US Armed Forces Pankration Touranment

2008 U.S. Armed Forces Pankration Invitational17 May 200852 Area Fitness CenterMarine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California

General Information:- This Tournament is open to all Active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces.- Reservists who are assigned to a drilling unit may also participate.- Licensed Professional Mixed Martial Arts Fighters are prohibited from entering. – Tournament is hosted and promoted by MCCS, Camp Pendleton and sponsored by The Compound MMA.

Divisions:- Two Skill Levels – Beginner (one year or less Martial Arts training) and Open (Over one year Martial Arts training)- Weight Classes – 130 lbs; -140 lbs; -150 lbs; -160 lbs; – 175 lbs; – 190 lbs; – 205 lbs; – 230 lbs & over 230 lbs.- There are no Women’s divisions at this time. Please contact us if you are a Female and wish to compete.- All divisions are double elimination with a consolation bracket to determine 3rd place.

Mandatory Equipment:- Athletes must compete with MMA Style Gloves, a mouthpiece and Cup.MMA Style gloves will be provided to athletes without their own.-Other protective gear is optional: Elbow pads, Knee pads, Shin/ Shin & Instep guards, Wrestling Head Gear, Wrestling/ Martial Arts Shoes.-MMA Fight Shorts with Rash guard are the recommended uniform.-Athletes may also compete in Traditional Martial Arts attire, shorts or sweats without open pockets or metal, tight fitting T-Shirt or Wrestling singlet.

Tournament Information:-All Athletes and Coaches must know and understand the rules of the tournament. A rules demo will be conducted the morning of the Tournament.-Competitors may have a maximum of two coaches mat side. Coaches must stay in the designated area on the mat.- Any violations may result in penalties against the fighter or removal from the tournament.-All disrespectful conduct to include that of coaches will result in immediate disqualification from the tournament. Disrespectful conduct includes arguing with referees and officials and/ or intentionally trying to injure your opponent.-All victorious competitors are required to sign their bout sheet after each match acknowledging the results are correct.- Beginners will compete in 3 minute matches. Open will compete in 5 minute matches.-See rules and regulations at

Registration:- Each Division is limited to 8 competitors.- Competitors must make weight or be removed from the bracket.- All Competitors must pre-register. The first 8 to register for each bracket will get in.- A lottery for open spots will be conducted the day of the tournament for those who did not make the first 8 on the bracket. To enter the lottery you must be present at the weigh in area at 0900 hrs on 17 May.- There is no participation fee for this tournament.

Weigh In: Weigh in will be conducted at the 52 Area Fitness Center. A Valid Military ID will be required at weigh in.

Competitors have two options to weigh in.16 May, 1800 – 2000 hrs17 May, 0700 – 0830 hrs

Rules Demo:A rules Demo will be conducted at 0930 hrs in the Competition area.Division start times will be posted at this time.

Estimated Competition Times:Beginner Division: 1000 – 1400 hrsOpen Division: 1400 – 1800 hrs

Awards:Medals for top 3 finalists in each weight division.Trophy’s for top 3 Open Division Teams.

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