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Rules & Guidelines Arte Suave Cup LLC

Uniform Guidelines
  • The Gis will not be checked or measured before the tournament, but the Arte Suave officials have the authority to disqualify competitors if their Gi displays inappropriate images or the Gi shows visible tears, is wet or dirty, or has unpleasant odors.
  • Competitors may wear a rash guard & shirt under their Gi.
  • For No-Gi Men divisions, athletes have to wear board shorts without pockets. Pockets are forbidden due to safety concerns. Metal or plastic of any kind that may hurt the opponent is expressly forbidden. Spats are allowed to be worn alone or under board shorts. Athletes can be shirtless. Competitors can wear a rash guard or a shirt of elastic fabric. This rash guard or shirt does not need to meet any color requirements.
  • For No-Gi Women divisions, athletes have to wear board shorts or elastic pants without pockets. Attached metal or plastic of any kind that may hurt the opponent is expressly forbidden on the board shorts. Athletes also have to wear a rash guard or a shirt of elastic fabric. This rash guard or shirt does not need to meet any color requirements. competitors cannot compete wearing a loose shirt of any kind.
Hygiene
  • Athletes presenting skin lesions or any other skin condition shall be directed to the tournament medical staff. Under any circumstances, the medical staff has the final say on whether to allow an athlete to compete or not.
  • Athletes’ finger and toe nails should be trimmed and short.
  • Long hair should be tied up so as not to cause opponents any discomfort.
  • Athletes will be disqualified if they are wearing hair dye or makeup that stains their opponent’s Gi or the mat surface during a match.
Weigh-ins
  • You must check-in and weigh-in anytime up to at least 1 hour before your scheduled start time. We ask that you make sure to be present in the venue at least 90 minutes prior your start time as well in case we are able to start applicable divisions ahead of time.
  • There will be a 1 pound allowance.
  • Athletes will be given multiple chances to weigh-in. 
  • Athletes who fail to make weight during the designated period will be disqualified from their selected division and moved to the appropriate weight class.
  • Athletes who are disqualified will not be eligible for a refund. It is the athlete’s responsibility to make the weight class they signed up for, or have changed to a higher weight class by that event’s change deadline.
  • Athletes are not required to weigh-in with their Gi.
  • An athlete who competes in both their Gi and NoGi divisions only has to weigh-in once.
Additional Requirements
  • Use of any foot gear, head gear, hair pins, jewelry or any other protector fashioned of hard material that may cause harm to an opponent or the athlete him/herself is forbidden.
  • The use of joint protectors (knee, elbow braces, etc.) that increase body volume to the point of making it harder for an opponent to grip the Gi are also forbidden.
  • Head bandages and headgear are permitted.
Match Duration
  • The time limit for every Adult fight in the tournament, including the round robin & the finals, will be 5 minutes.
  • The time limit for every Teens fight in the tournament, including the round robin & the finals, will be 4 minutes.
  • The time limit for every Kids fight in the tournament, including the round robin & the finals, will be 3 minutes.
Match Scoring
  • Arte Suave Cup matches follow traditional IBJJ point scoring: 4 for the mount, 4 for the back, 3 for a guard pass, 2 for a sweep, 2 for a take down, 2 for knee on stomach, and 2 for a solid submission attempt that was stopped out of bounds.
  • All positions must be held and controlled for 3 seconds.
  • This includes “Advantage” scoring.
  • A first penalty will result in a warning, a second penalty will result in the opponent being given 2 points, a third penalty will result in disqualification.
  • If a match finishes in a draw, the referee of the match will declare a winner by Referee Decision at their discretion.
  • A match will be deemed over immediately if a competitor taps out, screams, or verbally gives up during the match.
Registration
  • All ASC events are pre-registration only. Pre-registration will open months prior to the event and will close on the day before the tournament.
  • In order to register, you must fill the form in our registration section. After submitting your form, you must complete your payment.
  • Completing the form will not get you registered for the event if you do not compete the payment process.
  • We highly encourage you to read the information section on our website to familiarize yourself with important dates and information.
Tournament Format
  • ASC follows the round robin format in divisions with up to 5 competitors.
  • Single divisions will be bracketed as best of three.
  • Competitors from every division will be pooled with opponents within their own division.
  • If a competitor has to forfeit some of his matches, due to injury, his opponent will be declared the winner. We understand that competitors might have to forfeit matches, we expect competitors to complete all of their matches as respect to their opponents.
  • Because of the round robin format, teammates might end up being matched against one another. ASC officials will work diligently to make sure teammates do not fight. Depending on the number of teammates in a division, there might be no way to prevent it. Although we encourage teammates to face each other, we also understand that some competitors might refuse to compete against each other.
  • We will allow teammates to forfeit their matches. There has to be a winner to complete the brackets division.
  • In the case of tiebreakers, the following algorithm will be utilized in order: Most Wins > Most Submissions > Head To Head Match > Most Points Scored.
Absolute Division
  • ASC Absolute divisions are for adult competitors only
  • Absolute Divisions are single-elimination format for all tournaments.
Permitted/Illegal techniques

18 & Under Allowed (Grey Belt & up)

  1. Straight Arm Lock
  2. Rear naked choke
  3. Gi Chokes
  4. Kimura & Americana
  5. Guillotine Choke (Guard only)
  6. Ezekiel choke (Gi only)
  7. Triangle Choke (Pulling head)
  8. Omoplata
  9. Arm Triangle

18 & Under not allowed

  1. Groin stretch
  2. Neck cranks
  3. Standing Guillotine/Mounted Guillotine
  4. Ezekiel choke (No-Gi)
  5. Wrist lock
  6. Leg locks (knee bar/Heal Hook/Toe Hold/Straight Ankle/ECT)
  7. Jumping Guard
  8. Twister
  9. Slamming (Takedown)
  10. Slamming (Guard/Submission)
  11. Scissor Takedown
  12. Bicep/Calf Slicer
  13. Knee Reap
  14. Ezekiel choke (No-Gi)
  15. Single Handed Choke

Children division white belt

  • No submissions are allowed for White Belt under 12 years of age

Adult White Belt/Beginner Division Permitted Techniques

  1. Straight Arm Lock
  2. Rear Naked Choke
  3. Arm Triangle
  4. Gi Chokes
  5. Eziekial Chokes (Gi & No-Gi)
  6. Straight Ankle (No-Gi & Gi)
  7. Triangle Choke (Pulling head)
  8. Omoplata
  9. Guillotine (Guard Only)
  10. Single Hand Choke

Adult White Belt/Beginner Division Illegal Techniques

  1. Groin Stretch
  2. Wrist lock
  3. Neck Crank
  4. Heal Hook/Reaping/Toe hold/Knee Bar
  5. Jumping Guard
  6. Twister
  7. Calf/Bicep Slicer
  8. Slamming (Submission/Guard/Take down)
  9. Scissor Takedown
  10. Standing Guillotine/Mounted Guillotine

Adult Intermediate (Blue & Purple Belt) Division Permitted Techniques

  1. Wrist Lock
  2. Guillotine (Guard Only)
  3. Straight Ankle (Gi & No-Gi)
  4. Omoplata
  5. Kimura/Americana
  6. Single Handed Choke
  7. Gi Choke
  8. Ezekiel Choke (Gi & No-Gi)
  9. Arm Triangle
  10. Straight Arm Lock
  11. Rear Naked Choke
  12. Triangle (Pulling Head)
  13. Jumping Guard
  14. Standing Guillotine/Mounted Guillotine
  15. Scissor Takedown (No-Gi Only)
  16. Single Handed Choke

Adult Intermediate (Blue & Purple Belt) Division Illegal Techniques

  1. Heal Hook/Toe Hold/Knee Bar
  2. Slamming (Guard/Submission)
  3. Neck Crank
  4. Scissor Take down (Gi Only)
  5. Twister
  6. Calf/Bicep Slicer
  7. Slamming (Submission/Guard)
  8. Neck Crank

Adult /Master/Director Advanced (Brown & Black) Division Legal Techniques

  1. Wrist Lock
  2. Guillotine
  3. Straight Ankle
  4. Omoplata
  5. Kimura/Americana
  6. Single Handed Choke
  7. Gi Chokes
  8. Ezekiel Choke (Gi & No-Gi)
  9. Arm Triangle
  10. Straight Arm Lock
  11. Rear Naked Choke
  12. Triangle (Pulling Head)
  13. Jumping Guard
  14. Standing Guillotine/Mounted Guillotine
  15. Scissor Takedown (No-Gi Only)
  16. Single Handed Choke
  17. Heal Hook/Toe Hold/Knee Bar/Calf Slicer (Adult No-Gi Division Only)
  18. Twister (No-Gi Only)
  19. Bicep Slicer

Adult/Master/Director Advanced (Brown/Black) Illegal TechniquesSlamming (Guard/Submission)

  1. Slamming (Guard/Submission)
  2. Neck Crank
  3. Scissor Take down (Gi Only)
  4. Slamming (Guard/Submission)
  5. Neck Crank