1. Finger and toe nails must be trimmed short.

  2. Long hair must be tied up/back so as not to cause opponents any discomfort.

  3. Uniforms may not exhibit tears, be wet or dirty, or emanate an unpleasant odour.

  4. Indoor footwear must be worn at all times, except for on the competition mat. This especially includes washrooms and change rooms.

  5. All athletes must wear undergarments, regardless of Gi or No Gi matches. Undergarment must be “brief-type” only. Failure to adhere of this rule will be considered a foul according to item 6.2.3(E), and the athlete will be subject to the penalties provided at item 7.1. See IBJJF Rule Book (page 37).

  6. Following weigh in, a Uniform Inspector will check competitors for any skin conditions. Athletes presenting skin lesions noticed by the Inspector shall be directed to the event’s medical area for evaluation.

  7. Athletes must present a statement from a Doctor declaring the lesion not contagious and not harmful to other competitors.

  8. All medical issues will be directed to the event’s medical personnel. Medical personnel will have the final say on whether or not to allow an athlete to compete.

IMPORTANT NOTE: In the event an athlete’s hair dye stains an opponent’s uniform during a match, the athlete will be disqualified.

Gi Inspections

  1. An official Gi Inspector will check to make sure Gi measurements comply with the official measurements stipulated by IBJJF standards:

    • Maximum Gi Collar Thickness (1.3cm)

    • Maximum Gi Collar Width (5cm)

    • Minimum Opening of Sleeve at Full Extension (7cm)

  2. An official Gi Inspector will check to verify the overall state of an athlete’s belt.

  3. Athletes may request up to two (2) follow-up Gi inspections should they fail the first inspection; however, they must weigh-in again, especially if a Gi change is made.

  4. After weigh-in and inspection, athletes may not change their Gi for the first match. Failure to comply will result in penalty or disqualification.

  5. Following the first match, athletes may request the Ring Coordinator’s permission to change Gis; however, they must undergo a new measurement inspection and weigh-in. Failure to comply will result in disqualification.