Category Archives: Rules Tips

Oli Geddes – Guard Jumping

Guard Jumping Due to the potential for injury (predominantly to the knees) guard jumping has been banned for white belts. When two fighters are both standing, and one jumps straight to a guard position, the fight should immediately be stopped. The athlete who jumped guard is given a single penalty and the fight is then…
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Oli Geddes – Sumi-Gaeshi and the Head Outside Single Leg

Sumi-Gaeshi and the Head Outside Single Leg Two relatively recently introduced rules that have caused a great deal of confusion deal with the head outside single leg position, and the sumi-gaeshi that is often used to counter it. Firstly, for white belts and juvenile competitors it is illegal for a competitor to pursue a single…
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Oli Geddes – Advantages for passing the guard

Advantages for passing the guard Continuing on from last week’s column, we’re going to look at another rules clarification for passing the guard, which is advantages for nearly passing the guard. These can come in one of two different situations - either when you successfully clear someone’s guard, make it to a dominant position and…
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Oli Geddes – First Rules Column

Hi there and welcome to my first rules column, in which I will be highlighting and explaining some of the intricacies of the jiujitsu international competition ruleset. This edition, we will be looking at passing the guard. Possibly the most common misconception about the rules that I see is when people demand points for side…
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