Rules and Categories

Rules and Categories

Under 18 years

Juniors and Juveniles will be divided by the weight categories shown below (amended for no-gi):

-18 kg -34 kg -55 kg
-21 kg -38 kg -60 kg
-24 kg -42 kg -65 kg
-27 kg -46 kg -70 kg
-30 kg -50 kg +70 kg

Where possible they will also be sub-divided into the following age brackets:
Pee Wee 1 (4 & 5 years)
Pee Wee 2 (6 & 7 years)
Junior 1 (8 & 9 years)
Junior 2 (10 & 11 years)
Teen 1 (12 & 13 years)
Teen 2 (14 & 15 years)
Juvenile (16 & 17 years)

Fight Times

  • 7 years and under -2 mins
  • 9 years and under – 3 mins
  • 15 years and under -4 mins

16 years and over

Fight Times

JUVENILE 5 minutes

ADULT

  • 5 minutes – White
  • 6 minutes – Blue
  • 7 minutes – Purple
  • 8 minutes – Brown
  • 10 minutes – Black

MASTER 1

  • 5 minutes – White / Blue
  • 6 minutes – Purple / Brown / Black

MASTER 2+

  • 5 minutes

Belt Categories

  • White
  • Blue
  • Purple
  • Brown
  • Black
  • 5 minutes

No-Gi Categories

Adult Competitors who hold a rank in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu must compete at their current belt level. Competitors who do not hold a rank in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – for example those who train in different grappling disciplines or primarily without the gi – please use the table below.

Total Training Time Category
1 year 2 months White
up to 3 years Blue
up to 4.5 years Purple
up to 6 years Brown
6 years or more Black

Weight categories with Gi

GI IBJJF divisions for BJJ GI competition for MALE ADULT (born 1997 and before), MASTER (born 1985 and before), SENIOR (born 1979 and before) and JUVENILE (born 1998 and 1999) The weight described corresponds to the maximum weight allowed in each division. Athlete will be weighed with Gi on. Athletes can chose to compete up in weight or down in age (Masters/Seniors only).

Weight Category Male Juvenile Male Adult / Master / Senior Female Female Juvenile
Rooster 53.5 kg 57.5 kg N/A 44.3 kg
Light Feather 58.5 kg 64 kg 53.5 kg 48.3 kg
Feather 64 kg 70 kg 58.5 kg 52.5 kg
Light 69 kg 76 kg 64 kg 56.5 kg
Middle 74 kg 82.3 kg 69 kg 60.5 kg
Middle Heavy 79.3 kg 88.3 kg 74 kg 65 kg
Heavy 84.3 kg 94.3 kg 79.3kg 69 kg
Super Heavy 89.3 kg 100.5 kg No Maximum Weight No Maximum Weight
Ultra Heavy No Maximum Weight No Maximum Weight N/A N/A

NO GI

IBJJF divisions for BJJ NO GI competition for MALE ADULT (born 1997 and before), MASTER (born 1985 and before), SENIOR (born 1979 and before) and JUVENILE (born 1998 and 1999) The weight described corresponds to the maximum weight allowed in each division. Athlete will be weighed with No-Gi uniform on.

Athletes can chose to compete up in weight or down in age (Masters/Seniors only).

Weight Category Male Juvenile Male Adult / Master / Senior Female Female Juvenile
Rooster 51.5 kg 55.5 kg N/A N/A
Light Feather 56.5 kg 61.5 kg 51.5 kg 45.50 kg
Feather 61.5 kg 67.5 kg 56.5 kg 51.5 kg
Light 66.5 kg 73.5 kg 61.5 kg 56.5 kg
Middle 71.5 kg 79.5 kg 66.5 kg 61.5 kg
Middle Heavy 76.5 kg 85.5 kg 71.5 kg 66.5 kg
Heavy 86.5 kg 91.5 kg 76.5 kg No Maximum Weight
Super Heavy No Maximum Weight 97.54 kg No Maximum Weight N/A
Ultra Heavy N/A No Maximum Weight N/A N/A

RULES

Competiton Rules

Please Visit : The official Rule Book

Respect Rule

This event has a zero tolerance policy regarding inappropriate behaviour by coaches, parents/guardians, spectators and competitors.

All in attendance must show some restraint when their students or team mates are fighting.

There will be competitors and spectators of all ages at this event and we are here to set an example. Any swearing, inappropriate gestures, violence (towards person or property) or berating the officials (regardless of any decisions they make) will not be tolerated.

If this happens, the referee/organiser has the right to disqualify that competitor, or to ask the coach to leave the area. If those concerned do not comply with the referee/organisers request the competitor will be disqualified from the event.

If a coach, parent or team mate encroaches onto the mat, or past any barriers that are in place, or man handles an official in any way, that person will be asked to leave the venue and the whole team will not be permitted to take any further part in the competition.