The event is a gi and nogi competition ran according to IBJJF rules.
The doors will open to competitors and spectators at 9:00 am. The schedule for
matches will be published on this website shortly after the late registration deadline.
At the very latest, all fights will be finished by 7:00 pm. The exact time depends on
whether we run absolute categories and how many competitors sign up for the
All competitors can register via this website once registration opens. Once you have
completed your personal details, the registration form links to the PayPal payment
Just follow the online registration process. There will be an option to pay via PayPal
with a credit or debit card without signing up for a PayPal account.
Yes, that’s absolutely fine. Remember to include a note on the PayPal payment page
to tell us the competitor’s name.
You can check the weight categories HERE. Competitors must weigh in wearing the
GI, belt and undergarments.
I’VE SIGNED UP FOR A PARTICULAR CATEGORY BUT I’M STRUGGLING TO MAKE THE WEIGHT. CAN I MOVE TO A HEAVIER WEIGHT CATEGORY?
If you want to change weight categories, you need to email us before windows closes. We cannot accept changes past this time because we will be
arranging the brackets shortly after.
AM I ALLOWED A SMALL WEIGHT DIFFERENCE ON THE DAY OR DO I HAVE TO BE SPOT ON WITH OUR WEIGHT IN THE GI?
You need to be spot on with your weight in the gi. We will have a set of scales where
you can check your weight before weighing in. Consistent with IBJJF rules, if you do
not make weight on the day, you will be disqualified. If you think that you might come
in over weight, please contact us before the late registration deadline.
Yes. The competitor list will first be published at least three weeks before the early
registration deadline. It will be updated at least every 48 hours.
The schedule will be published on this website and our Facebook page shortly after
the late registration deadline.
The brackets will be published on this website and our Facebook page shortly after
the late registration deadline.
The weigh in and matches run in the same way as IBJJF tournaments.
The matches for your category will start at the time listed in the schedule. Shortly
before the start time for your category, please make your way to the bullpen and wait
to be called for your first match. Depending on where you are in the brackets, you
may not be called immediately. When you are called for your first match, your mat
coordinator will ask you to pass through the gi check and weigh in then take you to
the mat. You only need to weigh in once, shortly before your first match. Remember
to plan enough time beforehand to warm up!
If we have enough time once we have finished the weight categories, we will be
running absolutes for blue belts and above. Absolutes for Adults and Masters will be
combined. In the interest of safety, there is no absolute for white belts in line with
You must medal in your weight category to be eligible for the absolute. Once you
have received your medal, you can sign up for the absolute at medal table.
I’M OLD ENOUGH TO COMPETE IN MASTERS BUT I WANT TO COMPETE IN A YOUNGER AGE GROUP. IS THIS POSSIBLE?
Of course. Just choose the appropriate age group during registration. For scheduling
reasons, you can register for one category only.
During the registration process you can tell us whether you would be happy to move
down an age group or up a weight category. If we still can’t find you a fight, we will
refund your registration fee.
In line with IBJJF rules, the competition will be run in a straight elimination format.
I REGISTERED TO COMPETE AT A PARTICULAR BELT LEVEL BUT I’VE BEEN PROMOTED SINCE I SIGNED UP. WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT THIS?
First of all, congratulations! Get in touch and we’ll move you up to your new belt
Of course! We’d love for you to come and support your friends and family. There will
be tiered seating for spectators.
Entry for adults is £5 on the day.
Yes, that’s fine. Please be mindful of competitors and other spectators and choose a
spot that won’t obstruct other people’s view of the mat area.
Yes. We will issue free coach pass for one coach/professor from each academy.
Please contact us in advance to arrange this.
Yes. The Rules and Categories page (HERE) has more information on the Kids and
This may be possible, if we think it’s something our guests would be interested in.
Please contact us to discuss it.