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an athlete’s gi is
rendered unusable and
he/she is unable to exchange it for a new one within a period of time
stipulated by the referee.
an athlete deliberately
flees the match area to avoid submitting to a submission hold applied by his/her
an athlete intentionally attempts to get his or her opponent disqualified by
reacting in a way that places his or her opponent in an illegal position.
it comes to a referee’s attention that an athlete is not wearing an undergarment
under his or her uniform as outlined in item 8.3.8 of this Rules Book.
an athlete applies creams, oils, gels or any slippery substance to
any part of the body.
•When the athlete utilizes any substance
that increase the adherence in any part of his/her body.
•When the athlete utilizes any substance
that makes the kimono slippery for the grips.
•When an athlete strangles
his or her opponent ,without using the gi, with one or both hands
around the opponent’s neck or applies pressure to the opponent’s windpipe using
•When an athlete blocks the passage of air
to his/her opponent’s nose or mouth using his/her hands.
•When the athlete who is defending a single
leg takedown, while the athlete attacking has his
head outside his opponents body, intentionally projects his attacker to the
ground, by grabbing his opponents belt, to make him hit the
floor with the head (picture 25).
•When an athlete applies a hold
his/her respective division, as indicated in the table on the next page.*
of combativeness (stalling) is defined by one athlete clearly not pursuing
in a match and also when an athlete impedes his/her opponent from
carrying out said progression.
both athletes simultaneously demonstrate a lack of combativeness (stalling)
position in a match.
both athletes pull guard at the same time, the referee will start a 20 second
countdown. If at end of this 20 second countdown,
even if the athletes are moving, one of the athletes does not reach the top
position, does not have a submission in hold,or is not imminently completing a point
scoring move, the referee will stop the fight and give a penalty to both
the referee will restart the combat in standing position.
of combativeness (stalling) is not declared when an athlete is defending
his/herself from an opponent’s attacks from mount, back-control,
side-control or north-south positions will not
be considered lack of combativeness when an athlete is in mount or back
position, as long as the characteristics of the technical position
Examples of situations constituting lack of combativerness (Stalling)
an athlete, upon achieving side-control or north-south positions over an
opponent, does not seek positional progression.
an athlete in an opponent’s closed guard does not seek to pass guard and
at the same time prevents the opponent from seeking positional progression from
the bottom athlete playing closed guard wraps his/her arms around the
opponent’s back or performs any other controlling movement clutching the
opponent to him/her without intending to achieve a submission or score.
an athlete on foot grabs and maintains his/her hand on the opponent’s belt,
preventing the opponent from completing a takedown movement and without
attempting an attack of any kind
penalties for lack of combativeness will follow the sequence below after the
referee considers one or both athletes been under the situations described in item 6.5.
shall count out 20 (twenty) consecutive seconds and will perform the gesture
for a lack of combativeness(in
1.4.1), followed by the verbal command “LUTE!” and the gesture for the awarded
described in item
If the athlete has already received penalties
for serious fouls
on the scoreboard, these penalties will be added to the penalties for lack of
the athlete executes the movement in the characteristics mentioned
above, moving his foot across
midline of the opponent’s body. The referee shall stop
the match, return the position if permitted and issue a penalty to the athletes before
restarting the fight.
If you want to read about what type of knee reaping will get you AUTOMATIC DQ
is characterized by when one of the athletes places his thigh behind the leg of
his opponent and passes his
top of the opponent’s body above the knee, placing his foot beyond the vertical
midline of the opponent’s body and applying pressure
on his opponents knee from the outside, true inside,
while keeping the foot of the leg at risk stuck between his hip
not necessary for one of the athletes to hold the foot
opponent in order for the foot to be considered caught or
purposes of this rule, when one athlete is standing and
weight on foot of the same leg as the knee in danger, the foot will be considered
caught or stuck.
ripping – Severe Foul - DQ
Next we will be looking how what type of knee reaping would only get you penalise with one foul BUT not DQ.