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Jiu-Jitsu Competition Guide For Beginners.

Jiu-Jitsu Competition Guide For Beginners.
1. The length of matches will vary by belt level and age.

✅ Adult (>17 years old), competition time:

- White belt: 5 minutes

- Blue belt: 6 minutes

- Purple belt: 7 minutes

- Brown belt: 8 minutes

- Black belt: 10 minutes

✅ Children (4-17 years old), the primary competition time will be 4 minutes, but for children's green belts, it will last up to 6 minutes.

✅ Super Fights and Pro Divisions Finals matches are 10 minutes on average

2. Scoring method:

Submissions end not every round; each position throughout the match will score each place to use in the event of a tie. According to IBJJF rules, you can get 2, 3, and 4 points. Specifically:

4 points: Mount, Back mount, Back control
3 Points: Guard pass
2 Points: Take down, Sweep, Knee on Belly

Noted: Side control does not count. 

To be counted, the upper person must hold the lower person in the above position for 3 seconds.

In contrast, athletes who violate the competition rules will delete through the following steps:

1st time: Error warning.

2nd time: One advantage point deducted

3rd time: Add two points to the opponent.

4th time: Disqualification.

3. Mistakes to avoid when participating in a Jiu-Jitsu match:

  • Athletes who exceed the weight class they registered for will be disqualified.
  • Gi's martial uniform is dirty, torn or not the same color, etc. are not allowed to participate in the competition.
  • Athletes who object to the referee's score will be penalized.
  • Do not move beyond the mat when performing submissions. In case of violation, 2 points will award to an opponent. The fight will restart in the middle of the mat. 
  • Do not wear the belt for more than 20 seconds. More than 20 seconds will calculate for mistake points

Noted: This article is based on the general rules of IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation).

Source: BJJ-world. Rules Of BJJ: A Competition Guide For Beginners

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