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Grappling Rules

Youth In-House Tournament


The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu / Grappling division is designed to give the kids a chance to apply their knowledge of BJJ in a friendly competition setting whilst reducing risk of injury. There are no striking techniques permitted in this division. Matches start standing and will continue until either the time limit or a submission occurs.



Full BJJ Gi / Kimono must be worn. Mouthguard is also recommended.


Time Limits

  • Youth 3x Minutes
  • Teens 5x Minutes



Positions must be maintained for 5 seconds to be awarded the points. If the match runs to time, the athlete with the highest score wins.

  • Mount & Back Control 4 Points
  • Side Control, North/South and Knee Ride 2 Points
  • Takedown 2 Points



For the more advanced Youth, and the Teens divisions, submissions will also be allowed and will end the match..

Youth Restricted Submissions:

  • Guillotine
  • Leg Locks

Teens Restricted Submissions:

  • Rotational Leg Locks