The *Indonesian Grappling Federation* is extending a cordial invitation to all martial artists to the *4th Indonesian Submission Championships* on November 29, 2008 in Townsquare Cilandak, South Jakarta.
The Championships will be a great opportunity for all students of the grappling arts in South East Asia, including Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, Sambo, Judo and any other style of martial art to come together to compete and exchange techniques in a friendly and competitive environment. All styles of martial art are welcome to join this competition. The competition rules have been designed to encourage fast action and submissions. But also do not favor one style over another as points are awarded for positions and techniques from all of the aforementioned martial arts.
Submission grappling is the fastest growing martial art in the world and our mission is to promote and socialize submission grappling in Indonesia. The sport is highly competitive with the athlete demonstrating his techniques, abilities, and physical and psychological condition, with the objective of rendering his opponent into submission without the use of punching, kicking or any form of striking action. Valid moves are those which take an opponent to the ground, and neutralize, immobilize, and strangle him, or apply pressure on the large twisting joints.
Competitions are the lifeline of the sport and are the most important aspect for all those directly or indirectly involved. However, victory is not granted at any cost; fair-play is always the main guideline. Therefore, there are certain moves ruled illegal namely, biting, hair pulling, sticking fingers in the opponent’s eyes, mouth or nose, striking the opponents genitalia, finger twisting, and any other move that gain an unfair advantage with the use of one’s fists, feet, elbows or head.
Ethical behavior is what gives this sport credibility and security, which are indispensable factors in any sport. Through high standards of behavior, the sport has reached spectacular heights elsewhere in the world. Therefore, because submission grappling will one day soon become part of the greatest sporting show on earth, the Olympics, we need to promote submission grappling now as a sport in Indonesia.
With these thoughts in mind, we hope that you will come and support the 4th Indonesian Submission Championships on November 29, 2008 in Townsquare Cilandak, South Jakarta.
1-3 Place Champions: Rp.4,000,000, Rp.2,000,000 & Rp.1,000,000 !!!