Brazilian jiu-jitsu has grown in popularity in recent years, drawing a devoted following of practitioners and aficionados. Fuji BJJ Tournaments stand out among the different competitions and contests accessible to jiu-jitsu practitioners of all ages to sharpen their talents and techniques.
This article delves into the upcoming Fuji BJJ Tournaments, the different weight and skill categories, and completion rules/regulations, among other things. Stay tuned!
Upcoming Fuji BJJ Tournaments
Fuji BJJ Tournaments are well-known tournaments in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world. They give a venue for BJJ practitioners of all ability levels to compete in a fair and regulated atmosphere.
These events provide a unique chance for players to put their skills to the test, acquire experience, and achieve respect in the BJJ world.
FUJI BJJ welcomes competitors of all ages, including children, women, teenagers, and men. The following are some upcoming FUJI Jiu-Jitsu tournaments:
- FUJI West Virginia State Championship: Huntington, WV, USA on Saturday, May 27, 2023.
- FUJI Tempe Spring Championship: Tempe, AZ, USA on Saturday, May 27, 2023.
- FUJI Lansing Summer Championship: Lansing, MI, USA on Saturday, June 3, 2023.
- FUJI Springfield Mo Open: Springfield, MO, USA on Saturday, June 10, 2023.
- FUJI Lexington Summer Championship: Lexington, KY, USA on Saturday, June 10, 2023.
- FUJI Las Vegas Summer Championship: Las Vegas, NV, USA on Saturday, June 10, 2023.
- FUJI Richmond Summer Championship: Richmond, VA, USA on Saturday, June 17, 2023.
- FUJI Bakersfield Summer Championship: Bakersfield, CA, USA on Saturday, June 24, 2023.
- FUJI Indianapolis Summer Championship: Noblesville, IN, USA on Saturday, June 24, 2023
- FUJI Columbia, Sc Championship: Columbia, SC, USA on Saturday, July 1, 2023.
- FUJI Wilmington Summer Championship: Wilmington, NC, USA on Saturday, July 15, 2023.
- FUJI Denver Summer Championship: Parker, CO, USA on Saturday, July 15, 2023.
- FUJI Kansas City Summer Open: Kansas City, MO, USA on Saturday, July 15, 2023.
- FUJI Somerset Summer Championship: Somerset, KY, USA on Sunday, July 23, 2023.
- FUJI Terre Haute Summer Championship: Terre Haute, IN, USA on Saturday, July 29, 2023
- FUJI Grand Rapids Summer Championship: Grand Rapids, MI, USA on Saturday, August 12, 2023.
- FUJI Ma Open: Marlborough, MA, USA on Sunday, August 13, 2023.
- FUJI Washington D.C. Summer Championship: Sterling, VA, USA on Saturday, August 19, 2023.
- FUJI Cincinnati Summer Championship: Hamilton, OH, USA on Saturday, August 26, 2023
- FUJI Kentucky State Championship: Bowling Green, KY, USA on Saturday, September 9, 2023
- FUJI NY/NJ Back To School Challenge: Hillburn, NY, USA on Sunday, September 10, 2023.
- FUJI Chicago Fall Open: Barrington, Il, USA on Saturday, September 16, 2023.
- FUJI Tucson Summer Championship: Tucson, AZ, USA on Saturday, September 23, 2023.
- FUJI St. Louis Fall Classic: St. Charles, MO, USA on Saturday, October 14, 2023.
- FUJI Tempe Fall Championship: Tempe, AZ, USA on Saturday, October 21, 2023.
- FUJI Las Vegas Fall Championship: Las Vegas, NV, USA on Saturday, October 28, 2023.
- FUJI Springfield Mo Open: Springfield, MO, USA on Saturday, October 28, 2023.
- FUJI Paducah Winter Championship: Paducah, KY, USA on Saturday, December 30, 2023
Fuji Jiu-Jitsu Tournaments Divisions
FUJI BJJ divides its competitors into several categories by competitor’s weight, skill level, age, gender, and rank. They are committed to putting each contender in the most appropriate bracket.
Men Adult/Masters/Executive Weight Classes
Adult males contestants in the various FUJI BJJ Tournaments are grouped into seven weight divisions ranging from 0 to over 216 pounds (0 to over 98 kg), as described below:
|Men Competitor’s Weight Class||Weight Limit in Pounds||Weight Limit in Kilograms|
|Strawweight||0 to 140 lbs||0 to 63.9 kg|
|Flyweight||141 to 155 lbs||64 to 70.9 kg|
|Lightweight||156 to 170 lbs||71 to 76.9 kg|
|Welterweight||171 to 185 lbs||77 to 83.9 kg|
|Middleweight||186 to 200 lbs||84 to 90.9 kg|
|Heavyweight||201 to 215 lbs||91 to 97.9 kg|
|Unlimited||Over 216 lbs||Over 98 kg|
Women Adult/Masters/Executive Weight Classes
Adult women contestants in the various FUJI BJJ Tournaments are separated into four weight classes ranging from 0 to over 150 pounds (0 to over 68 kg), as described below:
|Men Competitor’s Weight Class||Weight Limit in Pounds||Weight Limit in Kilograms|
|Flyweight||0 to 115 lbs||0 to 52.4 kg|
|Lightweight||116 to 130 lbs||52.5 to 58.9 kg|
|Welterweight||131 to 150 lbs||59 to 67.9 kg|
|Heavyweight||Over 150 lbs||Over 68 kg|
Fuji Gi Tournament Adult Skill Divisions
In Gi BJJ FUJI events, competitors are classified into five different skill groups, as shown in the table below.
|Gi Competitor’s Skill Division||Divison’s Criteria|
|Novice White Belt||BJJ white belt practitioners under 6 months on the mat.|
|Advanced White Belt||BJJ practitioners over 6 months on the mat.|
|Blue Belt||BJJ practitioners who achieved the blue belt rank.|
|Purple Belt||BJJ practitioners who achieved the purple belt rank.|
|Brown/Black Belt||BJJ practitioners who have the brown or black rank.|
Fuji No-Gi Tournament Adult Skill Divisions
In No-Gi BJJ FUJI competitions, competitors are classified into three different skill groups, as shown in the table below.
|No-Gi Competitor’s Skill Division||Divison’s Criteria|
|Beginner||Competitors under one year of Jiu-Jitsu training with no prior wrestling experience.|
|Intermediate||Competitors with over one year and less than 3 years of Jiu-Jitsu training.|
|Expert||Competitors over three years of Jiu-Jitsu training and competition experience.|
Fuji BJJ Tournament Age Divisions
Aside from the skill category, FUJI events separate its contestants into many age divisions, as illustrated in the table below.
|FUJI Age Division||Age Limit|
|Adult (men and women)||Competitors aged between 18 and 29|
|Masters (men and women)||Competitors aged between 30 and 45|
|Executives (men and women)||Competitors aged over 46|
Children and Teens Divisions
FUJI BJJ provides fair competition for all youth competitors by carefully evaluating aspects like as age, weight, and rank. They pay a specific focus on children’s safety, thus they take the bracketing procedure very seriously for them.
Here are the different FUJI Jiu Jitsu tournament categories for children:
- Beginner: Youth competitors with less than one year of training experience or have competed in less than four events. In this division, they will be partnered with opponents weighing little more than 10 pounds.
- Intermediate: Youth competitors with 1 to 4 years of training experience. In this category, the weight differential between opponents is restricted to 10 pounds for youngsters aged 5 to 12 and 15 pounds for those aged 13 and above.
- Expert: Youth Competitors with an exceptional level of training and competitive experience. The weight differential between opponents is limited to 15 pounds for youngsters aged 5 to 12 and 20 pounds for those aged 13 and above.
Fuji BJJ Tournaments Rules and Regulations
BJJ Fuji has strong rules and regulations in place to ensure fair and safe competition events. the following are some standards that FUJI tournament Competitors must obey.
Every FUJI match will have a clear winner; no draws will be allowed. Matches may be won in a variety of ways, such as by:
- Referee decision
- Competitor injury
FUJI Point System
The referee will decide the score, which will be posted on the scoring tables, based on the accomplished techniques and positions.
Here is the FUJI tournament scoring system:
|Technique or Position||FUJI Scoring System|
|Back control with hooks||4 points|
|Passing the guard||3 points|
|Submission attempts that go beyond the mat without apparent reason
For points to be given, any technique or position changes must be controlled for 3 seconds. Furthermore, all submission attempts must be cleared before obtaining a scoring position.
Aside from that, here are some extra FUJI point-scoring system rules:
- There are no Advantage Points in FUJI BJJ competitions.
- If an opponent departs the mat during a takedown, the fighter who executed the takedown receives 2 points.
- If a player defends a takedown but goes out off the mat, neither contender will get any points.
- Before points may be awarded for sweeping an opponent from a 50/50 guard, the competitor performing the sweep must get out of the 50/50 position from the top.
- When a submission is used during a scoring move or technique, no points are awarded until the submission or position is disengaged.
- Regardless of where the participants land up following the escape attempt, no points are granted for escaping from an inferior position (side control, mount, back, knee on belly).
A FUJI Tournament contender will be declared a winner by submission when:
- The opponent taps out on the mat either using his hand or feet.
- Request verbally to stop the game.
- If the opponent cries or screams throughout the match.
Otherwise, referees will objectively stop the fight if they consider a participant is in danger of severe harm, regardless of whether the competitor taps or not. In such instances, the referee’s judgment is final and cannot be questioned or appealed.
If there is a draw, a one-minute sudden-death extra session will be imposed. And, the winner will be the first individual to score throughout this one-minute overtime period.
But, if the overtime session again finishes with a draw, the winner will be terminated by the referee to the best competitor who pursued position progress and submission attempts the most aggressively.
Legal Techniques and Submissions
Foults and Warnings
The following moves and actions are considered as fouls in BJJ FUJI Tournament and they lead to the competitor’s disqualification.
- Eye gouging: This is the practice of squeezing or tearing the eye with one’s fingers, other body parts, or objects.
- Striking: Using any portion of the body to deliver a powerful strike to the opponent (fist, forearm, elbow, shoulder, head, knee, or leg).
- Minor joint manipulation: Competitors must handle three or more digits at once and not single fingers or toes.
- Hair yanking: Pulling one’s hair in any way is forbidden. Competitors are not permitted to grasp their opponent’s hair in order to take control.
- Biting or spitting: This is absolutely banned. The referee may not be able to see it readily.
- Fish Hooking: Any effort by a competitor to use their fingers to assault their opponent’s lips, nose, or ears, straining the skin in those places, is referred to as fish hooking and it is prohibited.
- Slamming and spiking: From inside the guard or during a takedown, slamming or spiking an opponent on the head or neck is illegal.
- Scissor Takedowns.
- Acting disrespectfully towards the referee, opponents, assistance personnel, or spectators is also prohibited.
- Attacking an opponent after the game is ended.
- Back Arch Takedowns.
- Attacking an opponent who is being treated by a referee or a doctor.
- Grabbing the clavicle.
- During a break, attacking an opponent.
A verbal warning will be issued to any competitor who is fouling or delaying a FUJI game.
A referee will caution a contestant who is delaying by reminding them that they must change their position. This warning will be issued if a contestant does not change his grips or stance after a 20-second count.
After another 20 seconds, the opponent will get a second warning and 2 points. There will be no third warning, and participants will be disqualified after a third 20-second period with no movement.
Aside from that, a FUJI tournament competitor will get a warning when committing any of the following fouls:
- Inserting fingers or toes into the opponent’s sleeves or pants or both hands in or on the opponent’s belt.
- Running away from the match’s action as well as retreating out of the guard.
- Sitting on guard without any physical contact with the opponent.
- If a foul occurs, the referee has the option of restarting the action at the previous position before advancement happened or restarting the competitors’ standing if it cannot be reconstructed.
Aside from that, here’s how warnings impact competitors in a FUJI jiu-jitsu fight.
- 1st Warning: Verbal
- 2nd Warning: +2 points for the opponent
- 3rd Warning: Disqualification
Fuji BJJ Tournaments stand out as elite events that highlight the unparalleled abilities and techniques of both amateur and professional grapplers.
Participating in a Fuji Jiu-Jitsu Tournament provides contestants with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to put their talents to the test. Athletes may polish their skills, hone their plans, and acquire crucial experience in the crucible of these events, which will definitely catapult them ahead in the BJJ world.