General Rules Regarding Gi Clothing

Constructed of cotton or similar material and in good condition. The material may not be excessively thick or hard to the point where it will obstruct the opponent.

The jacket is to be of sufficient length down to the thighs, sleeves must reach the wrist with arms extended in front of the body.

Belt, with color corresponding to rank tied around the waist with a double knot, tight enough to secure the gi closed.

Athletes are not permitted to compete with torn kimonos, sleeves or pants that are not of proper length. Tight fitting rashguards and/or t-shirts ARE allowed to be worn under the gi; but it is not required.

No wrestling shoes are to be worn in any Gi or No-Gi competition. (An exception to this rule can be made if an athlete has a specific medical foot issue that requires coverage. A doctors note is required.)

Groin Cups - There is a legitimate concern of cups being used as a fulcrum to break someones elbow when applying an armbar and/or break someones jaw and crack their teeth when applying a triangle. It also can be used to push into someone's back once you take their back. For these reason we will NOT allow groin cups to be worn.

General Rules Regarding No-Gi Clothing

A tight/snug fitting T-shirt or Rash guard on top is required by all athletes. Sorry Hulk-ster: No bare-chested grappling is permitted.

Long & loose-fitting board shorts or Gi pants on the bottom are required to be worn by all athletes. Board shorts can not have rivets, zippers or pockets where a foot, toe or finger can get caught in. Please make sure all pants have a drawstring and or another way to keep them secured at your waist during the match.

Tight-fitting vale tudo shorts are NOT permitted to be worn. Underarmour style or spandex style shorts and/or spats are NOT permitted to be worn. These items may be worn UNDERNEATH board-short style grappling shorts; just not as outerwear.

Wrestling Singlets are NOT permitted to be worn. This includes one-piece and two-piece singlets.

Women's NoGi

Dress code: Rash guard and board-style shorts with drawstring or Gi pants are permitted. There is no grey area here. We will not permit anything other than the items stated above. No spandex-style under armour, vale tudo, or spat-style shorts or pants are allowed to be worn as outerwear. You may wear this items UNDER you gi pants and/or your board-style grappling shorts. (If you have any questions regarding your gear please ask PRIOR to registering.)

As with any division we hold the right to merge weight classes or skill levels when necessary to create matches. We will alert the competitors if these changes are necessary.