Tournament Rules

TOURNAMENT RULES AND REGULATIONS

 

HOW TO PREPARE

Uniform & Personal Care

  • Kids: All kids must wear a clean uniform with belt. Intermediate & Advanced belts can have the option to wear Valor MMA shorts, Valor MMA rashguards, Valor MMA t-shirt or any Valor MMA branded shirt.
  • Adults: All adults can have uniforms w/belts, Valor mma shorts, Valor mma rashguards, & black leggings of choice
  • No shoes allowed
  • Fingernails and toenails must be cut short.
  • Hair must be neat and short or tied back with a soft hair tie.
  • Personal cleanliness is mandatory.
  • No lubricants,oils,or lotions of any kind maybe applied to the body. Violation of the uniform code will result in disqualification.

Mandatory Protective Equipment

  • Grappling: Mouth guard, Groin cup (mandatory for all male athletes)
  • Kickboxing : Mouth Guard, groin cup, head gear, shin guards, boxing gloves (Optional items: Chest protector for kids)
  • MMA: Mouth Guard, groin cup, head gear, shin guards, approved MMA gloves (Optional items: Chest protector for kids)

Weigh-Ins

  • A mandatory weigh-in for grappling, Kickboxing & MMA divisions will be conducted on Friday, April 3rd, 2020.
  • At weigh-in, competitors must bring all gear and uniforms for inspection by instructors.
  • Competitor must not exceed the upper limit of the weight range of the division in which he or she is registered.​
  • EXCEEDING THE WEIGHT LIMIT WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION​.

BoV Referee Responsibilities

  • BoV Referees will perform to the highest standards possible to keep ALL competitors as safe as possible during a BoV event.
  • BoV Referees reserve the right to stop a match at absolutely any given time he/she feels injury is imminent regardless of skill or belt rank.
  • BoV Referee decisions are final and may not be contested by competitors, coaches or spectators during a BoV event.
  • BoV Referees will officiate each match according to the rules outlined by these rules with unbiased intentions towards any competitor, coach, team or spectator attending any BoV competition.

BoV Competitor, Coach & Spectator Responsibilities

  • BoV competitors, coaches and spectators are expected to maintain a professional manner suitable for any family environment.
  • BoV competitors, coaches and spectators will be respectful of the BoV Referee’s authority on and off the mat at all times. Any disrespectful conduct, verbal abuse or failure to follow the commands of the BoV Referee will result in penalties assessed, disqualification, event ejection and / or probation from future BoV events.
  • BoV coaches and spectators may NEVER step on the mats during a competition. Stepping on the mats will result in penalties assessed to the competitor and possible ejection of the offending coach/spectator. Note: Severe injury to a team competitor may allow the coach or family member to address the competitor on the mats (without interfering with the medical staff or referee’s decisions).

 

Ways to win: A grappling match can be won four ways: By Submission; By Accumulation of Points: By Referee Decision; By Opponent Disqualification.

  • Submission: The objective of a match is to make the other competitor submit, the goal is not to injure each other.
  • Points: The competitor with the most points at the end of regulation time shall be declared the winner.
  • Referee Decision: If in the Referee’s opinion a submission cannot be escaped, and an injury appears imminent, the Referee can halt the match and award victory to the competitor applying the submission.
  • Competitor Stops: If a competitor looks to be giving up during a match, stops or refuses to continue, the Referee has the right to issue a temporary time out allowing the competitor to compose themselves, allow an instructor or coach to motivate the competitor or end the match and award the victory to the competitor willing to compete.
  • Disqualification: If a competitor, coach, spectator violates any of the BoV rules, the Referee has the power to end issue a warning, have someone removed or end the match and award the victory to the competitor not involved with the party that is being disruptive. 

THE COMPETITION:

  • Mini Ninjas, little ninjas and beginner kids and adults can only do positional grappling.
  • Intermediate and advanced students can perform positional and submissions to win a match.

The Battle of Valor will allow two types of matches. Round Robin Tournament Style & Match Style. The goal is to allow each student to get as much experience as possible.

Round Robin Style:

If there are multiple competitors enrolled to compete in a division, we enter into a round robin style competition to allow competitors to have more than one match. If a competitor wins or losses, they will at least have two or three more matches. In a round robin tournament bracket, normally when there is a 2-way tie, the winner of the game where the 2 tied competitors played against each other is awarded the higher final standing. When 3 or more are tied within the division, it goes to games won minus games lost.

Round Robin Match Times:

  • Mini & Little Ninjas is 1:30-seconds.
  • The Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced students will get 2-minutes.
  • All adult competitors will get 4-minutes.
  • A 1-minute tie breaker: A tie break is allowed in the event of a tie to declare a winner. In the event there is still a tie, the winner will be determined by advantage. Advantage is defined as the competitor who is lightly more dominant.

Match Style: In the event there are a limited amount of competitors or only two competitors in a division. The match style competition will go into affect. Competitors will have a one on one match to score as many points as possible or end the match with a submission.

Match Style Times:

  • 2-minutes for kids
  • 4-minutes for adults.
  • A 1-minute tie breaker: A tie break is allowed in the event of a tie to declare a winner. In the event there is still a tie, the winner will be determined by advantage. Advantage is defined as the competitor who is lightly more dominant.

HOW ARE POINTS COUNTED?

  • Take-downs: 2 points
  • Submission Attempts: 1 point
  • Sweeps: 2 points
  • Side Control Variations: 2 points (Must hold position for 3 seconds)
  • Mount Position:  2 points (Must hold position for 3 seconds)
  • Back Control:  2 Points (Must hold position for 3 seconds)
  • Knee on Belly: 2 Points

AWARDS:

  • Competitors will win trophies
  • Absolute Grand Champions will win a special trophy
  • Championship Competitors will win a special championship belt

 

THE COMPETITION:

  • Mini Ninja: Not allowed to participate in kickboxing and MMA
  • Little ninja, beginner, intermediate kids and adult competitors can only participate in kickboxing
  • Advanced competitors can participate in both kickboxing and mma
  • Head contact in not allowed for all divisions and age groups other than the championship matches for advanced belts.

WAYS TO WIN:

  • Competitor earns points by issuing kicks, strikes directed to the body;
  • Competitor is allowed to issue kicks to the legs

The Battle of Valor will allow two types of matches. Round Robin Tournament Style & Match Style. The goal is to allow each student to get as much experience as possible.

Round Robin Style:

If there are multiple competitors enrolled to compete in a division, we enter into a round robin style competition to allow competitors to have more than one match. If a competitor wins or losses, they will at least have two or three more matches. In a round robin tournament bracket, normally when there is a 2-way tie, the winner of the game where the 2 tied competitors played against each other is awarded the higher final standing. When 3 or more are tied within the division, it goes to games won minus games lost.

Round Robin Match Times:

  • Little Ninjas will have a 1:30 match.
  • Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced kids and adults will get 2-minutes.
  • A 1-minute tie breaker: A tie break is allowed in the event of a tie to declare a winner. In the event there is still a tie, the winner will be determined by advantage. Advantage is defined as the competitor who is lightly more dominant.

Match Style: In the event there are a limited amount of competitors or only two competitors in a division. The match style competition will go into affect. Competitors will have a one on one match to score as many points as possible or end the match with a submission.

Match Style Times:

  • Beginner Competitors: 3- 1 minute match with 30 second break
  • Intermediate Competitors: 3- 1:30 match with 1 minute break
  • Advanced Competitors: 2 -3 minute match with 1 minute break
  • A 1-minute tie breaker: A tie break is allowed in the event of a tie to declare a winner. In the event there is still a tie, the winner will be determined by advantage. Advantage is defined as the competitor who is lightly more dominant.

AWARDS:

  • Competitors will win trophies
  • Absolute Grand Champions will win a special trophy
  • Championship Competitors will win a special championship belt

 

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