United Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament 2005 Up-Date!
Charles and Ralph Gracie would like to thank you for making last year`s tournament a very positive experience for everyone that competed in the United Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament.
The Untied Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Tournament has been growing rapidly over the past four years; increasing in both spectators and competitors that attend our tournaments. Every year we strive to make the tournament more competitive, and take it to a higher level than the previous year.
Charles and his brother Ralph have dedicated their lives to the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in America. You have clearly seen their commitment and dedication in the United Gracie Tournament as it has overwhelmingly grown in the past few years.
In the years to come you will see other tournaments, people, friends and families come and go from the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. However, Charles and his brother Ralph can promise you that they are here for the long-term, making the lasting commitment to a sport they live and love.
It is their dream to unite all Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in America under one family for the benefit and the growth of the sport. Charles and Ralph have dedicated their lives to bring quality to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and the commitment to bring quality BJJ tournaments to the United States and the rest of the world!
Once again we would like to thank you for making every United Gracie tournament a huge success and we look forward to seeing you at this year`s tournament.
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The 4th edition of the United Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament is starting to heat up.
The United Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Tournament 2005 will take place on May 14th, 2005 from 10:00am to 6:00pm at the Main Gym of San Francisco State University located at 1600 Holloway Ave. in San Francisco, California.
1 – About Open Division / Champion of the Champions Division:
This year we will have something new and exciting. Instead of the regular “OPEN DIVISION” for each belt, we will have the “CHAMPION OF THE CHAMPIONS DIVISION”. This will be a championship within each ADULT belt division. To qualify for the Champion of the Champions a competitor MUST take 1st or 2nd place in their weight division. The Champion of the Champions division will have two weight classes, (181.0 lbs and under) / (181.1 lbs and over). White Belts will compete against other White Belts; Blue Belts compete against Blue Belts, etc… The United Gracie Team will be giving away a total of $4,000 cash prize to the Champion of the Champions winners, plus a Championship Belt and a New GI. Remember that the Champion of the Champions will be for the Adults Male Competitors Only!
2 – Registration:
This year you can make your registration by MAIL or ON-LINE!Reg. by MAIL: http://www.charlesgracie.com/tourn-regform.htmReg. ON-LINE: submitted at http://register.unitedgracie.com
Registration by MAIL: The Competitor MUST submits an” Individual Competitor Registration Form”, “Signed Waiver “and the “Registration Fee” at the same time. NO EXCEPTIONS!http://www.charlesgracie.com/tourn-regform.htmSend completed Individual Competitor Registration Form, Signed Waiver Liability and PAYMENT to:
Charles Gracie Academy7340 Mission St.Daly City, CA 94014
Registration ON-LINE: The Registration On-Line and the Registration Fee MUST be submitted at http://register.unitedgracie.com at the same time. NO EXCEPTIONS!For more information: BJJTournaments@UnitedGracie.com or visit us at www.unitedgracie.com
The EARLY registration deadline for “competitors” is Wednesday, May 5th 2005 by Midnight.The FINAL deadline registration for “competitors and coaches” is Sunday, May 8th 2005 by Midnight.The payments MUST be done at the SAME time of registration, and we have to receive the registration form and payment NO later than May 8th. NO EXCEPTIONS!This tournament will charge only $10 admission for spectators. Children 5 years old and under: FREE ADMISSION
EARLY registration: May 5th 2005 by Midnight. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Kids: $35.00 (4 years to 15 years old)Juniors: $60.00 (16 years and 17years old)Women: $60.00 (18 years and older)Adults: $60.00 (18 years and older)
FINAL registration: May 8th 2005 by Midnight. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Kids: $50.00 (4 years to 15 years old)Juniors: $75.00 (16 years and 17 years old)Women: $75.00 (18 years and older)Adults: $75.00 (18 years and older)
3 Competition Schedules:
Kids 15 years old and under all belts and weight classes Begins at 10:00amWhite Belt Juniors 16 and 17 years old Male and Female Begins at 10:00amBlue Belt Juniors 16 and 17 years old Male and Female Begins at 10:00amWhite Belt Adults, Masters, and Seniors Male and Female Begins at 12:00pmBlue Belt Adults, Masters, and Seniors Male and Female Begins at 3:00pmPurple Belt Adults, Masters, and Seniors Male and Female Begins at 12:00pmBrown Belt Adults, Masters, and Seniors Male and Female Begins at 3:00pmBlack Belt Amateur Adults, Masters, and Seniors Male and Female Begins at 3:00pmAmateur Champion of the Champions All Belts Male only Begins at 5:00pmBlack Belt Pro Champion of the Champions All Belts Male Begins at 5:00pm
4 – Scoring System:
In order to receive the points the competitor must have control of your opponent for 3 seconds. Once you have the opponent controlled you will receive points. It is very important that the competitors keep an eye on the score board and the time so that the competitors can keep track of the fight.
This year at the United Gracie Tournament we have eliminated the “ADVANTADGE” system for scoring all matches. In its replacement we are introducing the “SUDDEN DEATH” system.
“12 Total accurate points” During the normal match time (NOT the Sudden Death Overtime!); the first competitor to score 12 points is declared the winner. The reason we have implemented this rule is that the purpose of Jiu-Jitsu is to submit or completely dominate your opponent. If a competitor scores 12 points in a match, we KNOW that this is a display of total dominance over the opponent and thus a victory. This rule also has the potential to increase the action of the match because a competitor will benefit by aggressively pursuing points instead of stalling. This is also adding to the enjoyment of spectators who like to see action filled fights.
“Sudden Death” overtime is 2 minutes for White, Blue, and Purple Belts, and 3 minutes for Brown and Black Belts.During the Sudden Death overtime, the fighter to score the FIRST POINT of any type is declared the immediate winner and the match is over. If no score is made by either fighter during the Sudden Death Overtime, then the referee will then determine and declare the winner of the match.
“Holding onto two arms simultaneously” Competitors are NOT allowed to hold onto both of his opponent`s sleeves or arms simultaneously for longer than 20 seconds without attacking. This rule has been implemented to prevent the recent trend of some fighters to grab both arms and hold on in an attempt to “STALL THE FIGHT”.* This rule applies to all juniors and adults male and female divisions and belt ranks in the tournament.
THROWS AND TAKEDOWNS ———————– 2 pointsKNEE ON THE STOMACH —————————- 2 pointsSWEEP & REVERSE FROM THE GUARD ——– 2 pointsPASSING THE GUARD ——————————— 3 pointsFRONT MOUNT POSITION ————————— 4 pointsBACK MOUNT POSITION —————————– 4 pointsTAP-OUT END OF MATCH. The competitor is declared the immediate winner.** 12 TOTAL ACCURATE POINTS` equals a win (see the details above of 12 accrued points)** SUDDEN DEATH applies if score is tied at the end of match (see the details above for Sudden Death definition)** This rule applies to all junior and adult male and female divisions, and belt ranks in the tournament.
5 – GI / Kimono:
All competitors must wear a SOLID colored Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu GI (Kimono), either ALL WHITE or ALL BLUE in color. NO OTHER COLORS OF ANY KIND! No mixing of colors. Example; white pants and blue top or blue pants and white top, etcâ€¦ will NOT be allowed.Competitors will compete with regulation GIs only. A regulation GI is four fingers cuff clearance and sleeves are to be no shorter than 4″ from wrist between wrist and sleeve of GI.All male competitors are not allowed to wear any clothing underneath the GI including T-Shirts, Rash Guard, Sweatpants, etcâ€¦
6 – Weigh-Ins Time and Location:
Competitors, please note that weigh-ins will be conducted on the day of the tournament and on the mat before your first fight WITH THE GI ON. Remember! In the weight list the “GI” weight is already added, so make sure you are in the correct division.
7 – Weight Classes: (With GI ON)
Be aware that ALL COMPETITORS must show up at weigh-in with his/her GI ON. In the weight list the “GI” weight is already added, so make sure you are in the correct division. All competitors MUST bring a valid form of identification at the time of weigh-in.
New starting this year CHILDREN: Age 4 to 15 years old. ALL KIDS must WEIGH-IN. We will have NEW weight divisions for all children. Children`s brackets are based on Weight Division, Age, and Belt Rank.
New starting this year WOMEN: The weight divisions are divided into NINE (9) divisions.
8 – Quick Check-In (Fast Way): Day before the tournament / Friday, May 13th 2005.
Competitors have the option of picking up the required “Competitor`s Package” (Event Entry Tickets, Queuing Card, Waiver Liability, and Tournament T-Shirt) the day before the tournament if they wish. This will allow them to bypass the normal line for the competitors at the check-in table the day of the tournament, and enter directly into the tournament site without waiting in line.You can pick up the competitor`s package the day before the tournament at:
Charles Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy7340 Mission Street, Daly City, CA 94014Time: 10:00 am to 1:00pm / 2:00pm to 8:00pm
9 – Referees:
All referees MUST be a Black Belt. A referee should always respect fair play. He should see that all competitors display their techniques to the best of their ability. It is not enough for a referee to mechanically conduct a match. He must exert his best efforts in each match to conduct the match smoothly and professionally so that the results can be satisfactory to all parties. A referee must always do his best make a just decision and accept the full responsibility for that decision. A referee must be impartial and non-bias to all competitors, and never favoring one competitor over another. A referee will communicate instructions in English.
10 Coaching Corner:
ATTENTION: A Coach must submit an” Individual Coach Registration Form” to receive a coaching pass.
Only Coach / Instructors will be allowed in the coaching corner and they must show a coaching pass to access this area. A Coach must submit an “Individual Coach Registration Form” to receive a coaching pass.Coach / Instructors Must be a Brown Belt or higher. Coaches or Instructors may accompany competitors onto the competition area, and MUST leave the competition area immediately after the competitor`s match.A chair will be placed on two corners of the mat for coaches one for each competitor`s coach. The coach must remain seated, and no moving of the chair from its predetermined location is NOT allowed. Coaches must obey the referee`s commands at all times. Failure to follow these rules may result in the PENALTY of the COMPETITOR being coached!Just to remind everyone, 3 penalties will result in competitor`s disqualification. Any complaints regarding referees should be directed to the “Chief Referee” AFTER THE MATCH.The following activities from a coach may result in a penalty:* Arguing with the referee.* Failure to remain seated on chair at all the time.* Encouraging illegal techniques.* Moving of Coach`s chair.* Unsportsmanlike-like conduct by coaches may result in competitor disqualification.
11 Access to the Competition Area:
Competition Area Access to non-competitors will be restricted to Promoters, Volunteers, Referees, Coaches, and Instructors with the proper identification pass. Coaches / Instructors may accompany competitors onto the competition area, and must leave the area immediately after the competitor`s match.
12 – Volunteers:
In order to run a smooth and organized tournament, the tournament organizers reserve the right to choose volunteers and reassignment.
13 – Amateur Champion of the Champions Division $2,000 Prize “Adult Male Competitors Only!
White Belt Amateur Light Weight (181lbs. & under). $100 Prize, plus a Championship Belt and a New GI.White Belt Amateur Heavy Weight (181.1lbs. & over). $100 Prize, plus a Championship Belt and a New GI.
Blue Belt Amateur Light Weight (181lbs. & under). $200 Prize, plus a Championship Belt and a New GI.Blue Belt Amateur Heavy Weight (181.1lbs. & over). $200 Prize, plus a Championship Belt and a New GI.
Purple Belt Amateur Light Weight (181lbs. & under). $300 Prize, plus a Championship Belt and a New GI.Purple Belt Amateur Heavy Weight (181.1lbs. & over). $300 Prize, plus a Championship Belt and a New GI.
Brown Belt Amateur Light Weight (181lbs. & under). $400 Prize, plus a Championship Belt and a New GI.Brown Belt Amateur Heavy Weight (181.1lbs. & over). $400 Prize, plus a Championship Belt and a New GI.
14 – Black Belt Professional Division $2,000 Prize
The Winner of each division will receive $1,000 Prize, plus a Championship Belt and a New GI.Black Belt Pro Light Weight (181lbs. & under)Black Belt Pro Heavy Weight (181.1lbs. & over)
We would like to thank all of the sponsors for supporting Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and the United Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Tournament 2005!With their support the Sport and Martial Art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will continued. Its rapid growth in popularity.Please take a few minutes to visit our sponsors. The links are provided below. Visit the links and support our sponsors they will continue supporting the sport we all love.
* American Home Mortgage: https://www.americanhm.com/index.aspx* Buffy Sparacino Bail Bonds: (408) 391-5926* Chronomix Timers: http://www.chronomix.com* Digital Edge: http://www.digitaledge.cc/new/* Invincible Safes: http://www.invinciblesafes.com/* Jiu-Jitsu Pro Gear: http://www.jiujitsuprogear.com/* Koral Kimonos USA: http://www.koralusa.com/* Preferred Building Business: (415) 861-6294* Red Bull: http://www.redbullusa.com* Roseville Health Wellness Center: http://www.rosevillehealthandwellness.com/* Sambazon: http://www.sambazon.com/* Service West: http://www.servicewest.com/* Sovereign MMA: http://www.sovereignmma.com/* Strategic Office Solutions: http://www.callsos.net* The Window Restaurant: http://www.thewindowrestaurant.com* Zebra Mats: http://www.zebramats.com/
* The MATS and the TIMERS that we are going to use at the Tournament will be available FOR SALE special price at the end of day of Tournament. If you areinterested in buying, Please feel free to contact Zebra Mats and Chronomix Timers for more information.
For additional info check out www.unitedgracie.com or call us directly and for questions concerning the rules can be address by calling Charles Gracie at:Tel: (650) 756-7579, Fax: (650) 756-1260 or by email: BJJTournaments@UnitedGracie.com
United Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Tournament 2005! Saturday, May 14th, 2005!San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California – USA For more info: Phone: (650) 756-7579 Fax: (650) 756-1260 BJJTournaments@UnitedGracie.Com / www.unitedgracie.com