Do I need experience to compete?

As Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a contact sport it is strongly advised that you have some experience and your instructors confidence to compete. As your instructor will be the main person to be able to judge if you are ready to compete or not.

Does everybody get T-shirts?

No as some events do not offer T-shirts. Otherwise it is important to pre-register 3 weeks before the event – This is to ensure that all T-Shirts can be ordered and printed in time for the event. It is also important to note that if you incorrectly fill out the T-shirt registration part on your application that you will also not receive a T-shirt.

How many divisions Can I compete in?

  • Kids may only compete in one division
    (unless there is No-Gi available then 2 divisions).
  • Juvenile may compete in 4 divisions
    (Gi & No-Gi Juvenile & either Gi & No Gi Openweight Juvenile /or Gi & No Gi Adult weight divisions).
  • Adults & Masters may compete in 4 divisions
    (Gi & No Gi weight divisions and Gi & No Gi Openweight Divisions)

What happen if I don’t make weight?

All allowances are already included in the specific weight categories. Competitors just prior to their division beginning. Although it is optional to cut weight to enter a lighter weight category, it is the competitors obligation to be on or under their specific weight category. There are no further weight allowances. If the athlete exceed their weight limit by the time their match is called they will be disqualified and they will forfeit their entry fee and no placing will be recorded.

What happens if I get hurt at the competition?

All competitions have highly trained first aid/medical staff to attend any injuries and address each situation as required. It is our recommendation that all competitors take out private health insurance and income protection insurance as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a contact sport.