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Feedbacks from reading the NZ Grappler Sept 2014 newsletter

After reading the newsletter from the best and biggest grappling/competition organisers, I decided to write a few points for our club members.

For the competitors, your brackets will be online before the competition. That is awesome.

The weigh in will be done in the bull pen before your matches. No more weight early morning. Once again, we do not encourage anyone to make drastic weigh cut.

Wear shoes when going to the bathrooms or when you walk outside the mats!

Tap on the body and not on the mats. Verbal tap is better.

Coaches will no longer allowed next to the mats. Coaches are not allowed to corner their competitors.

Organisers will be using the IBJJF nogi uniforms. It will become compulsory by 2015.




"For Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi, athletes should abide by the following attire requirements:
 


 


Men:

Board shorts that are primarily black with up to 50% of the athlete’s belt rank color, with no pockets or with pockets entirely stitched shut, and reaching at least halfway down the thigh and at most to the knee. Attached metal or plastic
of any kind that may hurt the opponent is expressly forbidden on the board shorts. Pockets closed by velcro are not permitted.

Men are permitted the use of pants, shorts or trunks of elastic fabric (clings to body)completely black, so long as they are
worn under the regulation shorts.

Shirt of elastic fabric (clings to body) at a length that covers the shorts’ waist band, of black or white color, and displaying
at least 10% of the color of the rank (belt) to which the athlete belongs. Shirts that are 100% the color of the rank (belt)

the athlete belongs to are also acceptable.


 


 
Women:

Board shorts or lycra elastic pants primarily black with up to 50%of the athlete’s belt rank color, without pockets or with pockets entirely stitched shut, and reaching at least halfway down the thigh and at most to the knee. Attached metal or

plastic of any kind that may hurt the opponent is expressly forbidden on the board shorts. Pockets closed by velcro are not permitted.

Shirt of elastic fabric (clings to body) at a length that covers the shorts’ waist band, of black or white color, and displaying at least 10% of the color of the rank (belt) to which the athlete belongs. Shirts that are 100% the color of the rank (beltthe athlete belongs to are also acceptable.

Page 31 of the rules

http://ibjjf.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/20140507_RuleBookIBJJF_v3.pdf


NGZ asked that each club bring 2 referees.
Free training will be provided and higher belts will be paid. I think they should lower belts as well.
I will talk to Stu as I want to pay an extra $100 for anyone from our club that volunteers to ref.

It looks like there is only one Gi competition on their timetable. 2 nogi in Wellington for anyone wanting to take a trip.

Possibility for someone else to host more gi comp in Auckland in 2015! Anyone?



Feb 21
NO GI Comp
Wellington

Mar 28
NO GI Nationals
Auckland

May 23
GI Comp
Auckland

July 11 + 12
NZ Fitness Expo
Auckland

Sep 19
NO GI Comp
Wellington

Nov 7
NO GI Comp
Auckland



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