The Original Subfighter Tournament...
Gain Experience, Save Money, Better Jiu Jitsu!
This is a No Gi Competition Event
- Divisions: Beginner (0 - 2 years) & Intermediate (2 - 6 years)
- At Least 2 Matches Guaranteed
- Medals given for 1st-3rd Place
Location: Carlson Gracie Irvine - 1542 Edinger Ave Suite F, Tustin, Ca 92780
Saturday 6/12 10:30am - 12pm
Russ Miura's Jiu Jitsu Academy - 23482 Peralta Dr. #F, Laguna Hills, Ca 92653
Sunday 6/13 8am - 9am
Carlson Gracie Irvine - 1542 Edinger Ave Suite F, Tustin, Ca 92780
Rules Meeting: 9:30am, Matches tentatively start by 10am
We will email more info to all registered competitors the week before.
***IF YOU ARE NOT WEIGHED IN BY 9AM 6/13 YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED & NO REFUND GIVEN***
In order to compete or attend, you must not have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, or any other Covid-19 symptoms or have had close contact with anyone within 14 days that has had symptoms of or diagnosed with Covid-19.
[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 at weigh ins or you will not compete - NO EXCEPTIONS
Event Pricing & Registration: $60 if Pre-Registered online by midnight 6/12
(please bring cash or check only at weigh Ins)
Please email any registration corrections or weight class changes to by 6/12.
Coaches: 1 Free per gym, additional $10 each
Spectators: Adults $10 donation, Kids 12 & Under Free - Space is Limited
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:
Beginner (0 - 2 years experience)
Intermediate (2 - 6 years experience)
*Weight Classes – Men (lbs) Due to number of competitors registered, we have added weight classes
135lbs & under, 145lbs, 155lbs, 165lbs, 175lbs, 185lbs, 195lbs, 196lbs+ (we will split Heavy Weights into multiple divisions depending on # of competitors)
Uniform: Any color Fight/Board Shorts, Spats, or Tights. Any color short or long sleeve rash guard or form fitting shirt. 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 using thumb or hands on neck to close windpipe, no disrespectful or foul language during match, no pulling off the mat to avoid a submission, & 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, ezekiel, gogoplata, 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: 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 to interfere with the matches.
*We reserve the right to combine or mix n match weight/experience 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