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The Championship is tournament style i.e; only winner goes through to the next round.

Gi, Kimono & Wrestling Shoes are optional.
The mat area is 9 x 9 meters, no cage or fence.
If the fighters go out of this area the refree will restart the fight in the center of the mat, in the same position they were when they left the mat. If the fighters were standing , they will start again facing each other.

1) Legal Techniques :

  • Any kind of choke (except for using the hand to close the wind pipe).
  • No use of T-Shirt and no holding the shorts allowed
  • Any armbar, shoulder lock, or wrist lock
  • Any Leg Lock or Ankle Lock

2) Illegal Techniques :

  • „Full Nelson“ and „Crucifix“
  • No striking of any kind
  • No eye gouging or fish hooking
  • No grabbing the ears
  • No hair pulling
  • No finger or toe holds
  • No thumbing
  • No scratching and pinching
  • No kicking
  • No biting
  • No touching groin area
  • No hands, knees or elbows on face
  • No slippery substances allowed on body or clothing

3) Securing Points :

  • Mount position = 2 points
  • Back mount with hooks = 3 points
  • Passing the guard = 3 points
  • Knee on stomach = 2 points
  • Clean Sweep = 4 points
  • Sweep = 2 Points
  • Clean Take down (Ends passed the guard)= 4 points
  • Take down (Ends Guard or Half Guard)= 2 points

* Each position must be established for 3 seconds or more in orderfor points to be awarded. * When changing multiple positions points will be awarded only for the position that has been established for 3 seconds or more. * Reversals are considered Sweeps as well.

* When a fighter voluntarily jumps in the guard or goes from standing position to a non-standing position by any means and remains down for 3 seconds or more, he will be punished by a minus point.
* When a fighter disengages from contact and starts backing up and avoids to engage again he will be punished by minus point.
* A passive fighter will be warned twice and then will be punished by minus point. The refree will warn the passive player by the wards „WARNING PASSIVITY“

How you can win
The winner will be decided according to :-
* If one competitor gives up or submits by tapping the leg, arm or verbally
* If Referee feels one competitor is unable to defend himself or feels his life is in danger, the Referee will declare the winner
* If a fighter breaks the rules twice he will be disqualified by the Referee

Winning by
* Submission
* Points
* Referee Decision

Weight Classes
* 65 Kg and Under
* 66 Kg to 76 Kg
* 77 Kg to 87 Kg
* 88 Kg to 98 Kg
* 99 Kg and over
* Absolute Class

Time Limits :
* Rounds = 6 Minutes (Advanced) or 5 Minutes (Beginners)
* 3 Minutes overtime if there is a draw with no advantage

There is no points in the first 3 minutes of the fight / 2min30sec for beginners.

Beginners Class:
In Beginners class slams are completly banned as well as ankle locks and kneebars as well as all other submissions to the legs. Wristlocks are also banned in Beginners.

The competitor agrees that there is no insurance from side of the event-holder and all possible inhuries and accidents are not covered by the event.

ADCC Switzerland wishes you a good tournament and lots of fun and experience in the competition.