The AZBJJL follows the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) ruleset. This includes uniform standards, point system, foul, and disqualification criteria.
The IBJJF rule book and explainer videos can be found HERE
Please review your child’s registration and confirm if all the divisions are registered properly. Full competitors is available a month prior the competition. If any corrections need to be made, you must do so by the Athlete Correction Deadline. NOTE: No changes, refunds or credits are possible after this deadline. Your child’s registration does not include the spectator fee.
Athletes should be in the warm up area at least 30 minutes prior to the time assigned for his or her division on the schedule.
IMPORTANT!! The weigh in system is the same used by IBJJF. The competitor will weigh in before his first match. If you don’t make weight, you will be immediately disqualified. Please make sure that you are in the correct weight category. You cannot change divisions, if you do not make your designed division. No changes will be accepted on the day of the tournament, and no refunds will be made. We offer an extra scale for people to check their weights before.
If a child weighs in over their weight limit, is registered in the wrong division, or have no matches in their registered bracket (chose not to move in age/weight/gender or alone in bracket) they will NOT compete in their division. However, they will still receive a chance to compete in a separate bracket where they will be matched-up accordingly (belt, age, gender and weight) against another competitor in the same situation. These matches will be exhibition only, no points will be awarded towards their team.
During the tournament, any mistakes on the brackets that were not corrected on the check-day (Tuesday before the tournament) will lead to immediate disqualification. NO CHANGES WILL BE MADE AFTER THE REGISTRATION CHECK DATE!
Every athlete will be given an opportunity of AT LEAST one match. There will be a designated Mat Coordinator responsible for setting up matches in cases of only one competitor in the bracket or disqualified competitors, upon coaches, parents, and organization approval. These matches will be EXHIBITION ONLY and no points will be awarded towards their team.
White, Grey and Yellow belts will compete in different divisions. Orange and Green belts compete together.
We don’t guarantee that all kids will have more than one match.Exhibition matches are available for children who had only one match. When there are only two kids in the division, they will compete in a best-of-three system. Divisions or weight classes are subject to change.
Athletes who are alone in their bracket are eligible to receive a full refund of the registration fee if they cancel their registration before the athlete correction date. Instructions on how to do this can be found at: https://support.smoothcomp.com/article/89-how-to-change-weightclass-or-cancel
Points will be awarded to the top 8 athletes in a bracket as follows:
All schools must be affiliated with AZBJJL, operate under a certified team, with their lead coach being promoted by a recognized Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt. We do not support unrecognized or self-promoted individuals in order to maintain our high standards within the BJJ practice.
If a team has multiple schools competing under one name, coaches will receive entry based on the number of students representing their specific school. The coach’s name will be at the door. Below is coaches’ breakdown:
Schools with 1 competitor and 10 competitor – 2 coaches
Schools between 11 and 20 competitors – 3 coaches
Schools with over 20 competitors – 4 coaches