Athlete Ranking Information

All tournaments during Season 2020-2021 will have the weight 1
All tournaments during Season 2021-2022 will have the weight 2
All tournaments during Season 2022 - 2023 will have the weight 3

Athlete rankings are based on points that competitors receive from placing first, second, or third, in IBJJF tournaments. 

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 athletes alone in their divisions will still be counted towards the athlete’s individual ranking.

IBJJF Adult Black Belt League – Ranking Awards * *
Black Belt Adult Male and Female Awards at the end of ranking season 2022/23:
1st place – $16,000 (USD)
2nd place – $5,000 (USD)
3rd place – $2,500 (USD)

Championship Weight

World Championship*

7

European Championship*
Pan Championship*
Brazilian National 2020 and after
South American 2020 and 2021 only

4

Asian Championship
Brazilian Nationals until 2019

3

American Nationals
BJJ Pro*
Pan Pacific Championship
South American
Jiu-Jitsu Con 2022 and after

2

British National
German National
Ireland National
Japanese National
Spanish National
Nacional Open Portugal
International Open
Novice International
Jiu-Jitsu Con 2021
Jiu-Jitsu Con Novice

1
* BJJ PRO(s)
10 Points required for Adult Black Belts only

Athletes eligible to compete without point requirements:
- Former Black Belt World Champions
- Former Black Belt World No Gi Champions
- Black Belts who placed 1st in an Adult Brown Belt Division during the previous season of the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship

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

Athletes eligible to compete without point requirements:
- Former Black Belt World Champions
- Former Black Belt World No Gi Champions
- Black Belts who placed 1st in an Adult Brown Belt Division during the previous season of the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship

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

Athletes eligible to compete without point requirements:
- Former Black Belt World Champions
- Former Black Belt World No Gi Champions
- Black Belts who placed 1st in an Adult Brown Belt Division during the previous season of the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship

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

Athletes eligible to compete without point requirements:
- Former Black Belt World Champions
- Former Black Belt World No Gi Champions
- Black Belts who placed 1st in an Adult Brown Belt Division during the previous season of the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship


** Regardless the athlete’s country of residency, the awards will be paid according to USA Federal and state taxes laws. While Organizer shall have the right to make all appropriate deductions and withhold any applicable taxes from Competitor’s compensation hereunder, if any, Competitor shall be responsible for payment of all of Competitor’s own federal, state or local income taxes, and Competitor agrees to defend, indemnify and hold Organizer harmless from any claim in connection with any of the foregoing taxes and other amounts.

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

Athletes eligible to compete without point requirements:
- Former Black Belt World Champions
- Former Black Belt World No Gi Champions
- Black Belts who placed 1st in an Adult Brown Belt Division during the previous season of the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship

* Due to the interruption of the event calendar caused by the pandemic, European 2023 will have a minimum requirement of 12 points (IBJJF Adult Ranking) for Adult Black Belts.

Season Weight
Season 2020-2021 x1
Season 2021-2022 x2
Season 2022 - 2023 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 2021 = 9 pts x 7 x 2 = 126 pts

2nd Place Open Class Pan 2021 = 4.5 pts x 4 x 1 = 18 pts

3rd Place Light Heavy weight Miami Fall 2022 = 1 pts x 1 x 3 = 3 pts

All tournaments during Season 2020 - 2021 will have the weight 1
All tournaments during Season 2021 - 2022 will have the weight 2
All tournaments during Season 2022 - 2023 will have the weight 3

Athlete rankings are based on points that competitors receive from placing first, second, or third, in IBJJF tournaments.

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 athletes alone in their divisions 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
South American*2020 only

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 Open Portugal
International Open
Novice International

1
Season Weight
Season 2020 - 2021 x1
Season 2021 - 2022 x2
Season 2022 - 2023 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 Houston Open 2021 = 9 pts x 1 x 1 = 9 pts

2nd Place Open Class Pan 2022 = 4.5 pts x 4 x 2 = 36 pts

3rd Place Light weight World Masters 2022 = 1 pts x 7 x 3 = 21 pts

All tournaments during Season 2019-2020 will have the weight 1
All tournaments during Season 2020-2021 will have the weight 2
All tournaments during Season 2021-2022 will have the weight 3

Athlete rankings are based on points that competitors receive from placing first, second, or third, in IBJJF tournaments.

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 athletes alone in their divisions 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
South American No-Gi *2021 only

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)
12 Points required for Adult Black Belts only

Athletes eligible to compete without point requirements:
- Former Black Belt World Champions
- Former Black Belt World No Gi Champions
- Black Belts who placed 1st in an Adult Brown Belt Division during the previous season of the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship

Season Weight
Season 2019-2020 x1
Season 2020-2021 x2
Season 2021-2022 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 No-Gi 2019 = 9 pts x 7 x 1 = 63 pts

2nd Place Open Class Pan No-GI 2021 = 4.5 pts x 4 x 2 = 36 pts

3rd Place Light Heavy weight Austin Winter No-Gi 2022 = 1 pts x 1 x 3 = 3 pts

All tournaments during Season 1 will have the weight 1
All tournaments during Season 2 will have the weight 2
All tournaments during Season 3 will have the weight 3

Athlete rankings are based on the points that competitors accumulate from placing first, second, or third, in IBJJF tournaments.

The current Grand Slam season consists of the most recent editions of each Grand Slam event. After a Grand Slam event occurs, the season updates and that same Grand Slam event from the previous year goes down by a weight of one. For example, after Pans occurs, the current Grand Slam season will include the most recent Brazilian Nationals, World Championship, Europeans, and upcoming Pans. Once Brazilian Nationals occurs, the season will update to include the most recent World Championship, Europeans, Pans, and subsequent Brazilian Nationals.

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

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

Points earned in different weight divisions of the same age and belt division are all counted towards the total ranking.

Points are not affected by a change of academy or professor.

Points received by athletes alone in their division will still count towards the athlete’s individual ranking.

Championship Weight

World Championship*

7

European Championship*
Pan Championship*
Brazilian National* 2021 and after

4

Brazilian National until 2019

3
* Pan Championship (Gi)
40 points required for Adult Black Belts only

Athletes eligible to compete without point requirements:
- Former Black Belt World Champions
- Former Black Belt World No Gi Champions
- Black Belts who placed 1st in an Adult Brown Belt Division during the previous season of the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship

* Due to the interruption of the event calendar caused by the pandemic, Pan 2022 will have a minimum requirement of 10 points (IBJJF Adult Ranking) for Adult Black Belts.

* Brazilian National (GI)
20 points required for Adult Black Belts only

Athletes eligible to compete without point requirements:
- Former Black Belt World Champions
- Former Black Belt World No Gi Champions
- Black Belts who placed 1st in an Adult Brown Belt Division during the previous season of the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship

* Due to the interruption of the event calendar caused by the pandemic, Brasileiro 2022 will have a minimum requirement of 10 points (IBJJF or CBJJ Adult Ranking) for Adult Black Belts.

* European Championship (GI)
40 points required for all Adult Black Belts only

Athletes eligible to compete without point requirements:
- Former Black Belt World Champions
- Former Black Belt World No Gi Champions
- Black Belts who placed 1st in an Adult Brown Belt Division during the previous season of the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship

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

Athletes eligible to compete without point requirements:
- Former Black Belt World Champions
- Former Black Belt World No Gi Champions
- Black Belts who placed 1st in an Adult Brown Belt Division during the previous season of the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship

* Due to the interruption of the event calendar caused by the pandemic, Worlds 2022 will have a minimum requirement of 36 points (IBJJF Adult Ranking) for Adult Black Belts.

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 2019 = 9 pts x 7 x 1 = 63 pts

2nd Place Open Class Pan 2021 = 4.5 pts x 4 x 2 = 36 pts

3rd Place Light Heavy weight Brazilian National 2022 = 1 pts x 4 x 3 = 12 pts