resumes.
    5. No points will be awarded for movements or positions after a referee has called “stop” or “parou”.
    6. After a referee calls “stop” or “parou”, points may only be awarded after the referee signals to resume the match.
  2. Intentional out of bounce: If a competitor flees the ring when a submission is locked in and the competitor is obviously fleeing to avoid submission, he or she will be automatically disqualified.
  3. Unintentional Out-of-Bounds during Submission (2 Points) Occurs when a competitor unintentionally goes out of bounds while trying to escape from a submission. The referee will stop the competition, bring the competitors back to the center of the mat and restart the competitors from the standing position. The competitor who had been applying the submission when the unintentional out of bounds occurred will be awarded 2 points.

 

ILLEGAL SUBMISSIONS AND MOVES

The following are the illegal submissions and moves according to belt ranks and or level division:

(Techniques marked X are illegal) White Belts and Beginners Blue, Purple Belts and Intermediate Brown, Black Belts and Advanced
Spinal Lock, Cervical Lock, or Neck Crank X X X
Suplex takedown technique, throwing the opponent’s head or neck to the ground. X X X
Slamming from the Guard X X X
Slamming to Escape a Submission X X X
Bending fingers backwards X X X
Bent Knee Lock X X X
Lateral Leg Lock X X X
Reaping the Knee X X X
Straight foot lock, turning inward forcing the knee X X X
Outward toe hold, applying pressure to the knee X X X
Heel Hook X X X
Bicep Lock or slicer X X
Calf Lock or slicer X X
Knee bar X X
Toehold X X
Sock Lock X X
Scissor Takedown X X

 

MINOR FOULS

Minor Fouls: Any of the following actions will be considered minor fouls:

  1. When a competitor kneels, sits or lies down before making contact with the opponent.
  2. When a competitor runs towards any of the outer boundaries of the competition area, flees while ground competing by crawling or rolling out of the competition area, or stands up to avoid engaging an opponent purposely by stepping out of said area.
  3. When a competitor on the ground stands to escape combat and does not return to combat on the ground.
  4. When a competitor breaks the grip of the opponent pulling guard and does not return to combat on the ground.
  5. When a competitor avoids engaging the opponent by taking off his/her GI or by allowing it to be taken off with the intention of stopping the competition to allow himself/herself to rest or to avoid the attacks of the opponent.
  6. When a competitor intentionally removes his/her own GI or belt, causing the match to be stopped.
  7. When a competitor inserts his/her fingers inside the cuffs of the sleeves or pants.
  8. When a competitor disobeys a referee order.
  9. When a competitor exits the match area following a match prior to the referee announcing the result.
  10. When a competitor grabs hold of his/her uniform or that of his/her opponent in any way during a No GI match.
  11. When a competitor places a hand or foot on his/her opponent’s face.
  12. When a competitor takes more than 20 seconds to tie his/her belts during a match stoppage (when a competitor is also using the identification belt).
  13. When a competitor runs around the match area and does not engage in combat.
  14. When a competitor unintentionally reacts in a way that places his/her opponent in an illegal position.

 

Consequence for minor fouls will be as follows:

  1. On the first offense the offender will be given a verbal warning.
  2. On the second offence the offender will be penalized with one negative point.
  3. On the third offense the offender will be penalized with a second negative point, and if applicable the referee will restart the fight with both athletes standing.
  4. After the fourth offense the referee will disqualify the competitor.
  5. Brown and Black Belts will receive a verbal command and negative point upon the first offense of a minor foul (not applied to lack of combativeness/stalling).

 

Lack of Combativeness (Stalling): Lack of combativeness (stalling) is defined by one competitor clearly not pursuing positional progression in a match and also when a competitor impedes his/her opponent from carrying out said progression. If a competitor is stalling, the referee will make the gesture to indicate this and verbally warn the stalling athlete. He may verbally warn the athlete with phrases like: ”Lute”, “work to improve”, “you have to move”, or “you have to work.” Any of the following actions will be considered stalling:

  1. Lack of combativeness (stalling) is considered holding the opponent in a position without trying to improve or submit for more than 15 seconds, standing up to disengage the opponent, or any position designed to stall.
  2. When both competitors simultaneously demonstrate a lack of combativeness (stalling) in any position in a match.
  3. When both competitors pull guard at the same time, the referee will start a 20 second countdown. If at end of this 20 second countdown, even if the competitors are moving, if one of the competitors does not reach the top position, does not have a submission in hold, or is not imminently completing a point scoring move, the referee will stop the fight and give a penalty to both competitors. In this situation, the referee will restart the combat in standing position.
  4. Lack of combativeness (stalling) is not declared when a competitor is defending his/herself from an opponent’s attacks from mount, back-control, side-control or north-south positions.
  5. Lack of combativeness (stalling) is not declared when a competitor is in mount or back position, as long as the characteristics of the technical position are respected.

Examples of situations constituting lack of combativeness (stalling) are as follows:

  1. When a competitor, upon achieving side-control or north-south positions over an opponent, does not seek positional progression.
  2. When a competitor in an opponent’s closed guard does not seek to pass guard and at the same time prevents the opponent from seeking positional progression from guard.
  3. When the bottom competitor playing closed guard wraps his/her arms around the opponent’s back or performs any other controlling movement clutching the opponent to him/her without intending to achieve a submission or score.
  4. When a competitor on foot grabs and maintains their hand on the opponent’s belt, preventing the opponent from completing a takedown movement without attempting an attack of any kind.
  5. The aforementioned examples are merely illustrative and do not represent all the situations that may be deemed lack of combativeness (stalling).

Consequences for stalling will be as follows:

  1. On the first offense the offender will be given a verbal warning.
  2. On the second offense the offender will be given a penalty point.
  3. On the third offense the offender will be given a second penalty point, and the referee will restart the fight with both athletes standing.
  4. On the fourth offense the referee will disqualify the competitor.
  5. Brown and Black Belts will receive a verbal command and negative point upon the first offense of a minor foul (not applied to lack of combativeness/stalling).

Penalty Procedures for Minor Fouls and/or Stalling on Score Board are as follows:

  1. Penalty points accrued for both minor fouls and stalling are combined, and upon the third penalty point a competitor will be disqualified.
  2. Brown and Black Belts will receive a verbal command and negative point upon the first offense of a minor foul (not applied to lack of combativeness/stalling).
  3. Score board procedure for White through Purple Belt for Minor Foul and/or Stalling and Brown through Black Belt for Stalling Only

SERIOUS FOULS & DISQUALIFICATION

Serious Fouls: Serious Fouls will lead to immediately disqualification by a referee. The action that are considered serious fouls are as following:

  1. Putting fingers into the eyes or nose of the opponent.
  2. The use of fists, feet, knees, elbows, or head butting with the intention to hurt or gain unfair advantage (e.g. punching, kicking).
  3. When an athlete bites, pulls hair, strikes or applies pressure to the genitals or eyes, or intentionally uses a traumatic blow of any kind (such as punches, elbows, knees, head butts, kicks, etc).
  4. When an athlete directs profane language, obscene gestures, or disrespectful behavior at his/her opponent, the center table, table officials, referee or public during a match or in celebrating victory.
  5. When one or both athletes disregard the seriousness of the competition by performing actions simulating or faking combat.
  6. When athlete holds to a submission after an opponent has tapped and referee has told the athlete to stop and let go of the submission try to intentionally hurt his opponent.
  7. When an athlete uses his/her own belt or the opponent’s belt to assist in a choke or any other circumstance in a match while the belt is untied.
  8. When an athlete strangles his or her opponent, without using the GI, with one or both hands around the opponent’s neck or applies pressure to the opponent’s windpipe using the thumb.
  9. When an athlete blocks the passage of air to his/her opponent’s nose or mouth using his/her hands.
  10. When an athlete intentionally attempts to get his or her opponent disqualified by reacting in a way that places his or her opponent in an illegal position.
  11. When an athlete deliberately flees the match area to avoid submitting to a submission hold applied by his/her opponent.
  12. When an athlete’s GI is rendered unusable and he/she is unable to exchange it for a new one within a period of time stipulated by the referee.
  13. When it comes to a referee’s attention that an athlete is not wearing an undergarment under his or her uniform as outlined in the SJJIF Rulebook Article 35.
  14. When an athlete applies creams, oils, gels or any slippery substance to any part of the body.
  15. When the athlete utilizes any substance that makes the kimono slippery for the grips.
  16. The suplex movements that will project or force the opponent’s head or neck into the ground.

Note: The suplex takedown is defined as the attacking of an athlete by lifting the opponent at the waist in order to take him/her down, by throwing him backwards or sideways to the ground. The use of this technique is still permitted provided that the movement does not force the opponent’s head or neck into the ground.

  1. When an athlete applies a hold prohibited for their respective division, as indicated in the Illegal Submissions and Moves chart.
  2. Vomiting
  3. Passing excrement

 

Disqualification: An athlete may be disqualified at any time for committing a serious foul or utilizing an illegal technique as determined by their age and skill division. Guidelines for disqualification are as follows:

  1. An athlete will be disqualified by the third time he/she commits a minor foul.
  2. Competitors that do not show to the warm-up/bull pen area and have been summoned to the match area will be called up to 3 times to the designated area; they will have 5 minutes to arrive to the designated area. After the third and final call, if the competitor does not show they will be subject to disqualification.
  3. If one of the competitors does not show up for a given match, the competitor present will be awarded the win. The competitor who is not present will not receive a medal or classification.
  4. Competitors who are not waiting for a match or unauthorized spectators who are inside the specified competition area will warrant disqualification of the corresponding competitor at the discretion of the referee.
  5. Competitors who are disqualified by a serious foul in the Semi-Finals will not be allowed to compete for third place.
  6. Competitors who are disqualified by a serious foul in the Finals will not receive a medal and will not be awarded team points.

 

MEDICAL TIMEOUTS

  1. Bleeding: If a competitor begins bleeding during a match the referee will immediately stop the time, separate the competitors, placing the non-injured competitor on his knees to wait, and signal to a medic present at the tournament to assist the bleeding competitor. Once the bleeding is under control, the match may continue. Guidelines for bleeding are as follows:
  2. The Medic may treat the same bleeding injury on two (2) occasions. The third (3rd) time that the same bleeding injury occurs, the Referee shall end the contest for the athlete’s own safety and shall declare the opponent to be the victor.
  3. At the discretion of the referee and the medic, the match may be stopped if the cut or bleeding is too severe and cannot be contained with the appropriate dressing or tape.
  4. Blood must be cleaned immediately from uniforms and mat surfaces. The medical personnel must then clean surface with chloride type germicidal.
  5. Injuries: If a competitor complains of an injury during a match, the referee will stop the match and call the medic to attend to the injured competitor. It is important to note that this may be considered the same as verbally tapping out to a submission. Guidelines for injuries are as follows:
  6. The Medic may declare that the injured competitor can continue without danger to their health, and if agreed by the Referee the match continues.
  7. The Medic may declare that the injured competitor cannot continue because their health is in danger. The Referee may declare the injured competitor the loser if the injury was the result of an act that would not have resulted in a penalty for the attacking competitor (must be able to continue within 1 minute) or the Referee may declare the injured competitor the winner if the injury was of a prohibited act outlined in this rulebook.
  8. The Medic may declare that the injured competitor cannot continue at a result of an attack and of a pre-existing condition (i.e. asthma, physical ailment). The Referee may declare the injured competitor the loser if the injury was the result of an act that would not have resulted in a penalty for the attacking competitor (must be able to continue within 1 minute).
  9. If both competitors are injured and cannot continue the match, the athlete leading on scorecard shall be declared the winner. If the score is tied and both cannot continue, then the referee must render a decision based on fighting spirit, superiority of tactics, and superiority of techniques. In all other situations, both competitors will be disqualified from continuing since they cannot continue to compete.
  10. If it is impossible to determine which of the competitors was the cause of the injury, the athlete unable to continue shall lose the match.
  11. Sickness: Generally, if a competitor is taken sick during a contest and is unable to continue, he/she shall lose the match and the opponent will be declared the winner.
  12. Accident: If an accident occurs which is due to an outside influence (force majeure), after consulting with the Referee Director, the match shall be considered cancelled or postponed. In those cases of ‘force majeure’, the Referee Director will take the final decision

DISCIPLINARY ACTION / INTERVENTION

The WPFGF may impose Disciplinary Action on any person or persons under the auspices of the WPFG and may take immediate action known as Intervention, for violations of WPFG Rules, for reasons of safety or security or for inappropriate or unprofessional conduct not in the best interest of the WPFG.

Allegations of Misconduct/Incidents that do not require immediate Intervention will follow the “APPEALS AND PROTESTS” section of the GENERAL RULE Book or may be independently brought by the WPFGF.

 AWARDS

Medals are awarded First through Third Place (1st – 3rd).  A maximum of 114 sets of medals will be required.  WPFGF will advise you of the number of sets needed based on total entries, plus a reasonable margin

 

 

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