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OTM NorCal Hero's Tournament May 26

    Tue, 2007-05-15 07:27 — Gumby

    The OTM NorCal Hero’s Tournament

    Saturday, May 26 in Union City

    Brought to you by in association with One World Martial Arts

    A No Gi Tournament for the Bay Area!

    I have literally traveled around the globe to cover submission grappling and as a lifelong resident of the Bay Area I’m proud to say that some of the top talent in the world resides right here at home. Most often to prove it athletes have had to hit the road to compete, when there is an incredible potential for competition right here at home. That’s why we’re bringing you the first NorCal Hero’s Tournament to the Bay Area. We’ve partnered with our friends at One World Martial Arts to bring to you the first local, affordable Submission Grappling Tournament in the the greater Bay Area. –Gumby OTM Founder

    Due to popular demand, we've added online registration:

    I'll have an informational web page up soon, and I'll include a pre-registration list so you can see the potential for competition in your category.

    More information soon!

    The NorCal Hero’s Tournament will feature children’s divisions, men and women of all skill levels.

    Children 16 and under are welcome to participate, we’ll have two skill levels. Children will be bracketed according to size and every child will have at least two matches.

    Adults will have three skill levels (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced)

    Men’s weight classes will work on the basis of MMA bracketing 145, 155, 170, 185, 205, 225 and Over

    Women will have two weight divisions Above and Below 135

    Weigh Ins will take place at the event all day, or the day before at the OTM Fight Shop or OneWorld Martial Arts.

    Tentative Schedule

    9:00 AM-11:00 AM Kids
    11:00 AM- 1:00 PM Beginners
    1:00 PM- 3:00 PM Intermediate
    3:00 Advanced

    And we’ll turn you out in time to watch the UFC!

    For more information, e-mail or drop by the OTM Fightshop in San Jose. Pre-registration is just $25! Or $40 day at the door.

    Spectators free with canned good donation.

    One World Martial Arts features a state of the art facility and 1900 square feet of mat space!
    33415 Western Ave, Union City CA

    The OTM Fight Shop in San Jose is your one stop shop in the Bay Area for all of your Fighting, Competition and Fashion Needs
    1020 The Alameda San Jose, CA


    Illegal Techniques (All divisions)
    Referee may warn, deduct a point, or outright disqualify at his or her discretion
    No slamming (all takedowns except those that impact directly on head ok)
    No intentional grabbing of clothes
    No small joint manipulation
    No Fish hooking
    No eye gouging
    No neck cranks
    No striking of any kind
    No heel hooks or twisting knee locks of any kind

    Scoring (Control must be established for 3 seconds)
    Mount, Back: 4 points
    Pass Guard: 3 points
    Takedowns, Sweeps (NOT Reversals) 2 Points

    4 minute time limits
    Only straight ankle locks permitted
    No wrist locks
    No smother type chokes
    No attacking the knee
    Referee may stop match on a “catch”

    Recommended for 18 months or less of training (white, new blue belts)
    5 minute time limits
    Only straight ankle locks permitted
    No wrist locks
    No smother type chokes
    No attacking the knee

    Recommended for under four years (Blue, new purple belts)
    6 minute time limits
    Straight Ankle locks, inside toe hold permitted
    Wrist locks allowed
    No attacking the knee
    Smother chokes okay

    Recommended for four years and above (purple, aspriring cage fighters)
    7 minute time limits
    Straight Ankle locks, inside toe hold permitted
    Wrist locks allowed
    Straight knee bars allowed
    Smother chokes okay
    All Advanced Finals will take place on center mat with referee and judge and will be included on DVD.

    Tap Rule:
    If you give any indication to the referee you have submitted including yelling out something unintelligible or in pain, the match will be halted and your opponent will be awarded a submission victory. Moral of the story, don’t get caught in a bad situation, and if you do, practice your poker face!

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