BJJ Rules

Gi and NoGi Submission Only & Gi and NoGi With Points :

Coaches are allowed under the following rules: ​

​1. Fighters may have two coaches during a match. If it is a finals fight, Only one coach may be inside the cage per-fighter during the one-minute rest period.

2. Coaches MAY NOT enter the ring without the Referee’s permission.

3. No abusive, violent, unsportsmanlike or overzealous coaching is permitted.

4. Coaches may not request a time out. Only a fighter may request a time out.

5. Coaches may not interfere with the proper running of the ring or the decisions of the Referees.

​​​​6. Coach is defined as anyone trying to help a fighter in anyway. A coach may be, but is not limited to, a friend, parent, team mate, or official coach. The Referee may issue a warning to the fighter if a coach is determined to be interfering with a match or disrupting fair play between fighters.

Note: The Referee & Doctor always reserves the right to stop a match if he/she feels injury is imminent!

Fights will be set by belt rank,weight and, experience: 

Beginner/All Ages{No leg locks}

Intermediate/ Blue Belt Ages 16yrs & up{Only straight leg locks}

Advanced/ Purple Brown Black{Leg locks okay}

No Heel Hooks in the Gi Divisions!

Kids 15 and under can NOT do leg locks no matter the exp level!

Kids 15 and under All Submission above the waist are legalNOT INCLUDING ( Wrist Lock, Cervical lock,Twist, Cranks,& Crushes of any kind.)

Teen (Intermediate/ Blue Belts/16yrs & up) can do straight leg locks only.​

Reaping is okay in the {
Advanced NoGi} Division.

Time Frame
3yr-6yr 2min
7yr-9yr 3min
10yr-15yr 4min
16yr & up
White belt 5min
Blue belt 6min
Purple belt 7min
Brown belt 8min
Black belt 10min

LeLeo Code reserves the right to combine weight classes and belts.

All Weigh-ins will be the day of the event.

Hygiene Rule:All competitors must wear a clean competition uniform (Gi, shorts, shirt, etc.). If a Referee feels this criterion has not been met, they will not allow the competitor to compete. 


Because fingers and toes can get caught and injured, No pockets or zippers are allowed on the shorts.

Wrestling/Martial Arts:shoes are allowed

Ear guards:(ear protectors) are allowed in No Gi competition.

Excessive taping:of hands, wrists and feet is not allowed.

Knee braces:cannot have a solid portion that may result in injury. 

Fashion:cannot interfere with the match. Due to the potential for injury to the eyes, and otherwise interfering with the normal play of a match, spiked hair, particularly spiked Mohawks, of a length and consistency sufficient to cause irritation to the eyes are prohibited.

Disqualification:A "warning" will be given when a fighter commits a foul or illegal action or does not follow the referee's instruction. Three warnings will result in a Disqualification. Moreover, if a fighter is injured and unable to continue due to a deliberate illegal technique from his or her opponent, the opponent will be Disqualified. 

Corner Stoppage:A fighter's coach may announce defeat on the fighter's behalf by throwing in the towel during the match in progress or between rounds.

Submission:A fighter may admit defeat during a match by a tap on the opponent's body or mat/floor, as well as a verbal announcement.

Stand up rule: The Referee may stand fighters up if it is perceived that both are resting on the ground, or not advancing toward a dominant position [35sec].

Blood rule:Because there is no blood testing for grappling, a competitor who cannot control the bleeding will not be allowed to continue. In the event of bleeding, the Referee will stop the clock and allow the competitor a reasonable amount of time (two to three minutes) to stop the bleeding. If the competitor continues to bleed a second time in the same match, that competitor will be Disqualified. The competitor is not Disqualified from the tournament, so if the competitor is competing in another division, or if it is a quarter finals match, the competitor will be allowed to continue in further contests. Bleeding is defined as an amount of blood that shows when a white cloth is pressed on the area.

Please take note You must be at or under the weight you register for ! ! !

LeLeo Code reserves the right to combine age and weight classes. ​

No scissor takedowns are permitted, unless a hand is first placed on the mat.

No slamming is permitted from the guard or to escape submission.  

No grabbing of the cage to stop a takedown or to help standing up.

No slamming is permitted in takedowns. In determining whether or not a takedown was a slam, Referees will consider whether the intention was to hurt the opponent.

Submissions must be applied without the intention to injure the joint.

No strikes of any kind are allowed to any part of the body or head, by any part of the body or head.

No clutching of the windpipe is permitted (open hand posting is permitted).

No pressure of any type is allowed to the eyes. Explicitly, no fingers, chin, palm, heel, etc. are allowed to press on or around the eyes.

No pressure of any type is allowed to the groin, unless it is an inevitable and the unintended result of a legitimate technique.

No pressure may be applied directly into the nose unless it is an inadvertent consequence of a legitimate technique.

No fish hooking is permitted.

No biting is permitted. A player defending against a rear naked choke cannot purposefully open his/her mouth so the teeth contact the opponents forearm.

No spiking an opponent on his/her head is allowed.

No Small Joint Manipulation is permitted. No pulling a thumb or less than three fingers is permitted.

No pulling hair is permitted.

No pinching, twisting of skin are permitted.

No putting a finger or toe into any orifice are permitted. 

NoInterference by a corner with any official or fighter.

No attacking an opponent in any of these circumstances:

1. Before the fight has started.

2. After the fight has ended.

3. During a rest period between rounds.

4. When an opponent is being attended by a doctor or any other official.

No spitting while on the mat is permitted.

No swearing is allowed by a player either on the mats, or next to them. Coaches and spectators are held to these professional standards as well.

No inappropriate behavior, such as foul language, and bodily gestures will be tolerated.

No unsportsmanlike conduct will be tolerated!

No stalling is permitted!

No competitor can compete with a communicable skin disease, including ring worm, impetigo, herpes, etc.

No 'Oil Checks' (applying a wrestling butt-drag and purposefully trying to insert your thumb or any other finger into your opponent’s anal cavity).

Client Waiver/Parental Consent

Agreeing to terms on his/her behalf. By agreeing to these terms, I hereby waive all claims against any and all persons involved with LeLeo Code Here for any injuries which may occur before and during my participation in the competition. I also assume full responsibility for my actions during and in connection with said activities. I will abide by all rules and safe practices of martial arts competition. Any misconduct from competitors or spectators can result in disqualification or ejection from the tournament. I agree that my performance and/or attendance at these activities may be filmed and/or recorded with or without my consent, and that LeLeo Code Here and its associates may use my name, likeness, voices, poses, pictures and biographical data concerning me, fully or in part in any language with or without other material, anywhere by means known or devised, and I waive my compensation thereof. Tournament entry or spectator fees are non-refundable. I hereby assume all risk of physical and mental injuries, disabilities and losses or death. This may result from or in connection with my participation in the competition. Acting for myself, heirs, personal representatives, agents, servants, employees, volunteers and all other related members I release, indemnify and hold harmless LeLeo Code from all claims, actions, suits and controversies at law or in equity by reason for any matter, cause or thing what so ever that I may sustain as a result of participation in the competition. I also understand that the participation in this competition, especially but not limited to fighting and grappling matches, entails a great risk of injury, and I assume full responsibilities for my actions, intentional or otherwise, during and in connection with participation in the competition.