Rules

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Prizes: Professional Grapplers and BJJ
* Purple Belt $250.00 Winner
* Brown belt $350.00 Winner
* Black belt $500 Winner
* $5 per is giving per ticket sold
* Fighters must sell 20 tickets to recieve cash prize
Rules
Rash guards and submission shorts are mandatory
Coaches are require to have a towel to thrown out to mat to stop match
Kids – 3 minutes matches
Teen – 4 minutes matches
Adults – White – Blue belts – No Gi – 5 minutes
Adults – Purple belt – No Gi – 6 minutes
Adults – Brown belt – No Gi – minutes
Adults – Black belts – No Gi – 8 minutes
No Gi vs Gi
Gi vs Gi
No Gi vs No Gi
Kids & Teens – Weight Classes
Fly Weight (129.9 lbs – Under)
Bantam Weight (130 lbs – 139.9 lbs)
Feather Weight (140 lbs – 149.9 lbs )
Light Weight (150 lbs – 159.9 lbs )
Welter Weight (160 lbs – 169.9 lbs)
Middle Weight (170 lbs – 179.9 lbs)
Light Heavy Weight (180 lbs – 189.9 lbs)
Cruiser Weight (190 lbs – 199.9 lbs)
Heavy Weight (200lbs -224.9 lbs)
Super Heavy Weight (225 lbs – Above)
Adults – Weight Classes
Light Weight (154.9 lbs – under lbs)
Middle Weight ( 155.0 lbs -174.9 lbs)
Cruiser Weight (175.0 lbs – 199.9 lbs)
Super Heavy Weight (200 lbs – Above)

No GI grappling match can be won four ways
Submission:
By accumulation of Points:
By Referee & Judge decision:
By opponent Disqualification:
Tapping out can take on multiple forms
Tapping the opponent
Tapping oneself
The mat with an open hand more than once
If the hands are immobilized, tapping out can be done with a foot or even the head.
Tapping out verbally, either by saying “stop,” “tap” or by yelling out (verbal submission) when caught in a submission.

Note: A verbal submission is only relevant when a competitor yells while caught in a submission attempt. Other instances of verbally yelling during the match are not considered a verbal submission. In these instances the competitor will be addressed by the Referee (or Medic if needed) and the match will resume (if the Medic & Referee feel he/she is capable of continuing). If the competitor yells out in pain again at some point in the match, he/she will be disqualified by the Referee.
Verbally yelling while experiencing any form of cramp will result in immediate disqualification from the match.
If in the Referee’s opinion a submission cannot be escaped, and an injury appears imminent, the Referee can halt the match and award victory to the competitor applying the submission.

Note: A Referee always reserves the right to stop a match if he/she feels injury is imminent!

Note: A Referee always reserves the right to stop a match if he/she feels injury is imminent!

No GI Legal & Illegal techniques

Competition is open to athletes from all forms of grappling, and discriminates against none. All submission holds are LEGAL in Adult (18 years and up) No Gi competition. Neck cranks, all leg locks including inside heel hooks, outside heel hooks, knee bars, bicep/calf crunches, cervical submissions and wrist locks are all permitted.

No scissors Takedowns are permitted, unless a hand is first placed on the mat.
No slamming from the Guard or to escape submission.
No slamming is allowed in Takedowns. In determining whether or not a Takedown was a slam, Referees will consider whether the intention was to hurt the opponent. A wrestling style surplex (front to back contact, throwing the competitor directly over causing him/her to spike his/her head first into the floor) is always illegal. Any act of intentionally “driving” an opponent’s head directly into the ground will be considered an act of slamming worthy of immediate Disqualification
Submissions must be applied in order to get a competitor to verbally or physically tap, and not with the intention to injure the competitor.
No strikes of any kind are allowed to any part of the body or head, by any part of the body or head.
No clutching of the windpipe is permitted (open hand posting is permitted). The thumb is not permitted to apply any pressure to the opponent’s throat
No pressure of any type is allowed to the eyes. Explicitly, no finger, chin, palm heel, etc. are allowed to press on or around the eyes.
No pressure of any type is allowed to the groin, unless it is an inevitable and unintended result of a legitimate technique.
No pressure may be applied directly into or across the nose unless it is an inadvertent consequence of a legitimate technique.
No striking of any kind including: shoulder, head butts, punches, elbows, knees, kicks, etc. (this includes repeatedly pushing down on an opponent’s stomach in rapid succession while in their guard).
No fish hooking is permitted (fingers in the opponent’s mouth).
No biting is permitted. A player defending against a rear naked choke cannot purposefully open his/her mouth so the teeth contact the opponent’s forearm.
No spiking an opponent on his/her head.
No Small Joint Manipulation is permitted. No pulling a thumb or holding less than three fingers is permitted in No Gi competition.
No pulling hair.
No pinching, twisting of the skin.
No putting a finger or toe into any orifice.
No Interference by a corner with any official or fighter.
No attacking an opponent in any of these circumstances:
Before the referee has started the match
After the match duration time has ended.
During a rest period between match duration and overtime.
When an opponent is being addressed by the Medic, referee or any other official. No spitting is permitted.
No swearing or profanity is allowed by a competitor at any time on the DOGA event premises. Coaches and spectators are held to these professional standards as well. The use of profanity may result in probation from attendance to future DOGA events.
No intentionally throwing an opponent off the mat.
No unsportsmanlike conduct.
Hygiene Rule: All competitors must wear a clean competition uniform (Gi, shorts, shirt, etc.). Furthermore, every competitor must also be clean, free from foul odors and with short nails. If a Referee feels this criteria has not been met, he/she will not allow the competitor to compete.
At a minimum, a groin protector (male competitors), mouthpiece, and shorts with a drawstring must be worn. Because fingers and toes can get caught and injured, no pockets or zippers are allowed on the shorts.
Wrestling/Martial Arts shoes are allowed in No GI competition.
Ear guards (ear protectors) are allowed in No GI competition.
Excessive taping of hands, wrists, ankles and feet is NOT permitted.
Knee, elbow, ankle and shoulder braces cannot have a metal portion that could result in injury to other competitors.
No stalling is permitted
No going out of bounds to avoid a submission. There is never a possibility to restart competitors in a near submission position, so Referees are directed to allow the match to continue if the moving out of bounds was inadvertent. Anytime safety becomes an issue for the competitors, the Referee will always be directed to stop the match regardless of the potential submission opportunity. Purposefully exiting the ring to avoid a submission will result in immediate Disqualification.

No going out of bounds to avoid a Takedown. Purposefully going out of bounds to avoid a Takedown will result in the player receiving a penalty.

Blood rule. Because there is no blood testing for grappling, a competitor who cannot control bleeding will not be allowed to continue. In the event of bleeding, the Referee will stop the clock and allow the competitor a reasonable amount of time (two to three minutes) to stop the bleeding. If the competitor continues to bleed a second time in the same match (for the same injury), that competitor will be disqualified. If the competitor begins to bleed from a different injury for the first time in the match, the above listed measures will again be followed

The competitor is not disqualified from the event if he/she was disqualified for bleeding. If the competitor is competing in another division, or if it is a semi-finals match, the competitor will be allowed to continue in further matches or divisions. Bleeding is defined as an amount of blood that shows when a white cloth is pressed on the area. Any amount of blood noticed by the Referee will result in immediately stopping the match to address the injury.
Any expulsion of vomit, urine or feces during a match will result in immediate disqualification.
No competitor can compete with a communicable skin disease, including ring worm, impetigo, herpes, etc.
No grabbing the opponent’s clothing. Some competitors feel there is an advantage to wearing GI pants or sweat pants that extend below the knee. Those competitors electing to wear full length pants that go below the knee should understand that the pants can be grabbed by the opponent, to Takedown, to pin, etc. The rules governing grabbing Gi pants are identical to those allowed for GI competition. (See page 65 of this rules document). Competitors cannot grab their own clothing or the clothing of their opponent. The ONLY acceptable use of shorts grabbing is grabbing one’s own shorts to defend submissions. Example: Defending a Kimura submission attempt, a competitor may grab his/her own shorts as a defense.
Hair Rule: Women and Men with long hair are required to have her/his hair tied in such a fashion as to not interfere with the match. In the event tied hair is still long enough to continually affect the opponent’s eyes, a further tie or head cover will be required. Due to the potential for injury to the eyes, and otherwise interfering with the match, spiked hair, particularly spiked Mohawks, of a length and consistency sufficient to cause irritation to the eyes are prohibited in DOGA competition. Spray painted hair that may have the color “run” or “flake” due to sweat is also prohibited in DOGA competition. • Placing one knee on the ground (with no intent to shoot for a Takedown) is a Penalty. Placing one knee on the ground while attacking a viable Takedown is not a Penalty
Coaches, Spectators and unauthorized competitors are not permitted on the main fight surface mats for any reason while the event is in progress without expressed permission from an official
Staff member. Breaking this rule may result in competitor disqualification or individual ejection from the event premises.
Talking with the Referee while the match is in progress is prohibited and may result in penalties or disqualification being assessed. Flagrant disrespect to any NAGA referee may also result in competitor disqualification and/or coach/spectator removal from the event premises. In the event extreme unprofessional or threatening behavior has been displayed, authorities will be notified to immediately eject the offending parties

Illegal Choke Examples
There are four primary variants of No GI chokes that Kids and Teens are permitted to apply that DO NOT require an opponent’s arm inside the application. The four chokes are forms of Rear Naked choke, a Guillotine (as described on page 10 & 11), a Gogoplata choke (applied with the shin or top of the foot to the front of the opponent’s throat) and a forearm choke. NOTE: Forearm chokes need to be applied with the wrist or forearm without any use/contact of the elbow to the opponent’s throat/neck.
All other forms of No GI chokes MUST have one of the opponent’s arms inside the applying choke. Examples include the North/South choke, Arm Triangle chokes, Leg Triangle chokes etc. The Referee always reserves the right to determine whether a choke is becoming a form of neck crank and may stop the match due to safety. In most cases, the match will be permitted to resume in a top mounted (Rear Naked style choke) is allowed from the mount,.
No knee on the throat or shin on the throat variations from a top position.

Legal Choke examples
Position with the submission no longer being allowed to be applied. Is allowed from the Back Grab as a true Rear Naked Choke (not a neck crank).are permitted
No squeezing the legs around an opponent’s torso (from Guard,
Back, or Side) as a submission. It is also prohibited to scissor the legs around the torso and then reach the arms around the legs and squeeze. Leg scissors techniques applied directly to the neck (without an arm inside the applied choke) are also illegal
Legal & Illegal No GI Leg Locks
No twisting leg locks are permitted. Explicitly, all heel hooks and toe holds are forbidden. In the case of a straight ankle lock, there can be no reaping of the knee (as properly depicted in picture The competitors outside leg cannot come across past the hip or over the attacking thigh as depicted in picture
Straight Knee Bars are the only other form of LEGAL straight leg lock
All forms of Scissor Takedowns are Illegal for Kids and Teens in all divisions.
2. Illegal Guard Passes

The “Boston Crab” style Guard pass is an Illegal pass for all Kids and Teen divisions. The act of stepping the outside leg over the opponent’s legs to pass the Guard is not permitted. NOTE: When
The “Bear Crawl” Guard pass is an illegal pass for all kids and Teens defending a triangle choke applied with the legs, a competitor is permitted to apply the “Boston Crab” style triangle choke escape.
Divisions. The act of crawling straight over the head of the opponent to create the opening of the legs is not permitted.
No wrist locks, calf crushers or bicep slicers are permitted.
No Stalling

Note: Kids (ages 13 & under) are likely to receive multiple Verbal Warnings with NO Penalty Points assessed for infractions that are not considered severe.
Fouls are accumulative. The five step penalty process defined above does not apply to each separate type of foul. That is to say, it does not have to be the same foul three times in a row to merit points assessed. Each penalty can be different fouls or infractions combined.
The Referee is not bound to go through the five step penalty process above. Depending upon the severity of the infraction, there can be only one warning.
The most common grounds for immediate
Disqualification are:

Intentional slamming: Slamming typically takes place while in another competitor’s closed Guard, but not solely defined by this particular position. Lifting a competitor off the ground from the closed Guard, keeping continued contact and forcefully driving the competitor back down to the mat is considered a form of slamming. This action places the bottom competitor in danger of landing directly on his/her neck with limited ability to protect himself/herself. NOTE: Slamming can take place from several inches off the floor. The act of slamming an opponent does not have to be done while standing. Slamming can be intentional and slamming can be accidental. In either case, the penalty actions (verbal warning, division disqualification, event disqualification or permanent expulsion) are entirely decided by the referee officiating the match

*In the event that a competitor intentionally slams another opponent with intent to maliciously hurt, the competitor will be DISQUALIFIED from the Division, any other entered Divisions and the entire event (without monetary reimbursement). The Competitor will be placed on Probation as to whether or not he/she will be allowed to compete in future DOGA events.

Flagrant disrespect to a Referee, Opponent or Staff Member
(Swearing, shoving, etc.);
Intentional striking:
Refusing to release a submission after a physical or verbal tap out.

Depending upon the severity of the infraction, a competitor can be disqualified from the match, but will be allowed to continue (in another division, or in the semifinals in the 3rd/4th match) in the event, or can be disqualified from the entire competition and future competitions (with no monetary reimbursement) upon severe infractions.

Determining a Tie

No Advantages are awarded in No GI. However, as in BJJ GI, in the event of a tie, the Referee will use, significant action to determine a winner.

Referees will first consider initiation and aggression. The Referee is directed to consider who made the greatest successful effort to attack and control? In practice, this is most commonly attempting Takedowns, Sweeps having dominant positional control and most importantly, attempting Submissions.
In the event that competitors are equal in terms of Initiation and Aggression, Referees will determine a tie by considering who skillfully controlled the Pace, Place, and Position on the mat, in order to ultimately set up an eventual submission
Pace is which Grappler determined the tempo of the match.
Place is which Grappler dictated where on the mat the match took place. This is most commonly seen when one competitor moves forward while the other circles or backs away out of the center square.
Position is which Grappler successfully controlled dominant grappling positions such as Side Control, Mount, and Knee on Belly and Back Grab variations.

If the competitors are still considered equal on points, pace, place and position, the Referee will give the decision to the competitor with less warnings or Penalties.
If the competitors are still equal, then ONE overtime period can be given by the Referee. Please note that this should be an unusual occurrence.

No rest period is given between the end of the match and the start of the overtime period
There can be no interaction with the competitor’s coach or outside spectators. The overtime period will begin immediately following the match time duration. There is no ‘Sudden Death’ – the winner is the competitor who gets the most points (or wins by submission) in the overtime, not the first competitor to score a point.
The overtimes are two minutes for all Adult competitors.
One minute overtimes may be given to all Kids and Teens divisions