ALL REFEREE DECISIONS ARE 100% FINAL; the referees are paid professionals that have many hours of training. They are to be respected at all times and will have a threat and pressure free environment. Formal complaints may be submitted at www.mmacgrappling.com and we will address them accordingly.
NO DISRESPECTING REFEREES OR TABLE WORKERS; we will be fully enforcing the zero tolerance rule for any disrespectful conduct in any shape or form by competitor, coach, parent or other in any way shape or form. Any abuse towards any staff member will result in disqualification and you and your group will be escorted off the premises by the security team.
COMPETITION AREA BOUNDARIES; if the competitors near the edge of the mats or their ring the referee will restart the competitors in the center of their ring.
NOTE: Takedowns finished off the mat will not be counted and could result in disqualification.
INJURY TIME; if either competitor is bleeding the match will be stopped immediately and you will have 3 minutes to stop the bleeding. It will be at the referees discretion whether you can continue. An injury of any form will result in time out for the referee to determine if competitor is able to continue. If competitor cannot continue because of a cut or an injury the match will be ended. Based on the referees decision a winner will be decided by forfeit or disqualification based on who and what action caused the injury. (i.e. If no fault is assessed the competitor unable to continue will forfeit the match, or if the injury is caused by blatant disregard or infraction of the rules the competitor who caused the injury will be disqualified.
ATTACKING THE WINDPIPE; will not be tolerated in any way.
REFEREE STOPPAGE; if a competitor is in possible danger in any way shape or form the referee has the right to stop the match in an attempt to ensure the safety of the competitor.
WAYS TO WIN;
- Submission (tapout by choke not attacking the windpipe directly. Arm, shoulder, wrist, leg, ankle or other locks, etc)
- Referee decision
TAPPING OUT (TAP OUT); is a submission or surrender and can be done with any part of the body, or verbally by own will or by involuntarily scream, cry, wince, yelp, or other involuntarily sounds the referee deems a sign of distress to avoid the possibility of physical injury and to insure the safety of all MMAC Grappling competitors. *CRYING WILL BE COUNTED AS A VERBAL TAP*