Jiu Jitsu World League Weight Classes (An Easy Guide!)

jiu jitsu world league weight classes

Jiu Jitsu World League is one of the most well-known BJJ organizations. It holds multiple competitions worldwide, dividing participants into weight, age, and skill level categories. So, to compete in JJWL Gi and No-Gi events, you should be familiar with the different tournament weight classes.

This page will go through the many JJWL weight classes and the age and ability level classifications. We’ll discuss adult male, female, and youth weight classes, among other things. Stay tuned!

What Are the Different JJWL Weight Classes?

jjwl weight classes

The Jiu Jitsu World League “JJWL” ranks its Gi and No-Gi competitors into weight categories. Here are the main JJWL weight divisions for kids and adults:

  • Male Adults & Masters Gi Weight Classes
  • Female Adults & Masters Gi Weight Classes
  • Male Adults & Masters No-Gi Weight Classes
  • Female Adults & Masters No-Gi Weight Classes
  • Youth Gi/No-Gi Weight Classes

Let’s dive in-depth into each Jiu-Jitsu World League weight category!

JJWL Adults & Masters Male Gi Weight Classes

JJWL Adult/Master’s Male Gi Weight Class Weight Limit Range
Rooster – 130 lbs (56 kg)
Light Feather – 141 lbs (64 kg)
Feather – 154 lbs (70 kg)
Light – 168 lbs (76 kg)
Middle – 182 lbs (82.5 kg)
Medium Heavy – 195 lbs (88.4 kg)
Heavy – 208 lbs (94.3 kg)
Super Heavy – 222 lbs (100.6 kg)
Ultra Heavy + 223 lbs (101 kg)

JJWL Adults & Masters Female Gi Weight Classes

JJWL Adult/Master’s Female Gi Weight Class Weight Limit Range
Rooster – 108 lbs (45 kg)
Light Feather – 120 lbs (54.4 kg)
Feather – 130 lbs (59 kg)
Light – 142 lbs (64.4 kg)
Middle – 154 lbs (69.8 kg)
Medium Heavy – 165 lbs (74.8 kg)
Heavy – 177 lbs (80.2 kg)
Heavy Plus + 178 lbs (80.7 kg)

JJWL Adults & Masters Male No-Gi Weight Classes

JJWL Adult/Master’s Male No-Gi Weight Class Weight Limit Range
Rooster – 130 lbs (56 kg)
Light Feather – 141 lbs (64 kg)
Feather – 154 lbs (70 kg)
Light – 168 lbs (76 kg)
Middle – 182 lbs (82.5 kg)
Medium Heavy – 195 lbs (88.4 kg)
Heavy – 208 lbs (94.3 kg)
Super Heavy – 222 lbs (100.6 kg)
Ultra Heavy + 223 lbs (101 kg)

JJWL Adults & Masters Female No-Gi Weight Classes

JJWL Adult/Master’s Female No-Gi Weight Class Weight Limit Range
Light Feather – 120 lbs (54.4 kg)
Feather – 130 lbs (59 kg)
Light – 142 lbs (64.4 kg)
Middle – 154 lbs (69.8 kg)
Heavy + 155 lbs (70 kg)

Youth Weight Classes

Depending on the tournament rules, the Jiu Jitsu World League youth weight classes are set with a ten-pound weight incrementation, and in some cases, by a fifteen-pound weight incrementation.

For example, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89, 90-99 pounds, or in the case of 15 lbs, 130-144, 145-159, 160-174 lbs.

What Are the Different JJWL Age Divisions?

There are three age groups in Jiu Jitsu World League tournaments: Youth, adults, and masters.

JJWL Age Divisions Athlete’s Age Limit
Youth Toddler: 5 to 6 years old
Kindergarten: 6 to 7 years old
Youth: 8 to 9 years old
Pre-Teen: 10 to 11 years old
Jr. Teen: 12 to 13 years old
Teen: 14 to 15 years old
Juvenile: 16 to 17 years old
Female/Male Adult 18 to 29 years old
Male/Female Master 1 30 to 35 years old
Male/Female  Master 2 36 to 40 years old
Master 3 Female: 41 years old and Up
Male: 41 to 45 years old
Male Master 4 46 to 50 years old
Male Master 5 51 years old and Up

What Are the Different Jiu-Jitsu World League Skill Levels?

In addition to age and weight categories, the Jiu Jitsu World League also classifies Gi and No-Gi competitors based on their skill levels.

Youth Skill Level Divisions

Youth Gi Belt Divisions Youth No-Gi Belt Divisions
  • White belt
  • Gray belt
  • Yellow belt
  • Orange belt
  • Green belt
  • Blue belt
  • Beginner: White and gray belts
  • Intermediate: Yellow and orange belts
  • Advanced: Green and blue belts

Adult Gi/No-Gi Skill Levels

  • White belts
  • Blue belts
  • Purple belts
  • Brown belts
  • Black belts

Conclusion

The Jiu Jitsu World League, or “JJWL,” is a well-known organization that sponsors several BJJ competitions worldwide. So, if you want to compete in JJWL tournaments, understand their weight class groups and other tournament rules.

I hope you enjoyed this post!


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