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Jiu-Jitsu Tournaments

Jiu-Jitsu Tournaments Jiu-Jitsu tournaments are a measurement of a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner's mastery of techniques learned.

Typical tournaments pair competitors as closely as possible in gender, age, weight, and skill level. Jiu-Jitsu tournaments usually have time limits, a points system, uniform requirements, a list of illegal moves, and other rules designed to create a safe and impartial environment. Some of the top competitors today include Rodolfo Vieira, Keenan Cornelius, Marcus Almeida, and the Miyao Brothers.

Below are some featured Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments. Scroll down for BJJ Uniform Requirements. IBJJF ranking information here

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Featured Jiu-Jitsu Tournaments

Start Date City Event
8/9/14 Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas Summer Open (IBJJF)
8/9/14 Chicago, IL Chicago Summer Open Gi and No-Gi (IBJJF)
8/9/14 Carson, CA 10th Annual N. American Gi and No-Gi (NABJJF)
8/23/14 Boston, MA Boston Summer Open (IBJJF)
8/23/14 San Diego, CA Jiu-Jitsu by the Sea Gi and No-Gi
8/30/14 Atlanta, GA Atlanta Open (IBJJF)
9/6/14 Carson, CA American Nationals Gi and No-Gi (IBJJF 2X points)
9/13/14 Dallas, TX Dallas Open (IBJJF)
9/20/14 Las Vegas, NV Gracie Worlds
9/27/14 NY, NY Pan No-Gi (IBJJF 4X points)
10/4/14 Azusa, CA Worlds No-Gi (IBJJF 7X points)
10/18/14 Miami, FL Miami Open (IBJJF)
10/19/14 Long Beach, CA Long Beach Open (IBJJF)
10/25/14 Santa Cruz, CA U.S. Open XIX
10/25/14 NY, NY NY BJJ Pro (IBJJF)
11/1/14 Long Beach, CA World Masters (IBJJF 7X points)
11/8/14 Nagoya, Japan Asian Open (IBJJF 3X points)
     

 

Jiu-Jitsu Tournament Uniform Regulations

Jiu-Jitsu tournaments that require a gi or kimono may have many rules regarding the uniform. Showing up in a non-regulation uniform can result in disqualification. IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation) seems to have the strictest rules. IBJJF rules include, but are not limited to:


- Gi must be constructed of cotton or similar material and in good condition. IE: No torn kimonos allowed
- Gi color may be black, white, or royal blue, but no mismatched pant and top color combinations. EG: white jacket with black pants
- The gi top should reach the thighs, and sleeves must reach within 5 cm of the wrist with arms extended in front of the body
- Belt width 4-5 centimeters, in the color of the athlete's current rank, and tied around the waist in a double knot, tight enough to keep the jacket closed. Once tied, each end of the belt should hang 20-30 cm in length
- No clothing is allowed under the jacket top (rash guards, t-shirts, etc.), except for in the female divisions
- Patches are allowed on the gi only in the marked areas below




IBJJF No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu tournaments require that competitors wear A) black board shorts and B) a black or white rash guard with at least 10% of the fabric in the color according to the competitor's current belt rank. Shirts that are 100% the color of the rank are also acceptable. Examples:

Jiu-Jitsu Tournament IBJJF Approved Shorts   Jiu-Jitsu Tournament IBJJF Approved Rash Guard

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