Athlete Ranking Information

All tournaments during Season 2017-2018 will have the weight 1
All tournaments during Season 2018-2019 will have the weight 2
All tournaments during Season 2019-2020 will have the weight 3

Rankings are used to measure the performance of competitors. Athlete rankings are based on points that competitors receive from placing first, second, or third, in IBJJF tournaments.

A Tournament Season starts on the 1st day of the World Championship.

For example, the 2017-18 Season started on the first day of the 2017 World Championship.

Points received from the current season and previous two seasons are included in the ranking points total. Points received from three seasons ago and earlier are not included.

Points are only valid for the age division and belt rank where they are received and they are non-transferable.

The athlete’s points are not affected by a change of academy or professor.

Points received by Single Competitors will still be counted towards the athlete’s individual ranking.

Championship Weight

World Championship*
Master Worlds

7

European Championship*
Pan Championship*
Brazilian National 2020 and after

4

Asian Championship
Brazilian Nationals until 2019

3

American Nationals
BJJ Pro*
Pan Pacific Championship
South American

2

British National
German National
Ireland National
Japanese National
Spanish National
Nacional Português
International Open
Novice International

1
* World Championship (GI)
80 Points required for Adult Black Belts only

Former Black Belt World Champions and Black Belts who placed 1st in an Adult Brown Belt Division during the previous season of the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship are eligible to compete without point requirements. 

* European Championship (Gi)
40 Points required for Adult Black Belts only

Former Black Belt World Champions and Black Belts who placed 1st in an Adult Brown Belt division during  the previous season of the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship are eligible to compete without point requirements. 

* Pan Championship (Gi)
40 Points required for Adult Black Belts only

Former Black Belt World Champions and Black Belts who placed 1st in an Adult Brown Belt division during the previous season of the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship are eligible to compete without the point requirements. 

* Brazilian National (Gi)
20 Points required for Adult Black Belts only

Former Black Belt World Champions and Black Belts who placed 1st in an Adult Brown Belt division during the previous season of the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship are eligible to compete without the point requirements. 

* BJJ PRO(s)
10 Points required for Adult Black Belts only

Former Black Belt World Champions and Black Belts who placed 1st in an Adult Brown Belt division during  the past edition of the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship are eligible to compete without the point requirements. 

Season Weight
Season 2017-2018 x1
Season 2018-2019 x2
Season 2019-2020 x3
Standings value
Weight Divisions
1st Place
9 pts
2nd Place
3 pts
3rd Place
1 pt
Open Class
1st Place
13.5 pts
2nd Place
4.5 pts
3rd Place
1.5 pts
Examples of How to Count Points
1st Place Medium Heavy weight Worlds 2017
= 9 pts x 7 x 1 = 63 pts
2nd Place Open Class Pan 2018
= 4.5 pts x 4 x 2 = 36 pts
3rd Place Light Heavy weight Houston Open 2019
= 1 pts x 1 x 3 = 3 pts
All tournaments during Season 2017-2018 will have the weight 1
All tournaments during Season 2018-2019 will have the weight 2
All tournaments during Season 2019-2020 will have the weight 3

Rankings are used to measure the performance of competitors. Athlete rankings are based on points that competitors receive from placing first, second, or third, in IBJJF tournaments.

A Tournament Season starts on the 1st day of the World Master Championship.

For example, the 2017-18 Season started on the first day of the 2017 World Master Championship.

Points received from the current season and previous two seasons are included in the ranking points total. Points received from three seasons ago and earlier are not included.

Points are only valid for the age division and belt rank where they are received and they are non-transferable.

The athlete’s points are not affected by a change of academy or professor.

Points received by Single Competitors will still be counted towards the athlete’s individual ranking.

Championship Weight

World Masters Championship

7

European Championship
Master International
Pan Championship
Brazilian National *2020 and after

4

Asian Championship
Brazilian National *until 2019

3

American National
BJJ Pro
Pan Pacific Championship
South American

2

British National
German National
Ireland National
Japanese National
Spanish National
Nacional Português
International Open
Novice International

1
Season Weight
Season 2017-2018 x1
Season 2018-2019 x2
Season 2019-2020 x3
Standings value
Weight Divisions:
1st Place
9 pts
2nd Place
3 pts
3rd Place
1 pt
Open Class:
1st Place
13.5 pts
2nd Place
4.5 pts
3rd Place
1.5 pts
Examples of How to Count Points
1st Place Medium Heavy weight Worlds Masters Championship 2017
= 9 pts x 7 x 1 = 63 pts
2nd Place Open Class Pan 2019
= 4.5 pts x 4 x 2 = 36 pts
3rd Place Light weight Houston Open 2020
= 1 pts x 1 x 3 = 3 pts
All tournaments during Season 2017 - 2018 No-Gi will have the weight 1
All tournaments during Season NoGi 2018/2019 will have the weight 2
All tournaments during Season NoGi 2019/2020 will have the weight 3

Rankings are used to measure the performance of competitors. Athlete rankings are based on points that competitors receive from placing first, second, or third, in IBJJF tournaments.

A Tournament Season starts on the 1st day of the World No-Gi Championship.

For example, the 2017-18 Season started on the first day of the 2017 World No-Gi Championship.

Points received from the current season and previous two seasons are included in the ranking points total. Points received from three seasons ago and earlier are not included.

Points are only valid for the age division and belt rank where they are received and they are non-transferable.

The athlete’s points are not affected by a change of academy or professor.

Points received by Single Competitors will still be counted towards the athlete’s individual ranking.

Championship Weight

World No-Gi Championship*

7

European No-Gi Championship
Pan No-Gi Championship
Brazilian National No-Gi *2020 and after

4

Brazilian National No-Gi *until 2019

3

American National No-Gi
Pan Pacific No-Gi Champioship
South American No-Gi

2

British National No-Gi
German National No-Gi
Ireland National No-Gi
Japanese National No-Gi
Spanish National No-Gi
International Open No-Gi

1
* World Championship (No-GI)
30 Points required for Adult Black Belts only

Former Black Belt World Champions and Black Belts who placed 1st in an Adult Brown Belt division during  the past edition of the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship are eligible to compete without the point requirements.

Season Weight
Season 2017 - 2018 No-Gi x1
Season NoGi 2018/2019 x2
Season NoGi 2019/2020 x3
Standings value
Weight Divisions:
1st Place
9 pts
2nd Place
3 pts
3rd Place
1 pt
Open Class:
1st Place
13.5 pts
2nd Place
4.5 pts
3rd Place
1.5 pts
Examples of How to Count Points
1st Place Medium Heavy weight Worlds 2017
= 9 pts x 7 x 1 = 63 pts
2nd Place Open Class Pan 2018
= 4.5 pts x 4 x 2 = 36 pts
3rd Place Light Heavy weight Houston Open 2019
= 1 pts x 1 x 3 = 3 pts