The Original Subfighter Tournament...
Gain Experience, Save Money, Better Jiu Jitsu!
This is a No 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:
Beginner Divisions: 1st= 3pts, 2nd= 2pts, & 3rd= 1pt
Intermediate Divisions: 1st= 6pts, 2nd= 4pts, & 3rd= 2pts
Advanced Divisions: 1st= 9pts, 2nd= 6pts & 3rd= 3pts
Location: Dana Hills High School 33333 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, Ca 92629
Weigh-in’s: (1lb allowance given)
Saturday 12/9 from 1030am to 1230pm (tentaively)
Russ Miura Jiu Jitsu - 23482 Peralta Dr #F Laguna Hills, Ca 92653
10th Planet Burbank - 4130 W Burbank Blvd, Burbank, Ca 91505
10th Planet HQ - 1314 South Grand Ave, Los Angeles, Ca 90015
10th Planet Oceanside - 1006 Mission Ave #E, Oceanside, California 92054
10th Planet Orange - 1832 N Tustin St, Orange, Ca 92865
10th Planet Spring Valley - 2705 Via Orange Way, Spring Valley, Ca 91978
10th Planet Van Nuys - 16760 Stagg St #218 Van Nuys, Ca 91406
10th Planet West LA - 1080 S La Cienega Blvd # 106, Los Angeles, Ca 90035
Riverside MMA - 6250 Brockton Ave, Riverside, Ca 92506
UFC La Mirada - 14920 La Mirada Blvd, La Mirada, Ca 90638
If Your gym is interested in Hosting, Please email
Sunday 12/10 from 7:30-9am
Dana Hills High School - 33333 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, Ca 92629
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 12/1, 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 11pm 12/10,
To Register after 11pm 12/10, please email or call Russ 559-304-5935 to request
Spectators: Adults $10, Kids 12 or Under $5 - Proceeds go to the Dana Hills High School Wrestling Program
Please email any registration corrections, Including names of coaches attending to by 12/10.
2 Coaches Wristbands will be issued Per Team, If additional Coaches bands are needed,
Please let us know by 12/10 & 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 12/10, 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 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 beligerant to staff will result in disqualification and no refund will be given.
Match Lengths: All Kids Divisions 3 minutes each,
Adult Beginner & Intermediate Divisions 5 minutes each, Adult Advanced Divisions 7 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: This is a Double Elimination Tournament. A double- elimination tournament is a type of tournament in which a
participant will have another match, regardless of the outcome of their 1st match, which stands to contrast to single elimination tournaments, in which in only one defeat, a competitor is eliminated from the tournament. Although some double elimination formats allow for an athlete to lose a match and still take 1st, at Subfighter, if you have lost a match, you are then dropped in to the consolation bracket meaning
the best you can place is then 3rd. (Only exeption is if your 1st loss is in the medal round for 1st/2nd, then you would take 2nd)
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, as safety is a main priority. 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 wil 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/experience divisions, in order to bracket effectively. It is not unusual for some competitors to get 3-5 matches, All for our low registration price!
Do You Have Questions? Call Russ Miura: 559-304-5935, or email us at