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United Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament 2005 Up-Date!

    Mon, 2005-04-25 06:33 — Charles Gracie

    United Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament 2005 Up-Date!

    Charles and Ralph Gracie would like to thank you for making last year`s
    tournament a very positive experience for everyone that competed in the
    United Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament.

    The Untied Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Tournament has been growing rapidly over the
    past four years; increasing in both spectators and competitors that attend
    our tournaments. Every year we strive to make the tournament more
    competitive, and take it to a higher level than the previous year.

    Charles and his brother Ralph have dedicated their lives to the
    fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in America. You have clearly seen their
    commitment and dedication in the United Gracie Tournament as it has
    overwhelmingly grown in the past few years.

    In the years to come you will see other tournaments, people, friends and
    families come and go from the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. However,
    Charles and his brother Ralph can promise you that they are here for the
    long-term, making the lasting commitment to a sport they live and love.

    It is their dream to unite all Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in America under one
    family for the benefit and the growth of the sport. Charles and Ralph have
    dedicated their lives to bring quality to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and the
    commitment to bring quality BJJ tournaments to the United States and the
    rest of the world!

    Once again we would like to thank you for making every United Gracie
    tournament a huge success and we look forward to seeing you at this year`s
    tournament.

    * BELOW WE ARE POSTING THE MOST FAQ:

    The 4th edition of the United Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament is
    starting to heat up.

    The United Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Tournament 2005 will take place on May 14th,
    2005 from 10:00am to 6:00pm at the Main Gym of San Francisco State
    University located at 1600 Holloway Ave. in San Francisco, California.

    1 - About Open Division / Champion of the Champions Division:

    This year we will have something new and exciting. Instead of the regular
    "OPEN DIVISION" for each belt, we will have the "CHAMPION OF THE CHAMPIONS
    DIVISION". This will be a championship within each ADULT belt division. To
    qualify for the Champion of the Champions a competitor MUST take 1st or 2nd
    place in their weight division. The Champion of the Champions division will
    have two weight classes, (181.0 lbs and under) / (181.1 lbs and over).
    White Belts will compete against other White Belts; Blue Belts compete
    against Blue Belts, etc... The United Gracie Team will be giving away a
    total of $4,000 cash prize to the Champion of the Champions winners, plus a
    Championship Belt and a New GI. Remember that the Champion of the Champions
    will be for the Adults Male Competitors Only!

    2 - Registration:

    This year you can make your registration by MAIL or ON-LINE!
    Reg. by MAIL: http://www.charlesgracie.com/tourn-regform.htm
    Reg. ON-LINE: submitted at http://register.unitedgracie.com

    Registration by MAIL: The Competitor MUST submits an" Individual Competitor
    Registration Form", "Signed Waiver "and the "Registration Fee" at the same
    time. NO EXCEPTIONS!
    http://www.charlesgracie.com/tourn-regform.htm
    Send completed Individual Competitor Registration Form, Signed Waiver
    Liability and PAYMENT to:

    Charles Gracie Academy
    7340 Mission St.
    Daly City, CA 94014

    Registration ON-LINE: The Registration On-Line and the Registration Fee
    MUST be submitted at http://register.unitedgracie.com at the same time. NO
    EXCEPTIONS!
    For more information: BJJTournaments@UnitedGracie.com or visit us at
    www.unitedgracie.com

    The EARLY registration deadline for "competitors" is Wednesday, May 5th
    2005 by Midnight.
    The FINAL deadline registration for "competitors and coaches" is Sunday,
    May 8th 2005 by Midnight.
    The payments MUST be done at the SAME time of registration, and we have to
    receive the registration form and payment NO later than May 8th. NO
    EXCEPTIONS!
    This tournament will charge only $10 admission for spectators. Children 5
    years old and under: FREE ADMISSION

    EARLY registration: May 5th 2005 by Midnight. NO EXCEPTIONS!

    Kids: $35.00 (4 years to 15 years old)
    Juniors: $60.00 (16 years and 17years old)
    Women: $60.00 (18 years and older)
    Adults: $60.00 (18 years and older)

    FINAL registration: May 8th 2005 by Midnight. NO EXCEPTIONS!

    Kids: $50.00 (4 years to 15 years old)
    Juniors: $75.00 (16 years and 17 years old)
    Women: $75.00 (18 years and older)
    Adults: $75.00 (18 years and older)

    3 Competition Schedules:

    Kids 15 years old and under all belts and weight classes Begins at 10:00am
    White Belt Juniors 16 and 17 years old Male and Female Begins at 10:00am
    Blue Belt Juniors 16 and 17 years old Male and Female Begins at 10:00am
    White Belt Adults, Masters, and Seniors Male and Female Begins at 12:00pm
    Blue Belt Adults, Masters, and Seniors Male and Female Begins at 3:00pm
    Purple Belt Adults, Masters, and Seniors Male and Female Begins at 12:00pm
    Brown Belt Adults, Masters, and Seniors Male and Female Begins at 3:00pm
    Black Belt Amateur Adults, Masters, and Seniors Male and Female Begins at
    3:00pm
    Amateur Champion of the Champions All Belts Male only Begins at 5:00pm
    Black Belt Pro Champion of the Champions All Belts Male Begins at 5:00pm

    4 - Scoring System:

    In order to receive the points the competitor must have control of your
    opponent for 3 seconds. Once you have the opponent controlled you will
    receive points. It is very important that the competitors keep an eye on
    the score board and the time so that the competitors can keep track of the
    fight.

    This year at the United Gracie Tournament we have eliminated the
    "ADVANTADGE" system for scoring all matches. In its replacement we are
    introducing the "SUDDEN DEATH" system.

    "12 Total accurate points" During the normal match time (NOT the Sudden
    Death Overtime!); the first competitor to score 12 points is declared the
    winner. The reason we have implemented this rule is that the purpose of
    Jiu-Jitsu is to submit or completely dominate your opponent. If a
    competitor scores 12 points in a match, we KNOW that this is a display of
    total dominance over the opponent and thus a victory. This rule also has
    the potential to increase the action of the match because a competitor will
    benefit by aggressively pursuing points instead of stalling. This is also
    adding to the enjoyment of spectators who like to see action filled fights.

    "Sudden Death" overtime is 2 minutes for White, Blue, and Purple Belts, and
    3 minutes for Brown and Black Belts.
    During the Sudden Death overtime, the fighter to score the FIRST POINT of
    any type is declared the immediate winner and the match is over. If no
    score is made by either fighter during the Sudden Death Overtime, then the
    referee will then determine and declare the winner of the match.

    "Holding onto two arms simultaneously" Competitors are NOT allowed to hold
    onto both of his opponent`s sleeves or arms simultaneously for longer than
    20 seconds without attacking. This rule has been implemented to prevent the
    recent trend of some fighters to grab both arms and hold on in an attempt
    to "STALL THE FIGHT".
    * This rule applies to all juniors and adults male and female divisions and
    belt ranks in the tournament.

    Scoring Points:

    THROWS AND TAKEDOWNS ----------------------- 2 points
    KNEE ON THE STOMACH ---------------------------- 2 points
    SWEEP & REVERSE FROM THE GUARD -------- 2 points
    PASSING THE GUARD --------------------------------- 3 points
    FRONT MOUNT POSITION --------------------------- 4 points
    BACK MOUNT POSITION ----------------------------- 4 points
    TAP-OUT END OF MATCH. The competitor is declared the immediate winner.
    ** 12 TOTAL ACCURATE POINTS` equals a win (see the details above of 12
    accrued points)
    ** SUDDEN DEATH applies if score is tied at the end of match (see the
    details above for Sudden Death definition)
    ** This rule applies to all junior and adult male and female divisions, and
    belt ranks in the tournament.

    5 - GI / Kimono:

    All competitors must wear a SOLID colored Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu GI (Kimono),
    either ALL WHITE or ALL BLUE in color. NO OTHER COLORS OF ANY KIND! No
    mixing of colors. Example; white pants and blue top or blue pants and white
    top, etc… will NOT be allowed.
    Competitors will compete with regulation GIs only. A regulation GI is four
    fingers cuff clearance and sleeves are to be no shorter than 4" from wrist
    between wrist and sleeve of GI.
    All male competitors are not allowed to wear any clothing underneath the GI
    including T-Shirts, Rash Guard, Sweatpants, etc…

    6 - Weigh-Ins Time and Location:

    Competitors, please note that weigh-ins will be conducted on the day of the
    tournament and on the mat before your first fight WITH THE GI ON. Remember!
    In the weight list the "GI" weight is already added, so make sure you are
    in the correct division.

    7 - Weight Classes: (With GI ON)

    Be aware that ALL COMPETITORS must show up at weigh-in with his/her GI ON.
    In the weight list the "GI" weight is already added, so make sure you are
    in the correct division. All competitors MUST bring a valid form of
    identification at the time of weigh-in.

    New starting this year CHILDREN: Age 4 to 15 years old. ALL KIDS must
    WEIGH-IN. We will have NEW weight divisions for all children. Children`s
    brackets are based on Weight Division, Age, and Belt Rank.

    New starting this year WOMEN: The weight divisions are divided into NINE
    (9) divisions.

    8 - Quick Check-In (Fast Way): Day before the tournament / Friday, May 13th
    2005.

    Competitors have the option of picking up the required "Competitor`s
    Package" (Event Entry Tickets, Queuing Card, Waiver Liability, and
    Tournament T-Shirt) the day before the tournament if they wish. This will
    allow them to bypass the normal line for the competitors at the check-in
    table the day of the tournament, and enter directly into the tournament
    site without waiting in line.
    You can pick up the competitor`s package the day before the tournament at:

    Charles Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy
    7340 Mission Street, Daly City, CA 94014
    Time: 10:00 am to 1:00pm / 2:00pm to 8:00pm

    9 - Referees:

    All referees MUST be a Black Belt. A referee should always respect fair
    play. He should see that all competitors display their techniques to the
    best of their ability. It is not enough for a referee to mechanically
    conduct a match. He must exert his best efforts in each match to conduct
    the match smoothly and professionally so that the results can be
    satisfactory to all parties. A referee must always do his best make a just
    decision and accept the full responsibility for that decision. A referee
    must be impartial and non-bias to all competitors, and never favoring one
    competitor over another. A referee will communicate instructions in English.

    10 Coaching Corner:

    ATTENTION: A Coach must submit an" Individual Coach Registration Form" to
    receive a coaching pass.

    http://www.charlesgracie.com/tourn-regform.htm

    Only Coach / Instructors will be allowed in the coaching corner and they
    must show a coaching pass to access this area. A Coach must submit an
    "Individual Coach Registration Form" to receive a coaching pass.
    Coach / Instructors Must be a Brown Belt or higher. Coaches or Instructors
    may accompany competitors onto the competition area, and MUST leave the
    competition area immediately after the competitor`s match.
    A chair will be placed on two corners of the mat for coaches one for each
    competitor`s coach. The coach must remain seated, and no moving of the
    chair from its predetermined location is NOT allowed. Coaches must obey the
    referee`s commands at all times. Failure to follow these rules may result
    in the PENALTY of the COMPETITOR being coached!
    Just to remind everyone, 3 penalties will result in competitor`s
    disqualification. Any complaints regarding referees should be directed to
    the "Chief Referee" AFTER THE MATCH.
    The following activities from a coach may result in a penalty:
    * Arguing with the referee.
    * Failure to remain seated on chair at all the time.
    * Encouraging illegal techniques.
    * Moving of Coach`s chair.
    * Unsportsmanlike-like conduct by coaches may result in competitor
    disqualification.

    11 Access to the Competition Area:

    Competition Area Access to non-competitors will be restricted to Promoters,
    Volunteers, Referees, Coaches, and Instructors with the proper
    identification pass. Coaches / Instructors may accompany competitors onto
    the competition area, and must leave the area immediately after the
    competitor`s match.

    12 - Volunteers:

    In order to run a smooth and organized tournament, the tournament
    organizers reserve the right to choose volunteers and reassignment.

    13 - Amateur Champion of the Champions Division $2,000 Prize "Adult Male
    Competitors Only!

    White Belt Amateur Light Weight (181lbs. & under). $100 Prize, plus a
    Championship Belt and a New GI.
    White Belt Amateur Heavy Weight (181.1lbs. & over). $100 Prize, plus a
    Championship Belt and a New GI.

    Blue Belt Amateur Light Weight (181lbs. & under). $200 Prize, plus a
    Championship Belt and a New GI.
    Blue Belt Amateur Heavy Weight (181.1lbs. & over). $200 Prize, plus a
    Championship Belt and a New GI.

    Purple Belt Amateur Light Weight (181lbs. & under). $300 Prize, plus a
    Championship Belt and a New GI.
    Purple Belt Amateur Heavy Weight (181.1lbs. & over). $300 Prize, plus a
    Championship Belt and a New GI.

    Brown Belt Amateur Light Weight (181lbs. & under). $400 Prize, plus a
    Championship Belt and a New GI.
    Brown Belt Amateur Heavy Weight (181.1lbs. & over). $400 Prize, plus a
    Championship Belt and a New GI.

    14 - Black Belt Professional Division $2,000 Prize

    The Winner of each division will receive $1,000 Prize, plus a Championship
    Belt and a New GI.
    Black Belt Pro Light Weight (181lbs. & under)
    Black Belt Pro Heavy Weight (181.1lbs. & over)

    We would like to thank all of the sponsors for supporting Brazilian
    Jiu-Jitsu and the United Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Tournament 2005!
    With their support the Sport and Martial Art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will
    continued. Its rapid growth in popularity.
    Please take a few minutes to visit our sponsors. The links are provided
    below. Visit the links and support our sponsors they will continue
    supporting the sport we all love.

    * American Home Mortgage: https://www.americanhm.com/index.aspx
    * Buffy Sparacino Bail Bonds: (408) 391-5926
    * Chronomix Timers: http://www.chronomix.com
    * Digital Edge: http://www.digitaledge.cc/new/
    * Invincible Safes: http://www.invinciblesafes.com/
    * Jiu-Jitsu Pro Gear: http://www.jiujitsuprogear.com/
    * Koral Kimonos USA: http://www.koralusa.com/
    * Preferred Building Business: (415) 861-6294
    * Red Bull: http://www.redbullusa.com
    * Roseville Health Wellness Center: http://www.rosevillehealthandwellness.com/
    * Sambazon: http://www.sambazon.com/
    * Service West: http://www.servicewest.com/
    * Sovereign MMA: http://www.sovereignmma.com/
    * Strategic Office Solutions: http://www.callsos.net
    * The Window Restaurant: http://www.thewindowrestaurant.com
    * Zebra Mats: http://www.zebramats.com/

    * The MATS and the TIMERS that we are going to use at the Tournament will
    be available FOR SALE special price at the end of day of Tournament. If you
    areinterested in buying, Please feel free to contact Zebra Mats and
    Chronomix Timers for more information.

    For additional info check out www.unitedgracie.com or call us directly and
    for questions concerning the rules can be address by calling Charles Gracie at:
    Tel: (650) 756-7579, Fax: (650) 756-1260 or by email:
    BJJTournaments@UnitedGracie.com

    United Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Tournament 2005!
    Saturday, May 14th, 2005!
    San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California - USA
    For more info: Phone: (650) 756-7579 Fax: (650) 756-1260
    BJJTournaments@UnitedGracie.Com / www.unitedgracie.com

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