World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship

December 12th*, 13th, 14th & 15th, 2019

IBJJF (in association with International BJJ Inc.) is pleased to support integrity in competition, and to announce it has contracted with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency ("USADA") to provide an anti-doping program during the World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship (the "Event"), to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center Arena, in Anaheim, CA, from December 12th - 15th, 2019. USADA is the independent national anti-doping organization in the United States, and runs the U.S. anti-doping program for Olympic, Paralympic, Pan-American and Parapan American movement sports, in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code ("Code"). IBJJF has contracted with USADA to demonstrate a commitment to fair, drug-free, and safe competition. Doping, as defined in the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing and its Annexes (the "USADA Protocol"), is against the rules of the Event, and will not be tolerated. The anti-doping rules for the Event are set forth in the USADA Protocol and are fully applicable to each competitor, each member of the competitor's team, and all athlete support personnel involved in the Event. Any violation of the anti-doping rules may result in disqualification and loss of results achieved during the Event, in addition to all consequences that arise in accordance with the USADA Protocol and the Code.

Athletes competing in the Event are subject to blood and/or urine testing for any substance or method on the World Anti-Doping Agency ("WADA") Prohibited List: In addition to testing, USADA is a resource for educational information and will have jurisdiction to handle the results management process of any potential anti-doping rule violation. All Event participants (including competitors, each member of the competitor's team, and all athlete support personnel involved in the Event) acknowledge and agree that they are subject to the Code and the USADA Protocol, and that they are required to abide by all such rules and by the anti-doping rules of the IBJJF. Anti-doping rule violations will be adjudicated in accordance with the USADA Protocol and each participant agrees that their sole, exclusive, final and binding remedy in relation to any potential anti-doping rule violation alleged by USADA and/or in response to any matter relating to anti-doping, sample collection, drug testing, doping control, results management and/or USADA shall be arbitration in accordance with the USADA Protocol.

As USADA is an independent entity, all athlete questions or concerns regarding details of the anti-doping program at the Event should be directed to USADA. In an effort to aid athletes, as well as all support team members such as parents, coaches, managers and paramedical personnel, in understanding the rules applicable to them, USADA provides comprehensive information on its website regarding the testing process and prohibited substances, how to obtain permission to use a necessary medication, and the risks and dangers of taking supplements as well as performance-enhancing and recreational drugs. Athletes looking for information about the testing process can start at In addition, USADA manages an athlete hotline which may be used to find answers to drug reference questions at (719) 785-2000, toll-free at (866) 601-2632, and by email at Athletes may also access this information online at For information about dietary supplements, please visit USADA's Supplement 411 resource at

For more general anti-doping program information, please visit

* The organization may schedule fights for December 12th, if the number of athletes registered exceeds our capacity to fit the event in three days.


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Relevant Dates

* Date(s) and time(s) based on event location.

  • Athletes affiliation and
    Academy registration deadline

    Nov 20th, 2019

    Athletes affiliation and academy registration deadline

    All athletes must have a valid membership ID in order to register and compete in tournaments.

    All academies must be registered in order for its students to register in the competition.

    All the documentation must be sent properly filled and signed as instructed on the e-mail received when soliciting your affiliation online. Athletes with pending and/or incorrect documentation won't be able to register for the tournament, as they need to have their request approved first.

    For information about how to become a member or renew your membership please access this page.

    For more information on how to register your academy please access this page.
  • Registration deadline

    Dec 4th, 2019

    Registration deadline

    We try to accommodate as many athletes as possible in our events, but there is a limit on the number of athletes in order to guarantee a high quality event. THE FEDERATION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CLOSE THE REGISTRATION when we reach full capacity, or at midnight event local time on the appointed event registration deadline, whichever comes first.

    We strongly suggest the registration is taken care of, before any travel arrangement's.

  • Athlete correction deadline

    Dec 5th, 2019

    Athlete correction deadline

    Last day for Athletes to make or request their corrections to

    Athletes can log in their accounts and edit the registration information. To log in, go to and use your e-mail and password.
  • Team correction by professor

    From Dec 6th, 2019 to Dec 7th, 2019

    Team correction by professor

    Professors have until the date listed to send the team assembly/correction to

    Professors please send email with the list to the email above.
  • Registration checkday

    Dec 9th, 2019 @ 5:00 PM UTC

    Registration checkday

    Athletes and professors who requested a change/correction must check the competitors list to make sure that the correction requested was made correctly.

    At registration checkday IBJJF will only correct typing mistakes made by our staff, on the requests made by athletes and professors sent by the deadlines above.

    New corrections requests will not be made on this day.

    If you have any problem with your registration correction, send an e-mail to

    Deadline for emails is 5PM Event local time.
  • Schedule release date

    Dec 11th, 2019

    Schedule release date

    On this date IBJJF will be releasing the final schedule. Time of release will depend upon tournament's organization.
  • Brackets release date

    Dec 11th, 2019

    Brackets release date

    The brackets will be available online at our website.

Belt & Age Divisions

Male and Female:
Year of Birth Age division Belt
2003 Juvenile 1 Blue, Purple
2002 Juvenile 2 Blue, Purple
2001 and before Adult Blue, Purple, Brown, Black
1989 and before Master 1 Blue, Purple, Brown, Black
1983 and before Master 2 Blue, Purple, Brown, Black
1978 and before Master 3 Blue, Purple, Brown, Black
1973 and before Master 4 Blue, Purple, Brown, Black
1968 and before Master 5 Blue, Purple, Brown, Black
1963 and before Master 6 Blue, Purple, Brown, Black
1958 and before Master 7 Blue, Purple, Brown, Black

Open Class

Athletes who placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd are eligible to register for the Open Class bracket.
Juvenile blue and purple belts will have two open class divisions; Open Class Light, from rooster to lightweight and Open Class Heavy, from middle to ultra-heavyweight.


Black Belt Adult - All athletes are eligible to compete in open class.

How to register?

The athletes who are willing to register for the open class may do so at the event?s open class registration table. Athletes must register in Open Class within 15 minutes after receiving their medal awards. There will be a registration deadline for the black belt adult division, which will be posted alongside the event?s schedule. Athletes will not be able to register for the open class division after its registration deadline.

Important Info

• The IBJJF understands the importance of an athlete to have a match when registering for our tournaments, and because of that, we decided to allow a few changes on the juvenile's registration when necessary.
• On December 8th, 2019 Juvenile 1 athletes may move up one weight or age division in order to have an opponent when he or she is alone in their weight division.
• IBJJF does not guarantee that the division in which you are registered will have competitors on the day of the event.
• If you have at least one other athlete in your division, you will not be able to move up to another division.

• Refer to the schedule link in order to know when you should be at the event and inside the warm up area.
Click here for information on the computer management system used for this event.
• It is mandatory to have an official government photo ID at all times
• The official weight measurements of this event is in POUNDS.
• There are different weight charts for GI and No-GI events. Please refer to the No-GI weight chart if you are registered for a No-GI competition.
• Athletes are subject to blood and/or urine testing for any substance or method on the World Anti-Doping Agency (“WADA”) Prohibited List (click here to view). You may review the WADA Code by clicking here.

Refund Policy:

The registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Exemption: Athletes who are alone in their division are eligible to receive a full refund of the registration if they
• Contact and request to withdraw their name from the competition on the day of the tournament’s Registration Checkday before 5pm (event local time)
• Remain alone in their division after the Registration Checkday
If an athlete’s division becomes populated with an additional athlete(s) on or before the Registration Checkday, the athlete will remain in their division and will no longer qualify for a refund.


• Athletes will receive a complimentary event t-shirt which they should pick up at the event. All t-shirts should be picked up at the event's shirt booth.
• Athletes who place in 1st, 2nd and 3rd in their division will receive a medal at the event. All the medals should be picked up at the event's podium.
• 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 prior to professor's correction deadline in order to create different teams for the same academy. This rule does not prevent you from registering for the event.
• There will be four trophies awarded for this event:
Adult Male
Adult Female
• Any false information provided during registration such as, but not limited to, DOB, may lead to immediate disqualification. Such actions are subject to suspension or even banishment from future IBJJF events.
• If you are alone in your bracket you can contact till the day before registration check day and request a change on your registration. IBJJF does not guarantee that the division you want to be moved to will have another competitor at the day of the event.
• We try to accommodate as many athletes as possible in our events, but there is a limit on the number of athletes in order to guarantee a high quality event.
• IBJJF reserves the right to close registration when we reach full capacity, or on the day of the appointed event registration deadline, whichever comes first.
• 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).
• We strongly suggest that athlete registration is finalized before making any travel arrangements.
• Athletes 18 years old or younger, which have previously worn a belt from a belt rank that no longer exist for his/her current age range, according to the IBJJF Graduation System, will only be allowed to compete in a belt rank that matches that athlete's current age group.
• Before each fight, athletes will be asked to show their valid form of photo identification(ID) to the officials. Make sure you have it on hand.
• Signs/flags are not permitted inside the event facility.
• This tournament is organized by the International BJJ Inc. in partnership with the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation.

Please click here to download a copy of the event poster.

Media personnel may submit an application for the event by clicking here.


More information coming soon!
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Anaheim Convention Center - Arena
800 West Katella Avenue
Prices: $106.00 (USD) until November 15th, 2019
$129.00 (USD) until December 4th, 2019

* registration fee includes one (1) free event shirt

Spectator Entrance Fee 1:
Thursday: $15.00 (USD)
Friday: $15.00 (USD)
Saturday: $20.00 (USD)
Sunday: $20.00 (USD)

1 - Children ages 12 and younger = No Admission Fee

The tournament will be hosted at the "Arena", Entrance through "Arena Plaza". The closest parking lot is "Car Park 1 (ACC North)", access via Katella Avenue. You can also use "Car Park 7" and Car Park 4" parking lots. Click here for map of location (PDF). Please contact should you have any questions.