Rules

Our events adhere to the IBJJF ruleset and weight classes.

However, all blue, purple, brown and black belt fights will run for 6 minutes.

The rule set can be viewed at:

http://ibjjf.org/rules/

 

Cash Prizes

The following cash prizes will be given to female adult, female master, male adult and male master Gi open weight winners.

Following feedback from competitors, you will now have the option to enter the absolutes offering a cash prize for £15 entry.

Cash prizes:

White belt - £50

Blue belt - £150

Purple belt - £200

Brown/Black belt - £250

 

There will be 2 open weight divisions per belt level, for men there will be:

-76kg

+76kg

For women, it will be:

-69kg

+69kg

 

Prizes at the UK Nationals, Europeans and Pro events:

1st place: Cash Prize + Championship belt

2nd place: Suave Gi

3rd place: Suave rashguard

 

You can enter the absolutes giving a cash prize when registering or until registration closes. You do not need to medal on the day for this and we will not accept registrations at the event for this.

There is a minimum requirement of 7 athletes to be registered for a cash prize absolute in order for it to run. Failing this, athletes registered will be contacted regarding a refund.

 

Weigh Ins

You may weigh in from 9am, with priority given to those competing earlier, or up until a maximum of one hour before the start time of your division.

If you are registered for both Gi and No-Gi, you will weigh in only once at the Gi weight, though without the Gi.

There is no weight allowance in any division.

 

Timings

Gi divisions will run first in the morning, followed by all cash prize Gi absolutes and finishing with the No-Gi divisions.

Junior and Juvenile divisions are scheduled for the morning.

The full event schedule will be released the week of the event.

 

Refunds

If we cannot find an opponent in your division and you do not wish to merge to another, you will be issued a refund.

Refunds for injury etc will only be given up until 2 weeks before the event. This is due to bracketing and scheduling.