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20 Mar - 17 Apr 11:59 pm
Tävlingen startar 18 Apr

Samurai Mini-Slam BJJ

Regional Jiu-Jitsu Tournament featuring low entry fees, large brackets, simplified rules. Juniors and Adults, Gi and No-Gi divisions.

$500 prize for Advanced Absolute Division (10 person minimum)

Entry fee: $75 Absolute Div, $25 Standard Div, $25 additional standard division, Spectators FREE

Venue: Charleston Self Defense Academy

428A Red Bank Rd, Goose Creek, SC 29445

9-10 AM: Weigh ins

9AM Referee Meeting

9:30AM Players Meeting

10AM Matches Begin

Brackets will be combined at tournament organizers discretion with the goal of larger brackets and maximum number of matches for players.  Samurai Slam tournaments are developmental, meaning that players should be challenged by a range of competitors to hone their skills.

Samurai Slam Jiu-Jitsu Rules


Gi matches - players must wear a clean and properly sized BJJ uniform for Gi matches..

Shoes must be worn off the mat.  BARE FEET in bathrooms will lead to disqualification.

Age and Skill Categories:

Competitors will be separated into age categories: Boys and Girls, Juvenile, Adult, and Masters

  1. Boys and Girls – Ages 4-15
  2. Juvenile – Ages 16-17
  3. Adult – Ages 18 and up 
  4. Masters – Ages 30 and up

For Boys and Girls there will be Novice and Advanced divisions. For Juveniles, Adults, and Masters, there will be 3 skill categories:  White, Blue, and Advanced (purple belts and up).


Age and weight divisions will be bracketed to create divisions with 5-8 players. 

In some cases brackets may have 3 or 4 players.  

Brackets will follow the following guidelines, but weights and ages will be combined to provide large brackets and lots of matches.

  1. age range of 2-3 years for boys and girls 
  2. weight range of 10 lbs for boys and girls under 55 lbs 
  3. weight range of 15 lbs for boys and girls 55-100 lbs 
  4. Weight categories for Juvenile, Adult, and Masters are displayed in Smoothcomp Registration platform.

Match Times:

  1. 3 minute matches for Boys and Girls
  2. 4 minute matches for Juvenile, Adult, and Masters
  3. 3 minute limit for Golden Score (sudden death) in case of a tie score. If no points awarded during Golden Score, referee decides winner based on amount of time spent in offense versus defense.


Points awarded in Regulation time.  First point in Golden Score wins

  1. 2 points - any takedown that results in a landing on the back or side with control. 
  2. 2 points - holding a dominant position for 5 seconds (side control, mount, knee on belly, back control, etc.)  
  3. 2 points for guard sweeps


Boys and Girls - chokes and arm-bars (if child does not tap, referee awards submission if the child’s arm is fully extended in straight arm bars or if elbow is above shoulder in bend arm bars or at referee's discretion)

White and Blue Belt divisions (Juvenile, Adult, and Masters) - chokes, arm-bars, and straight leg and ankle locks

Advanced divisions - chokes, arm-bars, straight leg and ankle, wrist locks

Prohibited Moves:

No “Slamming” in the guard:  You cannot slam an opponent who has you in guard.

No “Jumping Guard”:  Jumping into a guard position against a standing opponent is NOT allowed, this is different than pulling guard, which is legal.

No twisting leg locks, i.e. heel hooks and knee bars that cause the leg to twist

Neck cranks are not allowed. This occurs when you twist the head so far as to put unnecessary pressure on the spine.

No striking (intentional or inadvertent)

No spinal torsion (twisting one half of the body while holding the other half in place)

Pulling Guard:

Competitors will be allowed to pull guard, with no points being awarded for either opponent.

Points can be scored if the action results in one opponent completing a guard sweep that places the opponent on their back, or passing the guard followed by dominant position for 5 seconds.


Depending on the severity of the foul a penalty can be given or an immediate disqualification.

3 penalties will result in disqualification.  Any unsportsmanlike conduct will result in disqualification.  This can include aggression towards the referee.  All issues should be addressed to the tournament director.



  • Boys Gi 25 USD
  • Boys No-Gi 25 USD
  • Girls Gi 25 USD
  • Girls No-Gi 25 USD
  • Juvenile Boys Gi 25 USD
    16-17 years
  • Juvenile Boys No-Gi 25 USD
    16-17 years
  • Juvenile Girls Gi 25 USD
    16-17 years
  • Juvenile Girls No-Gi 25 USD
    16-17 years
  • Male Gi 25 USD
    18 years and above
  • Male No-Gi 25 USD
    18 years and above
  • Male Absolute Gi 75 USD
  • Male Absolute No-Gi 75 USD
  • Female Gi 25 USD
    18 years and above
  • Female No-Gi 25 USD
    18 years and above
  • Female Absolute Gi 75 USD
  • Female Absolute No-Gi 75 USD