SERIOUS FOULS :
Serious fouls are those that lead to immediate disqualification by the referee.
A) The use of foul language, cursing or other immoral acts of disrespect towards the referee or any of the assisting officials.
B) Biting, hair pulling, putting fingers into the eyes or nose of one’s opponent, intentionally seeking to injure genitalia or the use of fists, feet, knees, elbows or head with the intention to hurt or gain unfair advantage.
C) When the fighter has his kimono ripped during the fight, the referee will give him a set time to change it. If the fighter does not change it in time he will be disqualified.
D) The fighter must wear shorts under the pants, keeping in mind the risk that the suit might get torn or come off. If this occurs, the athlete will be given a set time determined by the referee to find another pair of pants to wear. If the athlete cannot change within the set time, he will be immediately disqualified.
E) When an athlete has been putting a lock and he runs out of the ring to avoid tapping out, he will be immediately disqualified. In such cases when it is considered a technical foul (not a disciplinary foul), the offender may return to the competition to fight the absolute division or in a bracket of three.
F) When the athlete breaks any rule of the article.
FOULS NOT AS SERIOUS / PENALTIES :
- On the first offense the offender will be given a verbal warning.
- On the second offense the offender’s opponent will be given an advantage.
- On the third offense the offender’s opponent will be given two points.
- After the third offense the referee may disqualify the athlete for any further fouls.
A) The athlete will only be allowed to kneel after having taken hold of his opponent’s kimono.
B) When either of the athletes run to one of the extremities of the ring to avoid combat, or while ground fighting they flee by crawling or rolling out of the ring, or by standing up and avoiding engaging, or purposely stepping out of the ring to gain time.
C) When the athlete avoids engaging by taking off his kimono or by allowing it to be taken off with the intention of stopping the fight to allow himself rest or to avoid the attacks of his opponent.
D) When the athlete inserts his fingers inside the sleeves or pants, or with both his hands on his opponent’s belt.
E) When the athlete stalls the fight, holding his adversary and not seeking to engage or gain submissions when in the guard, on top, at the bottom.
Holding the opponent, standing up, or any position designed to stall. Noticing this the referee will request that 20 seconds be marked and say “LUTE” while making the gesture. At the end of the 20 seconds if the athlete hasn’t changed his position or shown visible signs of engagement, the referee will again say “LUTE” and make the same gesture, penalizing the athlete and giving an advantage to the other athlete. If he continues stalling the referee will stop the fight by saying “PAROU”, and he will penalize the same athlete, giving 2 points to the other athlete. Both athletes will return to their feet at neutral positions, with the possibility of disqualification on the next offense.
F) NOTE: A penalty with immediate loss of 2 points occurs when an athlete runs from the ring in order to avoid a sweep that the referee believes would have been completed, or when the athlete flees the ring to avoid a lock that has not yet been completed and not engaging in the article "E" for disqualification.