This Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition will offer Kids, Juveniles, Adult (Male and Female), and Masters Divisions in the Gi for all belt levels.
The AZBJJL - 2023 Southwest Classic will take place on October 14th, 2023 at the Bell Bank Park located at 1 Legacy Drive, Mesa, AZ 85212. The event will offer Kids, Juvenile, Adult, and Masters divisions. This is a Gi only tournamnet.
AZBJJL will be offering two Pro Black Belt Open Weight Division for the Southwest Classic, Male Light & Heavy! Up to $6000 in money prize for two men’s Black Belt Open Champions (Under 168lbs & Over 168lbs) and a 1st place AZBJJL Open Championship Belt for each champion. Unfortunately, no female black belt adult competitors signed up for either of the two previous Pro divisions so there will be no female Pro open weight. For the Adult male competitors, the Open weights will replace the weight class divisions. There will be no adult division weight classes, on the two open weight divisions. More details at http://azbjjl.com/pro/
The park is located near Mesa Gateway airport. The current address is 1 Legacy Drive, Mesa, AZ 85212. The park can be busy on weekends so please allow ample time for traffic and parking.
We will be using the IBJJF Rules (Please refer to their website for the latest rules) https://ibjjf.com/rules/
Read this for more information on rules: http://azbjjl.com/rules/
Early Registration Fee before SATURDAY 09/09/2023 @ 11:59 PM
Kids, Juveniles and Adults (16 and up) – $78
Normal Registration ends SATURDAY 09/23/2023 @ 11:59PM
Kids, Juveniles and Adults (16 and up) – $93
Late Registration ends FRIDAY 10/06/2023 @ 11:59PM
Kids, Juveniles and Adults (16 and up) – $108
All registrations must be received by Friday, October 6th by 11:59 pm
SPECTATOR FEE: $20
11 yrs old & up $20
10 yrs old and younger FREE
PLEASE NOTE: THE AZBJJL spectator fee is remaining the same as at our prior venue. However, Bell Bank Park charges an additional park fee. There is no charge for parking.
Early Registration Deadline: SATURDAY 09/09/2023 @ 11:59PM local time (Arizona)
Regular Registration Deadline: SATURDAY 09/23/2023 @11:59PM local time (Arizona)
Late Registration Deadline: FRIDAY 10/06/2023 @11:59PM local time (Arizona)
Athlete Correction Deadline: SUNDAY 10/08/2023 at 11:59pm local time (Arizona) - NOTE: No changes, refunds or credits are possible after this deadline.
Schedule and Brackets Release: THURSDAY 10/12/2023
Tournament: SATURDAY 10/14/2023
Tournament starts at 9 AM! - If you have any questions about this tournament please email [email protected]
The tournament is single elimination.
Medals will be awarded to the 1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place of each division.
Athletes will not compete for the third place. Two bronze medals will be given.
The top 5 academies and affiliations in the Adult division will receive team trophies.
Read this for information on team and academy point-scoring: http://azbjjl.com/scoring/
Before his/her first fight, the athlete will check his/her weight with the Gi.
There is only one opportunity to check the weight. If the competitor does not make his/her weight, they will be immediately disqualified. There is no tolerance on weight allowed.
Please make sure that you are in the correct weight division. You can not change divisions, if you do not make your designated division. No changes will be accepted in the tournament day, no refund.
Example: -107.0 lbs (Rooster) means athlete must weigh 107.0 lbs or below with their Gi on, 107.1 lbs will result in a disqualification.
Read this for more information on weight classes: http://azbjjl.com/uniform-weight-list/
Athletes will receive a complimentary event t-shirt which they should pick up at the event. All shirts must be picked up at the event’s shirt booth. AZBJJL is not responsible for shipping forgotten t-shirts.
Athletes who place in 1st, 2nd and 3rd in their division will receive a medal at the event. All competitors must wear the GI on the podium. All the medals must be picked up at the event’s podium. AZBJJL is not responsible for shipping medals.
Each team can only have two athletes in the same division bracket (of age/weight/belt). If your team has more than 2 athletes in the same division, the professor needs to email [email protected] prior to athlete correction deadline in order to create different teams for the same academy. This rule does not prevent you from registering for the event.
AZBJJL reserves the right to close registration when we reach full capacity, or on the day of the appointed event registration deadline, whichever comes first.
Before each fight, athletes will be asked to show their valid form of photo identification (ID) to the officials(Adults only). Make sure you have it on hand
It is the responsibility of the athlete to be knowledgeable of the rules and guidelines pertaining to the sport (as outlined in the IBJJF Rules Book). Please refer to the https://ibjjf.com/rules/ website for the latest rules.
Please see http://azbjjl.com/coaches-id-program-details/ for coaches wristband details.
Please click here for the coach/parents code of conduct.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS RULE INFO AND CODE OF CONDUCT PLEASE VISIT AZBJJL.COM