RCJ Annual In-House Tournament and Charity Event for Kids and Adults

RCJ Machado NO-GI Invitational

Saturday April 13st, 2019.

   REGISTRATION CLOSES 04/12/18 AT 8:00 PM

EVERYONE MUST REGISTER VIA EVENTBRITE

 NO SAME DAY REGISTRATIONS - NO EXCEPTIONS.

EXCLUSIVE FOR RCJ MACHADO AFFILIATES AND THEIR STUDENTS

 SEE BELOW FOR RULES AND DIVISIONS

It will be held at RCJ Machado Farmers Branch academy and the students from all the other RCJ Machado Academies will be coming together for a little friendly competition. 

Give you all a chance to meet other RCJ Machado students, A great oportunity fot those of you who love to compete a chance to compete on the cheap, and for those who have been hesitant to compete a chance to get your feet wet amongst BJJ brothers and sisters with your instructors as the refs (a more safe less intimidating environment) 

All donation of $45 to enter and compete. ALL donations will be donated to AHERO Foundation

Heroes Helping Heroes

AHERO (America's Heroes Enjoying Recreation Outdoors) connects Veterans with patriotic members of local communities by organizing outdoor events and social activities. Our goal is to heal the physical and psychological wounds of war and military service by:

  • Introducing Veterans to resources and programs available to them to increase their overall quality of life
  • Developing an informal support network of Veterans across the country
  • Encouraging constructive communication and engagement
  • Boosting morale

AHERO was organized and is operated by OIF and OEF Marine Corps and Army Veterans who understand the challenges today's war Veterans face in reengaging the civilian world.

More than 95% of every dollar raised by AHERO goes directly to Veterans in support of this mission with a small percentage allocated to administrative expenses. The directors and staff of AHERO are all volunteers and do not receive any monetary compensation in any form.

AHERO was conceived and founded by Captain Lee Stuckey, U.S. Marine Corps (Active Duty). Captain Stuckey has served three combat tours in Iraq, and is currently at Camp Lejeune, NC. Capt. Stuckey has been awarded the Purple Heart (for wounds received in Iraq), Bronze Star, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with a "V" device for Actions of Valor during combat, Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Combat Action Ribbon and other military ribbons/medals for outstanding service.

Lee suffered a brain injury from an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in 2007. Lee's brain injury, coupled with the emotional trauma of several combat deployments, led him to the edge of suicide. Lee was tired of dealing with the nightmares and stress and put a gun to his head. As he was pulling the trigger, his cell phone rang and displayed the word "Mom." He immediately dropped the pistol and realized he needed help.

As a Marine Corps Officer, Lee realized that if he was struggling with psychological issues, thousands of Veterans must be silently suffering in similar ways. Lee began to visit Walter Reed Hospital and other military hospitals across the country and connected with the servicemen and women that he met at these facilities. He was deeply affected by the severity of the physical and emotional injuries that so many servicemen and women had endured. Approximately 22 Veterans a day are committing suicide to put the yearly average at a horrific 8,030 a year. Lee's new mission was to lower these numbers by sharing his story and reaching as many Veterans as possible, before it was too late.

RULES

KIDS RULES

A) NOVICE-POINTS-3 MIN MATCHES

  • START ON THEIR KNEES
  • TAKE DOWN 2 POINTS
  • PASS GUARD 3 POINTS
  • SWEEPS 2 POINTS
  • TOP MOUNT 4 POINTS
  • BACK MOUNT 4 POINTS

ESCAPES:

  • SIDE CONTROL 2 POINTS
  • MOUNT 2 POINTS

WEIGHT DIVISIONS

BY AGE AND APROPROXIMATE WEIGHT AND SIZE 

B) KIDS ADVANCE AND MASTERS & TEENS SUBMISSION ONLY 

  • START ON THEIR FEET
  • UP TO  MIN SUBMISSION ONLY
  • AFTER 5 MINUTES IF A DRAW 3 ATTEMTS EACH- FROM MOUNT AND BACK MOUNT
  • SUBS AND ESCAPES  BOTH COUNT, THE ONE WITH MORE SUBS AND MORE ESCAPES WINS.  

SUBS ALLOWED 

ARM LOCKS, KEY LOCKS, KIMURA, LAPEL CHOKES, RNC CHOKES

NOT ALLOWED:

NO TWISTING, NO SLAMMING, NOCRANKING OR NECK OR BACK. 

ADULTS AND MASTERS

Submission Only

 

Time Limits

Kid's  5:00 Minutes

Adults: 7:00 Minutes

Tie Breaker:

2 Minutes Increments

After 2 tie breakers the winner may be choosen by the refree, if one of the opponents has demostrated superior position and agression.

  • NO SLAMS
  • NO HEEL HOOKS
  • NO STALLING
  • NO HAIR GRABBING
  • NO GRABBING OF THROAT
  • NO FISH HOOKS
  • KNEE BARS ARE ALLOWED ONLY ON THE ADVANCE DIVISION

Kid's Division 

  • Check in 8:00 AM
  • Event starts at 9:00 AM

Adult Division

  • Check & Weight-In  11:00 AM
  • Event Starts  12:00 PM
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