The Pan American Championships are open to men, women and youth 5-17 years old.
The following information is listed in order. Click read more below for complete information.
Online Registration Form
Downloadable Event Package
Printable Registration Form
Printable Team Rosters
How to Enroll
Weigh-in locations and information
Coaches Registration Information
Rated Season Points
Air and Ground Transportation (Airfare as low as $72 roundtrip!)
Food & Beverages
No-Gi Submission Grappling Weight Classes, Divisions & Point System
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Team Roster for Men & Women
Executives/Master/ Kids Roster
Hall of Champions
Long Beach City College
4901 East Carson St.
Long Beach, CA 90808
Map & Driving Directions
Men, Women & Teens: $65
Kids Division (5-12)
1 Division $45
Spectators tickets $10
At the Door Registration - $20 late fee
Enrollment (3 options)
1) Mail a signed Registration Form along with a money order or check made payable to:
GTA Tournaments and mail to: 1010 Aviation Blvd., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(Note: Mail-in registration must be postmarked no later than Saturday May 27)
2) Register online: (Credit Card or Pay Pal)
(Note: Online registration must be completed by Wednesday May 31st)
3)Night before or day of Registration:
Weigh-Ins (2 options):
(There will be no weight allowance. If an athlete is within 3 pounds of their weigh class they will have until 1 hour before their scheduled division to make weight)
1) Friday, June 2nd, 2006 between 10am-9pm at:
OTM Fight Shop: 1010 Aviation Blvd, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Driving directions for FRIDAY 10am-9pm Weigh-ins.
2) Saturday, June 3rd, 2006 by your divisions scheduled deadline time at the tournament location.
See schedule below for deadline times. (Anyone arriving after deadline will be penalized an additional $20 if the division has not started yet.)
Driving directions for Saturday Weigh-ins and Tournament
Weigh-ins will close and you will be disqualified if you are not present by the below listed times.
Note: This is the earliest a division will be called. It does not necessarily reflect the actual fight time.
No-Gi Submission Grappling
Children (5-12): 9:30am
Men Advanced: 10am
Executive/Master Men: 10am Men Novice: 10am
Teens (13-17): 12:30pm
Men Beginners: 3pm
Men Intermediate 5pm
RATED Season Point Accumulation Grappling Ratings
5 Star Rated Event
All competitors that place in the top four places will be awarded Rating points for the season tally.
Hotel Huntington Beach is the official event hotel. There is an abundance of shopping, dining, night life, and more right across the street from the hotel.
$69 a night for 4 persons.
(714) 891-0123 (Group code= GTA)
7667 Center Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92647-3073
Hotel HB Information & Booking
Holiday Inn is close and has rooms available
Holiday Inn Information & Booking
You can fly into Long Beach Airport, John Wayne Airport or Los Angeles International.
If you Fly into Long Beach it is 2 blocks from tournament location and the best airfare deals are on Jet Blue Airlines Holiday Inn offers a free shuttle to and from the airport and tournament location per request.
If you fly into John Wayne Airport, the Hotel Huntington Beach is offering a free shuttle to and from the airport and tournament location.
If you fly into LAX you will definitely want a Rental car as it is 24 miles away from tournament location. LAX to Long Beach City College Map
HERTZ Rent a Car will be offering economy cars at LAX for only 22.99 a day. Call (800) 654-2240 for more information and booking. Group code: CV022J1538 (Grappling Tournaments)
Free shuttle to and from Hotel Huntington Beach and the John Wayne Airport. You can catch one bus straight to the tournament.
From LAX Airport: Definately rent a car.
The Tournament will have a full service food stand as well as serving Silvio's Brazilian BBQ & Sambazon Acai.
No-Gi Submission Grappling Rules - Updated 2006 Season
No-Gi Skill Levels:
Novice: Less than 9 months
Beginner: Nine months to 18 months
Intermediate: 18 months to 3 years
Advanced: More than 3 years
Children/Teens: Beginner = Less than 12 months - Advanced = 12 months or greater
Women: Beginner - Less than 12 months - Advanced - 12 months or greater
Executive: 30-39 years - Beginner = Less than 12 months - Advanced = 12 months or greater
Masters: Over 40 years - Beginner = Less than 12 months - Advanced = 12 months or greater
Length of Matches:
Novice: 4 minutes
Beginner: 4 minutes
Intermediate: 5 minutes
Advanced: 6 minutes
Children 3 minutes
Teens 3 minutes
Women: Beginner = 4 minutes - Advanced = 6 minutes
Executive/Masters: Beginner = 4 minutes - Advanced = 5 minutes
Men's No-Gi Weight Classes:
Flyweight: 139.9 lbs. and below
Featherweight: 140-149.9 lbs.
Lightweight: 150-159.9 lbs.
Welterweight: 160-169.9 lbs.
Middleweight: 170-179.9 lbs.
Cruiserweight: 180-189.9 lbs.
Light-Heavyweight: 190-199.9 lbs.
Heavyweight: 200-209.9 lbs.
Superweight: 210 lbs. and over
Childrens No-Gi Weight Classes: Note: Children are matched as closely as possible
Bantamweight: 50 lbs. and below
Flyweight: 50-59.9 lbs.
Featherweight: 60-69.9 lbs.
Lightweight: 70-79.9 lbs.
Welterweight: 80-94.9 lbs.
Middleweight: 94-109.9 lbs.
Cruiserweight: 110-124.9 lbs.
Heavyweight: 124 lbs. and over
Teen No-Gi Weight Classes:
Lightweight: 114.9 lbs. and below
Welterweight: 115-129.9 lbs.
Midldeweight: 130-149.9 lbs.
Cruiserweight: 150-169.9 lbs.
Heavyweight: 170 lbs. and over
Women's No-Gi Weight Classes:
Class A: 119.9 lbs and below
Class B: 120-134.9 lbs.
Class C: 135-149.9 lbs.
Class D: 150 lbs. and over
Women's Absolute: Open Weight, Open Skill
Executive & Masters No-Gi Weight Classes:
Lightweight: 159.9 lbs and below
Middleweight: 160-179.9 lbs.
Cruiserweight: 180-199.9 lbs.
Heavyweight: 200 lbs. and over
Takedown landing in Half or Full Guard: 2 points
Takedown to Side Control or Mount: 3 points
Sweep or Reversal w/ legs: 2 points
Passing Opponent's Guard: 3 points
Mounted Position: 4 points
Back Control w/ Hooks: 4 points
(All positions must be held for minimum 3 seconds)