Required Documents for Athlete Membership

Athletes who are 17 and under:
  • Membership form (signed and dated by legal parent and professor)
  • 3×4 Color picture of the athlete (passport-style, in front of a plain white background)
  • Copy of the athlete’s legal government issued ID (Birth Certificate, Passport, etc.)
  • Copy of the parent / legal guardian’s government-issued photo ID (who is signing the application)
Athletes who are 18 or older: (White, Blue and Purple belts)
  • Membership form (signed and dated by the athlete and professor)
  • 3×4 Color picture of the athlete (passport-style, in front of a plain white background)
  • Copy of the athlete’s government-issued photo ID (Passport, Drivers License, etc.)
Athletes who are Brown and Black Belt:
  • Membership form (signed and dated by the athlete and professor)
  • 3×4 Color picture of the athlete (passport-style, in front of a plain white background)
  • Copy of the athlete’s government-issued photo ID (Passport, Drivers License, etc.)
  • Belt Records (Document available to the athlete after membership request.)
*Attention Brown and Black belts:
  • Athletes who are registering for the first time and are applying as Brown or Black Belts will be evaluated based on the Provisional Graduation System laid out in article 7 of the IBJJF graduation system.
For membership renewals, only documents not previously provided to IBJJF or documents that need any updating will be requested. If necessary, IBJJF may request additional documents that are not listed above. Ex: Proof of residency