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  1. socalpankration FIGHTLEAGUE.ORG

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    The 2020 IMMAF World Youth MMA Championships are scheduled for this August in Rome, Italy.
    Team USA are the defending World Youth Champions out of 27 nations from last years, first Worlds for kids.

    Registrations are now open to earn a spot on Team USA or to just compete for a National Title.

    2020 United States Youth Pankration National Championships

    and
    U.S. National MMA Team Selection
    Open to all schools, styles and affiliations
    April 25-26, 2020
    CLICK TO REGISTER ON SMOOTHCOMP


    Hosted by Dan Henderson
    27901 Jefferson Ave
    Temecula, CA 92590
    Ages 8-17

    World Championship Qualifier for ages 12-17

    COMPETION FEES:
    Early Bird - $75
    (ends 2/06/20)
    Regular - $100 (2/7 – 3/31)
    Late - $125 (after 3/31/20)
    Spectators - $20
    Registration Cutoff date: April 18,2020
    • Significant media coverage is expected. See competition gear and other licensing requirements at the USFL Licensing Site.
    • Tournament Entry Fee PROCEEDS will go to support youth athletes who will represent the United states in the world championships
    COMPETITION FORMATS:
    • Preliminary Tournament - (Two MMA Cage Set Up) Single Round Matches (3 minutes for ages 8-13yrs / 4 minutes for ages 14-17yrs)
    • Finals - (Formal Single Cage Set Up)3 Round bouts of 2 minutes each round for all divisions. (Contingent that there are fewer than 45 finals bouts, otherwise 2 rd. finals)
    • Athletes have a maximum of 5 round/ periods of competition per day.
    BRACKETING:
    • Double elimination w/ consolation bracket for 3rd place (4 or more entries)
    • Round Robin-1 athlete receives a bye & fights loser of 1st round for advancement to finals (3 entries)
    • Single Bout of 3 rounds – If both athletes go straight to finals.
    • Uncontested Champions (Single Athlete Divisions) will have the option to move up in weight or age to participate in a 2nd category. (Must be within USFL age and weight parameters)
    WEIGH IN / CHECK IN/ GEAR INSPECTION/ PRE-BOUT MEDICAL SCREENINGS:
    • Optional Night Prior/Early: Friday April 24th 7 - 9 PM – Location TBA
    • Regular Check in: Saturday April 25th 8 - 9 AM – At Venue
    *Be prepared for additional Weigh in and Medical Screening prior to finals on April 26
    NOTE: DO NOT SELECT A WEIGHT CATEGORY THAT REQUIRES ANY FORM OF WEIGHT CUTTING, ESPECIALLY IF YOU INTEND ON PARTICIPATING IN THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS.

    CATEGORIES: Pounds are Rounded up or down to closest Kilo

    Novice Age Group 10-11yrs on First day of National Championships Tournament
    (Boys & Girls combined)
    -70lbs
    -75lbs
    -85lbs
    -95lbs
    -105lbs
    -115lbs
    -125lbs
    -135lbs

    Rookie Age Group 8-9yrs on First day of National Championships Tournament
    (Boys & Girls Combined)
    -50lbs
    -55lbs
    -60lbs
    -65lbs
    -70lbs
    -80lbs
    -90lbs

    Schoolboy/Girl 12 – 13 years old but under 14yrs on first day of World Championships
    (Male & Female Divisions)
    -31kg/ -68lbs
    -34kg/ -75lbs
    -37kg/ -82lbs
    -40kg/ -88lbs
    -44kg / -97lbs
    -48kg/ -106lbs
    -52kg/ -115lbs
    -57kg/ -126lbs
    +57kg/ to a maximum of 137lbs
    Athletes above 137lbs should contact us to determine if other competitors available.

    Cadet 14 – 15 years old but under 16yrs on first day of World Championships
    (Male & Female Divisions)
    -40 kg/ -88lbs
    -44 kg/ -97lbs
    -48 kg/ -106lbs
    -52 kg/ -115lbs
    -57 kg/ -125lbs
    -62 kg/ -137lbs
    -67 kg/ -148lbs
    -72kg/ -159lbs
    +72 kg/ to a maximum 170lbs
    Athletes above 170lbs should contact us to determine if other competitors available.

    Junior 16-17 years old but under 18yrs on first day of World Championships
    (Male)
    Straw weight: -52.2 kg /-115lbs
    Flyweight: -56.7 kg /-125lbs
    Bantamweight: -61.2 kg /-135lbs
    Featherweight: -65.8 kg /-145lbs
    Lightweight: -70.3 kg /-155lbs
    Welterweight: -77.1 kg /-170lbs
    Middleweight: -83.9 kg /-185lbs
    Light Heavyweight: -93.0 kg /-205lbs
    Heavyweight: -120.2 kg /265lbs

    Junior 16-17 years old but under 18yrs on first day of World Championships
    (Female)
    Atom weight: - 47.7kg /-105lbs
    Straw weight: -52.2 kg /-115lbs
    Flyweight: -56.7 kg /-125lbs
    Bantamweight: -61.2 kg /-135lbs
    Featherweight: -65.8 kg /-145lbs
    Lightweight: -70.3 kg /-155lbs
    Welterweight: 77.1 kg /-170lbs

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  2. Iluzjonista Banned Banned

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    Tbh only 16-17 means something, also lmao at 8 year olds fighting in a cage, not where it should be heading.
     
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  4. TriangleMonkey Silver Belt

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    Its been a while since I was involved in Pankration but I believe “no head-strikes” allowed, full-contact to the body, grappling allowed and submission wins the match. Thats why kids are in it, it isnt 4oz gloves cage fighting ffs.........


    Also, I think you can throw a head strike but it must be pulled prior to contact, and an audible “Kia” of some sort showing you coulda hit the intended target. Then again, its been a while for me with the rule-set.
     
  5. GreatSaintGuillotine You may not like what I say but it's the truth.

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    Not sure how I feel about anyone under 12 doing MMA, dialed back or not. Straight grappling sure, but under 12 I'm not cool with full contact strikes above the shoulders
     
  6. GreatSaintGuillotine You may not like what I say but it's the truth.

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    That's cool. Still, not sure I like 7-8 doing full contact to the body. Maybe I'm getting soft
     
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    CTE for kids
     
  9. NicholasJBasile Hoping to fight some day...

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    I've seen some youth pankration -- it isn't as dangerous as it seems based on what I watched, but it was evident to me that the most talented prospects respective to the age were in wrestling, not pankration -- may just be my anecdotal experience though.
     
  10. GreatSaintGuillotine You may not like what I say but it's the truth.

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    Ok. I think I can get behind this. Still not sure how I feel about 8 year olds doing this but this seems relatively safe.
     
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    8 seems kind of old to be starting this, Khabib was wrestling bears at 2 years old!
     
  12. Choco I can quit any day..

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    I remember in England, turn of the Century, when you didn't know if the local police was going to show off to close the (fairly underground) event.

    Now it's cool, and kids, even little girls do it. Ronda bless, I guess.
     
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  14. Huligani Number One Bullshit

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    So are we like Russia now or what
     
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  16. socalpankration FIGHTLEAGUE.ORG

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    The U.S. beat the Russians at least year's (the 1st) World Youth MMA Championships
     
  17. socalpankration FIGHTLEAGUE.ORG

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    2019 Top Ten Results World Youth MMA Championships

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  18. ArtOfDrowning Lecter Belt

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    Still better than WMMA
     
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    Took way too long :).
     
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