West Coast Combat Championships

Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 Port Coquitlam
Sunday, December 8th, 2019 Nanaimo

This Round Robin, Submission-Only tournament has been for years the most exciting tournament on the West Coast because it allows you to compete in multiple Martial Arts with many fights in each divisions. This gives you the maximum fight experience in one day and allows you to better yourself as a Martial Artist much faster. Don’t miss out on the chance, come and compete!

Get Ready To

Fight Everyone

The West Coast Combat Championship British Columbia tour is coming to a city near you this year. This eliminates the need to travel far saving you time and money!

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Submission Grappling

Stand-Up Sparring

No-Face Multiple Martial Arts

The Most Exciting Tournament

On The West Coast Is Now Live Online!

We are using now the same software as all large international tournaments allowing you to check on your next match and results on a live screen and your own smartphone. This means we are delivering even more exciting fights in faster order than ever before!

How many hours have you spend traveling on treacherous roads or waiting for ferry rides just to have one match, lose by advantage and then having to travel all the way back home?

Sure, it is great to compete in the large IBJJF events but wouldn’t it be great if there would be a better way to prepare rather than spending all the money and time travelling and registering over and over until you finally win a some fights?

This is the reason why we have we started to run our West Coast Combat Championships as one of the very first tournaments on the West Coast almost ten years ago. It is still one of the longest running, steadily growing tournaments on the West Coast and here is why:

  1. It is always Round Robin so everyone fights everyone regardless if they win or loose giving you the experience you need if you want to compete seriously but also making it a much more fun event in case you just want to measure yourself against others.

  2. Our events are always Submission Only. No stalling for points and advantages, just pure Jiu-Jitsu the way it’s supposed to be. You get a chance to submit everyone and you can expect up to ten fights.

  3. We are offering Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Grappling (no-gi BJJ), Stand-Up Sparring and often even No-Face Multiple Martial Arts allowing you to compete in several disciplines all in one day. You grow much faster as a Martial Artists.

  4. We are known for running fair, super efficient events for a fair price every time especially considering all the fights we are offering to you.

  5. We have partnered with the largest Tournament Software company in the world making us even more transparent and efficient.

So what are you waiting for? Take advantage of this unique opportunity and register now!

Are You Ready To Compete?

Choose your Martial Art:

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

(Points age 3-6 & Submissions Only age 6 and up)

Submission Grappling

(No-Gi Submissions Only)

Stand-Up Sparring Divisions

(Minimum age to enter this division is 6 years old)

No-Face Multiple Martial Arts

(All new division!)

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Spectator admission is $5 for age 12 and older and every competitor under the age of 16 is allowed one free admission for the accompanying adult.

Please read the rules below carefully. All competitors are expected to understand and respect the tournament regulations in case they miss the morning rules meeting.

If you do not understand a rule, call or email us or ask for clarification during the morning rules meeting the day of the competition.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL DIVISIONS

 We expect all competitors to act like Martial Artists and compete in a sportsman like fashion at all times. Always shake hands with your opponent before and after each fight.

If you lock in a submission do not apply it instantly trying to force a tap but look at the referee to make sure he recognizes the submission and give him a chance to step in to break off the fight even if your opponent does not tap.

All division weight-in without uniform for simplicity. We reserve the right to merge divisions in order to give everyone the best experience. Because of this, it is useless to try to cut weight only to find yourself exhausted in the next higher division.

EQUIPMENT AND ATTIRE

• Competitors must wear a BJJ uniform (in BJJ) or shorts and t-shirt/rashguard (Submission Grappling, Stand-Up Sparring and No-Face Multiple Martial Arts) that is tight fitting, clean, odor free and in good condition. (bare tops, muscle shirts or inappropriate language or imagery is unacceptable). Mouth guards are recommended but hard groin protection are prohibited in all but the Kickboxing divisions.
• All competitors must wear MMA or Boxing Gloves provided by the tournament.
• It is mandatory to wear the following protective equipment for Stand-Up Sparring and
No-Face Multiple Martial Arts (provided by the competitor): tight-fitting headgear (test by shaking your head), mouth guard, groin protection (mandatory males only), Shin & Instep pads.

GENERAL RULES

Control your submissions! Anytime a competitor is in danger of injury the referee will step in to prevent any harm to the fighter but we rely on your sense of fair play in order to prevent injuries and allow the opponent to continue to compete. Please remember, that this rules also protects you when you are caught in a submission.

Kids (15 and under) matches are stopped when one of the competitors is in a position to submit, i.e. an Armbar is fully locked in. Teen and adult competitors will be given a little more time to defend but this is 100% up to the discretion of the referee as his primary task is to prevent injury and keep all competitors safe.

If you lose your fight because the referee steps in please remember that he is there to protect you from injury and that you should not have ended up in a position where your opponent can lock in a submission in the first place.

We reserve the right to create all divisions based on sex, age, skill, and weight. Please remain in the competitor area once your divisions starts because the fights happen quickly. If your name is called and you are not responding, we will move on to the next fight. After the fight ends we will call your name again. If you are still not responding your opponent will be awarded an automatic win. Tell the scorekeeper if you are not available to fight temporarily or all together.

We are offering Points-Only divisions for four, five and six-year-old children and Submission-Only divisions age six and up in order to get novices used to the Round-Robin format. That means that six-year-old children (or kids close to this age) can choose to compete in either, Points-Only divisions or Submissions-Only divisions.

We are especially committed to supporting all female competitors and our goal is to get you as many fights in as fair as possible divisions.  We will create a divisions for females teens and adults whenever possible. If that is not possible, you will have the option to either get a full refund or to enter a mixed division with males of equal strength and skill and with all females in this divisions fighting for their own medal rank unless they win the mixed division.

SCORING SYSTEM

—> 3 points are awarded for a win, 1 each for a tie and 0 points for a loss. A Submission or disqualification automatically determines the winner of a match.
—> At the end of the Round Robin the three fighters with the highest points are awarded the Gold, Silver and Bronze medals accordingly.
—> For a 2 fighter draw in the medal ranks, the competitor who won the match between each other is the winner. If there is no decision by the end of regulation time, the match will go into overtime with a coin toss deciding who will get the back mount/seatbelt position first. The first opponent tries to submit while the second opponent tries to escape the rear mount while being timed. Next, the opponents reverse the roles and the one opponent who escapes or submits the other one first wins.
—> For a 3+ fighter draw, the matches won/lost between the tied competitors is compared and if there is still a tie, a comparison is made score between the remaining tied competitors. If the score is till tied the 2 fighter draw solution listed above will be applied.

EXPERIENCE LEVELS

Beginner/ Novice – Any competitor with less of two years experience is considered to be in the Novice divisions

Intermediate – Any competitor with more than two but less than 4 years experience or any blue belt or above is in the intermediate divisions

Advanced – Any competitor with more than four years of experience is in the Advanced divisions

 Note: We apologize for any confusions but we have been threatened with legal actions by the BC Athletic Commission if we were to use the term Kickboxing for our Stand-Up Sparring divisions and the term MMA for our Multiple Martial Arts divisions.

BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU AND SUBMISSION GRAPPLING (NO-GI BJJ) RULES

Please make sure to read the GENERAL NOTES above!

MATCH TIMES

  • Kids (ages 4-5) 2 minutes-  Points Only/ No Submissions
  • Kids (age 6) 2 minutes-  Either Points Only or Submissions Only
  • Kids (ages 7-15) 3 minutes-  Submissions Only
  • Teens (ages 16 and older) and Adults 4 minutes Submissions Only

LEGAL TECHNIQUES

  • Kids (ages 6-15): Armbars, Kimuras, Americanas, Triangles (no pulling on the head), lapel and Rear Naked Chokes (no Arm-in Chokes)
  • Teens (ages 16 and up): All techniques listed above and the current IBJJF Rule book including Ezekiel, Guillotines, Omoplatas and Arm-In Chokes as well as straight foot locks

ILLEGAL TECHNIQUES (All Ages except where noted)

  • Takedown counter resulting in the head hitting the mat.
    Slamming from closed guard
  • Surplex Throw or scissor takedowns
    Squeezing windpipe.
    Smothering (placing hand over mouth and nose).
    Biting, fish hooking, gouging (including chin in the eye socket, thumb in the armpit) or hair pulling.
    Cervical twist and neck crank.
    Closed Guard jump from standing position
    Wrist locks.
    Bending fingers back.
    Small joint manipulations (fingers and toes).
    Bicep and calf slicer
    Knee reap with outside foot crossing past the belly button resulting in pressure on outside of knee
    Any foot or leg attacks
    Any spinal attacks

Adult Blue Belts and Intermediate Grapplers

  • All techniques listed above and by the current IBJJF Rule book including wrist locks and jumping guard are legal

Purple, Brown, Black Belt and Advanced Divisions

  • All techniques listed above as well as any leg, knee or foot attack, elbow and knee slicers are and scissor takedowns are legal

DISQUALIFICATION

  • Intentionally injuring an opponent.
  • Actions that are considered violent.
  • Displaying poor sportsmanship towards competition such as foul language and disrespectful gestures.
  • More than 30 seconds without engaging in a fight.
  • After two warnings.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Registering for this tournament does not mean that you can injure the other competitors on purpose. All submissions need to be applied with control allowing your opponent to tap or the ref to stop the fight.

If you are not sure if a techniques is legal or if you cannot apply a submission with control, do not use it or you may find yourself personally liable for any resulting injuries!

STAND-UP SPARRING RULES

Please make sure to read the GENERAL NOTES above and note that the minimum age to enter this division is 6 years old

EQUIPMENT AND ATTIRE

  • Competitors must wear shorts and t-shirts/rashguards that are clean and in good condition. (inappropriate language or imagery is unacceptable).
    All competitors must wear the approved boxing gloves provided by the tournament.
    It is mandatory to wear the following protective equipment (provided by the competitor):
    Headgear
  • Mouthguard
  • Groin Protector (mandatory for all males)
  • Shin & Instep pads

WAYS TO WIN

  • Majority decision between three corner judges determines the winner.
    Referee Stoppage (when unable to defend themselves effectively, by injury or by rule infringement) or corner stoppage.
  • The following will be considered when deciding on the winner:
    • The number of techniques landed.
    • Comparison in attitude.
    • Ability and Skill.
    • The competitor who demonstrated the most will to fight.
    • If warnings have been given.

ILLEGAL TECHNIQUES (All Skill Divisions)

  • Punches to the head (6- 9 years old)
  • Kicks to the head (6- 12 years old)
  • Kicks below the knee
  • Head Butts
  • Strikes against the back of the head and spine
  • Elbows or knees
  • Spinning back fist
  • Throws of any kind
  • Any overhead, Axe or spinning kick
  • Attacking from behind
  • Groin Strikes
  • Striking the knee joints
  • Attacking a downed opponent
  • Deliberately and repeatedly moving outside of the border will be considered as avoiding the fight.

MATCH TIMES

  • One 1 minute round (age 6-9)
  • One 1.5 minute round (age 10- 12)
  • One 2 minute round (13 years and older)

In addition intermediate/advanced Divisions are allowed:

  • spinning fists and kicks
  • Sweeping kicks below the knee
  • Throws
  • Knees to the body

DISQUALIFICATION

  • Intentionally dazing or knocking out opponent
  • Actions that are considered violent
  • Displaying poor sportsmanship towards competition such as foul language and disrespectful gestures
  • More than 30 seconds without engaging in a fight
  • After two warnings.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Registering for this tournament does not mean that you can injure your opponent on purpose.

If you are not sure if a techniques is legal or if you cannot apply a technique with control, do not use it or you may find yourself personally liable for any resulting injuries!

NO-FACE MULTIPLE MARTIAL ARTS RULES

Please make sure to read the GENERAL NOTES above and note that the minimum age to enter this division is 6 years old

EQUIPMENT AND ATTIRE

  • Competitors must wear tight fitting shorts and t-shirts/rashguards that are clean and in good condition. (bare top or shirt with inappropriate language or imagery is unacceptable).
    All competitors must wear the approved Sparring MMA gloves provided by the tournament.
    It is mandatory to wear the following protective equipment (provided by the competitor):
  • Head Gear
  • Mouth Guard
  • Groin Protector (mandatory for all males)
  • Shin & Instep pads

WAYS TO WIN

  • WAYS TO WIN
    ● Majority decision between three corner judges determines the winner based on stand up control, ground control and all over technical dominance
    ● Referee Stoppage (when unable to defend themselves effectively, by injury or by
    rule infringement) or corner stoppage.
    ● By submission

ILLEGAL TECHNIQUES (All Skill Divisions)

    • Punches to the face (eyebrows and below) and uppercuts to the chin
    • Punches to the head (6- 9 years old)
    • Kicks to the head (6- 12 years old)
    • Kicks below the knee
    • Head Butts
    • Strikes against the back of the head and spine
    • Elbows or knees
    • Spinning back fist
    • Overhead Throws of any kind
    • Any overhead, Axe or spinning kick
    • Groin Strikes
    • Striking the knee joints
    • Kicking a downed opponent in the three point, sitting or laying position
    • Deliberately and repeatedly moving outside of the border will be considered as avoiding the fight.
    • Takedown counter resulting in the head hitting the mat.
    • Slamming from closed guard
    • Surplex Throw or scissor takedowns
    • Squeezing windpipe
    • Smothering (placing hand over mouth and nose)
    • Biting, fish hooking, gouging (including chin in the eye socket, thumb in the armpit) or hair pulling
    • Cervical twist and neck crank or any spinal attacks
    • Closed Guard jump from standing position
    • Wrist locks or bending fingers back
    • Any small joint manipulations (fingers and toes)
    • Bicep and calf slicer
    • Knee reap with outside foot crossing past the belly button resulting in pressure on outside of knee
    • Any leg attacks other than straight foot locks (16 years and older)

MATCH TIMES

  • One 1 minute round (age 6-9)
  • One 2 minute round (age 10- 12)
  • One 3 minute round (13 years and older)

Intermediate and advanced Divisions are allowed:

  • Spinning fists and kicks
  • Sweeping kicks below the knee
  • Knees to the body

DISQUALIFICATION

  • Intentionally dazing or knocking out opponent
  • Actions that are considered violent
  • Displaying poor sportsmanship towards competition such as foul language and disrespectful gestures
  • More than 30 seconds without engaging in a fight
  • After two warnings

IMPORTANT NOTE:

IMPORTANT NOTE: Registering for this tournament does not mean that you can injure your opponent on purpose.

If you are not sure if a techniques is legal or if you cannot apply a technique with control, do not use it or you may be found personally liable for any resulting injuries!