No-Gi Takedown Tournament Rules:
All wrestling, judo & sambo style takedowns are allowed. There is NO slamming or throwing your opponent on their head or neck. If/when you pick your opponent up you MUST deliver them safely to the mat.
How to win: The takedown tournament will follow a 'best 2 outta 3' style. You must take your opponent down twice before advancing forward in the bracket. You must take your opponent down to their hip, side, back, shoulders or butt and hold them for 3 seconds.
8 - 9 am: On-Site Reg. & Weigh-Ins for all Kids & Teens. Scales close at 9 am!
10 am: Start of Kids and Teens. Gi divisions; then No-Gi.
11 - 12 noon: On-Site Reg. & Weigh-Ins for Adult Gi. Scales close at 12 noon!
1 pm: Start of Adult Gi matches followed by Gi Absolute divisions.
1 - 2 pm: On-Site Reg. & Weigh-Ins for Adult No-Gi. Scales close at 2 pm!
3 pm: Start of Adult No-Gi matches followed No-Gi Absolute divisions.
5 pm: Approximate start time of the No-Gi takedown tournament. Must be weighed in by 2 pm!
All competitors can weigh-in Fri. or Sat. You can weigh-in on Fri, the night before the tournament from 5 -8 pm, or Sat. prior to the start of your division, within the cut-off times.
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Special Awards for Championships:
The Good Fight 2010 U.S. National Championships will award Samurai Swords to ALL 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners of each and every division...including winners of the Absolute divisions and the No-Gi Takedown tournament.
NEW!!! Tournament Format & Crowd Control
The Good Fight has adopted an improved set-up format to create more organization, better traffic control and a more professional tournament environment. Here are the 3 main areas that will help distinguish where you should be.
Competition & Mat Area: Only competitors, referees, scorekeepers & mat coordinators are allowed in the this area. No coaches, parents or spectators.
Warm-Up Area: This area is reserved for competitors and their coaches to warm up. Competitors must wait in the warm-up area before they are called for their match.
Spectator Area: This area is for all spectators; including parents, friends, family, coaches & teammates.