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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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Weight Divisions are the same for Gi and No-Gi brackets.

Men's Adult

150 & Under (Flyweight)

151-170.9 (Lightweight)

171-190.9 (Middleweight)

191-210 (Light Heavyweight)

211 & Above (Heavyweight)


Women's Adult

135 & Under (Lightweight)

136 & Over (Middleweight)


Teens Male and Female (14-17)

Weight to divided at tournament (these are usually smaller divisions with less competitors)


Kids (13 and Under)

Weight to divided at tournament (these are usually smaller divisions with less competitors)


***We reserve the right to expand or combine divisions to accommodate competitors.


Men's Skill Levels

White Belt

Blue Belt

Purple Belt & Above


Women's Skill Levels

The division will be open, unless we receive a lot of upper level competitors.

***If split, there will be a white belt division and a blue belt & above division


Teens Skill Level

The division will be open, unless we receive a lot of upper level competitors.

***If split, there will be a white belt division and a blue belt & above division



Rules will be very similar to CBJJ Rules, differences to be outlined here

All WHITE BELT matches to be FIVE minutes in length

All BLUE BELT, PURPLE BELT, BROWN BELT, and BLACK BELT matches to be SEVEN minutes in length

SITUATIONS NOT COVERED BY THE RULES: These situations which are not covered should be dealt with by the referees of the contest in question. The same type of situation may occur in another ring or at a different time, and may be handled differently. Each situation is unique and will be dealt with in all possible fairness. These situations should be put in writing to be later considered amendments for the rule book. The final judgment made by the referee is not contestable.  ALL situation will be handled as fairly as possible.


Simplified Breakdown of Scoring:

Mount Front/Back 4 points

Pass the Guard 3 points

Take Down 2 points

Knee on Stomach 2 points

Sweeps/Reversals 2 points



NO heel locks

NO small joint manipulation

NO striking, of any kind

NO biting, eye gouging, or fish hooking



All types of choke holds

All types of arm bars, shoulder or wrist locks

Straight foot locks (Achilles lock)

Knee bars 

figure fore "toe hold" - obviously, this does not mean small joint manipulation or hold on the toes 



The following penalties are one (1) point against the offender for each infraction:

Punches/strikes or kicks

To go outside the contest area with the whole body or both feet.

A. Out of bounds to avoid point: 1st time - warning, 2nd time - opponent gets point, 3rd time - end of match.

To purposely throw and/or push competitor out of bounds.

To disregard the chief referee's instruction.

To show un-sportsman like conduct.

To apply any action which may injure the opponent.

Person can not make or take one penalty point in any fraction to avoid 3 points against them such as chokes, locks, or submission holds (1st time - warning, 2nd time - 3 points, 3rd time - end of match).



If a competitor cannot continue, it is considered a withdrawal. The other person will continue on. If the injury was committed with intent, the person that caused the injury will be judged a loss.




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When:  Monday, Wednesday, and Sunday
Morning Class is on Wednesday 9-10:30AM

Where: North Charleston Community Center
2009 Seventh Avenue
Charleston, WV 25312

Morning Class and Sunday Class are located at:

1033 Quarrier Street

Charleston, WV


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