1. Athlete Submits from a submission or from strikes (physical or *verbal tap)
*Screaming out or audible expression of pain
2. Referee Stoppage
This will be done for Safety (unconsciousness or inability to intelligently defend and/or improve position) or Rule violations only.
Open hand strikes will be allowed when at least one competitor is deemed “down”. Down as defined is anything other than the soles of either combatant’s feet touching the mat.
Illegal moves: Biting, eye gouging, kicks, elbows and punches.
Digits (fingers and/or toes) must be control in groups no less than 3 per appendage.
As well, No gloves or groin protector will be worn.
All submissions will be allowed.
Regulation rounds will consist of one 10 minute match
Overtime will consist of 3 minutes rounds which the winner will determined by combining the control time of the 2 rounds.
*If a submission takes place in one of the overtime rounds, that round will be the end of the match and the winner will be determined by who has the fastest submission finish.
**If the submission time of both competitors is the same and the submissions took place in the 2nd overtime round, the winner will be determined by total control time during the 1st overtime round.
***If the submission time of both competitors is the same and the submissions took place in the 1st overtime round, a 2nd overtime round will take place and the winner will be judged based on that 2nd round.