Submission Only


In addition to our standard points tournaments US Grappling also runs a series of Submission Only Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and submission grappling tournaments. Matches in these tournaments have no points and no time limits. Despite fears to the contrary, the average match time for Submission Only events is just over eight minutes.

2015 Events
Submission Only Greensboro – January 31, 2015 – Barber Park – Greensboro, NC
Submission Only Virginia Beach – March 21, 2015 – Virginia Beach Field House – Virginia Beach, VA
Submission Only Chicago – June 6, 2015 – Oak Lawn Community Pavilion – Oak Lawn, IL
Submission Only Richmond – December 12, 2015 – Patrick Henry High School – Ashland, VA

Statistics from a recent event:
Total Average Match Time: 8 minutes, 29 seconds

Advanced Matches: 7 minutes, 37 seconds
Intermediate Matches: 9 minutes, 31 seconds
Beginner Matches: 9 minutes, 20 seconds
Novice Matches: 13 minutes

Black Belt Matches: 34 minutes, 39 seconds
Brown Belt Matches: 4 minutes, 52 seconds
Purple Belt Matches: 6 minutes, 47 seconds
Blue Belt Matches: 7 minutes, 9 seconds
White Belt Matches: 6 minutes, 34 seconds

Men’s Matches: 8 minutes, 49 seconds
Women’s Matches: 9 minutes, 12 seconds
30+ Matches 6 minutes, 57 seconds

Submission Popularity (top 3):
Armbar – 28%
Triangle – 10%
Kimura – 7.5%

Previous Submission Only events:

Juvenile divisions at Submission Only events follow the standard points format with time limits. There are no Submission Only matches for Juveniles, but teens are welcome to enter adult divisions with the permission of their parents or coaches.

See the Submission Only Rules.