Elite Grappling Championships 3
KASAI Elite Grappling Championships is New York City’s premier jiu-jitsu and grappling competition for men and women.
New York City — Get Ready For KASAI!
KASAI’s day-long event ‘The Elite Grappling Championships’ is New York City’s premier jiu-jitsu and grappling competition for men and women.
Our goal is to provide the greatest experience for our competitors including high-quality matches and tournaments, a smooth schedule, and a memorable competitor experience.
Early-bird registration is $85 per competitor. Individuals who sign up for gi and no-gi tournaments in the same weight class will receive $40 off their registration fee for a discounted rate of $130. Participants in ‘The Elite Grappling Championships’ will receive a complimentary t-shirt.
All competitors who medal in their respective brackets will also be eligible for The Elite Grappling Championships’ male and female absolute tournaments at no extra cost.
Early Bird Registration Deadline: 02/24/2019
Registration Deadline: 03/04/2019
Competitor Corrections Deadline: 03/05/2019
Schedule Release: 03/07/2019
Brackets Release: 03/07/2019
Competitors will weigh-in on the day of the event, right before their first match wearing their competition outfit (Gi or No Gi according to their division). Competitors will only have one attempt to make weight. If competitor fails to make weight, he/she will be automatically disqualified. There is absolutely no weight class change or refund.
*No Gi - KASAI Pro Qualifier competitors can weight in on 03/08/2019 from 6pm to 8pm, or on the day of the event 06/16/2018 at Baruch College.
Rooster - 107 lbs
Light Feather - 118 lbs
Feather - 129 lbs
Light - 141.5 lbs
Middle - 152.5 lbs
Medium Heavy - 163.5 lbs
Heavy - 175 lbs
Super Heavy - 175 + lbs
Female No Gi
115 lbs, 125 lbs, 135 lbs, 145 lbs, 160 lbs, +160 lbs
Male Gi: Adult, Master 1 and 2
Rooster - 127 lbs
Light Feather - 141.5 lbs
Feather - 154.5 lbs
Light - 168 lbs
Middle - 181.5 lbs
Medium Heavy -195 lbs
Heavy - 208 lbs
Super Heavy - 222 lbs
Ultra Heavy - 222 + lbs
Male No Gi
145 lbs, 155 lbs, 170 lbs, 185 lbs, 205 lbs, + 205lbs.
No Gi - Kasai Pro Qualifier - 205 lbs. (Advanced)
Winner clinches a spot in the organization’s upcoming professional Jiu-Jitsu tournament. Qualifiers will be contested as six-minute matches, with all submissions legal and the IBJJF points system in place.
*No Gi - KASAI Pro Qualifier competitors can weight in on 03/05/2019 from 6pm to 8pm, or on the day of the event 03/06/2019 at Baruch College.
KASAI’s third professional event will feature an eight-man no gi tournament to decide the organization’s world champion at 205lbs. Top performers from the world of Jiu-Jitsu will compete in multiple six-minute bouts across two round-robin brackets. Victories by submission will receive more credit and the winners of each bracket will meet in the finals.
EGC No-Gi Rules
5 minutes Beginners and Intermediate
6 minutes. Advanced
Final: 6 minutes + 2 minutes overtime - Advanced only (golden score or submission and then judges decision).
Beginners: white belts or up to 1 year of training
Intermediate: blue belt or up 3 years of training
Advanced: purple, brown and black belts or 3+ years if training.
Any kind of choke (except for using the hand to close the windpipe).
Any armbar, shoulder lock, or wrist lock
Any Leg Lock or Ankle Lock (Beginners level straight foot lock only)
Slamming can be used only in order to prevent a submission. Otherwise is considered as illegal. (Except for beginners)
Cervical and Neck Cranks
Striking of any kind
Eye gouging or fish hooking
Grabbing the ears
Small joint manipulation
Scratching and pinching
Touching groin area
Hands, knees or elbows on face
Match decisions shall be issued in the following forms:
Loss of consciousness
Submission: When an athlete taps twice with his/her hand on the opponent, ground, or his/herself in a clear and apparent manner. When the athlete taps the ground twice with his/her foot, when arms are trapped by opponent. When the athlete verbally withdraws, requesting the match be stopped. When the athlete screams or emits noise expressing pain while trapped in a submission hold.
Stoppage: When one of the athletes alleges to be suffering from cramps, the opponent shall be declared winner of the match. When the referee perceives that a hold in place may expose the athlete to serious physical injury. When the doctor deems one of the athletes to be unable to continue a match due to injury rendered by the opponent using a legal hold. When an athlete presents bleeding that cannot be contained after being treated by the doctor on 2 (two) occasions, to which each athlete has the right for each injury and should be provided upon the referee’s request. When an athlete vomits or loses control of basic bodily functions, with involuntary urination or bowel incontinence.
Disqualification: When one or both athletes commit fouls.
Loss of Consciousness: The athlete shall be declared to have lost the match upon losing consciousness due to a legal hold applied by the opponent or due to an accident not stemming from an illegal maneuver by the opponent. Note: Athletes who lose consciousness because of head trauma should not be allowed to compete again in the same tournament and should be directed to undergo treatment from medical staff.
Scoring: The athlete with the most points shall be declared winner when the match has reached regulation time or in the event of the match being stopped due to both athletes suffering injuries.
1 point - submission attempt (near tap), takedown (no control), going from bottom guard to top after a poor submission attempt by the opponent.
2 points - takedown(3 seconds control), sweep and knee on belly
3 points - guard pass
4 points - mount and back control
Attire: Shorts or pants made of elastic fabric (should hug the body) should contain no pockets (or have them completely sewn shut), no buttons, no snaps nor any plastic or metal piece that presents risk of injury to the opponent. The length should be longer than mid thigh but no lower than the knee. Shirts must be elastic (should hug the body) and long enough to cover the waistline of the shorts.
*For fouls and code of conduct refer to IBJJF guidelines and rules book.