Thread: SBG Sub League Rules
6/06/2006 12:24pm, #31Originally Posted by fatherdog
It really was quite Irvin-esque, except that it wasn't in my inbox 5-times per day.
Unfortunately most of the people I train with are computer illiterate.
I've heard the more recent GQ-West was much better (and smaller).
6/06/2006 12:24pm, #32
The "problem" is that GQ really has the best competition.
6/06/2006 1:19pm, #33Originally Posted by fatherdog
6/06/2006 1:27pm, #34Originally Posted by odacon
Keep in mind that the three grand figure is just what Brian told me last time I happened to ask about it. Brian is a fight promoter, and the first thing you learn about fight promoters is that they'll lie to your face more often than not.
6/06/2006 1:33pm, #35Originally Posted by UpaLumpa
Which is not to say that he won't just hand out placating bullshit and go with what's profitable (see my above post) but in that case he actually was getting a new venue, and it fell through.
6/06/2006 1:45pm, #36
you know, i have competed at NAGA a few times now (and at more kung fu tournaments that i could care to remember) and i have to add this thought:
even with all its flaws, NAGA is 1000% better than any kung fu tournament i have been to. sandbaggers and stallers suck. venues suck, bad refs suck (but i have been lucky enough to have the one and only joe lauzon ref a majority of my matches so no complaints about the reffing from me.)
but it's still better run, and a better test of the skills being trained overall. also believe it or not the parents are better behaved as well.
that being said, i would LOVE to compete under the SBG rule set, it sounds like a great idea."Face punches are an essential character building part of a martial art. You don't truly love your children unless you allow them to get punched in the face." - chi-conspiricy
"When I was a little boy, I had a sailor suit, but it didn't mean I was in the Navy." - Mtripp on the subject of a 5 year old karate black belt
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6/07/2006 1:40pm, #37
I'd like to also bring their rules for the kids division. From the site:Length of bout depends on age and ability (see chart below). For safety reasons once a correct position for an armlock or strangle has been achieved, the referee will immediately stop the fight without waiting for the lock to be applied fully. This allows young competitors to learn the basics of submission grappling in a safe environment.The rules also change the list of legal techniques for every couple years older they get. For example, the youngest (4-7) has this rule:Positional dominance (15 seconds in a dominant positions earns 1 point)Then from 8-12, it changes to:
No submissionsBeginners: arm locksBy 16-17, the only difference from adult rules is the length of the rounds.
Intermediate: arm locks and chokes
I can see some coaches getting huffy and puffy over refs stopping a fight before a kid taps, but I know Omega said that SoCal Pankration had the same rule with a "love it or shove it" attitude during the rules meeting, and no problems arose. The 15 seconds/1 point rule looks like a great one for that age group, and I agree with the submissions they decided to disallow for the different youth age groups.
6/07/2006 3:00pm, #38
These rules are pretty good, everyone seem to get a fair shake. Can you see them gaining popularity and spreading?