Rules and Categories

 

Competition Rules

Please visit the official IBJJF website to download the rule book.


18 Years and Over (Adult, Master 1 & Master 2+)

WEIGHT CATEGORIES

Over 18s will be divided by the weight categories shown below. The weight categories correspond to the maximum weight permitted in each division.

WEIGHT CATEGORY MALE ADULT/MASTER 1/MASTER 2+ FEMALE
Rooster 57.5 kg N/A
Light Feather 64 kg 53.5 kg
Feather 70 kg 58.5 kg
Light 76 kg 64 kg
Middle 82.3 kg 69 kg
Medium Heavy 88.3 kg 74 kg
Heavy 94.3 kg No Maximum Weight
Super Heavy 100.5 kg N/A
Super Super Heavy No Maximum Weight N/A
Absoulte Open Weight Open Weight

 

Males will also be sub-divided into the following age brackets:

  • Adult - 18-29 years
  • Master 1 - 30-35 years
  • Master 2+ - 36+ years

Female - Adult only

MATCH DURATIONS

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


17 Years and Under

WEIGHT CATEGORIES

The weight categories correspond to the maximum weight permitted in each division.

Pee Wee 1Pee Wee 2Junior 1Junior 2Teen 1Teen 2Juveniles
4 & 5 yrs 6 & 7 yrs 8 & 9 yrs 10 & 11 yrs 12 & 13 yrs 14 &15 yrs 16 & 17 yrs
      -30 -38 -42 -55
    -24 -34 -42 -46 -60
    -27 -38 -46 -50 -65
  -21 -30 -42 -50 -55 -70
  -24 -34 -46 -55 -60 -75
  -27 -38 -50 -60 -65 -80
-21 -30 -42 -55 -65 -70 -85
Over 21 Over 30 Over 42 Over 55 Over 65 Over 70 Over 85

MATCH DURATIONS

Pee Wee 1 (4 & 5 years) - 2 minutes
Pee Wee 2 (6 & 7 years) - 3 minutes
Junior 1 (8 & 9 years) - 3 minutes
Junior 2 (10 & 11 years) - 4 minutes
Teen 1 (12 & 13 years) - 4 minutes
Teen 2 (14 & 15 years) - 4 minutes
Juvenile (16 & 17 years) - 5 minutes

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

We cannot guarantee that the division in which your child is registered will have competitors on the day of the event. If your child has at least one other competitor in his/her division, the category will run. If your child has no suitable opponent once registration closes, you will be offered a refund.

Where possible, all competitors will fight in their own belt, age and weight division. Competitors may be invited to move up a weight category but will not normally be permitted to move up to a higher belt category. Depending on the number of competitors, White and Grey belt categories, and Orange and Green belt categories may be merged.


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 competing. 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.