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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu BJJ tournaments

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art practiced by people for several reasons. Some do it to keep fit; some practice it for self-defense and some get trained to participate in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments. The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments are held worldwide and are extremely popular. In Brazilian Jiu-jitsu tournaments, points are awarded to the competitors who get a dominant position over their opponents clearly without stalling.

In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments, matches are held between the same weight classes within the same belt ranks. The belt ranks for a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament progresses from white to blue to purple to brown and finally to black. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments have specific guidelines regarding the uniforms, the points, illegal techniques, etc.

The competitors in a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament need to wear Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu uniforms commonly called Gi or kimono. The uniforms must be strictly colored in blue or white. Fingernails and toenails of the competitors must be trimmed and no thick collars on Gi are allowed.

The competitors are awarded points on the basis of their positions and the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques they use. The various positions and their points have been explained below:

• Gaining the ‘mount position’ on your competitor fetches you 4 points. The mount position is when you sit straddling your opponent’s body with your legs kneeling down for 3seconds or more. The opponent, at this moment lies on the ground facing you.

• Gaining the ‘rear mount’ position fetches you 4 points. Here, you straddle your opponent with your kneeled-down legs. The opponent in this case is lying between your legs with his face down to the ground.

• ‘Passing the Guard’ position yields competitor 3 points. Here, the guard has his legs wrapped around the opponent’s back who is in a kneeled-down position between the wrapped legs. If the opponent manages to get out of the hold of the crossed legs or the guard position, he gets the points.

• Similarly other positions such as ‘takedown’, ‘knee-on-stomach position’, and ‘sweeps’ are worth 2 points each.

Other rules
• The competitor who does stalling loses one point to his opponent.
• There is a ‘Coin Toss’ rule wherein if no competitor initiates a fight, a coin is tossed by the referee. The winner of the coin toss is given the priority to decide if he wants to attack or defend.
• Illegal activities such as biting, scratching, abusive language, etc. are not allowed in the tournament. Competitors resorting to such activities may be disqualified from the match. 

The match ends when a competitor accumulates 12 points within the match duration of 30 minutes or the time of disqualification, whichever is earlier.

 

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