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Kakuto Submission Challenge: The Awakening
Southeastern Submission-Only Open & Sub-Only Pro-Invitational
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Kakuto Submission Challenge: THE Awakening
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March 8th, 2014 CONFIRMED!Lassiter High School--Marietta, GA (North Metro Atlanta)
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Ladies: $35/ 2 divisions
Kids/Teens/Men: $$89/ 2 divisions + Kakuto Free Hoodie!
This is a Pre-Regisration Event. After February 15th, Full, undiscounted prices will apply
1 Division $99, 2 Divisions $109, 3 Divisions $119 4 Divisions $129.
This Amateur Open tournament will begin Saturday morning at 9 am SHARP and the Pros will compete begining Sat evening at 7PM. First, we will have the kids begin. We will run the most experienced competitors first and finish with the least experienced competitors. Then the Adults/Teens Divisions will compete (also with the most experienced and absolutes running first). If a division for Ladies can be made, it will be, however, as a general rule all divisions are open-age and co-ed. We are really focusing on building our womens' and kids' divisions for April 2014
NOTE: YOU MUST PAY THE TEN DOLLAR ADD-ON FEE FOR EACH ABSOLUTE DIVISION YOU COMPETE IN. The money goes into a pot and the pot to the Gold-Medalist.
Weight Classes and Divisions Have Been Modified:
135 lbs (61.2 kg) and below
145 lbs (65.8 kg) and below
155 lbs (70.3 kg) and below
170 lbs (77.1 kg) and below
185 lbs (83.9 kg) and below
205 lbs (93.0 kg) and below
206 lbs (93.6 kg) and above (will likely break this up into a "super heave" depending on turnout, so don't worry!)
Ladies (If possible):
136 lbs (65.8 kg) and above
Teens (Teens age 15+ and over 155 lbs may be bracketed in with an appropriate Adult Division):
Please remember that teens are the most difficult to bracket because their physical bodies are in such different stages, so work to bracket with everyone's best interest in mind.
Teens will use the same weight classes as the Adults except with the removal of weight classes over 185 lbs and the addition of:
115 lbs and below
125 lbs & below
Teens over 185 lbs will be Bracketed into the Adults Division of their experience level.
Kids will be separated by experience and weight as close as possible so there will be times that different weights and experience may be combined
They will have a supervised match where their safety and emotions are closely supervised.
We instruct our referees to pay attention to the kids' emotions as well as their physical well-being. Our Ref's #1 job is safety and they know it!
The goal with the kids competition is to make sure we test their skills with other opponents from other gyms without shooting their confidence down. Refs are instructed to stop the match before the tap if the tap out/submission is imminent. Refs will make now allowance for someone who is "double jointed" or extremely flexible. The ref MUST er on the side of caution.
Please note that we do not allow Novice (less than 6 months) level players under the age of 13 to compete as this is a Submission tournament and we want to keep it safe. Instead, we have the Novice Kids Fun Roll! This is open to all children ages 4-7 with any level of experience and all kids 7-13 with less than 6 months of experience. Your child will be paired into two to three (or more) rolls with a combination of a qualified kid's BJJ instructor and other children similar in size and experience. The kids are given 5 minutes to roll. If they get a submission, the ref will stop the contest before the submission is completed and reset the players to their feet to continue the roll for the remainder of the 5 minutes. Both players are awarded a medal if they maintain good sportsmanship. The cost is $65 per kid and includes a free event t-shirt.
Kids Divisions: Beginner (6 mos + experience), Intermediate (12-24 mos exp), Advanced (24-48 mos exp), Expert (4 yrs+) and up Ages 7 up to 13 (After your 13th birthday, you roll with Teens)
Single Elimination Sub-Only 4 minute round. If no sub at the end of the 4 minute round, the fighters are reset to their feet (gi's reset, too) and given a 2 minute overtime round. During the overtime round, points will be scored as described in our Rules Book. In the event of a 3 person bracket, we will either bring in a 4th from a bracket of less experience, or a Round Robin will be run.
Teens Beginner (12-36 mos)/Adults Beginner (12 mos-36 mos) and Teen/Adult Novice (<12 mos)
6 minute sub-only, single elimination round. If no submission, fighters are reset for a 2 minute overtime round. If it is the first bracket of the division, then the ref will promote a winner by giving the "Advantage" based on the parameters outlined in "determining a tie" in our Rule Book. Otherwise, if there is NO SUBMISSION, there is NO WINNER! We consider the 2 minute OT round a gift to you, the fighters, anyway. We are ONLY promoting a fighter on Advantage in the first bracket of a division as a means to keep the tournament moving. So, if you are in a tied fight and you are not promoted, no complaining! It just means the other person won the "submission-only lottery" and you didn't! Further, no fighters can become a Gold Medalist without a submission win for the Gold.
Teens/Adults Intermediate, and up, Absolute:
Teen Intermediate: 3-5 years Adult Intermediate: 3-5 years Teen Advanced/Expert: 5 yrs+ Adult Advanced: 5 Years+ (no BJJ Black Belts) Adult Expert: 5 years + All belts allowed
One 8-minute sub-only round. If no submission at the end of the round, then the fighters are reset to their feet for a 2-minute sub-only overtime round. NO SUBMISSION, NO PROGRESSION! It is possible for there to be only one, two, or even zero medalists in a weight class. 3 Person brackets will be run as a Round Robin. Winners will be chosen based, first, on who had the most submissions in the round robin and, second, based on who had the fastest single submission in the Round Robin. AGAIN....NO SUB, NO PROGRESSION.
We will work to run exhibition matches with fighters who are eliminated in the early brackets as mat space and timing permits.
Sunday morning we will begin the Pro Division. Our Pro-Division will consist of Top-Level Grapplers and Submission Artists who are competing for a Cash prize. These martial artists appear by invitation or application only. We are currently building our brackets for this. In addition, we have a the Superfight between Ururahy Junior and Gui Curry! If you or someone you know of deserve(s) an invitation, please let us know by using our contact form on the Contact page.
Assuming the Pro division has completed at noon, we will open our mat to all who competed and also spectators who wish to join the Open Mat until 4 PM on Sunday, the 29th of Sept.
Currently forecasted Agenda:
Friday: Early weigh-ins, Early Door Registrations, and Early check-ins at 6 PM-8 PMSaturday: We will start weigh-ins at 6:30 A.M. Kids should be there early enough to complete their weigh in before 8:30. Adults Can begin to weigh in at 7:00 but must be weighed in before 9 am (So arrive by 8:30). Pros will weigh in any time on Friday after 5 PM. Breakfast will be sold Sat from 8 until 10:00. Regular Concessions will start at 10:00 AM
8:30 RULES MEETING/Q&A PLEASE DO NOT MISS THIS! 9:00 Begin Kids 12:00 Begin Adults/Teens Gi-Only Divisions2:00 Begin Adults/Teens Gi-Option Divisions
7 PM Pro-Invitational
We will run higher experience levels first and novices last.
If you are late for weigh-ins, check-in, or registration or if you fail to show up to your ring when you are due to compete, you will receive NO REFUND when you are unable to compete as a result.We will ensure that concessions are kept available throughout the event.
We also want to remind everybody about the following:
The Cost to Compete:
1 Division $99 March 3rd
2 Divisions $109 March 3rd
3 divisions $119 March 3rd
4 divisions $129 March 3rd
add $10 for absolute cash pot which goes to the winner. If no sub (no gold) the pot ROLLED OVER to the NEXT KAKUTO.
Spectator admission is $10 if you purchase before March 7th and $15 at the door (includes all day access to amateur and pro tournaments. Don't forget to pay after you register. If you have any trouble checking out, please send an email letting us know that you are having trouble and what you need to pay for and we can assist you in making your payment. Simply click on "contact" above and use our contact form.
PARENTS: If you have a child coming as a spectator, there is no admission cost for under 7 and kids 7-13 will be allowed to enter two-for-one.
Parents must send their child with a signed waiver/release form if the parent is not going to be present to fill one out. All minors under 16 years of age should be with a coach/instructor, parent, or guardian.
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