I. Undercard

  • All Undercard Gi matches will be six-minutes and follow Jiu-Jitsu unified rules (IBJJF)
  • All Undercard No-Gi matches will be six minutes and follow the KASAI Point System (see below)

II. Main Card:

  • Super Fights
    • Main card Super Fights will be ten-minutes and follow the KASAI Point System* (see below)
    • Five-minute Golden Score overtime
    • Judges’ decision in the event of a tie*Unless otherwise agreed upon by KASAI and both fighter
  • Tournament
    • Format
      • No-gi bouts
      • Eight competitors
      • Two round-robin brackets of four
      • Three rounds, 6-minute matches that will follow the KASAI Point System (see below)
      • The competitor with the most points in each group will advance to the final
    • Group Scoring
      • Win by submission = 3 points
      • Win by points = 2 points
      • Draw = 1 point
      • Loss = 0 points
    • Final and Third Place Match
      • 6-minute time limit
      • 2-minute Golden Score OT
      • Judges’ decision if score is still tied after overtime

III. Rules:

  • KASAI Point System
    • 1 point – Submission attempt (near tap), takedown (no control)
    • 2 points – Takedown (three seconds control), sweep, and knee on belly
    • 3 points – Guard pass
    • 4 points – mount and back control with either conventional hooks or body triangle

    *No advantages will be awarded

  •  Legal Techniques:
    • Any kind of choke (except for using the hand to close the windpipe).
    • Any armbar, shoulder lock, or wrist lock
    • Any Leg Lock or Ankle Lock
    • Slamming can be used only in order to prevent a submission. Otherwise is considered as illegal.
  • Illegal Techniques:
    • Cervical and Neck Cranks
    • Striking of any kind
    • Eye gouging or fish hooking
    • Grabbing the ears
    • Hair pulling
    • Small joint manipulation
    • Scratching and pinching
    • Biting
    • Touching groin area
    • Hands, knees or elbows on face
    • Greasing
  • Match decisions shall be issued in the following forms:
    • Submission
    • Stoppage
    • Disqualification
    • Loss of consciousness
    • Score
    • Referee decision (Final and 3rd place match)

Match decisions shall be issued in the following forms:

  • Submission
  • Stoppage
  • Disqualification
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Score
  • Referee decision (Final and 3rd place match)


Submission:  When an athlete taps twice with his/her hand on the opponent, ground, or his/herself in a clear and apparent manner. When the athlete taps the ground twice with his/her foot, when arms are trapped by opponent. When the athlete verbally withdraws, requesting the match be stopped. When the athlete screams or emits noise expressing pain while trapped in a submission hold.


Stoppage: When one of the athletes alleges to be suffering from cramps, the opponent shall be declared winner of the match. When the referee perceives that a hold in place may expose the athlete to serious physical injury. When the doctor deems one of the athletes to be unable to continue a match due to injury rendered by the opponent using a legal hold. When an athlete presents bleeding that cannot be contained after being treated by the doctor on 2 (two) occasions, to which each athlete has the right for each injury and should be provided upon the referee’s request. When an athlete vomits or loses control of basic bodily functions, with involuntary urination or bowel incontinence.


Disqualification: When one or both athletes commit fouls.


Loss of Consciousness: The athlete shall be declared to have lost the match upon losing consciousness due to a legal hold applied by the opponent or due to an accident not stemming from an illegal maneuver by the opponent. Note: Athletes who lose consciousness because of head trauma should not be allowed to compete again in the same tournament and should be directed to undergo treatment from medical staff.


Scoring: The athlete with the most points shall be declared winner when the match has reached regulation time or in the event of the match being stopped due to both athletes suffering injuries.


Attire: Shorts or pants made of elastic fabric (should hug the body) should contain no pockets (or have them completely sewn shut), no buttons, no snaps nor any plastic or metal piece that presents risk of injury to the opponent. The length should be longer than mid-thigh but no lower than the knee. Shirts are mandatory. They must be elastic (should hug the body) and long enough to cover the waistline of the shorts.

*For fouls and code of conduct refer to IBJJF guidelines and rules book.