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UGC VI official Tournament information

    Wed, 2005-06-29 06:29 — UGC

    Shidokan Germany announced the official date and location for the UGC VI today: the event will be held on September 24th in the Jahnhalle in 72116 Mössingen. So far the UGC attracted almost 100 athletes from Norway, England, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Germany, USA and China to compete in what promises to become one of the biggest and toughest Grappling events in all Europe! From today on all athletes can officially register to compete in the UGC. Athletes, who have pre-registered via our website so far, will all be allowed to compete and are allready listed in the field of competitors for this year.

    Please find the official tournament information attached to this e-mail and we kindly ask you to spread this information to your friends and affiliated clubs.

    Datum: 29.06.2005
    An / To:
    All Martial Arts Organizations,
    Fight-Teams and Athletes

    The time has come once again….

    ULTIMATE GRAPPLING CHALLENGE VI

    Annual Open European Championships Submission Wrestling and SHIDO MMA

    OSU,

    We hereby invite you to participate at the UGC VI, the annual Open European Championships in Submission Wrestling and SHIDO MMA of our Organization. This year`s championships are a true test of will and skill under the professional rules for a real "Ultimate" Grappling Championship. NO time limits and NO points in all "Advanced" Submission Wrestling bouts! The only way to win is via submission! We also announce that we host again fights for the European SHIDO MMA Grand Prix (C-Class), too and we hereby invite all Mixed Fight/Vale Tudo Teams to participate. We have attached those Rules and Weight Divisions to this Invitation as well as all necessary information about the UGC VI, e.g. Hotel Information etc. We have to inform you that we have limited the number of Athletes to 8 Fighters in each Advanced Weight Division (16 Fighters in the -76,9 kg Advanced Division) and we will handle inscriptions on a "first come - first serve" basis. In the "Beginners" Division there is no limit of participators, and we also ask you to send your children and junior students to this event.

    Please see our website at www.ultimate-grappling-challenge.com for further and detailed informations about this event.

    The four previous events have shown fighters from UFC, USS, ADCC, M1, 2H2H, Shooto, BJJ, Pancrace, Mixed Fighting and many other Top-Labels from four continents, like Andreas Schmidt, Rob Sulski, Cyril Diabate, Moise Rimbon, Ludwig Strydom, Remco Pardoel, Bartolome Aguilera, Filipo Stabile and many others! Be part of MMA History in Europe!

    We hope to welcome you and/or your Athletes soon in Mössingen for this Championship. If you have any questions or if you need any support (e.g. Visa) or further information please feel free to contact our office at any time.

    OSU

    Shihan Peter "Yamatodamashii" Angerer

    5th Dan Shidokan (Japan)
    Branch Chief Shidokan Germany

    ADCC Veteran 2001
    USS Veteran 2003
    SHIDO MMA Welterweight Champion 2001-2003, 2005

    UGC VI - Tournament Information

    Promoter: Shidokan Germany, Metzinger Straße 46/1, 72800 Eningen, Germany

    Contact: Shihan Peter Angerer, Internet: www.ultimate-grappling-challenge.com, e-mail info@ultimate-grappling-challenge.com

    Date: Saturday, September 24th 2005

    Place: Jahnhalle, 72116 Mössingen, Germany

    Participators: All Martial Artists of 6 years of age and older

    Registration Fee: Each fighter has to pay the registration fee at the Weight-In
    ∑ Children: 10 Euro per division
    ∑ Juniors: 15 Euro per division
    ∑ Adults: 20 Euro per division
    ∑ "Advanced" Adults: 25 Euro per division
    ∑ SHIDO MMA: 25 Euro

    Registration: Registrations will be accepted only with our official Fighter Application
    attached to this Information Package or via the online application form at
    www.ultimate-grappling-challenge.com and must be sent to us not later than
    September 17th via E-Mail, Internet or Mail

    Weight-In: Saturday, September 24th 2005, Jahnhalle, 09.00 a.m.

    Rules Meeting: 10.45 a.m.

    Fights start: 11.00 a.m.

    Finals: 8.00 p.m.

    Trophies: Prices and awards in the divisions:
    ∑ Children: Trophies for the winner, medals for 2nd and 3rd place
    ∑ Juniors: Trophies for the winner, medals for 2nd and 3rd place
    ∑ Adults: Trophies for the winner, medals for 2nd and 3rd place
    ∑ "Advanced": BIG trophies for winner, medals for 2nd and 3rd place
    ∑ SHIDO MMA: Championship Belt for winner, medal for 2nd place
    ∑ Special-Awards for: "Best Technical Fighter" and "Fastes Submission"

    Price Money: 250 € for the Winner of the Absolute Class in Submission Wrestling
    100 € for "Best Technical Fighter" (only "Advanced" division)
    100 € for "Fastest Submission" (only "Advanced" division)

    Absolute Class: Only fighters, who registered for their own weight division, can additionally
    sign in to fight in the "Absolute Class" (limited to 16 athletes)

    Hotel Information: Please contact our office for detailed hotel info. Please check also our website
    www.ultimate-grappling-challenge.com for more info.

    Liability Waiver: All athletes participate at their own risk. Each fighter has to proof a current
    medical insurance. Each team has to sign a Liability Waiver at the Weight-In.

    UGC 6 - Rules and Regulations

    Submission Wrestling "Beginners"

    Fight Time:

    The matches in the "Beginners" division will last the following durations:

    ∑ Children A: 3 minutes for each match
    ∑ Children B: 4 minutes for each match
    ∑ Children C: 6 minutes for each match
    ∑ Juniors A: 7 minutes for each match, 2 rounds in the finals
    ∑ Juniors B: 8 minutes for each match, 2 rounds in the finals
    ∑ Adults: 10 minutes for each match, 2 rounds in the finals

    Tournament Style:

    Double KO-System. The winner of each match advances to the next round. The loser of a match enters a second pool, where he can fight again against other athletes, who have lost their matches. If a fighter looses his second fight, he is out of the tournament. The winner of the second pool can fight for the 3rd place in his division. This gives every athlete at least two fights in this tournament!

    Age-/Weight-Classes:

    The following age- and weight-division will be in effect at this tournament:

    ∑ Children A female and male (6, 7 and 8 years old): -25 kg, -30 kg, -35 kg, +35 kg
    ∑ Children B female and male (9, 10 and 11 years old): -30 kg, -35 kg, -40 kg, +40 kg
    ∑ Children C female and male (12 and 13 years old): -40 kg, -45 kg, -50 kg, +50 kg
    ∑ Juniors A female and male (14 and 15 years old): -45 kg, -50 kg, -55 kg, -60 kg, +60 kg
    ∑ Juniors B female and male (16 and 17 years old): -50 kg, -60 kg, -70 kg, +70 kg
    ∑ Women (18 years +): -54,9 kg, -65,9 kg, +66 kg
    ∑ Men (18 years +): -65,9 kg, -76,9 kg, -87,9 kg, -98,9 kg, +99,0 kg

    If a division shows only two or less competitors the promoters will put the fighters of this division to the next higher/lower weight division.

    Clothing:

    Fight-Shorts or suitable Clothes. Dogi, Kimono, Wrestling Shoes, Rashguards or T-Shirts are optional. Kneepads etc. may be worn.

    Mat:

    Mat Area is 7x7 m, no cage or fence. If the fighters go out of this area the Referee will restart the fight in the center of the mat in the same position they were when they left the mat. If the fighters were standing they will start again facing each other standing in the center of the mat.

    Illegal/Legal Techniques and Points:

    The rules are modified for children, juniors and adults in the "Beginners" division. The following rules apply:

    Children A:

    1. No chokes are allowed
    2. No locks to the leg and feet are allowed
    3. No throws, where opponent will be thrown to the head or neck
    4. No manipulation of small joints (fingers and toes). At least three fingers or toes must be gripped.
    5. No attacks to pressure-points
    6. No neck cranks
    7. No grabbing in the face, to the hair or to the ears
    8. If a fighter can throw his opponent and ends up passed the the guard he will be awarded 2 points (1 point if the throw ends in the guard)
    9. Jumping to the guard will not be awarded with points
    10. If a fighter can escape the guard position by passing the legs completely and secure a dominant position (side mount, kesa-gatame), he will be awarded 2 points
    11. If a fighter can secure a mount position for at least three seconds with dominant control over his opponent he will be awarded 3 points
    12. If a fighter can secure a back mount position for at least three seconds with dominant control over his opponent he will be awarded 4 points
    13. The referee can stop the fight at any time, when a lock is applied properly or one fighter is too dominant over his opponent for the fighter`s safety

    Children B and C:

    1. Chokes are allowed in this divisions, but it is prohibited to close the windpipe with a grip of the fingers. No pressure with the the tip of the elbow to the throat.
    2. No locks to the legs and feet are allowed
    3. No throws, where opponent will be thrown to the head or neck
    4. No manipulation of small joints (fingers and toes). At least three fingers or toes must be gripped.
    5. No attacks to pressure-points
    6. No neck cranks
    7. No grabbing in the face, to the hair or to the ears
    8. If a fighter can throw his opponent and ends up passed the the guard he will be awarded 2 points (1 point if the throw ends in the guard)
    9. Jumping to the guard will not be awarded with points
    10. If a fighter can escape the guard position by passing the legs completely and secure a dominant position (side mount, kesa-gatame), he will be awarded 2 points
    11. If a fighter can secure a mount position for at least three seconds with dominant control over his opponent he will be awarded 3 points
    12. If a fighter can secure a back mount position for at least three seconds with dominant control over his opponent he will be awarded 4 points
    13. The referee can stop the fight at any time, when a choke or a lock is applied properly or one fighter is too dominant over his opponent for the fighter`s safety

    Juniors and Adults

    1. Chokes are allowed in this divisions, but it is prohibited to close the windpipe with a grip of the fingers. No pressure with the the tip of the elbow to the throat.
    2. No heelhooks or toeholds (twisters) are allowed
    3. Straight anklelocks and kneebars are allowed
    4. No throws, where opponent will be thrown to the head or neck
    5. No manipulation of small joints (fingers and toes). At least three fingers or toes must be gripped.
    6. No attacks to pressure-points
    7. No neck cranks
    8. No grabbing in the face, to the hair or to the ears
    9. If a fighter can throw his opponent and ends up passed the the guard he will be awarded 2 points (1 point if the throw ends in the guard)
    10. Jumping to the guard will not be awarded with points
    11. If a fighter can escape the guard position by passing the legs completely and secure a dominant position (side mount, kesa-gatame), he will be awarded 2 points
    12. If a fighter can secure a mount position for at least three seconds with dominant control over his opponent he will be awarded 3 points
    13. If a fighter can secure a back mount position for at least three seconds with dominant control over his opponent he will be awarded 4 points

    Penalties:

    ∑ Stalling = -1 Point
    ∑ Running away = -1 Point

    How you can win:

    The winner will be decided according to:

    ∑ If one competitor gives up or submits by tapping the leg, arm or verbally
    ∑ If referee feels one competitor is unable to defend himself or feels he is in danger, the referee will stop the fight and declare the winner
    ∑ If a fighter breaks the rules twice he will be disqualified by the referee
    ∑ In case of a draw, there will be an overtime, where the fighter, who scores the first point, will be declared the winner (sudden death rule)

    Winning by:

    ∑ Submission
    ∑ Referee Stoppage
    ∑ Points
    ∑ Disqualification

    Submission Wrestling "Advanced"

    Fight Time:

    There is NO time-limit for the fights and NO points will be scored! A fight ends only by submission, referee stoppage or disqualification.

    Tournament Style:

    KO-System. The winner of a match advances to the next round, the loser is out! The losers of the semi-finals will fight for the 3rd place.

    Age-/Weight-Classes:

    The following age- and weight-division will be in effect at this tournament:

    ∑ Women (18 years +): -54,9 kg, -65,9 kg, +66 kg
    ∑ Men (18 years +): -65,9 kg, -76,9 kg, -87,9 kg, -98,9 kg, +99 kg, Absolute Class

    If a division shows only two or less competitors the promoters will put the fighters of this division to the next higher/lower weight division.

    Clothing:

    Fight-Shorts or suitable Clothes. Dogi, Kimono, Wrestling Shoes, Rashguards or T-Shirts are optional. Kneepads etc. may be worn.

    Mat:

    Mat Area is 7x7 m, no cage or fence. If the fighters go out of this area the Referee will restart the fight in the center of the mat in the same position they were when they left the mat. If the fighters were standing they will start again facing each other standing in the center of the mat.

    Illegal/Legal Techniques:
    The following rules apply in the "Advanced" division:

    ∑ All throws and takedowns are permitted
    ∑ All locks and chokes are permitted
    ∑ No closing the windpipe with the hand
    ∑ No touching the groin area
    ∑ No grabbing to the face, eyes, hair or ears
    ∑ No fishhooking
    ∑ No eyegouging
    ∑ No attacks to pressure points
    ∑ No small joint manipulations (grab at least three fingers or toes)
    ∑ No punching and kicking

    Penalties:

    ∑ Stalling = -1 Point
    ∑ Running away = -1 Point
    ∑ If a fighter cummulates three penalties during a match, he will be disqualified

    How you can win:

    The winner will be decided according to:

    ∑ If one competitor gives up or submits by tapping the leg, arm or verbally
    ∑ If referee feels one competitor is unable to defend himself or feels he is in danger, the referee will stop the fight and declare the winner
    ∑ If a fighter breaks the rules twice he will be disqualified by the referee
    ∑ In case of a draw, there will be an overtime, where the fighter, who scores the first point, will be declared the winner (sudden death rule)

    Winning by:

    ∑ Submission
    ∑ Referee Stoppage
    ∑ Disqualification
    ∑ Points

    European SHIDO MMA Grand Prix (C-Class)

    Fight Time:

    Each match goes for two (2) rounds of five (5) minutes duration with a one (1) minute intervall.

    Tournament Style:

    There is only one match in every weight division with selected fighters from Europe, to determine the new European SHIDO MMA Grand Prix winner in each division.

    Age-/Weight-Classes:

    Men (18 years +): -70 kg, -77 kg, -84 kg, -93 kg, -120 kg

    Clothing:

    Fight-Shorts only. All athletes must wear a groin-cup and a mouth-piece. Official gloves will be provided by the promoter. No bandages, pads or other equipement is allowed.

    Mat:

    Mat Area is 7x7 m, no cage or fence. If the fighters go out of this area the referee will restart the fight in the center of the mat in the same position they were when they left the mat. If the fighters were standing they will start again facing each other standing in the center of the mat.

    Legal Techniques:
    ∑ Any kind of choke (except for using the hand for closing the windpipe).
    ∑ Any armbar, shoulderlock or wristlock
    ∑ Any leglock or anklelock
    ∑ Heelhooks and twisters are permitted
    ∑ Any throws and takedowns
    ∑ Kicks and kneestrikes to the head, body, arms and legs during stand-up fighting
    ∑ Punches to the head, body, arms and legs during stand-up fighting
    ∑ Ellbow strikes to the body, arms and legs during stand-up fighting
    ∑ Punches, kicks, ellbowstrikes and kneestrikes to the body, arms and legs during ground fighting

    Illegal Techniques:
    ∑ Neck cranks
    ∑ No slamming
    ∑ No stomping on the feet or hands of the opponent
    ∑ No eye gouging or fish hooking
    ∑ No grabbing the ears
    ∑ No hair pulling
    ∑ No finger or toe holds
    ∑ No thumbing
    ∑ No scratching and pinching
    ∑ No biting
    ∑ No touching groin area
    ∑ No slippery substances allowed on body or clothing

    Securing Points:
    ∑ All fights will be scored by a 10-Point-Must System by 3 (three) Judges
    ∑ In case of a draw in a match the Referee will declare the winner

    How you can win: The winner will be decided according to:
    ∑ If one competitor gives up or submits by tapping the leg, arm or verbally
    ∑ If one competitor gets knocked out or is unable to continue the fight in a proper way
    ∑ If Referee feels one competitor is unable to defend himself or feels his life is in danger, the Referee will declare the winner
    ∑ If a Fighter breaks the rules twice he will be disqualified by the Referee

    Winning by:
    ∑ Submission
    ∑ KO/TKO
    ∑ Disqualification
    ∑ Points
    ∑ Referee Decision

    UGC VI - Fighter Application

    Please register the following athlete to compete in the ULTIMATE GRAPPLING CHALLENGE VI - Open European Championships on September 24th 2005 in Mössingen/Germany (please use one sheet for each Athlete).

    First Name:________________________________________________________________________

    Last Name:________________________________________________________________________

    Fight Name:_______________________________________________________________________

    Country:__________________________________________________________________________

    Fight-Team:_______________________________________________________________________

    Address:__________________________________________________________________________

    _________________________________________________________________________________

    Phone:_________________________________ Fax:_________________________________

    Age:___________________________________ Weight (kg):___________________________

    Sex: q Female q Male Date of Birth: _________________________

    The Athlete competes in: q Submission Wrestling q SHIDO MMA

    Weight-Division(s): _________________________________________________________________

    The athlete will follow the rules of the tournament and will be present at the Weight-In. The athlete will pay his registration fee(s) at the entrance to the hall (competitor registration).

    Attention: For every two competitors of a team 1 (one) coach will get free entrance to the venue. There is a maximum of 3 (three) coaches per team. All other accompanies have to pay an entry fee and will be seated.

    ____________________________________
    Date, Place

    ____________________________________ ______________________________
    Signature of Athlete Signature of Coach/Manager

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