A standard jiu-jitsu gi is required. It should be constructed of cotton or similar material and in good condition with no tears or rips. The material may not be excessively thick or hard to the point where it will obstruct the opponent. Patches on the gi are OK. A rash-guard or snug-fitting t-shirt is allowed under your gi, but it is not required.
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. The pants must be reach to top of the ankles.
Belt, with color corresponding to your rank must be tied around the waist with a double knot, tight enough to secure your gi closed.
A snug fitting T-shirt or Rash guard is required by all athletes. No bare-chested grappling is permitted.
Long & loose-fitting board shorts or Gi pants 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. Pants must have a drawstring or another way to keep them secured at your waist.
Tight-fitting vale-tudo shorts are NOT permitted to be worn. Spandex style shorts and/or spats are NOT permitted. These items may be worn UNDERNEATH grappling board-shorts.
Wrestling Singlets are NOT permitted.
Women's NoGi Requirements
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.)
Wrestling Shoes & Earguards
No wrestling shoes or ear-guards are to be worn in any Gi or NoGi division.
An exception to this rule can be made if an athlete has a specific medical issue that requires coverage. A doctors note is required.
A groin cup could be used as a fulcrum to break someone's elbow when applying an armbar. It could also break someone's jaw or crack their teeth when applying a triangle. It also can be used to push into someone's low back once you take their back. For these reason we will NOT allow groin cups to be worn.
This is up to each individual competitor.
You may wear a mouth-guard if you like.
However, we will not require you to wear one if you decide against it.
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.
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.
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 & 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.
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.
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 ref will result in immediately stopping the match to address the injury.
Vomit & Spitting
Any expulsion of vomit, urine or feces during a match will result in immediate disqualification. Intentional spitting on the mat will also result in immediate disqualification.