The Original Subfighter Tournament...
Gain Experience, Save Money, Better Jiu Jitsu!
This is a Gi Competition Event - 2 Matches Guaranteed
Medals given for 1st-3rd Places
Team Award Given for 1st-3rd Place Overall Team
Points awarded for placing only, as follows:
Adult & Kids White Belt Divisions: 1st= 3pts, 2nd= 2pts, & 3rd= 1pt
Adult Blue & Kids Yellow Belt Divisions: 1st= 6pts, 2nd= 4pts, & 3rd= 2pts
Adult Purple+ & Kids Orange+ Belt Divisions: 1st= 9pts, 2nd= 6pts & 3rd= 3pts
Location: Santa Ana High School 5200 W Walnut St, Santa Ana, Ca 92701
Weigh-in’s: (Without Gi & 1lb allowance given)
Saturday 8/19 from 1030am to 1230pm (tentaively)
Russ Miura Jiu Jitsu Academy - 23482 Peralta Dr #F Laguna Hills, Ca 92653
*If Your gym is interested in Hosting, Please email
or call Russ Miura at 559-304-5935
Sunday 8/20 from 7:30-9am
Santa Ana High School - 5200 W Walnut St, Santa Ana, Ca 92701
More schedule & tentative bracket info will be emailed to all registered competitors prior to event
***IF YOU ARE NOT WEIGHED IN BY SUNDAY AT 9am YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED & No Refund will be Given***
[Coaches bringing teams from out of state/town: Please contact Russ Miura 559-304-5935 for special weigh-in arrangements or email us at ]
We are an mixed-age tournament, we get everyone from kids and teens to people over 50+. All competitors will be Required to sign a waiver. Competitors under 18 will need a parent/guardian to sign a waiver & turn in at weigh in's or you will not compete - NO EXCEPTIONS
Event Pricing & Registration $50 Pre-Registration through 8/1, then $65 - Free Frooty Acai bowl for all registered competitors
***Email for Family discount info for 3 or more competitors from the Same Family***
There will be NO Online Registrations accepted after 8pm 8/19,
To Register after 8pm 8/19, please email or call Russ 559-304-5935 to request
Spectators: Adults $10, Kids 12 or Under $5 - Proceeds go to the Santa Ana High School Wrestling Program
Please email any registration corrections, Including names of coaches attending to by 8pm on 8/19.
2 Coaches Wristbands will be issued Per Team, If additional Coaches bands are needed,
Please let us know by 8/19 & they can be issued for $10 each
If you register & then become injured, we can refund your registration fee if you email request prior to 8/19, otherwise we can credit you for a future event. For any other reasons for requesting a refund, only credits will be issued for any future event. No Refunds will be issued.
PLEASE GO OVER OUR RULES BELOW. We run our events differently from the IBJJF and other organizations. Our rules are simple and based on our experience at keeping people safe. We’re passionate about supporting all grapplers by providing affordable events where you get more matches and a chance to improve your techniques and get experience. Our format allows you to relax, focus on the fight, and have fun!
Experience Level For This Tournament:
Men, Women, & Kids (6+) - ALL Belts
*Weight Classes - Kids (lbs) We strongly discourage weight cutting for kids & will group based on Actual weights after weigh ins close
50lbs & under, 60lbs, 70lbs, 80lbs, 90lbs, 100lbs, 110lbs, 120lbs, 130lbs, 130lbs+
*Weight Classes - Women (lbs)
115lbs & under, 130lbs, 145lbs. 160lbs, 160lbs+
*Weight Classes – Men (lbs)
135lbs & under, 150lbs, 165lbs, 180lbs, 195lbs, 195lbs+ (we will split Heavy Weights into multiple divisions depending on # of competitors)
Uniform: Any color Gi is allowed with belt. Fight/Board Shorts, Spats, or Tights; or Any color short, long sleeve rash guard or form fitting shirt are allowed, but optional under the Gi. No loose or baggy shirts. No open pockets, hard plastic, or metal allowed on any clothing. Head gear, cups, & knee/ankle supports (no metal or hard plastic) are allowed, but optional.
Point System: Takedown 2 – Sweep 2 – Pass Guard 3 – Mount 4 – Back Mount with hooks or triangle 4, Referee will not award points until they feel control is completely established. No “advantages,” you must score real points to win, No “knee on belly” points.
Illegal Techniques: All Divisions – No slamming or spiking of opponent, No cow hoofs or small joint manipulation, no can opener neck cranks, no striking, no twisting leg locks (toe holds, heel hooks), no disrespectful or foul language during match, no pulling off the mat to avoid a submission, no windpipe chokes or using thumb or hands on neck close to windpipe, & no continuous stalling (repeatedly avoiding action).
Legal Techniques: All takedowns (double & single leg, judo throws & sweeps, fire-mans, Greco Roman techniques), All Arm locks (armbar, kimura, americana), All Chokes (triangle, guillotine, darce, anaconda, rear naked, twister, head & arm), Straight leglocks/ankle locks (kneebars, footlocks, & calf slicers as long as the lock is straight).
If you do not comply with our rules, you will get 1 warning. Repeatedly going for illegal techniques or being belligerent to staff will result in disqualification and no refund will be given.
Match Lengths: All Kids Divisions 3 minutes each
All Adult Divisions 5 minutes each
Tie-Breaking: Because we do not use advantages or referee decision, occasionally a match will end with a tie in points. In this case, competitors will fight in Overtime. Overtime can be won by 1st takedown only. This can be a very exciting period in the match, so remember to work on your Take Downs!
Other Special Rules: We will do our best to separate competitors from the same school, however in the event that competitors are from the same school, and the coach does not wish them to compete against each other, a winner must be declared & decided upon in the staging area, prior to competitors being sent to the mat. This will automatically give one student a loss for that round, which could result in elimination based on prior matches. No matches will result in a tie. Referee’s reserve the right to stop the match at any time. A decision involving a referee's judgement is not to be questioned. We want this to be fun, safe, and exciting experience for everyone!
Competitor Etiquette: You are being held to a higher standard as a competitor, because it is You that determines the quality & success of the tournament. You must show respect to all other competitors, coaches, teams, the referee's & tournament staff at all times. Verbal disrespect or aggressive actions towards anyone will be grounds for disqualification from the tournament & No Refund will be given.
Coaches Etiquette: You are allowed to coach your athlete as much as you'd like, however NO derogatory or disrespectful remarks about any other competitor, coach, team, referee, or staff member will be allowed at Any time. As a coach, it is up to you to demonstrate respect for all different teachings and styles, and your students will follow. A decision involving a referee's judgement is not to be questioned. Technical questions (points not awarded, points awarded to wrong competitor, or other scoreboard issue) can be asked politely & respectively, however the referee makes the final decision.
Spectator Etiquette: All spectators are welcome & encouraged to cheer on their athlete, however we will not tolerate any booing or disrespectful remarks towards other competitors, coaches, spectators, referee's, or other tournament staff. All spectators are allowed to film and/or take pictures from the stands, but are not allowed on the mats or in the competition area. Only competitors, coaches, referee's & tournament staff are allowed on the mat area.
*We reserve the right to combine or mix n match weight/belt divisions, in order to bracket effectively. It is not unusual for some competitors to get 4 or 5 matches, All for our low registration price!
Do You Have Questions? Call Russ Miura: 559-304-5935, or email us at
Sun 8/20 Santa Ana High School
7:30-9am: Weigh Ins
10:15am: Rules Meeting
10:45am: Kids & Women's Divisions Begin
12:45/1pm: Black Belt Super Fight
1pm: Mens Divisions Begin (Starting w/Advanced)
This is just an estimate, any schedule changes
will be emailed to all registered competitors
after weigh in's close on 8/19