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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.

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

If you recently competed at a major tournament and/or you want to book dedicated coverage for an upcoming competition, make sure to check out these great BJJ photographers: Lance Emery, Kristen Mendes, Mike Calimbas, Preston Smith

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Featured Jiu-Jitsu Tournaments

Start Date City Event
3/11/15 Irvine, CA PAN (IBJJF 4X)
3/28/15 Chicago, IL Chicago Spring Gi/No-Gi (IBJJF)
4/11/15 New York, NY New York Spring (IBJJF)
4/11/15 San Jose, CA American Cup (BJJ Tour)
4/19/15 Boston, MA Boston Spring (IBJJF)
5/2/15 Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas Spring (IBJJF)
5/9/15 Las Vegas, NV JJ World League Gi Championships
5/27/15 Long Beach, CA Worlds (IBJJF 7X)
6/20/15 Santa Cruz, CA All Star (BJJ Tour)
7/10/15 Las Vegas, NV American National (IBJJF 2X)
7/18/15 New York, NY New York Summer (IBJJF)
9/25/15 Las Vegas, NV World Master (IBJJF)
10/3/15 New York, NY Pan No-Gi (IBJJF 4X)
10/24/15 Santa Cruz, CA US Open (BJJ Tour)


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 cotton-like fabric and in good condition. IE: No torn kimonos allowed
- Gi must be of uniform color in black, white, or royal blue. No mismatched pant and top color combinations, or collars with a different color from the rest of the top
- The gi top should reach the thighs, and sleeves must reach within 5 cm of the wrist with arms extended straight parallel to the ground. Gi pants should reach no more than 5 cm above the ankle bone
- 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. No pants of any kind under the gi pants
- 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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