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Jiu Jitsu (Brazilian)


DATE:  Saturday, July 9, 2022

SITE:  Stormont Vail Event Center, 1 Expocentre Drive, Topeka, KS  66612.   Click here for directions.

TIME - KIDS/TEENS: Check-in/Weigh-In: 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.  Rules Q & A Meeting: 8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  Kids/Teens (Gi & No-Gi) Competition Begins: 9:00 a.m.

TIME - ADULT:  Check-in/Weigh-In: 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.  All Adult Gi and Gi Absolute followed by No-Gi and No-Gi Absolute Divsions (male and female): 11:45 a.m.  Cutting weight is not recommended as divisions may be combined.

FEE:  One event Gi or No-Gi is $40. Two events Gi & No-Gi is $50.

REGISTRATION:  Registration will open March 1st.  Online registration only.

DEADLINE:  Wednesday, July 6th at 9pm.  No late entries. DAY OF ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

T-SHIRTS:  Commemorative t-shirts will be distributed to participants who register prior to the posted deadline.

LODGING:  Click here to make your reservation now with one of our partner hotels

COMMISSIONER:       Rob Luhrs                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please Note: By registering for this event, all participants agree to the Sunflower State Games No Refund Policy and all posted rules and policies. Click here for more information.

MALE EVENTS:  Gi - White, Gi - Gray, Gi - Yellow, Gi - Orange, Gi - Green, Gi - Blue, Gi - Purple/Brown/Black, No-Gi Beginner, No-Gi Intermediate, No-Gi Advanced, No-Gi Pro

FEMALE EVENTS:  Gi - White/Blue, Gi - Gray/Yellow/Orange/Green, Gi - Purple/Brown/Black, No-Gi Beginner, No-Gi Intermediate, No-Gi Advanced, No-Gi Pro

AGE DIVISIONS:  7 & Under, 8-10, 11-12, 13-15, 16-18, 19-29, Masters 30+, Veterans 40+. Age determination date is July 10.

WEIGHT CLASSES:  127 & below, 128-141, 142-154, 155-167, 168-181, 182-194, 195-207, 208-221, over 221

*Children and Teens Divisions will be bracketed using age, experience and weight on the day before the event. The commissioner and staff will bracket as fairly as possible.

*Absolute Division for White, Blue, Purple, Brown, and Blackbelt Division.

*Absolute Division for Intermediate, Advanced, and Pro No-Gi.


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport and self defense system that focuses on grappling and ground fighting techniques; the discipline was designed to teach a smaller, weaker individual to properly defend against a larger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique. Some of these techniques include the use of joint locks, chokes and sweeps, amongst others. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and submission grappling have become increasingly popular over the years since its introduction to North America through a competitive setting. The Sunflower State Games welcome all grapplers and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners to participate in this event for only the seventh time in Topeka, Kansas.

  • IBJJF rules will be used for this tournament with one exception for the adult No-Gi intermediate, advanced, and pro divisions listed below. Click here to download and print the official IBJJF Rules. It is the responsibility of ALL participants to understand these rules. A brief Q & A session pertaining to the rules will take place prior to competition.
  • No-Gi will use IBJJF scoring but will open up the submissions in the intermediate, advanced, and pro divisions. Intermediate divisions will allow knee bar. Advanced divisions will allow toe hold, bicep slicers, and calf crushers, and everything of lower belts. Pro division will allow all submissions. Slamming and bending single fingers will still be illegal.
  • Additional Rules: Groin protectors and mouth pieces are optional
  • Event Divisions may be combined or broken down further depending upon the number of competitors in each class; i.e. Purple, Brown and Black belts combined due to lack of competitors in a specific weight class.
  • Juveniles (Kids & Teen): Both Gi and No-Gi divisions will be in accordance with posted rules, but some divisions may be combined depending upon the number of competitors in each class and competitor weight. Male and female juveniles may be combined if competing in similar age and experience divisions.
  • Teens may compete in adult divisions with parents' consent.
  • Masters competitors may also move down in age to the adult category if they desire.
  • Heavier Kids/Teens may be moved up into higher age divisions if they are significantly heavier than those in their age brackets.
  • Participants are allowed to weigh-in without their Gi.
  • NO SANDBAGGING: All competitors must compete within their rank or experience levels to ensure fair competition and promote safety within the event.
  • Male and Female No-Gi by Experience: Beginner is defined as up to two years' experience (does not include experienced wrestlers), Intermediate is defined as 2-4 years' experience or Blue belt, Advanced is defined as 5-8 years' experience or Purple belt, Pro is 5 years or more wanting to compete with all submissions.
  • Medals will be awarded to top three competitors in each age division/weight class.
  • An admission fee will be charged to all spectators. Adults (18 and over) - $5, Students (5-17) - $3, Children (4 & under) - free.

COMPETITION TEAM TROPHY:  There will be team trophies awarded to the top teams of kids/teens, adults, and overall team champion. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies will be awarded for each category. Scale: Gold = 9 points, Silver = 3 points, Bronze = 1 point.  Please ensure when you register to list your team.  If you fail to register with your team the points you earn will count for indepedent.



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