General Rules Regarding Cleanliness


General Cleanliness – All athletes must come to the event clean, well bathed and with trimmed toe and fingernails. Competitors with offensive odors before the event starts will be asked to withdraw from the competition. NO REFUND will be issued.


Excessive Perspiration - Competitors may not arrive at the mat perspiring before the start of their match. The referee may also require competitors to towel off at any time during the match if excessive perspiration becomes an issue.


Infectious Diseases - Competitors with any of the following infectious diseases will NOT be allowed to compete: herpes (cold sores), fungal infections (ringworm), and any form of staph, viral or other bacterial infections or outbreaks. To avoid embarrassing situations it is advised that you police yourself and your teammates.


Uniforms and Clothing - Must be clean, in good repair, and free from any offensive odors. Athletes should wash all uniforms and clothing that is to be worn at the event.


Long Hair - Athletes with long hair must keep their hair from interfering with their opponent or themselves during the match.


Feet - Competitors are NOT permitted to walk around barefooted before stepping onto the mats. Competitors are NOT permitted to walk barefooted into the bathroom before stepping onto the mats. If you are caught barefooted you risk being disqualified WITHOUT a refund. All competitors should take cleanliness very seriously. This benefits the whole jiu-jitsu community.