U.M.A. II BRITISH OPEN NATIONAL (No Gi) GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIPS
SUNDAY 7th DECEMBER
Belvedere Park, Belvedere Road, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire. DE13 0RQ England.
For All Grapplers and Groundfighters, whether your Jujitsu, B.J.J., Wrestling, Freestyle, Greco, Judo, Ne Waza, Sambo, Submission Grappling, Groundfighter, M.M.A. etc, do you want to test your Grappling and Groundfighting Skills outside your own comfort zone, then the U.M.A. Open National (No Gi) Grappling Championships are the Championships where you can put it on the line and test your skills to the max.
In 2007 Championships we had every style of U.K. Grappler and Groundfighter etc, from the above Arts mentioned, so if you want to test yourself and your skills etc, then Step Up and Represent on Sunday 7th December 08.
The U.M.A. Grappling Championships are unique where as all matches are 3 minuntes in duration, so you have to act and get down to business immedaitely, there is no time to stall, sit back, wait and try to take your time etc, you just don't have the time to do that, so it definately puts everyone to the test.
As others who have Competed at our No Gi Grappling Championships in December 2007 will inform you, its fast, competitive, technical, skillfull, and very exciting, the adrenalin fix and buzz you get putting it all on the line in such a short space of time on the mat is phenomenal, it is an Event you definatly don't want to miss.
Whether your a Novice or Seasoned Competitor, you'll have a great chance of being up there mixing it and rolling with some of the best in the U.K. today.
1/ Junior Boy: U35kg - U45kg - U55kg - U65kg - O65kg. Age up to 15 years old.
2/ Junior Girl: U35kg - U45kg - U55kg - O55kg. Age up to 15 years old.
3/ Senior Men: U65kg - U75kg - U85kg - U95kg - U105kg - O105kg. Age 16 years old and over.
4/ Senior Women: U60kg - O60kg. Age 16 years old and over.
5/ Masters Men: Open/Any Weight. Age 35 years old and over.
6/ Male Absolute Open/Any Weight. Age 16 years old and over.
(The Male Absolute is a Free Category which is Open to All Men 16+ who have Already Entered a Weight Category Only, and is Subject to Time
available to run this Free Category.)
• All Individaul Matches are by way of Elimination with Repechage, So every Competitor will be guaranteed a minimum of 2 matches even if they lose they're first match, as they then go through to the Repechage Rounds to compete for one of the Two Bronze Medal Positions, for the exception of the Free Category; the Male Absolute, which is Straight Elimination to the Final, and only if there is time to Run a Free Absolute Category.
1st Place Winner and Open Champion receives a Championship Gold Medal, Champions Winners Diploma and Championship Competitors Medal.
2nd Place Runner Up receives the Silver Medal and Championship Competitors Medal.
The Two 3rd Place Losing Semi Finalists both receive a Bronze Medal and Championship Competitors Medal each.
Every Competitor who Competes, regardles of whether they win or lose at the Championships will receive a Championship Competitors Medal.
Non Members: Individual Fighter Category Entry Fees.
(Payable by no later than the Closing Date: Wednesday 3rd December 2008)
•Juniors £12 per Category.
•Seniors £15 per Category.
U.M.A. Affiliate/Members Only: Individual Fighter Category Entry Fees.
(Payable by no later than the Closing Date: Friday 5th December 2008)
•Juniors £10 per Category.
•Seniors £12 per Category.
Optional Competitor Insurance from the U.M.A. is only an additional £5 per Registered Competitor, for Member to Member cover whilst Competing on the Day of the Championships should you not have any Competitor Insurance or Cover etc.
Competitors Age up to and including 15 years of age (Juniors):
• Tap Out/Referee Stoppage/Referee Decision/15 Point Spread/Forfeit/Default/Disqualification and All Eight Point Scoring Techniques.
Competitors Age 16 years old and over (Seniors):
• Submission/Tap Out/Referee Stoppage/Referee Decision/15 Point Spread/Forfeit/Default/Disqualification and All Eight Point Scoring Techniques.
• Arm and Shoulder Locks (Which must NOT be Applied in a Snapping or Jerking Motion).
• Straight Leg and Straight Ankle Locks (Which must NOT be Applied in a Snapping or Jerking Motion).
• Chokes (Except for using the Open Hand or Shin to Close the Wind Pipe) (All Chokes Must be Applied in a Squeezing Motion Only).
Points and Scoring System:
Win = Submission/Tap Out/Referee Stoppage/Referee Decision/15 Point Spread/Forfeit/Default/Disqualification.
4 Points = Throws (Throws Ends Clear of Guard or in Half Guard).
4 Points = Full Rear Mount with Both Hooks In: 3 Seconds.
3 Points = Takedowns (Takedowns Ends Clear of Guard or in Half Guard).
3 Points = Full Front Mount Position: 3 Seconds.
2 Points = Passing the Guard: 3 Seconds.
2 Points = Full Side Control Position: 3 Seconds.
1 Point = Sweeps and Reversals: 3 Seconds.
1 Point = Knee on the Stomach: 3 Seconds.
You Can Download the Entry Forms etc, and Pay your Competitor Entry Fees online from the U.M.A. Website.
Website: www.umauk.co.uk 
COMPETITOR ENTRIES WILL [B]NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE OR ON THE DAY OF THE CHAMPIONSHIPS[/B]