– Buggy choke is a mechanical variation of Kata Gatame / Arm Triangle and is therefore not allowed in the U16 age division.

– If an athlete, while defending a takedown or sweep, clearly flees towards the safety area in a non-technical way and then attempts a legitimate technical escape out of bounds, he will still be penalized for fleeing the match.

– Clarification on score interpretation for kneeling positions:
Regardless of whether coming from standing or guard position, once an athlete stops the attack in a kneeling position (with or without grips), it will be considered a neutral position and the athlete will not receive any score for sweeps or takedowns in case of a following attack from this position. If, coming from a standing position, one athlete kneels and the other remains standing, only the standing athlete may be awarded a score for taking the opponent down.