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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
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 Everett, WA Seattle Open (IBJJF)
10/25/14 NY, NY NY BJJ Pro (IBJJF 2X points)
10/26/14 Santa Ana, CA Subfighter No-Gi Championship
11/1/14 Long Beach, CA World Masters (IBJJF 7X points)
11/9/14 Alameda, CA Copa Carlson Gracie
11/22/14 Long Beach, CA SJJIF Worlds Gi and No-Gi
12/14/14 Long Beach, CA LB BJJ Pro (IBJJF 2X points)
3/11/15 Irvine, CA PAN (IBJJF 4X 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 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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