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Mike Yackulic

12730 St. Albert Trail

Edmonton, Alberta

T5L 5B9

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  1. April 12, 2011 4:18 pm

    Hi there,

    Last year, my son entered the No-Gi tournament @ Arashi-Do North, for ages 10-12 but we discovered that there were no submissions allowed for this age group (not even attempted submissions, which would be interrupted the ref, prior to being fully applied). Instead, all that was allowed were take-downs, sweeps and guard-passes. I took a look at the rules on this site, but I didn’t find this issue adequately addressed or maybe I missed it. Can you tell me:

    If I register my son into this same division this year (i.e. 10-12, No-Gi) will he be permitted to attempt submissions or will all points be awarded for position and advancement, as per last year, with submission attempts prohibited?



    • April 19, 2011 10:59 am

      Hi Yoosuf,

      There are NO submissions for the 10-12 year olds.

      Winners are decided by points.

      I’ll take a look at the rules and adjust them to be more clear.



      • ilia qiro permalink
        February 18, 2013 2:24 am

        i think you should allow submissions in the kids divisions 10-12. they are old enough to now when to tap and the ref can stop the fight, the same thing happend in ACE CHAMPIONSHIPS do you remember ?thank

      • February 22, 2013 5:24 pm

        We are adjusting the rules to allow submissions for the 10-12 age group.
        Straight Armbars
        Chokes (nothing on the throat Ie Guillotines or pulling head when doing a triangle)


  2. April 8, 2012 9:56 am

    When is the next Striker Series in Calgary?

  3. April 10, 2012 8:33 pm

    Thanks Mike.

  4. Conor Paquette permalink
    August 28, 2012 4:22 am

    Mike, i will be entering in the september 29 submission series and i was wondering what submissions im permitted to exicute as the rule book didnt make much sense to me. My age is fourteen.

  5. Ryan permalink
    February 11, 2014 4:19 pm


    Just wondering if there are any NO GI jujitsu tournaments coming up in the Calgary or Edmonton area for 2014.

    Thank you

  6. Robert permalink
    October 29, 2014 11:07 am

    hello my name is Robert,

    I would like to know if the second part to submission series is still on for Nov. 22? as well is there early registration online?

    • November 11, 2014 2:09 pm

      Hi Robert, yes it is Nov 22 and you can register day of at the door

      good luck training

  7. jody foord permalink
    November 22, 2014 3:29 pm

    Can my son who will be 9 still compete in the tournaments in 2015 and still be able to grapple for the belt

    • November 22, 2014 4:03 pm

      Hi Jody, There is no Championship belt for kids… Adults only

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