U.S. Open (at IMMAE) Pre-Reg ends in one week!



U.S. Open of Submission Grappling & Pankration (August 29-30, 2009)

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Location:

Los Angeles Convention Center

1201 S. Figueroa St.

Los Angeles, CA 90015



Click here for registration, rules, weight divisions and competition schedule.







Click here to Register Now









Fees:

(Must Pre-Register on or before August 25th at Register Now or by mail for these prices)

*U.S. Open of Submission Grappling – Saturday Augsut 29th - Men, Women & Juniors - $60

**BOTH events for ONLY $80
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*1 day Spectator ticket: $10 (must purchase online or $20 a day) 2 day spectator ticket: $15



Pre-Registration Enrollment (3 options):

1) Mail a signed Registration Form along with a money order or check made payable to:

GTA Tournaments - Mail to: World Grappling Games - 15833 Chemical Lane Huntington Beach, CA 92649



Note: domestic mailed registration must be postmarked no later than Friday August 21st).



2) Register online: www.GrapplingTournaments.com



(Note: Online Registration must be completed by Wednesday, August 26th) or at OTM Fight Shop (Pre-Registration must be completed by Wednesday, August 26th).



3) Night before or day of Registration: $20 late fee will apply.

Show up to either weigh-in time to register.



Weigh-Ins (2 options):

Either OTM Fight Shop or Tournament Location. Note: There will be no weight allowance. If an athlete is within 3 pounds of their weigh class they will have until an hour and a half before their scheduled division to make weight.



Option 1: Day before Weigh-ins will be Friday, August 28, 2009 between 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. at OTM Fight Shop:

17424 Beach Blvd. Huntington Beach, CA 92647 – (714) 847-6786



REDONDO BEACH - 2414 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90278 – (310) 376-3586



RIVERSIDE -2410 Wardlow Rd. Corona, CA 92880 – (951) 340-3311



SACRAMENTO - 3223 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95816 – (916) 457-4686



SAN JOSE - 1020 The Alameda, San Jose, CA – (408) 280-0200



SAN FRANCISCO - 2800 Leavenworth St. Bld. B Ste. 123, San Francisco, CA 94101 – (415) 447-4132



LAS VEGAS - 3775 Spring Mountain Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89102 – (702) 383-0002



SAN DIEGO - 1020 Grand Ave. Pacific Beach, CA 92109 – (858) 270-5425





Option 2: Day of Weigh-ins you can also weigh-in the day you compete 1 hour 30 minutes before your scheduled cut off time at the tournament location. Complete information is available at www.GrapplingTournaments.com



U.S. Open of Submission Grappling & Pankration (August 29-30, 2009)

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Kids all divisions (5-12): 10am

Juniors all divisions (15-17): 11am

Advanced Executive (30-39) & Master’s (40+) Divisions: 10am

Advanced Men’s Divisions: 11am

Novice Men’s Divisions: 11:30am

Beginner Executive (30-39) & Master’s (40+) Divisions: 1:00pm

Beginner Men’s Divisions: 2:30pm

Women’s Divisions: 3:00pm

Men’s Intermediate: 4:00pm

Note: Open Divisions are held at the conclusion of all weight classes in that division. The Novice and Beginner open division is combined.





Coaches:

Coaches will be required to check-in online or by phone and provide a list of registered students to receive credentials. STRICTLY ENFORCED!



E-mail director@grapplingtournaments.com or call (310) 367-5678 for credentials or further info.



Schedule:



Weigh-ins will close and you will be disqualified if you are not present by the below listed times.



Note: This is the earliest a division will be called. It does not necessarily reflect the actual fight time.



U.S. Open of Submission Grappling - Divisions & Rules • Saturday, August 29th(Must be weighed in and ready to compete by listed weigh-in times.)



Kids all divisions (5-12): 10am

Juniors all divisions (15-17): 11am

Advanced Executive (30-39) & Master’s (40+) Divisions: 10am

Advanced Men’s Divisions: 11am

Novice Men’s Divisions: 11:30am

Beginner Executive (30-39) & Master’s (40+) Divisions: 1:00pm

Beginner Men’s Divisions: 2:30pm

Women’s Divisions: 3:00pm

Men’s Intermediate: 4:00pm

Note: Open Divisions are held at the conclusion of all weight classes in that division. The Novice and Beginner open division is combined.





U.S. Open of Submission Grappling Divisions & Rules • Saturday August 29th



Skill Levels: Novice: Less than 9 months

Beginner: Nine months to 2 years

Intermediate: 2 years to 4 years

Advanced: More than 4 years

Juniors: Beginner = Less than 18 months • Advanced = 18 months or greater

Women: Beginner - Less than 18 months • Advanced - 18 months or greater

Executive: 30-39 years – Beginner = Less than 18 months • Advanced = 18 months or greater

Masters: Over 40 years - Beginner = Less than 18 months • Advanced = 18 months or greater





Length of No-Gi Matches: Novice: 4 minutes

Beginner: 4 minutes

Intermediate: 5 minutes

Advanced: 6 minutes

Teens: 4 minutes

Women: Beginner = 4 minutes • Advanced = 6 minutes

Executive/Masters: Beginner = 4 minutes • Advanced = 5 minutes




5. Illegal Techniques in all divisions: No strikes, biting, eye gouging (includes chin to eye), head butting, small join manipulation (finger and toe locks), hair pulling, or ear pulling, neck cranks.



6. Slamming: ZERO tolerance on slamming. This is to avoid slamming to escape the guard and various submissions from the guard. A competitor will be immediately disqualified NOTE - Takedowns are not considered slamming, unless intent to injure is determined by the referee.



7. Neck Cranks and Twister: Neck cranks and Twister (wrestling guillotine) are only legal in the advanced division. Intermediate division may use the Twister setup to execute the banana split or calf slicer.



8. Takedowns and control: Any position must be held for a MINUMUM of 3 full seconds before points will be awarded. If you take your opponent down and Mount him you would receive 3 points for the take down AFTER 3 seconds AND then 3 more seconds for the 4 point mount. Therefore you must maintain the position for 3 seconds per set of points. Guard pass points are established when the opponent’s shoulders are flat on the ground and your legs are completely clear of their legs. If you go from standing to a guys back with BOTH his knees on the ground for 3 full seconds you receive 2 points for reversal.



9. Sweeps/Reversals: Reversal of position points are given when one opponent reverses from the bottom to the top position and maintained for a full three seconds. The reversal has to be used from your guard or in the immediate transition of someone passing your guard. For example if your passing my guard and I IMMEDIATELY put you on your back I receive reversal points. Note: Rolling someone over when you are mounted or in side control is an escape not a reversal.



10. No-Gi Attire: Boardshorts, fight shorts, singlets, or Gi pants are required. Rashguards, t-shirts, tank tops, Wrestling shoes, knee pads (non-medal braces), headgear, cups and mouth pieces are optional.



Code of Conduct -- We will be enforcing a zero tolerance rule on disrespecting, threatening with physical violence, or verbally abusing referees or staff at any time before, during or after the event. If any spectator, coach or competitor threatens or abuses the referee in any shape or form, they will be escorted out of the building.



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I plan on competing in this

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TTT for next weekend!

Is Ms. RaRa gonna be there? I would like to take a picture with her.

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