Toro Cup Rules: 


**Please note a change in the rules**

IF the submission only round ends without a submission - 

the fighters will continue to roll and the points round will begin immediately.

There will NOT be a stand up/reset.  


YOUTH Matches: 5 minutes. The first 3 minutes are submission only.  IF there is not a submission, the competitors will continue rolling and we will have a 2 minute points match.  IF after the 2 minute points round we are still tied - we go to a  RESTART/STAND UP into SUDDEN DEATH - first point scored wins.   We will have a winner.  
There are NO advantage points, NO refs decisions, NO Draws


Blue Belt Matches:  8 minutes.  The first 5 minutes are submission only.  IF there is not a submission, the competitors will continue rolling and we will have a 3 minute points match.  IF after the 3 minute points match we are still tied - we go to a  RESTART/STAND UP into SUDDEN DEATH - first point scored wins.  

We will have a winner.  

There are NO advantage points, NO refs decisions, NO Draws

Purple belt matches:10 minutes.   The first 5 minutes are submission only.  IF there is not a submission, the competitors will continue rolling and we will have a 5 minute points match.  IF after the 5 minute points match we are still tied - we go to a  RESTART/STAND UP into SUDDEN DEATH - first point scored wins.  

We will have a winner.  
There are NO advantage points, NO refs decisions, NO Draws

Brown belt matches10 minutes.  The first 5 minutes are submission only.  IF there is not a submission, the competitors will continue rolling and we will have a 5 minute points match.  IF after the 5 minute points match we are still tied - we go to a  RESTART/STAND UP into SUDDEN DEATH - first point scored wins.  

We will have a winner.  
There are NO advantage points, NO refs decisions, NO Draws

NO-GI matches: 10 minutes.  The first 5 minutes are submission only.  IF there is not a submission, the competitors will continue rolling and we will have a 5 minute points match.  IF after the 5 minute points match we are still tied - we go to a  RESTART/STAND UP into SUDDEN DEATH - first point scored wins.  

We will have a winner.  
There are NO advantage points, NO refs decisions, NO Draws

Black belt matches: 10 minutes.  The first 5 minutes are submission only.  IF there is not a submission, the competitors will continue rolling and we will have a 5 minute points match.  IF after the 5 minute points match we are still tied - we go to a  RESTART/STAND UP into SUDDEN DEATH - first point scored wins.  

We will have a winner.  
There are NO advantage points, NO refs decisions, NO Draws


World Title matches: 15 minutes.  The first 10 minutes are submission only.  IF there is not a submission, the competitors will continue rolling and we will have a 5 minute points match.  IF after the 5 minute points match we are still tied - we go to a  RESTART/STAND UP into SUDDEN DEATH - first point scored wins.   We will have a winner.  
There are NO advantage points, NO refs decisions, NO Draws


General Rules
1) No unsportsmanlike conduct will be allowed. You may be disqualified or ejected for unsportsmanlike conduct. The referees will be shown maximum respect at all times. Their decisions are final and will not be overturned.


2) No striking, biting, eye gouging (includes chin to eye), head butting, small joint manipulation (finger or toe locks), hair pulling, grabbing the windpipe, or ear pulling will be permitted.


3) No slamming allowed. Illegal slamming will be defined as slamming your opponent to escape submissions and/or to pass the guard; or standing from the guard and/or jumping from a

standing position to slam your opponent. Slamming will result in an automatic DQ. There are no exceptions to this rule. Takedowns are NOT considered slams, but you must deliver your opponent safely to the mat.


4) No infectious skin diseases (such as ringworm, staph, and MRSA) or open wounds will be permitted. No lubricants, oils, or lotions of any kind will be permitted on any part of the body or clothing.


5) Competitors will be allowed to continue grappling anywhere on the matted area. If the competitors near the edge of the mat, they will be restarted from the same position, unless the referee is unable to duplicate the position for any reason. In case the referee is unable to duplicate the position, the competitors will restart from a standing position.


6) If a competitor flees the ring when a submission is locked in and the competitor is obviously fleeing to avoid submission, he or she will be automatically disqualified.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Gi) Rules

1) The only submission below the waist that is legal for white, blue, and purple belts are straight ankle locks (AKA straight footlock).


2) Kneebars, figure-four toeholds, and compression locks (AKA “slicers”, “crushers”) are legal in brown and black belt divisions only.


3) Heel hooks, reaping the knee, twisting knee locks, “flying scissor” takedowns, and neck cranks are never legal in gi matches.


4) All adult competitors must compete using the rank awarded to them by their Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor. 
5) Wristlocks and any submissions below the waist are illegal in all Juvenile divisions.


6) BJJ divisions require a clean, properly fitted Jiu Jitsu or Judo Gi. 

Refs can disqualify a gi if it does not meet competition standards

No Gi Rules

1) All submissions are allowed in Men’s and Women’s no-gi divisions.
2) No grabbing of any clothing, including your own, will be permitted.
 

Juvenile (ages 4-17) Skill Levels

1) ALL General Adult Rules Apply

2) NO Submissions below the waist 

3) NO wrist locks

4) NO small joint manipulation

5) NO neck cranks 


Scoring – for OVERTIME only

Takedown or Throw = 2 points
Sweep = 2 points
Pass opponent’s guard = 3 points
Mounted position = 4 points
Back Mount with Hooks in = 4 points
Back Mount knees on ground, opponent flat on stomach = 4 points (Additional 4 points are scored by putting the hooks in from this position)
Body triangle from the back = 4 points
Knee on stomach = 2 points

 To gain points for a position, the competitor must show clear control for 3 seconds (including takedowns and throws).


*PLEASE NOTE Refs will be able to re-start
any match on the feet due to inactivity*