Saturday January 18, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM EST
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Pennsylvania Combat Sports 
114 E. Otterman St.
Greensburg, PA 15601

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Cold Steel III Submission Only Grappling Tournament 

The Cold Steel III Submission Only Grappling Tournament returns on January 18th, 2014 to Greensburg, Pennsylvania. BJJ & No-Gi grappling divisions will once again be featured with the addition of Kids and Teen divisions to this years event. Space is limited on this event, so once registration is full we will close the online link!

Check out the complete details below...

Cold Steel III Submission Only Grappling Tournament

Returns January 18th, 2014 to Greensburg, Pennsylvania. This third installment of the successful "Cold Steel Series" will feature BJJ & No-Gi Divisions as from previous years, but will also include Kids and Teen Divisions for the first time. Remember, space is limited for this tournament and registration WILL CLOSE once we reach capacity!


All Division Champions will receive a full length Samurai (Katana) Sword, in keeping with the COLD STEEL Tradition...with 2nd and 3rd Place Finishers being awarded the shorter Wakizashi and Tanto swords.

There are new changes and additions to the Cold Steel Tournament that will definitely make this the best kick-off event of the 2014 grappling season for competitors in the Mid-Atlantic region.

So here's whats happening at Cold Steel III in January...

Pre-registered competitors will receive FREE ADMISSION to the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & No-Gi Seminar being held on January 17th from 7-10pm. Space is limited for this exclusive event featuring 3rd Degree Black Belt under Ricardo De La Riva, Professor Vicente JuniorSeminar cost is $40 for the BJJ or the No-Gi session, or $70 for both the BJJ & No-Gi sessions.

Pre-registered competitors will have the opportunity to attend this seminar (based on which division they are registered to compete in). Those who register for both BJJ & No-Gi Divisions will be able to attend the complete 3 hour seminar for FREE...thats worth the price of admission alone!

Keep in mind, its first come first serve on this as Only 50 Spots are available...so don't delay.

PLUS, we'll be giving FREE custom "Cold Steel Submission Only Competitor" patches to everyone who steps on the mat to do battle January 18th. These are perfect for sewing onto your gi or fight shorts. A great way to show others that your goal is always the SUBMISSION FINISH!


Friday January 17th:

Weigh-ins 2pm - 8pm

Professor Vicente Junior BJJ & No-Gi Seminar 7pm - 10pm (Starting with BJJ session)

Saturday January 18th:

Weigh-ins/Registration 7am-10am

Rules Meeting 1030am

Start Time 11am


Pre-Register Online: 

$50 One Division

$70 ALL Divisions

Late Register / At the door Registration:

$65 One Division

$90 ALL Divisions


$5 (Kids under 8 are Free)


Kids Divisions - 10 Minute Match Length - No Points, Submission Only (Valid submission attempts scored if no winner is determined via submission finish)

Beginner, Teen, Womens & White Belt Divisions - 20 Minute Match Length - No Points, Submission Only (Valid submission attempts scored if no winner is determined via submission finish)

All Other Adult & 30+ Divisions - No Time Limit - No Points, Submission Only


Kids 8-12 (bracketed by size / weight, one skill division)

Teens 13-15 (bracketed by size / weight, one skill division)

Teens 16 - 18 must have parents permission to enter into the adult divisions unless enough competitors are present to create a separate bracket.

Womens (bracketed day of event by weight / skill division)

Mens (weight class / skill division)

Masters 30+ (weight class / skill division)


Beginner: 1 year and below

Intermediate: 1-3 years

Advanced: 3 or more years

White Belt 

Blue Belt (Must enter Intermediate or Advanced if doing No-Gi)

Purple Belt (Must enter Advanced if doing No-Gi)

Brown / Black (Obviously your doing Advanced in No-Gi)


139.9 and below

140 - 154.9

155 - 169.9

170 - 184.9

185 - 199.9

200 - 214.9

215 - 229.9

230 and above

IMPORTANT RULES: (IBJJF Rules apply with rules meeting prior to event start)

1) No grabbing of any clothing, including your own, is permitted in No-Gi Divisions.

2) NO LEG LOCKS IN ANY KIDS, TEENS, BEGINNER OR WHITE BELT. The only leglocks legal for Intermediate, Blue, Purple, Brown & Black are straight ankle locks (AKA. straight footlock) and kneebars. ALL leglocks are legal in Advanced No-Gi Division.

3) Bicep/calf slicers (crushers) are only legal in Advanced No-Gi Division.

4) No neck cranks, twisting body locks or spinal submissions allowed.

5) Wrist locks allowed in Blue, Purple, Brown/Black, Intermediate and Advanced only.

6) The use of a slam to counter or avoid submissions, will result in immediate disqualification. No warnings will be given. Elevated takedowns or throws MUST be executed with control.

7) Referees will have the final say on the mat. Arguing or disrespectful behavior towards a Referee will result in immediate disqualification.

8) IBJJF rules will apply for this event.


The Cold Steel Submission Only Tournament was started as a way for competitors in the Mid-Atlantic and Mid-West, to start of the new tournament season with a challenging yet fun grappling format - Submission Only! With that we also want to create the safest, most professional tournament experience possible by aggresively enforcing all established rules for this event.

At no time will improper, disrespectful or vulgar behavior be tolerated from competitors or spectators. Profanity is not tolerated here. If you or a spectator can not control an outburst in a public setting, you'll be asked to leave the venue. No one can argue the value of establishing a rule such as this...if our stance on profanity or disrespectful language bothers you, then please do not attend or register in the first place.

Make sure you are committed to attending this event before registering. No refunds will be issued. A credit will however be applied for our next event, if you are unable to attend or other reasonable circumstances occur that prevent your competing.

Divisions may be combined as needed to accomodate the bracketing process. All divisions are single elimination.

A parent or legal guardian MUST sign the event waiver for a minor to compete. An older sibling or training partner will not work.

Thank You, and we look forward to another outstanding event on January 18th!


Pennsylvania Combat Sports 
114 E. Otterman St.
Greensburg, PA 15601

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