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ADCC SUBMISSION FIGHTING – Finnish Open 2009 Competition Invitation

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ADCC Submission Fighting – Finish Open is taking place on May 9th 2009. The Finnish Open is one of the oldest and most traditional grappling tournaments int he World and it is the last International ADCC event in Europe prior to the main event.


The Finnish Open is also the biggest ADCC event in Europe so you are guaranteed many matches in your division. In this, the 11th edition of this tournament that began in 1999 expect the level to be even higher than in previous years.


                   Time and Place          

May 9th 2009 Turku Finland

Samppalinna sporthall


                   Legal Techniques

– Any kind of choke (except for using the hand to close the wind pipe)

  with or without the use of the uniform
– Any armbar, shoulder lock, or wrist lock
– Any Leg Lock or Ankle Lock 

                   Illegal Techniques     

– No "Full Nelson" or "Crucifix"
– No striking / kicking of any kind
– No eye gouging or fish hooking
– No grabbing the ears
– No hair pulling, biting
– No finger or toe holds
– No thumbing
– No scratching and pinching
– No touching groin area
– No hands, knees or elbows on face
– No slippery substances allowed on body or clothing



2  – Mount position
2  – Knee on stomach
2  – Sweeps (ends Guard or Half Guard)

2  – Takedown (ends Guard or Half Guard)
3  – Back mount with hooks
3  – Passing the guard
4  – Clean sweep (ends passed the guard)
4  – Clean takedown (ends passed the guard)

Lost points

-1  – Go to your back
-1  – Running away

The referee’s decision/judging can’t be overruled!
The winner will be decided according to:

If one competitor gives up or submits by tapping the leg, arm or verbally

If Referee feels one competitor is unable to defend himself or feels his life is in danger,

Referee will declare the winner

If a fighter breaks the rules twice he will be disqualified by the Referee


                   Ways to win

Referee’s decision

                   Fighting Time

6 minutes in ordinary fights (first 3 min without points)

8 minutes in the finales (first 4 min without points)
One Extra rounds are added if fights are even

                   Weight classes

Men –65.9kg, -76.9kg, -87.9kg, -98.9kg, +99kg and open class.

Female  –60kg and +60kg


Fighter may use tights, shorts T-shirt, rashgurd or Kimono



9 x 9 meters, (8x8m, 1m safety area)

Mat escape, same position as the fighter were in when they crossed the mat line or referee say “stop”



Referee seminar 8th May in Turku, all interested contact:

[email protected]  +358 407710502


Every weight classes’ three best fighters get medals.

the team that gets most of the points gets the “Best Team Cup”  


Points: 1st place 5 points; 2nd place 3 points; 3rd place 1 point.


                   Competition payment

20 €

                   Weight in

In competition place 11 a.m.
Information at 12. p.m. (rules etc.)
The Competition starts 1 p.m.
The doors open half hour before competition.
Entrance 10€.

                   The deadline of registration is May 4th 2009

Registration: [email protected]

                   Afterfight Party

Club Showtime. Start at.22.00.

                   Organized by: ADCC Finland



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