|General Rules of Submission Wrestling During Matches|
General Rules of Submission Wrestling During Matches
Since submission wrestling evolved from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, many of the rules used during matches are also used here. These should be followed at all times otherwise the player or even their team may be disqualified from the tournament.
First, the only way for one fighter to win the match is when he or she is able to make the opponent quit by tapping the mat or saying it verbally. If this is not achieved, the winner will be determined based on who scored the most points or if for any reason, this was stopped by the referee.
Should there be a draw; a one minute overtime will be granted. If at the end of the one minute no points were scored, it now goes into sudden death in which whoever scores the first point is the winner.
Stalling is simply defined as someone who refuses to get into contact with another competitor. A verbal warning will be given the first time. Should there be a 2nd or 3rd offense, corresponding points will be deducted. If this happens for the fourth time, the competitor will be disqualified from the match.
Because neck cranks and twisters are a bit dangerous, it is only legal in the advanced division. Players in the intermediate division may however use the twister setup then execute a banana split or calf slicer.
Points are scored if the player is able to control the opponent for a minimum of 3 full seconds. You are awarded for mounting, when your opponent is flat on the ground or if you are able to stand to a person's back with both of their knees on the ground.
Since submission wrestling is a non-contact sport, no one is allowed to bite, eye gouge, hair pull, head butt, lock fingers or toes, spit and strike an opponent. If any of these illegal techniques are done, you will be immediately disqualified.
Wrestlers on the other hand may perform leg locks and straight ankle locks. Although slamming is prohibited, it can be done if the referee sees that this is a takedown.
You can compete in submission wrestling with or without Gi. If you join a match that does not require one, you must wear board shorts, fight shorts or singlets or Gi pants for the bottom and a T-shirt or tank top for your upper body. Other equipment you have the option to wear includes cups, head gear, mouth guard, knee pads and wrestling shoes.
Submission wrestling matches are divided into different age groups and weights, each person must be weighed in before the start of the match. At the same time, competitors will be checked for any communicable diseases.
A code of conduct will be enforced throughout the competition. This means no fan, player or team will disrespect the officials, fellow spectators or their opponents. If this happens, anyone caught will either be escorted out of the venue or disqualified from the tournament.
Submission wrestling tournaments are done on a regular basis and you can check online to find out when the next one is scheduled. Wherever you go, rules similar to those mentioned are enforced for the safety of everyone attending the event. If your team wants to join you must register, pay the entrance fee, come for the weigh in and then prepare for fun and action in the coming days.