Kizma Button looking for superfight at BEST of the WEST

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    Post subject: Kizma Button looking for superfight at BEST of the WEST – PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 3:59 pm

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    Kizma Button is looking for a superfight at the following event. If anyone has any leads please post here or email



    The Best of the West will be open to men, women and youth 5-17 years old and held in the air conditioned Redondo Union Gymnasium in Redondo Beach. Don’t miss the battle to be the “BEST in the WEST”. Located 6 miles south of Los Angeles International airport and 2 blocks from the beach.

    Redondo Union H.S. Gymnasium
    631 Vincent Ct.
    Redondo Beach, CA 90277

    Pre-Registration $50 for weight division and open weight • Guaranteed 2 fights
    Must be postmarked no later than April 18th, 2005
    At Door Registration – $70
    Spectator Tickets – $10

    Enrollment (3 options)
    1) Mail a signed entry form along with a money order or check made payable to:
    GTA Tournaments and mail to: 713 Torrance Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
    2) Register online: (Available April 2nd)
    3) Night before or day of: Show up to either weigh-in time to register

    Weigh-Ins (2 options)
    1) Friday, April 22nd, 2005 between 9am-9pm at South Bay Jiu-Jitsu located at
    325 Pacific Coast Hwy., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
    2) Saturday, April 23rd, 2005 between 7am-8:30am at the tournament location. Anyone arriving after 8:30am will be penalized an additional $15
    There will be no weight allowance. If an athlete is within 3 pounds of their weigh class they will have until 9am on the day of to make weight.

    Schedule You will be disqualified if you are not present by the below listed times.
    Children and Teens: 10am
    Men’s Beginners: 10am
    Women: 12pm
    Men’s Novice: 12pm
    Men’s Intermediate: 2pm
    Men’s Advanced: 3:30pm

    RATED Season Point Accumulation
    5 Star Rated Event
    All competitors that place in the top four places will be awarded Rating points for the season tally.

    Crowne Plaza Hotel in the Redondo Beach Marina overlooks Seaside Lagoon, the Pier, the Marina, the Boardwalk, is attached to a Gold’s Gym and includes a complimentary membership for the duration of your stay. There is also a large pool on the roof overlooking the entire marina. There is an abundance of shopping, dining, sport fishing, and more right across the street from your front steps.
    Ocean view rooms $109 a night for 4 persons. 4 people per room = $27 a night.
    (310) 318-8888 (Group code= GTA)
    300 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

    Travelers Hostel on the Hermosa Beach Pier Promenade for $14 a night. Call now to reserve you spot. Located above Hermosa Beach’s prime nightlife! (310) 798-2323

    Free Boarding will be offered by the South Bay Jiu-Jitsu Academy. They will be opening their academy and shower to athletes that cant afford the hotel or hostel. The academy is on the same street the tournament location and airport are on. Its located at 325 Pacific Coast Hwy., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 – Located a ½ mile up the street from the tournament location. Bring a sleeping bag!

    Here is a link for more information on the area:

    Map of the vicinity:

    From LAX Airport: Yellow Cab $17 to Hostel or Academy, $18 to event location or group hotel. All the above locations are within comfortable walking distance.

    Super Shuttle from LAX to Crowne Palaza Hotel is $13 each way. Be sure to mention Crowne Plaza Redondo for discount.

    Coaches will be required to check-in online or by phone and provide a list of registered students to receive credentials. We cannot help unorganized coaches. Email or call (310) 515-7366 for credentials.

    Wrestling shoes, boardshorts, fight shorts, singlets, gi pants, rashguards, t-shirts, tank tops, knee pads (not braces), headgear, cups and mouth pieces will all be permitted.

    Rules • Updated for 2005 Season • A rules video will be played all day long at the registration table.

    No-Gi Skill Levels:
    Novice: Less than 9 months
    Beginner: Nine months to 18 months
    Intermediate: 18 months to 36 months
    Advanced: More than 36 months (3 years)
    Children/Teens: Beginner = Less than 12 months • Advanced = 12 months or greater
    Women: Beginner – Less than 12 months • Advanced – 12 months or greater
    Executive: 35-45 years – Beginner = Less than 12 months • Advanced = 12 months or greater
    Masters: Over 45 years – Beginner = Less than 12 months • Advanced = 12 months or greater

    Length of Matches:
    Novice: 4 minutes
    Beginner: 4 minutes
    Intermediate: 5 minutes
    Advanced: 6 minutes
    Children/Teens: 4 minutes
    Women: Beginner = 5 minutes • Advanced = 6 minutes
    Executive/Masters: Beginner = 5 minutes • Advanced = 6 minutes

    Men’s No-Gi Weight Classes:
    Flyweight: 139.9 lbs. and below
    Featherweight: 140-149.9 lbs.
    Lightweight: 150-159.9 lbs.
    Welterweight: 160-169.9 lbs.
    Middleweight: 170-179.9 lbs.
    Cruiserweight: 180-189.9 lbs.
    Light-Heavyweight: 190-199.9 lbs.
    Heavyweight: 200-209.9 lbs.
    Superweight: 210 lbs. and over

    Childrens No-Gi Weight Classes:
    Bantamweight: 50 lbs. and below
    Flyweight: 50-59.9 lbs.
    Featherweight: 60-69.9 lbs.
    Lightweight: 70-79.9 lbs.
    Welterweight: 80-94.9 lbs.
    Middleweight: 94-109.9 lbs.
    Cruiserweight: 110-124.9 lbs.
    Heavyweight: 124 lbs. and over

    Teen No-Gi Weight Classes:
    Lightweight: 114.9 lbs. and below
    Welterweight: 115-129.9 lbs.
    Midldeweight: 130-149.9 lbs.
    Cruiserweight: 150-169.9 lbs.
    Heavyweight: 170 lbs. and over

    Women’s No-Gi Weight Classes:
    Class A: 119.9 lbs and below
    Class B: 120-134.9 lbs.
    Class C: 135-149.9 lbs.
    Class D: 150 lbs. and over
    Women’s Absolute: Open Weight, Open Skill

    Executive & Masters No-Gi Weight Classes:
    Lightweight: 159.9 lbs and below
    Middleweight: 160-179.9 lbs.
    Cruiserweight: 180-199.9 lbs.
    Heavyweight: 200 lbs. and over

    Point System:
    Takedown landing in Half or Full Guard: 2 points
    Takedown to Side Control or Mount: 3 points
    Sweep or Reversal w/ legs: 2 points
    Passing Opponent’s Guard: 3 points
    Mounted Position: 4 points
    Back Control w/ Hooks: 4 points
    (All positions must be held for minimum 3 seconds)

    1. Hygiene: At weigh-ins all competitors will be checked for communicable diseases, not limited to but including ring-worm, staph, herpes and impetigo

    2. Tie Breakers: There will be a one minute overtime in the event of a draw. At the end of the 1 minute overtime if the were no points scored it will immediately turn to sudden death in which the first point scored gets the victory. The stalling rule will be enforced with ZERO tolerance in overtime. The referee will give 2 warnings and you will be deducted -1 point and given the loss if you do not go after the victory.

    3. No Stalling: The referee will issue warning for the 1st offense of stalling (i.e. backing out of the guard without engaging, butt scooting, fleeing the ring to avoid takedown/submission attempts). The 2nd offense will result in a 2 point deduction. A 3rd offense will result in a 3 point deduction. A 4th offense will result in a DQ.

    4. Leg Locks: Heel Hooks, Twisting Leg Locks, and Neck Cranks are ILLEGAL in all Youth, Novice, Beginner, Intermediate, Executive and Masters divisions.

    5. Illegal Techniques: No strikes, biting, eye gouging (includes chin to eye), head butting, small join manipulation (finger and toe locks), hair pulling, or ear pulling.

    6. Slamming: ZERO tolerance on slamming. This is to avoid slamming to escape the guard and various submissions from the guard. A competitor will be immediately disqualified NOTE – Takedowns are not considered slamming, unless intent to injure is determined by the referee.

    7. Code of Conduct: We will be enforcing a zero tolerance rule on disrespecting, threatening with physical violence, or verbally abusing referees or staff at any time before, during or after the event. If any spectator, coach or competitor threatens or abuses the referee in any shape or form, they will be escorted out of the building.

    Adults will receive 1st – 3rd place heavy high quality medals.
    Youth and teens will receive the same although ALL YOUTH will receive participation awards.
    (Sample awards are below)

    Complete information:



    Post subject: what is her weight?PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 12:11 am

    Joined: Sun Dec 26, 2004 2:08 am
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    Location: San Francisco, CA
    What weight is Kizma Button so I can get the word out up here.

    Post subject: PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 10:13 am

    Joined: Wed Mar 30, 2005 2:42 pm
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    190 I think. Any help would be appreciated.

    We were hoping to line her up with any of these girls: Erin Toehill, Zee, Myra or Olga. All these girls have had trouble finding competitive matches in the past and Gumby thinks these would make for good match-ups.


    Post subject: Kizma ButtonPostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 9:46 pm

    Joined: Sun Dec 26, 2004 2:08 am
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    Location: San Francisco, CA
    At this time because of work comittments and running my own school. I will not be able to compete at this time.

    I am looking to get back into competition once my work schedule changes (in about 6months). Right now, I work saturdays so that does not do me any good competition or training wize. Once my work schedule changes and I am free weekends I will begin training/competing again..

    Kizma would be a great opponent for anyone in the 150+ range. Where was she 5 years ago when I was competing?? LOL!!

    Mayra is in Germany so I am not sure when she will be back. Olga is in Toronto and not sure of her travelling schedule but you can email her at

    Erin would also be a good opponent if her schedule allows.

    If you need to contact me I am at:


    Post subject: PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 10:03 pm

    Joined: Wed Mar 30, 2005 2:42 pm
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    Sorry, I did not realize you were Zee. Thank you for all your help with the inforomation. We hope you can make it to some of the events when your schedule opens.

    Kizma is only 18 so she is newer in the game. She is a terror on the mat and has been winning everything.

    Gumby was hoping for Erin Toehill but we will try Olga.

    Thanks for your help and best of luck with everything.


    Post subject: KizmaPostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 1:55 am

    Joined: Sun Dec 26, 2004 2:08 am
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    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Thank you and I will keep in touch as to when things change for me. I would love to compete again, but when I am in shape and prepared. I don’t underestimate any of the new talent out there.



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