Tournament Series 2022

The tournament series is divided into three different skillsets of Jiu Jitsu over four separate events.

Points are awarded to students depending on their finishing position in each event. The students with the most accumulated points in each of the belt categories at the end of the series, receive a trophy and have their names added to the Tournament Series plaque hanging in the dojo.


Little Champions only have one event, the Technique Tournament, and aren’t included in the series but are awarded medals at the end of their tournament.

Technique Division – Saturday, October 22 (10:00am start)
Little Champions
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  • We will be providing a partner for the Little Champions
  • Little Champions presentation
  • Little Champions technique – Bear hug over the arms from the rear, held high

Tournament Protocol

1. When called, competitor and their partner line up at the edge of the ring and bow simultaneously to enter the ring.
2. Competitor runs up to the judges, bows and then takes a horse stance to deliver their speech.

The speech consists of a greeting as follows, “Hello, my name is _____.”

3. When the centre judge nods, the competitor then thanks the judges and walks backwards to line up with their partner.
4. Students face each other and bow simultaneously to each other.
5. Competitor will demonstrate their technique (video below) and steps back into a guard stance.
6. When the technique is done the competitor holds their guard stance until their partner stands up into a guard stance of their own.
7. Students move to a ready stance where they bow simultaneously to each other.
8. Students then back out of the ring and bow simultaneously to exit.

Technique Division – Saturday, October 22 (10:30am start)
White to Brown Belts
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  1. It is recommended that competitors arrange to have a suitable partner for their demonstration. If this isn’t possible, we will assign a partner to the competitor
  2. All competitors are required to sign in by 10:30 am. Divisions will be run in order of rank.
  3. Competitors must be in uniform to compete.
  4. Competitors will demonstrate the technique assigned to their belt level.
  5. When called, competitor will position themselves on the spot that they will be demonstrating the technique assigned to their belt level (videos below).
  • Explanation of what to expect and what judges are looking for in the presentations

Tournament Protocol

1. Competitor bows and then takes a horse stance to deliver their speech.

The speech consists of a greeting as follows, “Hello Judges, my name is _____. With your permission I would like to demonstrate (name of technique).”

2. When the centre judge nods, the student thanks the judges, retakes their ready stance and bows.
3. Partner joins competitor and grabs him/her in the assigned hold.
4. Competitor will then demonstrate their technique in slow motion using dynamic tension until the throw or takedown but does not complete the throw or takedown and instead steps back into a guard stance.
5. Students restart the technique so it can be demonstrated with speed, focus, power and kiai.
6. When the technique is done the competitor holds their guard stance until their partner stands up into a guard stance of their own.
7. Facing the judges, competitor returns to a ready stance and bows.

White and Yellow Belt Technique

  • Bear hug over the arms from the rear, held high
Orange and Green Belt Technique

  • Two hands on one wrist
Blue and Purple Belt Technique

  • Two hands on lapel from the front, arms extended
Brown Belt Technique

  • Elbow grab from the rear
Sparring Skills Tournament – Saturday, November 19 (10:00 am start)
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  • The Sparring Skills Tournament focuses on individual sparring based skills. These skills will be demonstrated through a series of tests involving footwork, striking, balance and flexibility.
  • The events are scored separately and individual points are totaled to give an overall score at each belt level.
  • White and yellow belts will participate in the first 4 events only. Orange belts and higher will participate in all 5 events.
Event 1 – Footwork

Students will demonstrate footwork using an agility ladder. The number of properly executed steps in 30 seconds, without touching the ladder, will be counted

Event 2 – Speed Punching

Students will blast straight punches (jab/cross) for 30 seconds on a Wavemaster or Focus Mitt. Judges will count the number of proper punches. Punches must be straight and fully extended to be counted.

Event 3 – Speed Kicking

White and Yellow Belts – Students will blast front snap kicks off of the front leg on a focus mitt for 30 seconds. Foot must touch the ground between each kick.

Orange Belts and Up – Students will blast roundhouse kicks off the back leg on a wave master for 30 seconds. Foot must touch the ground behind the front foot between each kick.

Event 4 – Balance Kicking

Students must demonstrate proper roundhouse kicks of the front leg on a Wavemaster or Focus Mitt for 30 seconds. The kicking foot must not touch the ground and all kicks must be at least waist height in order to be counted. If the kicking foot touches the ground, two kicks will be deducted from the total for each touch.

Event 5 – Combinations (*Orange belts and up)

  • Specific combinations will be assigned to students dependent upon rank
  • Judges will count how many combinations are properly executed in a 30 second period
  • Combination descriptions are for left leg forward (orthodox stance). If student stands right leg forward, yellow texted items in descriptions will be for the right side.
Orange Belt Combination

* Left side in yellow

– Lead leg front snap kick

– Jab

– Cross

– Rear leg roundhouse kick

Green Belt Combination

* Left side in yellow

– Lead leg front snap kick

– Jab

– Cross

– Hook

– Uppercut

– Rear leg roundhouse kick

Blue Belt Combination

* Left side in yellow

– Lead leg roundhouse kick

– Cross

– Hook

– Cross

– Rear leg knee

– Rear leg roundhouse kick

Purple Belt Combination

* Left side in yellow

– Skip step lead leg roundhouse kick

– Cross

– Hook

– Cross

– Rear leg knee

– Rear leg roundhouse kick

Brown Belt Combination

* Left side in yellow

– Jab

– Cross

– Hook

Bob and weave (right to left)

– Hook

– Rear leg roundhouse kick

– Cross

Bob and weave (left to right)

– Cross

– Skip step lead leg roundhouse kick

Sparring Tournament – Saturday, November 19 (afternoon)
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❖ All divisions will take into account a students size, weight and rank. Please note that some students may be moved up a division due to size and experience, at the organizer’s discretion.

❖ Students are required to wear headgear, hand protectors, foot protectors and mouth guard.

❖ The tournament is double elimination so all students are guaranteed a minimum of two matches.

❖ When the Centre Referee determines that a point has been scored he/she will stop the match and ask the Corner Judges to determine if the point should count.  The Corner Judges, using red and white flags, will determine which student should receive the point.  The student to receive 3 of the judges votes (1 Centre Referee and 4 Corner Judges) will earn the point and the match will resume.  When one student scores three points the match ends.


  • Students are aiming to “tag” their opponent with a controlled and properly performed striking technique.  The aim to “tag” your opponent is essential as excessive contact or an intent to injure will result in warnings or disqualification.
  • Allowable Scoring Techniques
    • A technical kick or punch to the body that “tags” the opponent on the front or side of the body above the belt and below the shoulders.  Jabs or backfists to the body do NOT count for points
    • A technical strike that comes close to the helmet of the opponent above the shoulders but is NOT aimed towards the mask of the face.
  • Not permitted
    • Kicks or punches of excessive force or delivered with an intent to injure.
    • No strikes below the belt.
    • No strikes can target the mask of the face (i.e. jabs – backfist is a good alternative for a scoring strike to the helmet).
    • No intentional strikes to the opponents back.
    • No sweeps, trips or grabbing is permitted.
    • No running from the ring or turning your back to the opponent Arguing or disobeying the Centre Referee
  • When the Centre Referee determines that a point has been scored he/she will stop the match and ask the Corner Judges to determine if the point should count.  The Corner Judges, using red and white flags, will determine which student should receive the point.  The student to receive 3 of the judges votes (1 Centre Referee and 4 Corner Judges) will earn the point and the match will resume.  When one student scores three points the match ends.
  • In the event that a foul has occurred, the Centre Referee will stop the match and ask the corner judges to determine if a warning or disqualification should be awarded.  A small circle of the students colour by the Corner Judge’s flag indicates a warning, while a large circle indicates a disqualification.
    • First warning: No penalty
    • Second warning: 1 point deduction
    • Third warning: Disqualification

Grappling Tournament – Saturday, December 3 (10:00 am start)
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❖ All divisions will take into account a students size, weight and rank. Please note that some students may be moved up a division due to size and experience, at the organizer’s discretion.

❖ All students will be guaranteed at least 2 matches.

❖ Student’s must wear full uniform with gi top sleeves rolled down to wrist length

Orange and Green Belt Divisions
  • Each match will be 2 Minutes in length.
  • Each match will begin with both students on their knees.
  • No standing will be permitted at any time.
  • No contact to the mask of the face is permitted at any time.
  • 1 Point will be awarded for the following dominant positions held for 3 seconds: Cross Body, North and South, Scarf Hold
  • Points will be awarded for the following dominant positions held for 3 seconds: Back Mount and Mount
  • In the event of a tie after 2 minutes, there will be a one minute tie-breaking round. If the match is still tied after the extension, the referee will designate a winner based on a competitor’s offensive attempts.
Blue, Purple and Brown Belt Divisions
  • Matches will be 3 minutes in length
  • In the event of a tie after 3 minutes, there will be a one minute tie-breaking round. If the match is still tied after the extension, the referee will designate a winner based on a competitor’s offensive attempts.
  • Students will start from a kneeling position.
  • Standing will be permitted at any time.
  • If a match goes to a standing position, 2 Points will be given for successfully completing a takedown or reversal and maintaining top position for 3 seconds.
  • Direct pressure to the knee is not permitted.
  • No spiking or slamming of any kind is permitted.
  • No hand to the mask of the face contact is permitted at any time.
  • 4 points will be given for successfully maintaining the back mount or mount position for 3 seconds
  • 2 points will be given for successfully maintaining the knee on belly position for 3 seconds.
  • 1 point will be given for succesfully maintaining a cross body or scarf hold position for 3 seconds
  • 3 points will be given for successfully passing the guard and holding a dominant position for 3 seconds.
  • 2 points will be given for successfully sweeping an opponent from the bottom of guard and maintaining a top position for 3 seconds.
  • Controlled submission application (joint lock or choke) will result in an automatic win.
    • Illegal techniques: cervical locks, heel hooks and finger/toe and wrist/ankle manipulation.
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  • Little Champions
    • $10 plus HST
  • Junior Achievers (White/Yellow)
    • $25 plus HST for one event
    • $40 plus HST for both events
  • Orange Belt and Up
    • $25 plus HST per event
    • $80 plus HST for all 4 events

*Further 10% discount for additional family members

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