No, groin guards are illegal in competition.
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.
Yes, please register with the AFBJJ by following this link.
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.
- 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)
Always ask advice from you instructor to avoid complications with registration. They will know exactly what you need to do and what divisions you should enter.
No. Once the registration has been completed there are no refunds or credits.
The athlete who has proven to be a black belt in judo, has proven experience in wrestling, wrestling Olympic or Greco-Roman, or has fought MMA professionally, cannot participate in any league as a white belt.
No. Once registration has closed, no further entries will be allowed.
Only Head Instructors can request weight category changes on behalf of their students. These requests must be submitted whilst registration is to open. Once registration closes no changes will be accepted.
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.
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.
If there is no one in your weight category, then your division will be merged based on age, weight, sex and belt. If there is no possible match then you will receive a Gold Medal and be deemed the Champion of your division.
Uniform requirements are as per IBJJF regulations. Please follow this link: